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Old 28th September 2016, 17:52   #124
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Originally Posted by Magnus101 View Post
What about potential security problems with having a really old program that doesn't get patched?
I mean it is almost 3 years old now. I still use it and love it, but I wonder if it in some ways is a security threat?
It connects to the internet. It has its own internet browser etc...
I don't like having a program that isn't being patched...
First, Winamp now is such a niche product that i doubt hackers would bother. Second, the internet browser is just using trident in the system, therefore when microsoft updates your system for security holes, that would, in a sense, get patched as well.

Also, mind you, that probably the weakest link is the browser, it's not like you browse the net with it (I swear I hope you don't). So I would guess it would take downloading some malicious plug-in or malware targeting winamp specifically, or some how some black hat getting a hold of whatever domain names that are associated.

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