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The update addresses critical vulnerabilities Microsoft believes are connected to state-sponsored cyberattacks.However, Microsoft isn’t saying who disclosed this vulnerability or exactly what it was.Computers with Windows 8.1 and 10 are already protected from the vulnerabilities by automatic updates.By default, whenever Microsoft initiates a scan for updates and patches to Windows XP, it compiles a download list of every single missing patch or update.Microsoft says all Windows systems with automatic updates enabled will get the patch soon.
These custom patches won’t add new features or technologies to XP, but they keep the platform from being a hacker’s playground.
Microsoft officially ended its support for most Windows XP computers back in 2014, but today it's delivering one more public patch for the 16-year-old OS.
As described in a post on its Windows Security blog, it's taking this "highly unusual" step after customers worldwide including England's National Health Service suffered a hit from "Wanna Crypt" ransomware.
Past emergency patches were related to the leak of NSA tools by online hackers, but even then Microsoft didn’t specify what it was fixing.
It’s entirely possible this is once again related to leaked NSA exploits.