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Will Microsoft ending support for Windows XP April 8th, 2014, make XP not HIPPA compliant?

Will Microsoft ending support for Windows XP on April 8th, 2014, make XP not HIPAA compliant... as it will no longer be able to receive security updates and most likely be the new most targeted OS for exploits?

I found this http://www.techsublux.com/dumpxp/ , but not sure if completely true or not.
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Zephyr ICTCloud ArchitectCommented:
Yes, Microsoft will end support on the 8th of April this year ...

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/enterprise/endofsupport.aspx

And you will indeed not be HIPPA complaint anymore...
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ZionTech1PresidentAuthor Commented:
Can you provide proof of not being HIPAA compliant please?
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Aditya AroraNetwork & Hardware Commented:
Yes it closing , no support now.
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
There is no defined ruleset for hipaa compliance that you can crosscheck as I understand.  A person protecting patient healthcare information MUST take reasonable steps to ensure that data is safe.  So a 2 person doctor's office doesn't need a $10,000 firewall... but a hospital wouldn't get away with the same $250 firewall that 2 person doctor's office might.  By using an operating system that is no longer supported and is at GREATER RISK of compromise, I would be concerned that in a compliance check or worse, a breach, you could be fined for failing to take REASONABLE measures - a reasonable measure - as I would see it - would be to use a CURRENTLY SUPPORTED operating system.

At the end of the day, you're asking a LEGAL question and even lawyers disagree on such interpretations.  My final advice is CONSULT AN ATTORNEY and err on the side of caution by not taking a chance that it's not compliant.
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ZionTech1PresidentAuthor Commented:
***UPDATE*** Many of you are not reading my question correctly. I am not asking if Microsoft is ending support for XP. I am asking if the ending of the support is making XP NOT HIPAA Compliant after the support ends.
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Darr247Commented:
Then why did you close the question already?
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ZionTech1PresidentAuthor Commented:
I felt like I had sufficient answers between the 2 I questions I awarded points to. Why?
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Darr247Commented:
Because microsoft is ending only PUBLIC support for XP.
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ZionTech1PresidentAuthor Commented:
What does PUBLIC support mean?
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Darr247Commented:
This question has already been closed... I'm clicking Unmonitor
<-- over there, now.
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