HMS Queen Elizabeth using out-dated Windows XP


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The UK's latest aircraft carrier appears to be running Windows XP, at least on some onboard computers. Log-in screens spotted on some terminals appear to show XP-era login screens:

As HMS Queen Elizabeth left its dockyard for the first time to begin sea trials, it was revealed the £3.5billion aircraft carrier is apparently using the same software that left the NHS exposed.

Screens inside a control room on the ship, which is the largest vessel ever built for the Royal Navy, reportedly displayed Microsoft Windows XP - copyright 1985 to 2001.

The operating system was that which left the NHS and other organisations around the world vulnerable to a major WannaCry ransomware attack last month. It affected 300,000 computers in 150 countries.

Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, meaning it does not receive updates to protect users from new types of cyber hacks.

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/201...running-outdated-windows-xp-software-raising/
 
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Wow ! That's a surprise. :eek:

Let's hope that this huge warship is not hacked as the NHS was. That could be catastrophic. :(
 

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I'm hoping it's just on a couple of PCs that need to interface with some specific hardware - but you never know :lol:.
 

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Up until a couple of years ago the International Space Station Was running Windows 2000 when they then changed to Linux.
 
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