Windows XP New set of security updates to protect against potential nation-state cyber attack Microsoft releases additional updates for older platforms to protect against potential nation-state activity June 2017 By J W Stuart
I had just finished a clean install of Windows XP Service Pack 3 to verify that you can still install XP and activate and use Windows Update to install the updates released after SP3 (the answer is yes).
I didn’t even get to the point of manually downloading and installing the update for the WannaCry ransomware exploit when Microsoft released a new round of updates.
To quote Microsoft: “Microsoft releases additional updates for older platforms to protect against potential nation-state activity
Today, as part of our regular Update Tuesday schedule, we have taken action to provide additional critical security updates to address vulnerabilities that are at heightened risk of exploitation due to past nation-state activity and disclosures. Some of the releases today are new, and some are for older platforms under custom support agreements, that we are making publicly available today. Customers with automatic updates enabled are protected and there is no additional action required. For customers managing updates, or those on older platforms, we encourage them to apply these updates as soon as possible.” Reference:https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2017/06/13/june-2017-security-update-release/