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The national cybersecurity center in the UK (NCSC) has warned citizens about the need to move to a new version of Windows, reports The Telegraph.
In its report, the Agency to combat cyber espionage of Windows 7 recognizes the threat and advises as soon as possible to abandon its use. Experts specify that from January 14, Microsoft will cease to support popular OS that may provoke growth of attacks on users. In particular, the NCSC advises owners copy of Windows 7 to use the services of Internet banking and email clients.
If you cannot upgrade, the centre advises to move sensitive data from computers running Windows 7 to other devices. The Agency said that hackers are exploring the options of attacks on the operating system in 2014, once Microsoft ceased to support other legacy OS, Windows XP.
The Telegraph noted that Windows 7 has been the center of a major cyber attack. In 2017, it became known that a large portion of infected computers WannaCry the National health service of England is running popular operating system.
In December, Microsoft said it will continue to support only corporate users of the outdated OS. The standard version of Windows 7 will no longer receive technical assistance and software updates from 14 January 2020. Windows 7 was released in 2009, replacing Windows Vista.
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