Menu
Trending: Holiday Gifts | CES 2015 | Super Bowl 2015 Ads More Topics: Apple | Cars | TV Shows | Politics
Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral

Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral

2016 Cadillac CTS-V has 640hp

2016 Cadillac CTS-V has 640hp

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

CES 2015: LG will unveil its New 4K Ultra HD TV with Quantum Dot Technology

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

Budweiser Super Bowl 2015 Ad leaks

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

The Best 2014 Super Bowl Ads

Windows XP Owners to Face Security Risks

Apr 8 2014, 5:20am CDT | by , in News | Technology News

Windows XP Owners to Face Security Risks
Getty Images
 
 

Those people (Windows XP users) without any flexibility in their thinking are up against some hard times. That is why Windows XP owners are left to their own devices thanks to the changes in the system. The users of Windows XP will have to face security risks and viruses on their own after April 8th.

Cyber-hackers will be in a feeding frenzy once the April 8th date is reached. For that is the exact time when the security and protection of Windows XP goes out the window (pun intended). The fact that the Windows XP system is old and decrepit by now means that any two-bit hacker can create malware that will harm Windows XP systems once Microsoft’s aegis is removed.  

While the system lasted more than a decade, now is the time to say goodbye to it. Nevertheless, the issue of the system continuing to control some 20% to 30% of the world’s PCs gives one the creeps. The fact that banks, businesses and restaurants still employ the same old software and will continue to employ it is a source of worry. The situation is indeed a precarious one. 

"I am sure you have everything from police departments to banks to legal offices to restaurants," Trustwave director Christopher Pogue said while discussing the extent to which Windows XP is still used. "Think of a business and they probably run XP; I would say everyone is in equal danger."

Cyber-criminals have come to haunt the airwaves of the Internet. They lurk at every corner and are ready to pounce upon anyone with a naïve outlook. 

"You are talking literally millions of computers systems that will cease to receive regular security updates," Pogue said. "That is obviously causing a panic because of new vulnerabilities that will be introduced."

But the attitude of Windows XP users who refuse to budge is not just naïve. It is virtually suicidal. Their PC software systems will be torn to shreds by the barracuda that haunt the shady edges of cyberspace. And Microsoft is sick and tired of giving any guarantees. It wants out. 

The new chinks in the armor will surely be a source of danger. But what can be done when you have an unmoving mindset which some of the fans of the XP system possess in plenty. There’s no way out of such a system where belief is so strong that no argument will create change in viewpoint.

"In a lot of cases, it is that Windows XP is good enough and people didn't see the business value to spending money to upgrade," Silver said of businesses hanging on to XP as new versions of Windows came and went. "It is a risky attitude, given what issues they could have. These folks knew this was coming, too."

 

The whole XP shebang got going in 2001. But today it is 2014. That means it has been in existence for a long time indeed. And it would be best if we let go of the past. 

Source: Yahoo! News

You Might Also Like

Read the Latest

2016 Cadillac CTS-V has 640hp

2016 Cadillac CTS-V has 640hp The new 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Hits 200 mph and is the most powerful Cadillac to date.

1 hour ago

China to play an important role in the Sony-North Korean Cyber Attacks

China to play an important role in the Sony-North Korean Cyber Attacks The hackers have admitted to taking offence by the Sony pictures’ new movie The Interview. China and US have been in a...

2 hours ago

CES 2015 News
Winter Solstice Tonight Could be the Longest in the Earth’s History

Winter Solstice Tonight Could be the Longest in the Earth’s History The debate about this winter solstice being the longest corrected by scientists. Various factors accounted for this...

7 hours ago

Jasco to exhibit Bluetooth Lighting Control Ecosystem and GE Branded USB Charging Solutions at CES 2015

Jasco to exhibit Bluetooth Lighting Control Ecosystem and GE Branded USB Charging Solutions at CES 2015 Jasco is offering such new products and solutions at its CES 2015 exhibit.

8 hours ago

Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral

Star Wars Christmas Lights Video Goes Viral Mr. BetGeorge spent ten hours per a minute of music and lighting. After he posted the five minute video on YouTube, he...

8 hours ago

CES 2015 to feature mobile’s future

CES 2015 to feature mobile’s future Panel and keynote featuring top companies

9 hours ago

CES 2015: Jasco to introduce T-Tech by TUMI iPhone Cases and Amazing Uber  Electronic Accessories

CES 2015: Jasco to introduce T-Tech by TUMI iPhone Cases and Amazing Uber Electronic Accessories Jasco technology plans to unveil protective and stylish iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus cases by TUMI. The company also...

9 hours ago

CES 2015: Jasco to exhibit Fully Connected Home in HD with GE EasyCam Wi-Fi Cameras and latest Connected Home Innovations

CES 2015: Jasco to exhibit Fully Connected Home in HD with GE EasyCam Wi-Fi Cameras and latest Connected Home Innovations The Connected Home Innovations are for GE branded Z-Wave Products and will be displayed to the visitors at the CES 2015.

