Pentagon Still Running Windows 95, 98 And XP On Critical Systems
Pentagon Still Running Windows 95, 98 And XP On Critical Systems

What if I say that the United States Department of Defense is still running Windows 95, Windows 98 and Windows XP? Sounds insane right, as it should be. So, the Pentagon protects the security of a country with more than 320 million inhabitants resists taking the leap to the latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows 10.

Pentagon Still Running Windows 95, 98 And XP On Critical Systems

The Pentagon, nothing more or nothing less than the headquarters of the Department of Defense of the United States of America, still uses daily computers running under Microsoft Windows 95. The building that protects the security of a country with more than 320 million inhabitants resists taking the leap to the latest version of Windows, Microsoft Windows 10.

As one of the managers in the Department of Defense’s electronic systems has revealed in an interview, many of the Pentagon’s top computers still function under outdated versions of Windows.

Many of them work under Windows XP, a version that stopped having support in 2014, but it turns out that others work even with versions as old as Windows 98 (its official support ended in 2006) or Windows 95 (2001).

To be exact, about 75% of the computers that control from inside the building Pentagon systems continue to operate today under Windows XP and earlier versions. To date, even Windows Vista does not come with the list of versions still supported by the tech giant Microsoft, so that 75% of computers are exposed to all the security threats that only latest Windows updates can avoid.

According to the head of systems, “that many of these systems continue to run under Windows 95 or Windows 98 is fine, as long as they are not connected to the Internet.” Apparently, all these computers have no connection to the network, so in theory, they operate only locally. In principle, it is impossible for them to be infected from the outside.

So, what do you think about Pentagon’s logic? Is it valid? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.



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