Putin Is Still Using A Windows XP Computer
Putin Is Still Using A Windows XP Computer It has emerged that Russian President Vladimir Putin is still using computers with Windows XP, the old operating system that Microsoft stopped supporting five years ago, despite the risk of being attacked by hackers.
Microsoft had stopped making a security update for Windows XP, which it had released 18 years earlier, in April 2014.
The independent Internet Protection Association in Russia confirmed in light of the photos that Putin used an XP operating system.
The computers ‘ desktop wallpaper features photos of Kremlin towers.
“While Russian hackers have been accused of carrying out cyberattack operations in many parts of the world, someone must have forgotten to remind Putin of the importance of cybersecurity,” The Guardian newspaper, published in the UK, said in its report on the matter.
Windows XP is the last Microsoft operating system that the Russian government has given the green light yesilmiştir.
Disabling Microsoft and Google
The current legislation does not allow the Kremlin to migrate to the new operating system, according to news reports based on the defense ministry’s website, which is close to the opposition Open Media. Only state-secret computers are allowed to use Microsoft’s latest operating system, Windows 10.
Moscow is phasing out Microsoft and Google on state-owned computers. Instead, Russia’s Astra Linux operating system software and local browsers such as Yandex are being used.
‘Internet CIA project’
Putin, a former KGB agent, is known to not use much of the internet. Putin had previously described the internet as a “CIA project.” The internet’s predecessor, the Arpanet, had been developed by the U.S. Department of Defense in 1969.
Russia has been ramping up its control over internet technology for some time. The Kremlin had recently banned the sale of smartphones without Russian software apps. Putin also approved a law in February that gave Moscow the power to cut the country’s ties to the global internet.