April 6, 2014

Windows XP support ends: Survival tips to stay safe

Chris Boyd, Malware Intelligence Analyst at Malwarebytes told ZDNet:

“The research team at Malwarebytes, myself included, is keeping an attentive eye on how cybercriminals respond to the threat to XP users. Whenever there is an event that gains a lot of media attention, there will always be individuals with criminal intent seeking to capitalise.

The problem is that XP being retired isn’t just a software issue but a hardware issue too. Many end-users running XP may well be running old PCs and may struggle to upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. It’s going to take some time for those people to upgrade and we need to do everything we can to ensure their machines are as safe as can be in the meantime, which is why we’re continuing to support them.”

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