The End of Windows XP Support

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The End of Windows XP Support

Post by bdahm on Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:07 am

As you are probably aware Microsoft ended support of XP on April 8th. That means no more updates and no more security patches. If you are intent to stick with it until it will not run anymore, here are some tips going forward. 

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Re: The End of Windows XP Support

Post by bdahm on Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:14 pm

Steve Gibson, the security guru, says he will continue to run Windows XP. Here, in part, is what he said in Security Now podcast #450, http://tinyurl.com/oe3he4g, so take heart. You just need to know what you are doing.

"...And my position is that there could be some unknown problems in XP.
But all of what we are seeing, with few exceptions, are problems in the apps, in the things that run on the operating system. That's what gets exploited. The browser gets exploited, Flash, Java. I mean, this podcast is all about those things. It's true that there are occasionally kernel OS-level problems. But, for example, even the topic of today's podcast is not about Apache or about Linux. It's about OpenSSL, a library running on top of the operating system. So my argument is nothing is going to happen, I mean, that all of the things that we run on XP, they continue to be patched except for Office 2003. That stops. 


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