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Microsoft Shutting Off Support to XP and Office2003


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Initial post: 7 Apr 2014 14:56:11 BDT
Last edited by the author on 7 Apr 2014 15:02:38 BDT
IMPORTANT UPDATE!

Tomorrow (April 8, 2014), Microsoft will stop support for their computer operating systems, XP and Office2003. Some reports say Microsoft may extend XP "malware support" until 2015, but regular updates will end. And they will stop ALL support of Office 2003 as of tomorrow.

http://www.paritynews.com/2013/08/28/2526/microsoft-to-stop-supporting-office-2003-alongside-windows-xp-in-2014/
MICROSOFT TO STOP SUPPORTING OFFICE 2003 AS WELL AS XP ON APRIL 8, 2014
"As with all Microsoft products, Office 2003 was also riddled with lots of security bugs and vulnerabilities which needed regular patch cycles. With official support ending on April 8, 2014, organizations and users still using the office productivity suite would need to think on a migration plan alongside Windows XP.

"There have been reports earlier indicating that hackers are stockpiling on Windows XP zero-days and they will be utilizing those to craft viruses, Trojans and other malware. This could be a case for Office 2003 as well once the support life-cycle ends."

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/windows-xp-holdouts-vulnerable-to-hackers-1.2532609
MICROSOFT MAY EXTEND XP "MALWARE SUPPORT" TO 2015
"Are you still running Windows XP? Many governments, utilities, banks and businesses are, and they could be vulnerable to malware and hackers, especially when Microsoft stops providing free updates in April, an Ottawa security consultant warns.

"Ultimately, if you're running critical software on an architecture that has security flaws in it, you're eventually going to be bitten," said Chris Dodunski, chief technology officer at Phirelight Security Solutions.

"Dodunski estimates that about half of government and business computers in Canada still use Windows XP due to the cost of upgrading."

NOTE: If you don't like the new MS 8 computer operating system, you can still transition to the slightly older MS 7 system, which will be supported for years to come.

Posted on 15 Dec 2014 14:50:02 GMT
Squiffy says:
good..they might work properly now :)
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