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Apr 15th 2014, 10:16

What Window XP's end-of-life means to PCI Compliance

Posted by Chris Schramm
The day has arrived. R.I.P Windows XP. We loved you. We hated you. And now you are gone.
As of April 8, 2014, Windows XP is no longer supported and updated by Microsoft. It’s called an “end-of-life.”
Microsoft has gone on recording as saying they predict there will be a large increase in malware infections after April 8. Hackers, spammers and cyber criminals are all expected to exploit security holes.
For retail businesses that take credit cards, it is simple. If you are running Windows XP on any of your computers, you are no longer PCI Compliant. It comes down to PCI DSS Requirement 6.2, which states that you will “Ensure that all system components and software are protected from known

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