Microsoft has released an update for outdated versions of Windows.

Unplanned security update from MicrosoftObtained older versions of the Windows operating system are no longer supported by the corporation. Such an unexpected step, according to the software giant, is aimed at preventing attackers from exploiting the discovered vulnerabilities that make it possible to quickly spread malicious applications. A striking example of this spread was the extortionist virus WannaCry in 2017.

The update was released for Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, as well as for Windows XP and Windows Server 2003, which support for Microsoft was discontinued for a long time.

Currently used by hackersno identified vulnerability CVE-2019-0708. However, there is a danger that attackers can create an exploit and use it in their malicious software. This flaw does not require user contact, and any software that uses CVE-2019-0708 can be successfully transferred from one computer to another. This fact has spurred Microsoft to immediately release an update for all outdated operating systems.