Security Threat Means It’s Finally Time to Say Goodbye to Windows XP

Even good things come to an end, and it’s really, really time to say goodbye to Windows XP.  As good as it was  this trusty old workhorse is not only obsolete, it is getting dangerous to run. That’s because Microsoft is getting ready to pull the plug on the last vestiges of support for Windows XP SP3 and that means no more security updates.

Security is like a game of leapfrog. Hackers attack with a new offense, security folks build a defense against it, and the attackers come back with yet another variety of malware. But after April, only one side will be playing, and you risk being a loser because of that.

In fact things are already looking pretty bad.  Check out this graph showing infection rates for the various versions of Windows and I think you’ll agree that the days of XP are finally over.

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The king is dead – long live the king!

For the full story read Security Threat Means It’s Finally Time to Say Goodbye to Windows XP | CIO Blogs.

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