Windows XP Is Now Harming Everyone, Claims Security Expert

believes that the recent increase spam activities is tied to the number of computers still on Windows XP:

“We saw a correlation between countries where large percentages of people still use Windows XP and countries where botnets sending Spam are originating from. There is a correlation between people who are still using XP and users who don’t apply patches so the hosts are often susceptible to attack.”
Hamelin says that there is no shortage of cybercriminals that are coming up with malware that focuses on Windows XP users, as the platform is now an easier and much more vulnerable target. Additionally, many that are still running Windows XP computers do not understand the security risks, and the scary bit here is that these attackers are not just after personal information, but are using these PCs to run botnets or carry out DDoS attacks.]]>

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