Posted on January 14, 2020 by ICT Service Desk in Company News, Finance, HR & Payroll, ICT, SBS Online, SIMS.
As of today, the 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer be supporting Windows 7!
What does this mean?
- Microsoft will no longer create and push out Windows updates
- There will be no more security updates from Microsoft
- Microsoft will no longer be offering customer support for Windows 7
How will this affect schools and MATs?
- Windows 7 will become more vulnerable to security risks
- Your data will be at risk due to no more security updates
- Hackers may find it easier to use malware to invade, damage or disable the machine
UK officials have released a statement warning Windows 7 users not to do internet banking or send emails after today, the 14th January 2020.
This warning was issued by the National Cyber Security Centre, which is part of the Britain’s intelligence agency GCHQ.
Advice and support available
We recommend that all schools upgrade or replace all Windows 7 devices ASAP. Please contact your ICT service provider to discuss options to complete this.
If you are an SBS ICT customer and require support from the ICT Service Desk please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 0345 222 1551 • Option 1
If you would like to discuss how SBS could become your new ICT support provider contact 0345 222 1551 • Option 5 or email us.
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