Millions of computers at risk as Windows 7 approaches end of life: Users and sysadmins don't have long to upgrade
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17 October 2019 - 15:08, by , in IT Security, No comments

The Windows 7 end-of-life date is January 14, 2020, meaning users and system administrators have just three months to upgrade their devices if they want to keep receiving patches and security updates from Microsoft. Following the Windows 7 end-of-life deadline, organizations and individuals who stick to the outdated operating system will be at increased risk of being targeted by malicious hackers and cyber-criminals. And according to usage data, several devices will be exposed to threats. After several statements and warnings from Microsoft, prompting users to upgrade to newer versions of Windows, the past months have seen a growth in Windows 10 adoption. Regardless, Windows 7 still remains very popular.

According to data from NetMarketShare, 28% of computers were still running Windows 7 in September 2019. There are more than one billion Windows devices around the world, so this will put hundreds of millions of devices at risk.

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