The big day has arrived. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) will officially end support for Windows XP after today, April 8. It raises fears of the “XPocalypse” of malware, viruses and bugs among millions of PCs that still run on Windows XP. The software giant has warned that users who don’t upgrade will face a “zero day vulnerability forever.” That means such users will no longer have any defense against hackers.
About 95% of ATMs run on Windows XP
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) released Windows XP in 2001. Soon after, the Redmond-based company said that it will support all its software products for at least 10 years after their release. In 2007, the company extended the support for Windows XP to April 8, 2014 due to its immense popularity. As the operating system reaches end-of-life, software tracking firm NetMarketShare says that Windows XP still runs on about 28% of all PCs as of January.
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