Millions exposed to cyber risk as Microsoft Windows 7 reaches end-of-life

Microsoft | January 20, 2020

Millions exposed to cyber risk as Microsoft Windows 7 reaches end-of-life
Microsoft Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 operating systems reached their end-of-life (EOL) date on January 14, 2020. This means that Microsoft will no longer provide patches to secure, update, fix or improve these systems, and, as a result, users who decide not to upgrade or change systems could be exposed to dangerous cyber vulnerabilities. Windows 7 has long been one of the most popular Microsoft operating systems. Even today, almost 11 years after it was first launched, millions of PCs are still running Windows 7 despite Microsoft spending years of effort trying to get users to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. Estimates from Netmarketshare in December 2019 indicate that approximately 26.6% of all users operating Windows OS are using Windows 7, giving the recent EOL event a cyber risk profile that may be unprecedented in the history of software.

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Some people buy too much while others buy too little. Insurance is crucial but it's something that most people dread thinking about. Instead of just buying whatever your insurance agent sells you, spend some time to evaluate your needs and make the most out of your budget. Here are some guidelines in choosing the right insurance plans.

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