Cyber Security Company is now alarming the other companies to pay attention from the day of January 14th, 2020. Microsoft will withdraw support for the Windows 7 operating system from this day. That means security patches to these systems will no longer be available.
According to Cyber Security Agency, about 35 percent of personal computers still use Windows 7 software. These systems will no longer be secure from cyberattacks from January 14th. Released in 2009, Windows 7 has become the most used operating system worldwide.
Despite the release of the Windows 8 in 2012 and Windows 10 in 2015, the Windows 7 remained the most used operating system until 2019. Windows 7 has been quite popular among IT departments and personal computers.
Eyal Gruner, the founder and, CEO of Cynet says- ‘It’s a critical challenge for many organizations. The reality is that Windows 7 is alive and kicking in many organizations even if Microsoft chooses not to protect them anymore. It should be a wake-up call to any CISO to ask himself or herself how to adjust to this new reality’.
A system using the Windows 7 version, from this day will face higher security risks. No more software updates will be available and performance quality will also decrease gradually.
As reported in 2016-17, about 65 percent of the companies were victims of cyberattacks. Half of these attacks were successful and some of the operations failed.
Technologies on the ground of cyber attacks are developing rapidly to find out more sophisticated ways to penetrate the system. AV-Test.org registered 67.7 million new attacks of Windows malware in 2018 which can be worst as soon as the support ends. So, Cyber Security Company recommends every user to upgrade the pro version (Windows 10) soon.
Why Microsoft ended support for Windows 7?
It’s a part of their policy that any operating system has a certain lifecycle. When a new updated operating system develops then the older system must be laid to rest. So, with the advent of Windows 10, the older version Windows 7 must come to an end.
The current November 2018 version of Windows 10 has established as a reliable and user-friendly software package with some additional improvements to increase productivity than Windows 7.
Windows 10 support is expected to withdraw in the year 2026.
Why should you upgrade your system?
Once a system reaches at the end of its life, hackers then can easily find out the ways to exploit vulnerabilities as they know it will never be cured again. They can gain sensitive data and can do anything out of it. So, understanding the importance of cybersecurity awareness one should always upgrade the latest version of the OS.
It is always better to be safe than sorry!
If you react early by replacing the Operating System with the new Windows version, nothing will block your way to have a secure environment and successful growth. Windows 10 has already become popular worldwide.
If you’re still using the older version of the OS, and planning to get the latest version then contact our Cyber Security Consultancy to fix it soon.
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