Software can become unsafe to use when its developers stop supporting it. But some programs are more dangerous than others. Michael Britton reveals the security risks
In many ways, a favourite PC program has much in common with your oldest, comfiest pair of slippers – quick to slip into, almost always within arm’s reach, but unfortunately, not without the odd hole.
The solution to both a hole in your slippers and in your software is pretty much the same: a patch. But what if your favourite program is no longer being patched by its programmer? And that hole is therefore getting bigger by the day?