Windows XP British government on PCs is no longer supported




The Government Digital Service of the Government of the United Kingdom, its contract with Microsoft about paid support for Windows XP does not have to be extended. The support was paid off in early April, allowing PCs with the OS since then may be vulnerable.

Windows XP tht Custom Support Agreement by the government of the British government with Microsoft was valid for one year and last month, the joint technology leaders “decided not to renew it, writes the department’s chief technology officer of the government. However, the support agreement ended in April, down, making PCs with Windows XP since that time are potentially vulnerable.

The Government Digital Service says to expect that public services still use Windows XP, can reduce the risks by guidelines drawn up to follow: “If this is not possible, they should take a closer look at their own support for the short term.” The date and the wording of the statement seems to be done this yet. The guidelines state emphatically that leaks are no longer poem and abuse by attackers with relatively little knowledge. The department encourages public institutions to “reduce” the Internet as e-mail, Web browsing and filesharing on vulnerable systems.

The original support agreement with Microsoft represents a sum of 5.5 million pounds. Now government agencies must beat separately from Microsoft to the total amount may be higher. The Dutch government will pay more 1.7 million for the 5000 Windows XP systems that have not yet migrated. It is not known how many systems are still vulnerable to the British government. According to the Government Digital Service is ‘good progress’ achieved and ‘many’ organizations fully migrated to more modern operating systems.

Microsoft ended support for the fourteen year old Windows XP a year ago.


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