Support for Windows XP will end on April 8, 2014. After this date, Windows XP users will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, free or paid assisted support options, or online technical content updates from Microsoft.Click Here For More Info
The WinSXS folder at C:\Windows\WinSXS is massive and continues to grow the longer you have Windows installed. This folder builds up unnecessary files over time, such as old versions of system components.
This folder also contains files for uninstalled, disabled Windows components. Even if you don’t have a Windows component installed, it will be present in your WinSXS folder, taking up space. More >
By Michael Lasky
Long gone are the days when PC security mostly meant installing anti-virus software and keeping it updated.
Today, the digital assault on our money and privacy is expanding and changing at a truly mind-boggling pace.
Cyber crime and privacy theft now threaten our mobile phones and tablets, our email and phone calls, retailers’ credit-card terminals, and all online sales and services — potentially any digital device or network with some form of onboard computing capability. (How long will it be before we’re regularly updating the antihacking capabilities of our cars’ onboard computers?) More >
Self-replicating worm program infects Linksys routers by exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability
February 14, 2014 (IDG News Service)
A self-replicating program is infecting Linksys routers by exploiting an authentication bypass vulnerability in various models from the vendor’s E-Series product line.
Researchers from SANS Institute’s Internet Storm Center (ISC) issued an alert Wednesday about incidents where Linksys E1000 and E1200 routers had been compromised and were scanning other IP (Internet Protocol) address ranges on ports 80 and 8080. On Thursday the ISC researchers reported that they managed to capture the malware responsible for the scanning activity in one of their honeypots — systems intentionally left exposed to be attacked. More >
Published January 17, 2014
Nearly all of the ATMs in the world are running the Windows XP operating system, introduced by Microsoft 13 years ago — and incredibly out of date, as any tech enthusiast will tell you.
On April 8, Microsoft will officially end the tech support for the aging OS, which was replaced by Windows Vista in 2007, Windows 7 in 2009, Windows 8 in 2012 and Windows 8.1 in 2013.
- What does ‘end of support’ mean? More >
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