I read an interesting article tonight, which is actually a reprint of a WSJ article. The article was titled "Symantec says antivirus software 'is dead'". Pretty ominous statement.
I think the crux of the article is that while antivirus software is intended to prevent devices from being infected, some in the industry estimate that maybe only 45% of cyberattacks are actually being caught. Put another way, more than half the time that users unknowingly come across a virus, they are getting infected.
As of April 8, 2014, Microsoft will no longer support their Windows XP operating system. This is fairly common practice as software ages and this version of Windows is 12 years old. This is pretty ancient in the world of technology. If you think about it, most people have upgraded many other devices in their life at least once and in some cases several times in the last 12 years. How many different cell phones have we had in the last 12 years? This is no different. For those of you sitting on a Windows XP computer, let’s look at what this means to you and what your options are.