Microsoft makes two requests to help cut down on ransomware

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Microsoft’s Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith has made two requests to all those who are using Windows based operating systems across the world. Smith is requesting all the Windows XP users to stop using the said dead and extinct operating system and instead migrate to a more secure OS like Windows 10.

In the second request, he added that if any individual or company has found a vulnerability in its software, then they should tell Microsoft on an immediate note, instead of using it to hack customers.

The month of May and June in this year witnessed Wanna cry and NotPetya ransomware attacks on thousands of computers running on unpatched Windows Operating system.

And the event could have triggered panic in the fortress of Microsoft which compelled it to issue a statement in the form of a request to all its customers.

Ransomware attacks are posing a serious threat to public and private organizations going digital these days. So, companies and individuals who are interested in seeking a solution to ransomware related cyber threats should start following what Mr. Smith has requested.

FYI, Windows 10 has an ability to thwart ransomware attacks of any range- all thanks to the Windows Defender tool which exists as a default Anti-malware solution on the much anticipated operating system.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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