The time has finally arrived. Microsoft Windows 7 and multiple versions of Windows Server 2008 have reached end of support today, January 14, 2020. As a result, customers will no longer receive technical support and software updates for those products as of today.
On May 12, 2017, the now infamous WannaCry ransomware burst onto the worldwide scene. WannaCry infected over 200,000 systems and 150 countries in just 3 days.
Organizations should prioritize getting rid of end-of-support (EOS) software. To assist in that effort, the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center (MS-ISAC) has released an EOS software report list.
Security experts are warning users and organizations to patch a critical Remote Desktop Services vulnerability CVE-2019-0708 dubbed "Bluekeep" affecting Windows systems.
In case you missed it in the May security updates, Microsoft also provided patches to plug a critical remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability in older Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 operating systems (OS).
Are you still running Windows 7? If you are, here is another reason to upgrade to Windows 10 as soon as possible. Microsoft will officially end support for Windows 7 on January 14, 2020.
Security researchers at Google have disclosed zero-day vulnerabilities that impact Chrome and Windows 7 OS. Google has provided a patch for Chrome, but no update is yet available for Windows 7.
A new vulnerability dubbed "Total Meltdown" was discovered last month after Microsoft issued patches to fix the previous Meltdown vulnerabilities.