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Microsoft Extends Windows XP support for UK government – IT Security News

 April 5, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

Looks like Microsoft hasn’t been completely truthful about pulling off support from Windows XP post April 8th, 2014. Scroll below to catch this and other interesting IT security stories of the week. Microsoft extending Windows XP support for the UK Government for a hefty £5.5 million The great hoo-ha about...

How to Survive the End of Windows XP and Safeguard your PC

 March 24, 2014

Estimated reading time: 5 minutes

And the 12-year old legend is finally nearing its end. Until 2011, XP was ruling with a mammoth market share of 43.29%. And despite being a retro OS, XP still stands out as the second most popular operating system; presently, having a market share of 29.53%. That roughly equals to...

The End is Near for Windows XP. Is Your Business Prepared?

 March 13, 2014

Estimated reading time: 3 minutes

When Windows XP was first released in October 2001, the Apple iPod was just 2 days old and Wikipedia had only been around for a few months. But now, there is less than a month to go for Microsoft to pull the plug on Windows XP with the impending deadline...

Latest IT Security News and Updates for the Week

 January 18, 2014

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Let’s have a quick look at what types of scrupulous plans and tricks cybercrooks came up with this week. #1. A recent scam that is doing the rounds on Facebook is a post that claims to show a footage of a zookeeper being swallowed by a giant snake. This is...

Latest security updates from the last week

 October 20, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

Government plans for 5 lakh cyber warriors for e-defense Having recognized the need for defense against extensive cyber attacks, the Indian Government has started an initiative to train 5 lakh ‘cyber warriors’ over the next 5 years. The training will include a centralized institute and access to extensive resources to...

The End is Near for Windows XP

 April 12, 2012

Estimated reading time: 4 minutes

Microsoft has gone a step further to purport the arrival of the upcoming Windows 8 operating system by declaring that post April 8, 2014 they will be withdrawing support for Windows XP. This gives home users and business enterprises two years to complete their migration from the OS that has...

MS12-020 Vulnerabilities in Remote Desktop Could Allow Remote Code Execution (2671387)

 March 16, 2012

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes

The vulnerability lies in a part of Windows called the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and could allow malicious hackers to run code without the users’ permission.The security hole affects Windows XP and all subsequent versions of Windows released, including the developer preview of Windows 8. This security update resolves two...