Windows XP users left high and dry as Oracle ends Java support

Friday, July 4th, 2014

Windows XP hold-outs pay attention. If you run the Java runtime on XP, it looks as if the current version is about as good as it gets. The next version, 7u65 and 8u11, due to ship in the middle of July, will not support or run on XP. Oracle hasn’t announced ...

Texting ATMs for Cash Shows Cybercriminals’ Increasing Sophistication

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

There is a growing chorus of voices calling for businesses and home users to upgrade existing Windows XP installations to newer versions of Windows, if not for the features, then at least for the improved security and support. ATMs are basically computers that control access to cash, and as it ...

Cyber threats to Windows XP and guidance for Small Businesses and Individual Consumers

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

It’s been well publicized that on April 8th, 2014 Microsoft discontinues product support for Windows XP.  Released in 2001, the support policy for the life of Windows XP soon followed in October 2002.  In September 2007, we announced that support for Windows XP would be extended an additional two years ...

One tweak can make your Windows PC virtually invulnerable

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

Microsoft published 147 vulnerabilities in 2013 that were rated as Critical. Critical, however, is a relative term, and there is one simple thing anyone can do that would guard against almost every single Critical vulnerability according to a new report from Avecto. In its 2013 Microsoft Vulnerabilities Study, Avecto found that you could ...

Microsoft: Upgrade from Windows XP or risk infinite “zero-days”

Monday, August 19th, 2013

Microsoft is intensifying its efforts asking users to scrap Windows XP, the 12-year-old operating system for which the software giant is ending support next April. Tim Rains, director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, authored a blog post last week reminding customers of the perils that could await them should they continue running XP, which ...

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