Posts Tagged ‘XP’

Microsoft to patch Hack!

Written by Randy on . Posted in Internet, Microsoft, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech

We can’t stress enough how important it is to patch/update your programs and OS.  Also since XP is being retired in April You NEED TO UPGRADE!  If you do not you leave yourself, your computer, your data and your company open to being Hacked. Microsoft has Patched IE (Internet Explorer) it’s web browser every month for the last 11 months straight and this includes all versions from IE 6 to the current one on Windows 8.  When support stops for the OS so do patches.  When the patches stop it’s like leaving your front door open to anyone that might like the look of your Big Screen TV.  In short, Upgrade!  Need help?  Call us. Read more about a Dangerous Hack below: Microsoft to patch dangerous Outlook hack-by-preview bug next week – Network World.

Upgrade NOW the end is near! (for Windows XP)

Written by Randy on . Posted in Internet, Microsoft, Randy's Blog, Security, Tech, Tech Tip

Don’t wait any longer to upgrade your XP systems!  Microsoft is retiring Windows XP completely, no more extensions and no more support patches/upgrades.  They’re done.   This all happens in April 2014.  Just 8 short months away.

Has your company been slow to upgrade?  If so, now is the time!  If you wait past this deadline be prepared to get hacked.  The ongoing patch process for supported operating systems keeps them safe(ish) when problems or vulnerabilities are found,  they are patched, hopefully before the exploit gets to the hackers or the general public.

With Microsoft stopping support for it’s decade old operating system (Windows XP) it will leave the door open for anyone on this legacy operating system to be compromised by any new hack that comes our way.

Read some more on Network World at the link below.

Hackers may cash in when XP is retired – Network World.