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Stay Safe This Summer

Stay Safe This Summer

It’s June, summer has officially started, and National Safety Month is in full swing. National Safety Month was started to…

End of Support for Windows XP/Office 2003, Cryptolocker, and Cryptodefense

End of Support for Windows XP/Office 2003, Cryptolocker, and Cryptodefense

On April 8th, 2014, Microsoft ended support for Windows XP and Office 2003. While Windows XP is extremely vulnerable now, 25% of Windows users are still running the operating system. In addition, roughly 30% of businesses are using Office 2003 despite the risks. And that’s dangerous considering the amount of viruses continuously introduced into embedded code in documents like .doc or excel spreadsheets.