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The end is coming for Windows XP

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Techxan, Apr 1, 2014.

  1. Techxan

    Techxan Elite Member

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    For those of you thinking this is no big deal, you are wrong. This is a very big deal, possibly a ruinous one for many of us who don't make changes.

    I know a lot of people still use Windows XP. Microsoft is finally going to stop supporting all XP updates as of April 8.

    This is a true end of life for the product. MS will no longer support fixes to XP, period, and if you are running XP, you seriously need to have a plan for leaving it behind.

    The main reason is that Microsoft operating systems are based on the previous operating system. Windows 7 is based on Windows XP code.

    When a vulnerability is discovered, MS sends an update out to all supported Operating Systems. At the same time, so the hole gets patched.

    Because windows XP is no longer being supported, and Windows 7 is based on XP code, when any future windows 7 vulnerabilities are discovered and patched, the equivalent XP vulnerability will not be fixed.

    That is bad enough, but by examining the fix applied to Windows 7, hackers will have a roadmap to use to hack XP.

    The result of all this is that after April 9, you might as well consider yourself to be one of many people using your computer at the same time if you are on windows XP.

    For people like us, that means that all our accounts, passwords, wallets, and everything will be totally exposed to anyone smart enough to start harvesting, and it will steadily get worse as time goes by.

    If you want to know more, goggle "XPocalypse"
     
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    Thanks for sharing , and i guess i need to tell my college staff about this because they still use windows XP on the computers to teach the students about c#, tally and notpad++ :(
     
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    Texting ATMs For Cash?

    ATMs running Windows XP can be controlled remotely by hackers with smartphones, according to a top Internet security firm. Just send the right text message to an ATM and it will start spewing cash. An estimated 80% of U.S. ATMs are still running XP, so should we worry?

    Here's the story...
    http://askbobrankin.com/texting_atms_for_cash.html
     
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    Im using XP and will continue to use it.
     
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    asd.JPG Microsoft can go fuck themselves.
     
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    Can someone shitlist Bill Gates please?

    I was promised lifetime updates and he didn't follow through with his promises. lol
     
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    Oh well, I have XP installed on my virtual machine and will continue using it no matter what.
     
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    When your paypal gets drained and people steal your websites from you, remember this post and remember you were warned.

    Even with a virtual machine, you shoud not be connected to the internet with XP after the 9th.

    But hey, it will be exciting times for you if it happens.
     
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    install windows 8 and revert back to windows xp.
     
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    I havent tried Win 8 yet, I have 7 pro, and since XP lasted a decade I figure I have 8 years or so before I have to move up.

    Wife is gonna be pissed about her tripeaks scores though.

    If you actually read that you would have seen that it requires a crooked technician to infect the ATM with malware first by linking to the ATM computer via USB.
     
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    really not worried about official updates, any good antivirus will keep 98% of the problems away.
     
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    Or you can stop being a shitbrick and running all the crap you don't know about in admin rights.
    Apart from that you can learn more about exploits.
    Hackers don't release exploits before they hack, they hack and then they release exploits.
    Please...
     
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    I was using XP until end of 2013 i installed Windows 8 only because of this day no support
    Otherwise XP was best OS in my opinion better than even 8
     
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    every version of windows just suck more than the previous version, to me Windows 98 was the best.
     
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    As soon as these exploits get exposed the script kiddies are gonna be all over it. What a truly idiotic statement.

    Even the anti-virus industry is stopping support after 2016.

    Apparently you do not understand the significance of unpatched operating system exploits.


    "I'm not Admin, I'm SAAAFFFEEE"
    (Perhaps you got an operating system exploits mixed up with a user profile exploits on an operating system, I know, they sound similar)
     
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    Thanks for the informative thread. It's a shame thou, WinXP was the most stable Windows OS I have ever tried.
     
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    I learned a long time ago that no matter what you do you can't secure windows properly which is why my front end is exposed to the internet with Linux and a pFSense box as a firewall.


    Anyone have the source code for Ploutus ;)