Everyone must have heard about the problems this week with an unprecedented attack on Windows computer systems around the world. I understand that there are already reports of further cases as we head into the new week.
I’m not going to do an in-depth report, since you can find them all over the internet, and they’re written by people much more knowledgeable on the subject than me. However, the one thing you MUST do is install any updates or patches as soon as possible.
Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, and Windows Vista systems should already have been patched (back in March). If you haven’t done the patch, do it soon. Microsoft no longer officially supports Windows 8 or Windows XP (except by custom arrangements), though the NHS still uses it from what I have read. However, they have released an emergency patch for both Windows 8 and Windows XP that regular users can apply.
Just do it.