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Windows operating system security – is your PC vulnerable?

PCs running the Windows XP operating system, which is no longer supported by Microsoft, are vulnerable to a recently disclosed Internet Explorer security bug.

The bug is the first high-profile computer threat to emerge since Microsoft stopped providing security updates for Windows XP earlier this month. That means PCs running the 13-year-old operating system will remain unprotected, even after Microsoft releases updates to defend against it. Today’s graphic is a timeline of the lifecycles of all each version of the Windows operating system.

Infographic shows Windows Operating System security support lifecycles as Windows XP is phased out and Windows 8 projects into 2023.


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