Microsoft Windows XP Spotted Aboard the U.K.’s Newest War Ship

A state-of-the-art British aircraft carrier on its maiden journey apparently has some computers onboard running Windows XP--an aged version of Microsoft’s PC operating system.

The Guardian spotted what appeared to be XP screens running aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth, which launched Monday from the Rosyth shipyard in Scotland.

This is not an academic matter. Old versions of software are notoriously vulnerable to cyber attacks. The WannaCry ransomware cyberattack, which took down the...

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