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Windows XP support ends

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Companies and individuals who use Windows XP should consider migrating to another platform, Dave Johnson writes.

Microsoft will stop releasing updates for Windows XP in April 2014; it will still support Windows 7 and 8. Hackers will be able to use those updates to reverse engineer holes in the XP system and attack computers using XP.

With this kind of vulnerability, Micro­­soft is eager to see cus­­tomers migrate to other platforms—not just because of a revenue boost, but because unprotected PCs can serve as unwitting hosts for criminal attacks.             

— Adapted from “End of Windows XP Support Leaves Software Vulnerable,” Dave Johnson, CBS MoneyWatch.

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