[Libreoffice-qa] Backtracing in Windows XP

Michael Stahl mstahl at redhat.com
Mon Feb 17 11:15:42 CET 2014

On 14/02/14 21:40, bfoman wrote:
> ape wrote
>> Hi Pedro!
>> I have good news about Windows XP:
>> http://www.ubuntukylin.com/news/shownews.php?lang=en&id=191
>> Microsoft announced to extend deadline of Windows XP security update
>> Service to July 14, 2015:
>> News from Microsoft and other majority of IT media: Windows XP security
>> update service will prolong from the original April 8, 2014 to July 14,
>> 2015. This means that individuals and business users who intend to replace
>> the Windows XP operating system products have 15 months to to prepare.
>> ape
> Hi!
> Not quite so. Couldn't open your link, but this one is more official -
> https://blogs.technet.com/b/mmpc/archive/2014/01/15/microsoft-antimalware-support-for-windows-xp.aspx.
> So, April 8, 2014 still stays as the final day of support for Windows XP -
> after that date there won't be any security updates, patches or hotfixes for
> the system vulnerabilities. July 14, 2015 is the final date for Microsoft
> Security Essentials antimalware software updates.
> I wouldn't be so optimistic for using and supporting Windows XP after April
> 8, as any 0-day security issue probably won't be fixed by MS.

... especially since the April 8 EOL date has been announced a long time
ago, so it can reasonably be assumed that the bad guys are already
sitting on an arsenal of 0-day exploits that they will unleash once they
are confident that MSFT won't fix the exploited bugs any more ...

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