The UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has urged organizations still on Windows 7 to plan now for the end of extended support in a year’s time.
The GCHQ arm reminded IT managers that the operating system will no longer receive free updates from January 14 2020.
That will mean any machines still running then could be exposed to a greater risk of malware, and potentially unreliable systems. The NCSC drew parallels with the end-of-support for Windows XP in 2014.
By Phil Muncaster
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