UK’s largest warship has a big cybersecurity vulnerability: Windows XP

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By Adario Strange2017-06-27 15:58:18 UTC

The largest the aircraft carrier ever built by the UK’s Royal Navy, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, may be hitting the seas with ancient software: Windows XP.

At least that’s the claim from the Guardian and the Times of the UK. During a tour of the massive ship, reporters claim to have viewed computer screens on the ship running Windows XP, an operating system first released in 2001. That claim is setting off...

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