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Met Police still using Windows XP on 18,000 PCs

THE MET POLICE is still regulating Windows XP on 18,000 PCs, carrying upgraded only 1,000 to some-more secure handling systems since Dec 2016

Indeed, it would seem that a gait of change is slowing, with Metropolitan Police regulating Windows XP on 35,000 PCs in Apr 2015, 27,000 in Aug 2016, and 19,000 in Dec final year, according to Freedom of Information (FOI) Act requests. 

What’s more, instead of upgrading to Windows 10, a Metropolitan Police is upgrading to a already prehistoric Windows 8, with only 8 PCs apparently upgraded to a some-more secure Windows 10, that will suffer extended support until Oct 2026. 

According to Greater London Authority (GLA) Conservatives’ Steve O’Connell, GLA Conservatives’ orator for policing and crime, Windows XP stays a biggest singular handling complement in use opposite a Metropolitan Police.

“The force has updated 14,450 computers with Windows 8.1, and a serve 8 with Windows 10. However, 18,293 inclination still use a aged software,” claimed a Conservatives in a statement. “However, 18,293 inclination still use a aged software.”

The information was performed by GLA Conservatives by a created doubt to London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

Connell claimed that a delayed swell in migrating from Windows XP put a Metropolitan Police’s whole IT estate during risk from cyber attacks.

“The new cyber-attacks on Parliament and a NHS uncover what a critical matter this is. The Met is operative towards upgrading a program though in a stream state it’s like a fish swimming in a pool of sharks. 

“The new patch expelled my Microsoft and a Information Commissioner’s Office review shows there is poignant attention concern. It is critical a Met is given a resources to step adult a ascent timeline before we see another cyber-attack with national confidence implications.”

The news was expelled by GLA Conservatives as another, new form of ransomware widespread globally. Similar to, though not a same as, a Petya ransomware, it spreads around a multiple of techniques, including phishing, compromised program updates and stolen US National Security Agency exploits. µ



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