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Federal Agencies Still Require Software to Work With 12-Year-Old Windows XP

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During the past year, various agencies have bought or expressed interest in buying products compliant with a Microsoft operating system set to lose security support next week, according to a review of federal solicitations and the agencies themselves. The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps, as well as the Veterans Affairs, Labor and State departments are a few of the Windows XP holdouts.

Microsoft will stop updating the 12-year-old operating system on April 8. With the company’s software developers out of the picture, hackers who find holes can drop “0-day exploits,” or malicious software that penetrates systems running XP before anyone has time to fix them Read more…

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