Windows XP only the latest example of risky software, argues KPMG

John E Dunn

On the other hand, the industry's real problem with XP is that it has never before had to confront the deep indifference to security that has formed the backbone of the problems faced by the software industry in the last decade. Having made little effort to deal with the issue of obsolescence before, future migrations had to be handled better than this one or the same pattern will be repeated.

"So let's look beyond XP, but learn some lessons about the importance of managing obsolescence, removing obsolete software, and remembering to secure those out of sight computers."

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