Microsoft to end Windows XP support today.
While governments across the globe have negotiated extended support contracts for the OS in a bid to keep users protected, security firms said anyone else using the 13-year-old software would be at increased risk of infection and compromise by cyber-thieves, the BBC reported.
The software giant has been warning users about its plans of withdrawing Windows XP support since September.
Dave Emm, a senior research analyst at security firm Kaspersky said that Kapersky's data indicates that less than one fifth of its customers run Windows XP but more than a quarter of infections are Windows XP-based.
Emm warned that the exposure ratio was to get worse after Microsoft released the last security patch for Windows XP.
He said that effectively, every vulnerability discovered after 8 April will become a zero-day vulnerability - that is, one for which there is not and never will be, a patch. ( ANI )
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|Publication:||Asian News International|
|Date:||Apr 8, 2014|
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