It has been widely reported that the Navy is insisting on using Windows XP, but what cannot be talked about enough are the security implications of this.
Windows XP was notoriously insecure even when it was in normal usage, but now that it’s ancient, the details on how to hack into an XP network are easy to get. Worse, the Navy insists on keeping this system even as this is public knowledge. It would take time and money, but an upgrade to either a newer version of Windows or to some Linux or other open-source option would make things vastly more secure for the sections of the Navy that are subjected to this policy.
Now, there will always be those who argue that [...]