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Don’t access your bank account from Windows 7 machines

by on14 January 2020

NCSC warning

From today Windows 7 is officially deader than Pliny the Elder and the UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) is warning people of using online banking or accessing sensitive accounts using the OS.

 The NCSC, the government body for cybersecurity, is encouraging people to upgrade from Windows 7 as soon as possible, due to Microsoft's 2019 decision to stop providing technical support for the software.

"The NCSC would encourage people to upgrade devices currently running Windows 7, allowing them to continue receiving software updates which help protect their devices", the NCSC spokesperson said.

 "We would urge those using the software after the deadline to replace unsupported devices as soon as possible, to move sensitive data to a supported device and not to use them for tasks like accessing bank and other sensitive accounts. They should consider accessing email from a different device."


Last modified on 14 January 2020
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