Windows XP

Thousands of NHS computers are still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

Two years after the WannaCry ransomware outbreak shone a light on the computer security of the the UK’s National Health Service, and five years after Microsoft said it would no longer release patches for Windows XP, the NHS still has 2,300 PCs running the outdated operating system.

Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.

20,000 NHS Wales PCs still running Windows XP from beyond the grave

An alarming number of computers in the Welsh National Health Service (NHS) are running Windows XP.

Is that really an appropriate level of security for computers that could be holding patients’ medical information?

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Many UK councils still running unsupported Windows XP

You can only tell people that XP isn’t a great choice for a secure operating system so many times… and then you feel like you’re hitting your head against a brick wall.

Still using XP? No more Microsoft anti-virus updates for you!

You’ve been gambling with your security for long enough. Make the switch.

Java on XP? Is it still supported, and what should you do about it?

Hold your horses… Java may not be quite as dead as you thought on Windows XP.

But maybe it should be…

Patch Tuesday is coming – and Windows XP users are out of luck

Microsoft has published limited information about the security bulletins it will be publishing on 10 June, as part of its monthly Patch Tuesday round-up.

Here’s how to keep getting free security updates for Windows XP until 2019 – and why you shouldn’t

A way has been found to trick computers into receiving security updates for Windows XP.

But is it a good idea?

Patch Tuesday sounds the death knell for Windows XP

So this is it. The big one. We’ve had false starts before, but this time Microsoft really *are* going to tell the world about security vulnerabilities in Windows and *not* patch them in XP.

Your Windows 7 PC is more likely to have malware than your XP one, says Microsoft

Microsoft says that Windows 7 computers were more likely to be infected by malware than PCs running Windows XP.

An infection rate of 2.59% for Windows 7 compared to 2.42% for XP. Find out more…

It’s time to get rid of Windows XP, as Patch Tuesday looms

As I write this today, Windows XP is patched against known Microsoft security vulnerabilities.

But as of next Tuesday that will no longer be the case.

Microsoft issues emergency security patch for Internet Explorer – even for Windows XP users!

#Turn around, bright eyes…#

Microsoft fixes critical Internet Explorer flaw being used in targeted attacks, and hands a lifeline to Windows XP users.

Don’t delay. Get your Microsoft and Adobe security patches while they’re hot

Another Patch Tuesday, means another round of security updates from Microsoft and Adobe, designed to fix critical vulnerabilities in their software.

What are you waiting for?

If you love someone, upgrade them from XP

It is us, the nerdy geeks who are into computers, who have a moral right to help the great unwashed, and lead them into a bright new future without Windows XP.

Read more in my article on the We Live Security blog.

Yes, you *can* still get Windows XP security updates after April 8th. But it will cost you £5.5 million

The UK Government is paying Microsoft over £5.5 million of taxpayers’ money to receive Windows XP support and security updates for a further 12 months.

Because a warning seven years ago wasn’t enough time for them to get their act together.

Security holes uncovered by Google in Apple’s Safari Browser, as Microsoft readies final patches for XP

While the world is waiting for the final patches from Microsoft for Windows XP, it’s worth remembering that other vendors are also issuing security fixes for their software.

But has Apple been slow to fix problems with its Safari browser?

With just days to go, just how many PCs are still running Windows XP?

If computers continue to run Windows XP, and don’t receive any more security patches. they are not just putting themselves and the data they carry at risk, they are endangering all of us who use the internet.

Read my article on the We Live Security blog.