According to a recent Washington Post article, hundreds of thousands of government machines will continue to run Windows XP, despite a recent rush to complete upgrades. Microsoft withdrew its free support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014, which means that the outdated operating system is no longer able to get the security updates necessary to prevent hackers and malware. Security experts warn that hackers have been preparing for the Windows XP “end-of-life” by stockpiling vulnerabilities that amount to skeleton keys that can give intruders remote access, the article states.
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