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Will you be more vulnerable when Windows 7 support ends in six months' time?

18 July 2019 11:16 AM
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Computer hacking
Microsoft announces Windows 10 operating system
Microsoft ends Windows XP support
Dexterity Digital's Cliff de Wit unpacks the implications if you haven't upgraded your Windows operating system.

More than a third of the world's computers still run on Windows 7. How are users going to be affected when Microsoft ends its support for this older operating system in January 2020?

On Upfront, Refilwe Moloto discusses the implications with Cliff de Wit, chief technology officer and co-founder of Dexterity Digital.

De Wit says he's confident there won't be major problems at corporate level in South Africa, as most companies would have moved their users on to the updated operating systems.

The people who could be in trouble are those of us who didn't really pay attention when Microsoft was offering free upgrades to Windows 8 and 10.

What it means is that on 14 January 2020 they will stop updating the operating system.

Cliff de Wit, Chief technology officer and co-founder - Dexterity Digital

They will no longer do bug fixes and updates from a security point of view.

Cliff de Wit, Chief technology officer and co-founder - Dexterity Digital

De Wit says this could be problematic in today's modern computer age, considering the rate of hacking.

For more on what this could mean for you, listen here:


18 July 2019 11:16 AM
Tags:
Computer hacking
Microsoft announces Windows 10 operating system
Microsoft ends Windows XP support