Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

Found on BBC News on Thursday, 16 May 2019
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One patch is for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014.

It was "highly likely" the vulnerability would be exploited if it went unpatched, wrote Simon Pope, Microsoft's director of incident response, in a blog about the bug.

Market industry data suggests about 3.75% of desktop machines currently use XP or its variants.

So much for a so-called dead system.