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Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil

Ransomware attack: Infra agencies asked to step up cyber vigil

Critical infrastructure agencies including banks, airports, telecom networks and stock markets have been asked to take precautions to shield themselves against the crippling global ransomware attack 'WannaCry'.

Google Chrome 50 ceases support for XP, Vista and older Oses

Google Chrome 50 ceases support for XP, Vista and older Oses

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: With the release of new version 50 of Google's popular web browser Chrome, the internet giant has decided to drop support for Windows XP and Vista along with three older versions of Apple's OS X.

China bars use of Windows 8 in government computers

China today said it will forbid the use of Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system in new government computers to minimise security risks, as the software giant last month ended support to Windows XP.

Microsoft rescues XP users with emergency browser fix

Microsoft is helping the estimated hundreds of millions of customers still running Windows XP, which it stopped supporting earlier this month, by providing an emergency update to fix a critical bug in its Internet Explorer browser.

Microsoft patching perilous hole in IE Web browser

Microsoft Thursday released a patch for a perilous hole in its Internet Explorer browser that hackers could slip through to invade computers.

Microsoft rushes to fix Internet Explorer bug; no fix for Windows XP users

Microsoft Corp is rushing to fix a bug in its widely used Internet Explorer web browser after a computer security firm disclosed the flaw over the weekend, saying hackers have already exploited it in attacks on some US companies.

Microsoft releases self-satire game to sendoff Windows XP

As Windows XP moves towards its end, Microsoft has made a satirical game which fights the windows components.

PC sales see modest drop amid Windows XP replacements

Figures released Wednesday by Gartner showed global sales down 1.7 percent year-over-year at 76.6 million units in the first quarter of 2014.

Microsoft ends support to XP; opens market for Chinese firms

Computers can still run XP but it will become more insecure and prone to viruses.

Microsoft to end Windows XP support from Tuesday

The software giant has been warning users about its plans of withdrawing Windows XP support since September.

It's curtains down on Microsoft Windows XP on Tuesday

Microsoft will stop technical support for its most popular operating system (OS) Windows XP globally from Tuesday, bringing down curtains on the software giant's longest running OS.

Windows XP diehards to fend off hackers on their own

On April 8, the US software colossus will stop patching newly found security holes in Windows XP code that hackers could exploit to slip into computers.

Windows XP end-of-support boosting PC demand: Citi

Microsoft's decision to end its support to the decade-plus-old Windows XP operating system is reportedly driving up sales of PC in the US and other mature markets, a new report by Citi has revealed.

New anti-malware suite to protect XP lovers

A new anti-malware suite has been rolled out that would help XP users protect their systems after Microsoft withdraws its support.

Many ATMs yet to be upgraded from Windows XP: MS

The number of ATMs using Windows XP is higher compared to 16 percent PCs which need upgradation.

Get $100 discount for ditching old Windows XP

Microsoft is ending support to its Windows XP OS on April 8.

Bank, ATM services may be hit as Windows XP support ends on Apr 8

Banking operations, including ATM services, may be hit as support from Microsoft for Windows XP operating system will end from April 8, the RBI said Wednesday asking banks to take immediate steps to control this.

Govt systems to become hack-prone after Microsoft ends support to Win XP

However, some agencies have declined to contract for custom support agreements because they deemed them an unnecessary expense.

Microsoft 'overestimated willingness of customers in dumping Windows XP'

Microsoft appealed to its customers to dump the soon-to-retire Windows XP operating system and also ask their friends or family members to switch to the latest 8.1 OS, however, an expert has reportedly pointed out that the software maker grossly overestimated the loyalty of its customers.

Maintaining Windows XP after April 8 may cost Rs 1,190 cr/year

Windows XP - launched in October 2001 - is three generations behind the latest operating system Windows 8