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United Kingdom is forcing companies to upgrade Windows XP as soon as possible


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United Kingdom is forcing companies to upgrade Windows XP as soon as possible
The UK's privacy watchdog warned  in a notification posted on its website that out-of-date software is currently one of the 8 most common security vulnerabilities leading to data leaks so companies that are failing to secure their PCs due to this reason could get fines of up to 500,000 pounds ($844,000 / 613,000 euros).

Simon Rice, ICO’s Group Manager for Technology, said “ In just the past couple of months we have already seen widespread concern over the expiry of support for Microsoft XP and the uncovering of the security flaw known as Heartbleed. While these security issues may seem complex it is important that organizations of all sizes have a basic understanding of these types of threats and know what action they need to take to make sure their computer systems are keeping customers information secure. ”

By the way Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have already received hefty fines for failing to keep user data secure. so the Information Commissioner's Office warns that all companies that are aren't upgrading their computers to run newer software and protect consumer details could get financial penalties as well.

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