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    There is nothing inherently insecure about windows XP, Microsoft have been patching every vulnerability found for 10 years+ so its surprisingly secure.

    There is a big difference between exploitable remote weaknesses in the OS and tiny little generic problems that most patches fix.

    I'm certainly not recommending staying on it, but there really isn't any need to panic. Your far more likely to get problems in a bank from someone installing a physical key logger or inside job to be honest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zag View Post
    There is nothing inherently insecure about Windows XP, Microsoft have been patching every vulnerability found for 10 years+ so it's surprisingly secure.
    I don't know how you have come to this conclusion, but you couldn't be more wrong! XP is a joke when it comes to security.






    The infection rate chart on the left shows a clear distinction between newer and older operating system versions. The infection rate for Windows XP (a CCM of 9.1) is significantly higher than the infection rates for both Windows Vista and Windows 7 (5.5 and 4.9, respectively), which in turn are significantly higher than the infection rate for Windows 8 (1.6). Newer operating system versions are not vulnerable to several common exploits that are widely used against older versions, and include a number of security features and mitigations that older versions of Windows lack. (Source)

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