CYBERSECURITY ALERT

Microsoft Windows 7




WINDOWS 7 SHOULD NOT BE USED FOR INTERNET BANKING FROM TUESDAY 14TH JANUARY 2020

The UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has warned people not to use Windows 7 to do internet banking or use e-mail from computers with Windows 7 from Tuesday 14th January 2020.

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The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has stated that “devices still using the operating system will be more prone to attacks as Microsoft ceases to patch weaknesses.”

Microsoft has previously suggesting purchasing a new PC containing a more recent operating system.

The GCHQ echoes this, advising users to move to Windows 10 or to take alternative precautions, such as transferring their sensitive data to a separate device that is supported.

You can check which version of Windows you are running by following these steps;
 

  1. Select the Start button
  2. Go to Settings
  3. Click on System
  4. Go to About
  5. The windows version will be listed under Windows Specifications

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