10 hours ago

Technology Launch to debut Motix Precise Cursor Control Device at CES 2015

Technology Launch to debut Motix Precise Cursor Control Device at CES 2015 Motix is the new small keyboard-mounted device that will be introduced by Technology Launch at the CES 2015.

11 hours ago

2015 Pro Bowl Cheerleader

2015 Pro Bowl Cheerleader The Pro Bowl 2015 line-up will be revealed on Tuesday, but we already got the Pro Bowl 2015 Cheerleader.

11 hours ago

Apple Watch Charging is Key Downfall

Apple Watch Charging is Key Downfall Forget anything tech companies will announce at the CES 2015. The Apple Watch will be the biggest gadget launch of 2015.

11 hours ago

CES 2015 will feature Pixelwork's Industry-Leading Video Processing Technology

CES 2015 will feature Pixelwork's Industry-Leading Video Processing Technology At CES 2015, Pixelworks Inc. will demonstrate its innovative, unique and industry leading video processing technology...

12 hours ago

Duet turns your iPad into Mac Display

Duet turns your iPad into a Mac Display It is termed Duet and it is a wonder app that has many functions and features. This baby allows you to employ your iPad...

12 hours ago

Dish Network Fails to Reach Agreement With Fox News

Dish Network Fails to Reach Agreement With Fox News "Dish regrets the effect of the disruption on consumers."

17 hours ago

North Korea Threatens U.S. Government Admit Sony Allegations

North Korea Threatens U.S. Government Amid Sony Allegations Sony has "not caved" to hackers

19 hours ago

Samsung Reportedly Revealing New Tizen-Powered Camera at CES 2015

Samsung Reportedly Revealing New Tizen-Powered Camera at CES 2015 The NX500 camera, which is the successor of the NX300M, will be unveiled at January’s big event

1 day ago, 12:45pm CST

Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers

Bitcoin backer gets two years prison for illicit transfers Shrem was charged in January following an investigation into Silk Road

1 day ago, 12:26pm CST

Tim Cook 'Deeply Offended' by BBC Documentary on Apple Factory Conditions

Tim Cook 'Deeply Offended' by BBC Documentary on Apple Factory Conditions The BBC report claims that Chinese workers were forced to work long hours and are denied a day off

1 day ago, 12:14pm CST

iPhone Universal Remote to be Revealed at CES 2015

iPhone Universal Remote to be Revealed at CES 2015 Pronto will be launched at January’s big event

2 days ago, 12:29pm CST

Verizon now gives you 50% off on Android phones priced at $199 or more

Verizon now gives you 50% off on Android phones priced at $199 or more The Galaxy Note 4 can now be had for just $149.99

2 days ago, 11:58am CST

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus ship times drop to one day Apple appears to be catching up with demand for its latest devices

2 days ago, 11:43am CST

North Korea wants joint investigation with US into Sony hack

North Korea wants joint investigation with US into Sony hack North Korea has even proposed a joint investigation into the attack

2 days ago, 11:30am CST

Kodak to exhibit at CES 2015

Kodak to exhibit at CES 2015 Making return after 3 year hiatus from event

2 days ago, 7:00am CST

Kate Upton is Sexiest Woman Alive 2014

Kate Upton is Sexiest Woman Alive 2014 People Magazine voted blonde bombshell Kate Upton the Sexiest Woman Alive of 2014.

2 days ago, 6:52am CST

Extreme Tech semifinals coming to CES 2015 Challenge helps entrepreneurs bring products to market

2 days ago, 6:51am CST

Samsung Reportedly Revealing Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at CES 2015

Samsung Reportedly Revealing 2015 Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 at CES The Korean giant is planning to hit back Apple’s iPad with its new tablets

2 days ago, 2:33am CST

FBI announces that North Korea Hacked Sony

FBI announces that North Korea Hacked Sony The FBI issued a statement today saying that North Korea is behind the hacker attack on Sony.

3 days ago, 1:32pm CST

ADATA to present Innovative Consumer Products at CES 2015

ADATA to present Innovative Consumer Products at CES 2015 They will unveil World’s fastest DDR4 Memory, USB 3.1, and LED lighting products in the Spotlight

3 days ago, 11:35am CST

BlackBerry gets positive cash flows

BlackBerry gets positive cash flows BlackBerry Achieves Non-GAAP Profitability and Positive Cash Flow for the Fiscal 2015 Third Quarter

3 days ago, 11:19am CST

Sony's CES 2015 teaser features Android TV

Sony's CES 2015 teaser features Android TV The teaser trailer is a slightly odd collection of scenes including a chameleon, a time-lapse of the Paris skyline and...

3 days ago, 11:13am CST

Comments

blog comments powered by Disqus