CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Anyone with a computer still running on the Microsoft XP operating system will be left out in the cold after April 8. That's when the company will stop offering support for the system, which is now more than a decade old, according to Microsoft's website.
After April 8, Microsoft will stop providing technical assistance and updates for Windows XP, meaning it will be left vulnerable to outside attacks. Without regular updates, the system will develop "holes" that hackers can exploit and slip through.
One local bank in Cedar Rapids said its ATMs use Windows XP, and they are working with their ATM vendor to update all of them. Another local business, a machining shop, said they're also in the midst of updating their computer systems.