It’s time to upgrade those old Windows XP and Windows Vista computers that you have. Starting on February 8th, 2017, you will no longer be able to login to your Gmail account. Google has confirmed that Gmail will not work for Chrome browser 53 and below. Google did mention that you while you won’t be able to use the full function version of Gmail, you will be redirected to the basic HTML version, and you would be able to continue using it on the affected browsers through 2017.
Since Microsoft has discontinued operating system support for Windows XP and Vista Google’s Chrome browser (version 53 and below) are vulnerable to many security risks. If you were to continue to use your Google account on these older vulnerable systems you could risk your account being vulnerable to attacks.
There are many users out there who are still using Windows XP and Vista because their computers are still working. Unfortunately they have noticed that while they are starting to lose access to the sites they use and have enjoyed. This will continue to happen more and more as organizations find that their services are vulnerable on older operating systems and platforms.
If you are still on Windows XP or Vista and worried that you are going to be affected by the upcoming change, contact us and see how we can help you. We have helped others looking to upgrade and we are sure we can help you too.