Microsoft Warns That Windows XP Won't Keep Pace with Attackers

The company again recommends users to migrate to newer software

By on December 16th, 2013 04:06 GMT

We all know that Microsoft will officially end support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Redmond is ready to stop all its campaigns to move users to newer software.

In fact, the company has launched a new warning for XP users as part of its security predictions for 2014, explaining that the aging platform won't keep pace with attackers after end of support comes.

“Windows XP users will no longer receive security updates, non-security hotfixes or free/paid assisted support options and online technical content updates. This venerable platform, built last century, will not be able to keep pace with attackers, and more Windows XP-based systems will get compromised,” Tim Rains, director Trustworthy Computing, said.

“The best way to stay ahead of attackers in 2014 and beyond is to migrate from Windows XP to a modern operating system that can provide increased and ongoing protections like Windows 7 or Windows 8, before April 2014.”

Windows XP is right now the second top OS in the world, with a market share of approximately 30 percent, but Microsoft hopes to reduce it to only 13 percent by April.
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