Its been a long 12 years coming but support for Windows XP has officially ended on Tuesday April 8th. Since Windows and the internet has been warning and widely advertising the event, that means that almost all (if not all) computers and devices running the obsolete operating system would have been upgraded to a newer more secure version, WRONG! Even though support has officially ended Windows XP is still the second most used operating system in the world (That’s right world, not among 75+ year old senior citizens in the rural south, but the entire 7 billion estimated population of the world). Among these still using are businesses, typical users, Bank ATMs, and governments (yes, even ours).
As the video states Anti-virus software could be a temporary fix, but it will not protect against future vulnerabilities that could be discovered. The only true solution is for those still using the operating system to upgrade as soon as possible.
Although, those still using XP are not completely at fault. It can be very expensive to purchase a large number of business licences to upgrade all computers within a particular business and when it comes to ATMs the operating is embedded in the machine itself, making it necessary to replace the entire machine in order to upgrade.
For those skeptical ones out there unsure if XP will stay gone or hoping support will return please visit this link: