Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

Global virus fear prompts update for old Windows

16 May 2019
Image copyright EPA Image caption The Wannacry worm locked up thousands of computers all over the world

Fears of a massive global computer virus outbreak have prompted Microsoft to issue security updates for very old versions of its Windows software.

One patch is for Windows XP, which debuted in 2001 and Microsoft stopped supporting in 2014.

Microsoft said the patch closed a hole that could be used to spread a virus.

Malicious hackers exploiting it could kick off ..