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XPocalypse now: XP stragglers are now wide open to hackers

08
Apr
2014

If you’re still using Windows XP and you’re not doling out extra cash to Microsoft to maintain support, then congratulations: You’re now vulnerable to all kinds of fun malware that hackers have been saving up for just this occasion. It’s April 8th, which means that it’s also the last day that Microsoft will give technical support for Windows XP. This means your XP machine won’t get anymore automatic updates you won’t be able to download Microsoft Security Essentials for your PC anymore. Microsoft does say that it will provide Security Essentials updates for XP users who already have the software downloaded onto their machines for a limited time but the company cautions that “this does not mean that your PC will

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