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XPocalypse, Not Now

Two months after Microsoft withdrew support for Windows XP, the catastrophic wave of exploits that security experts predicted would quickly wash over the aged operating system have failed to materialize.


Windows XP Registry Hack Keeps Security Updates Rolling for the Dead Operating System

Microsoft stopped supporting Windows XP in April, but a simple registry hack lets users continue to get security updates.

Windows XP Hack Resurrects Patches for Retired OS

A simple hack of Windows XP tricks Microsoft's update service into delivering patches intended for a close cousin of the aged OS, potentially extending support for some components until 2019, a security researcher confirmed today.

CA Technologies Release Free XP Migration Tool

Companies that want to migrate large numbers of users from Windows XP, which Microsoft stopped supporting last month, now have some help with a free tool from CA Technologies.

China Retaliates, Nixes Windows 8 on Government PCs

China has banned the use of Windows 8 on government computers, a move officials there claimed was a reaction to the end of Windows XP's support.

Upgrade From XP to Windows 7

You know you can't keep using Windows XP. Here's what you need to know about keeping your PC while upgrading the operating system.

End of Support for Windows XP a Danger to Tech Freedom

Everybody knows about Microsoft ending Windows XP support, but most of the articles and bloggers are hitting on the wrong point. Microsoft could very well be putting the IT industry in danger of becoming heavily regulated by the...

Microsoft: We're Serious This Time; XP's Dead to Us

It's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft, but Windows XP users aren't getting any of the security updates. Get used to it, the company says.

Windows XP Die-Hards Can Slash Attack Risk By Dumping IE

By switching to a non-Microsoft browser, Windows XP users can halve the number of vulnerabilities that apply to the OS, according to a survey of flaws Microsoft fixed in the second half of 2013.

Hackers Now Crave Patches, and Microsoft's Giving Them Just What They Want

Hackers will have at least one, perhaps as many as four, patches next week to investigate as they search for unfixed flaws in Windows XP, the 13-year-old operating system that Microsoft retired from support April 8.

Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Fixes Internet Explorer for the Second Time This Month

Microsoft is issuing the second critical patch this month for Internet Explorer, but this time won't stray from its dictum not to support versions that run with Windows XP.

Microsoft Seeds Doubt By Erasing XP Line in the Sand

Microsoft's decision to erase its support line in the sand has sowed confusion and will likely encourage bad behavior by some customers, analysts said today.

Going, Going, Gone: What XP's End of Support Means for Your Business

Some 500 million copies of XP were running before Microsoft declared the stalwart operating system dead, and doubtlessly many still soldier on.

10 Ways to Keep Windows XP Machines Secure

Now that Microsoft's support for the popular Windows XP operating system has ended, you'll need to use every trick in the book to stop your machines from being compromised.

Windows XP Usage Refuses to Go Down Without a Fight

Usage of Windows XP declined in its first month without support from Microsoft, but it's not going away anytime soon.

Microsoft Backs Down, Will Fix Internet Explorer Vulnerability--Even on Windows XP

Microsoft's support for Windows XP is over. It really is. But because of the company's sense of responsibility, it will fix and Internet Explorer vulnerability that affects XP--just this once.

IE Zero Day is the First Sign of the XPocalypse

The browser vulnerability is just the first of many to come in the post-Microsoft support era.

New IE Zero-Day First to Leave Windows XP Exposed, Unprotected

Microsoft is trying to gauge the seriousness of a zero-day flaw in all Internet Explorer browsers from versions 6 through 11 and whether it warrants issuing an out-of-band fix before May's Patch Tuesday.

Hackers Find First Post-Retirement Windows XP-Related Vulnerability

Microsoft on Saturday told customers that cybercriminals are exploiting an unpatched and critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer (IE) using "drive-by" attacks.

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