Move may end up encouraging some customers to stick with XP even longer
May 7, 2014
Microsoft’s decision to erase its support line in the sand has sowed confusion and will likely encourage bad behavior by some customers, analysts said today.
“If next month someone finds another zero-day like this one, Microsoft could just move the line again,” said John Pescatore, director of emerging security trends at the SANS Institute, a security training organization.
“In a way, this encourages bad behavior. There’s a risk that people will look at it that way,” said Michael Silver, an analyst with Gartner, referring to those who will now question Microsoft’s determination to end XP support, and thus slow or even suspend their migrations to newer editions of Windows.
The experts were talking about Microsoft’s move on May 1 to issue fixes for a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer […]