Saturday, May 28, 2016

Is It Risky To Continue Using A Program That Is No Longer Supported?




Yes! It is risky to continue to use a program that is no longer supported. How Risky? It depends on you. Here is the reason why it is risky to continue using a program that is no longer supported.


As you may already know, when a program is no longer supported on your PC's Operating System, it means that no new features, no new bug fix will made available for the program on that OS. This does not mean that the program will stop working, no, it might not. But what it means is that if a new bug/vulnerability is discover in that program, malware authors and others can go on making ways to exploit your data through that program.

And because the program author is not going to make any patch/update to fix/address that vulnerability since the program is no longer supported in that OS platform, that means that your are likely to remain vulnerable to attack forever (at least until you upgrade to a supported OS for that Program or you stop using the program altogether).

The Main Point
When you continue to use a program that is no longer supported, then you are prone to attack since no bug/vulnerability that is discovered in the program will not be fix by the program author/developer. So it is Risky to continue using a program that is no longer supported.




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