May 17, 2014

Could Tough Love Force XP Holdouts to Finally Upgrade?

Perhaps the only way to get those XP holdouts to switch to a newer—and more secure—operating system is to have something catastrophic happen to them. Let them get hacked and lose their money.

“XP has proven more popular and more resilient than most people would have anticipated,” said Jerome Segura, senior security researcher at Malwarebytes. Microsoft may have hoped that finally pulling the plug on XP would motivate the stubborn users, but that clearly isn’t the case.

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