In the wake of the XP deadline, IT might have thought it had heard the last of Microsoft urging users to update their operating systems immediately. But now one of the newest versions of Windows needs to updated ASAP – or it’ll be left just as vulnerable as XP.
Tuesday, May 13 will mark a big day for the new Microsoft when it releases its first patches since XP’s death. IT and hackers alike will be watching closely.
Apple recently released a fix for several vulnerabilities with an update to iOS 7. But something about the way those updates were released isn’t sitting right with security-conscious users.
Just when you thought the Windows XP end-of-life would be the last deadline you’d have to scramble to meet, Microsoft has added a new ultimatum – and this one’s only a month away.
OK, just for argument’s sake, let’s pretend that not everyone who is reading this hasn’t already switched off of Windows XP. You know, because according to recent surveys, about a quarter of users haven’t. What happens when support ends on April 8?
Many IT pros are focused in on operating systems these days. But a report from Secunia finds the biggest risk lies outside of whichever version of Windows or OS X you might be running.
You know Windows XP is about to lose support in April. By now, you’ve hopefully made succession plans. But did you know another popular OS – released almost a decade later – has already seen its support end?
It’s no secret that Windows 8 has been a tough sell for users. And it looks like Microsoft’s doing what it can to try to soften the OS’s unpopular image.
The end of official Windows XP support from Microsoft is now less than nine months away, but many businesses, for various reasons, can”t pry themselves away from the more-than-decade-old OS.
Most organizations still aren’t sold on Windows 8, and many are waiting for the upcoming Windows 8.1 update before they make up their minds. A recently leaked build might show IT what to expect.