Many businesses are still relying on Windows 7 machines, and no wonder – it’s a great operating system. But in January 2020, Windows 7 will reach the end of its life. That means Microsoft will no longer support or update it and at that point this popular operating system will become increasingly unsafe to use.
When software is unsupported, it becomes a massive target for hackers. In fact some cyber experts believe hackers are already sitting on vulnerabilities they will exploit after January 2020.
The UK’s tech security body, the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has issued a reminder about the Windows 7 deadline on its website and warns of the risks of running software without support: “Malware can spread much more easily on obsolete platforms because, without security updates, known vulnerabilities will remain unpatched. As a result, it’s crucial to move away from them as quickly as possible.”
We’ve created a new short video to tell you why it’s such a problem, and why you mustn’t wait till long to replace your old tech…