TechNet Radio: IT Time – The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends

On Monday, Tim Rains was featured on TechNet Radio in which he discussed “The Risk of Running Windows XP After Support Ends” with Blain Barton, Senior Technical Evangelist at Microsoft.  This is a recommended video for any IT Professionals currently using Windows XP today in their environment.  Questions covered in the discussion include:

  • [3:44] What are the kind of security risks folks may face as support of XP ends?
  • [4:48] How does Microsoft protect its customers from security threats?
  • [6:11] What exactly does Windows XP end of support mean?
  • [8:38] What is risk of continuing to run XP?
  • [14:48] What motivates cyber attackers?
  • [18:17] What is ransomware?
  • [21:48] What are some typical threats users should expect against Windows XP?
  • [30:26] What should people do if they’re running Windows XP?

You can watch the full episode here:

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