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Windows 7 End of Life

Nov 19, 2020 | Cybersecurity | 0 comments

On the 14th January 2020 Windows 7 & Windows Server 2008 are reaching their end of life.

There will no longer be any security patches and updates released by Microsoft. It means that if you keep using Windows 7 and/or Windows Server 2008/R2, you will be at a huge risk of being exploited by cybercriminals if new vulnerabilities are disclosed. It means your company needs to put in the effort, starting now, for a smooth transition to a supported version of the OS- Windows 10 for desktops and laptops.

You can continue using Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2 after January 2020, but at your own risk, unless you pay for extended security updates. The main reason you might do this is because you have a legacy application that won’t run on the new operating system. In this case, you’ll want to minimize the number of devices that you keep on the EOL Windows platform.

Independent software vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors are also likely to cease support for Windows 7. New hardware might not be compatible with it and manufacturers might not create hardware drivers for your out-of-date operating system.

Everyday, new software vulnerabilities are uncovered and new malware is created by cybercriminals. Once Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008/R2 support ends, you can be sure that hackers will be ready to pounce on any new vulnerabilities that are discovered. Without regular OS updates and patches, you will be at the mercy of the cybercriminals.

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