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Windows XP Ending 2014!

February 5, 2014

Technical assistance for Windows XP will no longer be available on April 8, 2014. This means updates will no longer be available. This may not be a big deal for people who use their computer for personal purposes but if you’re a retailer this will definitely become a problem with your PCI Compliance.

The PCI Security Standards Council will not let systems that use out-of-lifecycle operating systems to be PCI compliant.  So, if you are a retailer accepting credit cards regardless of your payment software, could have complications with your bank.

Please see the links below for FAQ’s and more information from Microsoft.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/end-support-help

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/lifecycle

Also for a complete Guide on being PCI compliant through Microsoft click the attachment below

PCI_DSS_Compliance_Planning_Guide

One Comment leave one →
  1. March 28, 2014 6:44 am

    Reblogged this on PayLabPlus and commented:

    I saw this in the news recently and I wanted to share again for all of you incase you missed it.
    Happy Friday!

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