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Microsoft says WannaCrypt attack should be a wake-up call for governments to stop stockpiling vulnerabilities

Microsoft has come under fire from the likes of the New York Times for not releasing updates for out of support versions of their software, including Windows XP, which is nearly old enough to vote. Now in a blog post Brad Smith,  Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer, has tried to lay the blame where it lays in part – not just with the criminals, but also companies slow to update their software, and governments stockpiling vulnerabilities, thereby preventing Microsoft from fixing them, and then losing them en masse, which Microsoft equates to the military losing a stash of Tomahawk missiles.

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