Posted by: kurtsh | May 1, 2014

TRAINING: The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends (TechNet Radio)

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Support for Windows XP ends this month. No big deal you say? Well not so fast my friends. Tune in as Blain Barton interviews Tim Rains, Director of Trustworthy Computing at Microsoft as he lays out the many security risks you open yourself and your organization up to by running Windows XP.

  • [3:44] What are the kind of security risks folks may face as support of XP ends?
  • [4:48] How does Microsoft protect its customers from security threats?
  • [6:11] What exactly does Windows XP end of support mean?
  • [8:38] What is risk of continuing to run XP?
  • [14:48] What motivates cyber attackers?
  • [18:17] What is ransomware?
  • [21:48] What are some typical threats users should expect against Windows XP?
  • [30:26] What should people do if they’re running Windows XP?

One of the things they go over is the key threat of how malware writers reverse engineer vulnerabilities for supported versions of Windows an apply them to Windows XP, which will never be patched.  Thus Windows XP users have a new zero day vulnerability… forever.


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