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End of Windows XP Leaves Many Companies Vulnerable

The popular operating system Windows XP is about to become a lot less secure, yet a surprisingly high number of enterprises still expect to run parts of their business on the software, analysts say.

As long planned, Microsoft ended support on Tuesday for XP users — meaning no new security updates will be offered. And without these security patches, anyone using the operating system leaves the network open to an attack the next time a vulnerability is discovered.

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