Microsoft has pushed out updates for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and all of its most recent unsupported and supported versions of Windows because of an “elevated risk” of attacks similar to the Wanna Cry malware.
And when you play an MP3 file or watch some video, you definitely want to hear sound from your speakers or headset.
Another typical area where sound problems can come up is while making voice calls over the internet.
For advice on how to harden your systems against ransomware, please see the tips in this post.
This entry was posted on Saturday, May 13th, 2017 at am and is filed under Other.
today took the unusual step of issuing security updates to address flaws in older, unsupported versions of Windows — including Windows XP and Windows 8.
The move is a bid to slow the spread of the Wana Crypt ransomware strain that infected tens of thousands of Windows computers virtually overnight this week.Microsoft issued a patch to fix this flaw back in March 2017, but organizations running older, unsupported versions of Windows (such as Windows XP) were unable to apply the update because Microsoft no longer supplies security patches for those versions of Windows.The software giant today made an exception to that policy after it became clear that many organizations hit hardest by Wanna were those still running older, unsupported versions of Windows.The US technology company ended support for Windows XP back in April 2014.However, Microsoft is now making the unprecedented move of including the outdated operating system, which first launched almost 16 years ago, as part of its Patch Tuesday round of security updates.We will skip the steps where you check if everything is plugged properly, since that should always be the case.