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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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Feb 6th 2013, 16:30

Still running Windows XP in 2013? Time is running out.

Posted by Manville Chan
Windows XP is the most successful and popular Windows-based operating systems in history. At its peak, it was estimate that 400 million users were using the operating system world-wide. Even though Microsoft had ended the regular upgrades and improvements to Windows XP in April 2009, it was estimated that it still owned 20% of market share as of December 2012.
In less than 14 months from now, Microsoft will officially end the extended support of Windows XP. What this means is that Microsoft will no longer issue security update patches for this dated operating system that was introduced in 2001.
Although there’s no specific study in the retail market, we estimated that a sizeable number of retail POS systems and PCs are still running Windows XP. The end of this OS support

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