Windows XP users six times more likely to be hacked
(USA Today) Microsoft’s venerable Windows XP operating is six times more likely to be successfully hacked than newer Windows 7 and Windows 8 personal computers. Microsoft disclosed that metric at the RSA Conference in Amsterdam this morning. The software giant hopes to compel XP users to dump XP and upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 — before it ends all XP support, including issuing security patches. That will happen come April 8, 2014. Criminal hackers, as you might imagine, can’t wait until April 8. That’s because most consumers are clueless about the true scope of security risks.
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