October 29, 2013 VULNERABILITIES

Windows XP users six times more likely to be hacked

SEATTLE – Microsoft’s venerable Windows XP operating is six times more likely to be successfully hacked than newer Windows 7 and Windows 8 personal computers.

Microsoft disclosed that metric at the RSA Conference in Amsterdam this morning. The software giant hopes to compel XP users to dump XP and upgrade to Windows 7 or Windows 8 — before it ends all XP support, including issuing security patches. That will happen come April 8, 2014. (Read more)