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Organizations reminded to act soon on Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 end of support deadline

The Carnegie Mellon University CERT Division has issued a warning to organizations about the January 14th, 2020, deadline when Microsoft ends support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2.

In the alert ‘AA19-290A: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2’ the CERT Division states that: “Organizations that have regulatory obligations may find that they are unable to satisfy compliance requirements while running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2,” and warns that “Mission and business functions supported by systems running Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 could experience negative consequences resulting from unpatched vulnerabilities and software bugs. These negative consequences could include the loss of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data, system resources, and business assets.”

Read the alert.

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