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Should I Bank With XP

Monday, October 6th, 2014 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Security Help

Anita from Egypt writes:

Hello. I am still using Windows XP and I use my computer for banking online. Am I safe or should I stop doing this till I upgrade to Windows 7 or 8?

Anita, the very last thing you should be doing with a Windows XP computer is banking on line. Security support for Windows XP ended last April. It’s even worse if you happen to be using Internet Explorer. The highest version of IE supported in XP is 8 and that browser is also without any security support. You’re slightly safer using Firefox or Chrome, but with XP receiving no security support from Microsoft, your system could be a sitting duck. 

You should definitely stop banking online until you have another operating system. Also, keep a very close eye on your bank account for any unusual activity, since you’ve been banking on an unsecured system since April.

~ Cynthia

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