Leaving Windows 7 in Production Puts You at High Risk of Ransomware Attack

Microsoft end-of-support for Windows 7 means systems will remain unpatched, creating an opportunity for future ransomware attacks to wreak havoc.

It’s time for a brief history lesson: Remember WannaCry? It was so successful because of unpatched systems. And this week marked the end of support for all Windows 7 devices. Estimated to represent as much as one-quarter of all PCs worldwide, this legacy operating system will be forever vulnerable to any attacks based on newly discovered vulnerabilities.


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