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I dont get what this means.

yeah sure, it means "Microsoft is ceasing all security updates and technical support for its Windows XP system"

but what does this actually MEAN??

how does it, all of a sudden, make PC's thats running XP open to security breaches?

doesnt things like windows firewall and such block it still? or having microsoft security essentials ??
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I dont get what this means.

yeah sure, it means "Microsoft is ceasing all security updates and technical support for its Windows XP system"

but what does this actually MEAN??

how does it, all of a sudden, make PC's thats running XP open to security breaches?

doesnt things like windows firewall and such block it still? or having microsoft security essentials ??

It simply means there will be no further security patches.
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yeah but, i dont get how that will make u open to security threats.
i mean, its not like its making the patches thats set into the OS gone or anything, just no more new updates.

so doesnt that mean that it'll still be protected?
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People can find new security holes already existing(EUGH, Grammar) security holes that already existed that no one knows about. It is just a matter of time, there will be no one to patch these holes.
Edited by jakethesnake438 - 4/8/14 at 5:31pm
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Originally Posted by IMKR View Post

yeah but, i dont get how that will make u open to security threats.
i mean, its not like its making the patches thats set into the OS gone or anything, just no more new updates.

so doesnt that mean that it'll still be protected?

No. It means when a security hole or breach appears, there won't be any subsequent security patches to follow.
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I wouldn't be surprised if hackers kept exploits to themselves and just decided to use them after XP is dead. So many people still use XP, including companies. If you continue to keep on using XP without updates, then you are no longer going to be safe. EDIT: Also, MSE is garbage, just like Windows firewall. Those are basic and hardly do squat.
Edited by jonespwns - 4/8/14 at 5:43pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jonespwns View Post

I wouldn't be surprised if hackers kept exploits to themselves and just decided to use them after XP is dead. So many people still use XP, including companies. If you continue to keep on using XP without updates, then you are no longer going to be safe.

I agree and you aren't the first to postulate that.
     
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No. It means when a security hole or breach appears, there won't be any subsequent security patches to follow.

ahh okay that makes sense.

so basically, as an example,
if its in a game, if there was a bug/glitch they found, there wouldnt be any patch to fix it? (in this case bug/glitch in security of OS)


but how come windows firewall, microsoft security essentials and such wont be able to block it still? those are still geting updated and supported are they not?
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...But how come windows firewall, microsoft security essentials and such wont be able to block it still? those are still geting updated and supported are they not?

It's really simple. ALL support for XP has ended after today. You will NOT be protected.
     
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It's really simple. ALL support for XP has ended after today. You will NOT be protected.

yes, and im trying to understand what that means in technical definitions so i can understand how it works . ...
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