The end of Microsoft’s official support for Windows XP coming up on April 8 has raised concerns about various kinds of security threats. Against this backdrop, the Korea Internet & Security Agency (KISA) is drawing a lot of attention to its plan.
KISA announced on March 17 that it is planning to distribute its own virus scanner for free, if a new type of malicious code is found after the termination of support for security updates.
Once technical support for Windows XP is ended, security updates, latest driver support, online tech support, and updates for additional security vulnerabilities will no longer be provided.
However, a certain number of people are going to continually use Windows XP after the end of official support. Hence, there is growing concern that those users will be easily exposed to security threats, because of malicious code that takes advantage of permanent vulnerabilities in Windows XP.
To deal with the problem, KISA is going to intensify its monitoring efforts to detect malicious code early. In addition, it is planning to quickly respond to security threats by offering its own virus scanner and sharing information about detected malicious code with other computer security experts.