You already know that Microsoft is giving up support for Windows XP operating system from next month, but what you may not know is that if you are also using the IE [Internet Explorer] browser versions IE7 or IE8 on your XP system then you are likewise out of luck with any form of upkeep from Microsoft.
It should be mentioned that both IE7 and IE8 if used on Windows7 or 8 continue to receive fixes for the time being. But if you are an IE6 user – now also more than 12 years old – this version will be retired as from next month, so no more support.
Still determined to stick with XP? At least change browser to either Firefox or Chrome which continue to receive fixes for any bugs showing up.
It truly is surprising how many PC users still cling to XP, but understandable, however the Windows7 operating system has taken up the mantle from XP as reliable and well liked, and it is recommend that XP users change to the new W7 or W8 or even Windows 8.1 to get the most from their PC experience.
As always Kapiti SeniorNet Members know where to come for help if needed, so make the change, be safe, be happy.
PandaLabs is a well known Security firm providing both softwares and information to combat the multitude of cybercrimes perpetrated by the hackers and criminal elements.
They have released information about a trojan [called Poison Ivy] affecting Internet Explorer, the Microsoft browser, so if you are using IE you might like to read the details here: http://pandalabs.pandasecurity.com/
There are the edible kind, and the not so edible kinds, which may be stored in your computer.
Let’s talk about the non-edible kind first.
Cookies were developed back in the 1990s by Netscape of early browser fame, and ‘cookies’ was a term in the programming languages for data shared between cooperating pieces of software.
Nowadays cookies are used to make interaction between you and the websites you are visiting easy and fast. From the point of view of the website owner, a cookie makes it possible to remember your Continue reading