England’s second biggest police force STILL runs Windows XP leaving it vulnerable to a Wannacry-type attack | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


England’s second biggest police force STILL runs Windows XP leaving it vulnerable to a Wannacry-type attack

Following a Freedom of Information request, England's second largest police force told the BBC that 1,518 of its computers – representing 20.3 per cent of all devices - ran on Window XP.

This is despite the fact that Microsoft no longer provides support for the operating system, leaving it vulnerable to hackers.

Speaking to the BBC, Dr Steven Murdoch, a cyber-security expert at University College London, said: 'Even if security vulnerabilities are identified in XP, Microsoft won't distribute patches in the same way it does for later releases of Windows.

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