Windows security is reliable – at least we thought so. But now, accusations can be heard that Microsoft is neglecting Windows 7 security in favour of Windows 10. Is that really true?
After all, more than 40 percent of Windows users worldwide use Windows 2007. It would be extremely negligent to treat Microsoft Windows 10 as a priority, meaning that.users of older versions would be neglected. We’ll tell you how it’s about the latest Windows 7 security is ordered.
Updates for Windows Security
The deadline for Windows 7 support is 14 January 2020. Microsoft need to ensure the Windows security of this operating system by regular updates for the next two years. Windows 7 appeared in October 2009 as a successor to Microsoft’s flop operating system, Windows Vista. In the UK, Windows 7 is still the most popular operating system on desktop computers. It is only recently that the numbers of Windows 10 users are rising to almost equal the windows 7 users according to StatCounter. Windows 7 is running at 43 percent, with Windows 10 catching up at 41 percent of UK desktop computers.
Windows security any good?
At the end of May 2017 Microsoft experienced a security breach. This breach affects both Windows 10 and Windows 7 and 8.1 systems. Mateusz Jurczyk from the Google security team, Project Zero, has now discovered that this vulnerability has only been fixed with an update for Windows 10. It still exists in the two older versions. And that both operating systems still have to be provided with full security updates. According to Microsoft’s plan for the lifetime of its own software, Windows 7 will be supplied with security updates until January 14, 2020 and Windows 8.1 until January 10, 2023. Is the highly acclaimed
Windows security really any good? Does Microsoft care more about its latest operating system than the older ones? It seems so and is a serious development. Windows 7 is still used more frequently than Windows 10, as StatCounter has determined.
Dangerous security gaps in Windows 7
Microsoft is trying to get as many users for as possible for Windows 10. This is because this operating system has better protection mechanisms than its predecessors. Nevertheless, safety gaps should be maintained in the older versions. Because the fact is that cybercriminals can use these security gap to harm you. For your computers to be reliably protected, we recommend you get a Windows 10 update with your TrustATec partner on site. This is the only way to ensure that your device is optimally secured. For more information, see the articles Only Windows 10 to get security patches , and Windows 7 is dangerously insecure.