Windows XP Hackers

Urgent Deadline Approaching

Security technicians at Microsoft have compiled intelligence from a billion user systems worldwide in an effort to establish an important new metric called The Encounter Rate.

  • The Encounter Rate measures how many Microsoft systems worldwide are receiving messages that contain Malware.
  • From this metric Microsoft has been able to determine how many infections occur when users inadvertently open a message with Malware included.

The results are astonishing.

What these metrics have revealed is that Windows XP is 6 times more likely to to be hacked than newer Windows 7 and Windows 8 operating systems.

“XP has been a beloved operating system for millions and millions of people around the world, but after 12 years of service it simply can’t mitigate the threats we’re seeing modern-day attackers use,” says Tim Rains, director of Microsoft Trustworthy Computing, in a USA Report. 

So if you’re using Windows XP the criminals are waiting in the wings to attack your computer on April 8th.

Unfortunately, most consumers are clueless about the true scope of this security risk.  So Fuelled Networks is sending out this message to alert you and others, not for our benefit, but for yours. — Spread the word and let your colleagues and business associates know that they are vulnerable to cybercrime if they continue using Windows XP after April 8th.

For more information contact a Microsoft Expert at (613) 828-1280 or email us at: info@fuellednetworks.com

Ernie Sherman

I have a strong passion for helping Ottawa Businesses, Entrepreneurs and professionals to become more productive and successful while allowing them to feel at ease and secure when it comes to their Information Technology needs. As the President of Fuelled Networks since 1998, I specialize in providing no-nonsense flawless and prompt technical support to Ottawa businesses, with in-depth consulting on Fortinet, Microsoft, Microsoft Cloud Stack and security. I strive to help businesses to succeed and take great pride in building long-lasting positive relationships and taking on a strong leadership role within the Ottawa community.

Published On: 21st February 2014 by Ernie Sherman.