Posts Tagged ‘Windows XP’

Windows XPAs you may have already heard, support for Windows XP is to cease on 8 April 2014 – and if your business has yet to begin its migration, then it’s imperative to act now.

After serving 13 years as one of the world’s most long-standing operating systems, Microsoft will no longer be releasing any patches or updates for XP, meaning businesses have two choices: and that is to either continue using an unprotected Windows OS or to undergo an upgrade.

Lack of support means lack of protection

With no means of defence for your data, this puts your company in a vulnerable position. Do you really want to put both your organisation’s and customers’ sensitive information in the hands of a malicious hacker? Whilst upgrading your system may be costly, in the short-term such an investment is worth paying for – compared to the long-term damage inflicted by a critical malware attack. (more…)

Windows XPAnalysts believe that if Microsoft will not release an update for Windows XP, and users will continue to work with it, it can lead to a global crisis in the field of technology.

Many experts doubt that Microsoft will stop supporting Windows XP, April 8, 2014. Recall that this time Microsoft will no longer issue official updates and bug fixes in this version of the OS. However, companies will have the opportunity to pay for expensive support contracts Windows XP.

It goes without saying that the computers based on Windows XP will not stop their work, but they will be vulnerable to malicious attacks that use vulnerabilities in the operating system to be detected and corrected in the OS.

Some researchers have noted that the subsequent use of Windows XP can lead to massive problems. Microsoft analyst Michael Cherry (Michael Cherry) said: “The issue of security with XP can cause huge misunderstandings on the internet, for example massive DDoS-attack. This can be a global crisis in the field of technology. And in this situation, Microsoft will have to make the right decisions and to publish corrections. ” (more…)