14 January 2020

14th Jan 2020: Windows 7 is now "End Of Support". GCHQ warns not to use Windows 7 computers for banking or email!

GCHQ has warned people not to do internet banking or use emails from computers with Windows 7 from 14th Jan 2020, when Microsoft will end support for the software.

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), the public-facing arm of the cyber spy agency, said that devices still using the operating system after next week will become increasingly vulnerable to cyber attacks as the tech giant stops patching weaknesses in its product.

Microsoft announced last year that it would be ceasing technical support for Windows 7 and urged users to upgrade to its Windows 10 system.

It is estimated that there are still more than 440 million people using Windows 7 worldwide, which was first released in 2009.

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