Microsoft to provide Windows XP anti-malware but no product support after April 2014

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Microsoft has recently announced that it will provide anti-malware updates for Windows XP for another 15 months. However, product support will still reach end of life on April 8th 2014.

What does this mean for me? 
  • Although Microsoft will provide anti-malware updates after 8th April, Windows XP users will no longer receive new security updates, non-security hotfixes, assisted support options, or online technical content. Relying on anti-malware updates alone will not keep your operating system secure.
  • Updates to your bank smart cards and signing software will no longer work on XP, meaning you could be unable to make any payments or collections and may be in breach of your Basctel-IP agreement with your bank.
What should I do?
To continue making secure payments and collections, you need to update your operating system and possibly your payments software. It may also be possible that you are using a legacy product which might not be compatible with the latest operating systems. This could result in your software no longer being compliant with the latest Bacs regulations and technical specifications.
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