It's been found that 'cyber-thieves' are actively exploiting the vulnerability of Windows 7 by combining it with a separate flaw found in the Chrome browser. Google has issued an update for its Chrome web browser to close the loophole and Microsoft has said it is also working on a fix for the problem in Windows 7.
Commenting on this warning from Google, Mike Castle ITRM's Chief Technology Officer said ''it’s good to see the media raising the general awareness of what is happening with Windows 7. As Microsoft bring support for Windows 7 and Windows server 2008 to an end in January 2020, organisations do need to consider the risk of having no further security and other potentially critical patches available leaving them with un-patched and potentially exploitable devices in their network''.
Mike continued by adding, ''it really is time for organisations with Windows 7 desktops and any Windows Server 2008 servers in use, to consider upgrading or replacing these over the coming months to ensure they reduce unnecessary risk to their IT environments. ITRM has a range of options for organisations looking to resolve this challenge, including a move to Cloud or in place upgrades where possible''.
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