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Microsoft Warns Companies To Ditch Windows 7

Windows 7 is on its final legs according to Microsoft, as the company encourages its corporate customers to move to Windows 10 as soon as possible.

Microsoft no longer fully supports Windows 7, and plans to stop issuing security updates in January 2020. The company said that corporate customers shouldn’t expect the operating system, first released in July 2009, to protect them from security threats as effectively as Windows 10.

Head of Windows at Microsoft Germany Markus Nitschke said in a blog post that Windows 7 “does not meet the requirements of modern systems, nor the security requirements of IT departments.” (Translation via Ars Technica)

Microsoft recently issued a report on a spear-phishing attack that occurred in October on US think tanks and non-governmental organisations. The group believed to be behind the Democratic National Committee hacks took advantage of two Windows vulnerabilities. Microsoft said the attacks would not have been possible in Windows 10 with the Anniversary Update.

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