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Should I Block XP Users?

Posted By cynthia On March 31, 2014 @ 8:57 AM In Quick Tips | Comments Disabled

Brian from South Shields, England writes:

Hi there, I am a subscriber to your great daily newsletter and after reading a great deal of letters about the end of support to Windows XP, should I block any email from friends that still use that system after the April deadline?

Microsoft is ending security support for Windows XP on April 8, 2014. Users will be unprotected from new security threats and could possibly unknowingly pass viruses on to their friends.

I don’t think I’d go as far as blocking their e-mail, but I would be very careful about opening any attachments. Fortunately, your security support will still be up-to-date (as long as you are running regular updates.)

If you notice any unusual e-mails that appear to come from your friends, make sure to alert them immediately.

~ Cynthia


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