I know Microsoft XP has ended, but I really don’t want to spend money for a new operating system. There hasn’t been any issues with XP yet, has there? Is it really necessary to switch?
Dear (soon to be) hacked,
Yes, and yes. There are already some issues with XP that are a result of the ending of support to the operating system. The biggest issue with XP so far is a bug found in Internet Explorer dubbed “Operation Clandestine Fox.”. This bug in the browser allows hackers to access your system and view, alter, or delete files. It also allows them to download malicious programs, and make users so they have full access to your computer.
Microsoft said that there will be a security update to ensure that this bug is fixed, but only for Windows 7 and 8. It will not cover Microsoft XP. Any future security updates will not apply to Microsoft XP as well. This means any more problems in the future will be taken care of for Windows 7 & 8 only. Microsoft XP will not have access to these updates, and any computer system that is running Windows XP (and its data/information) will be left open to attackers.
If you would like some more information on the ending of XP support, give us a call, and we can help make the change an easier transition.