Microsoft ending support for older OS Jan 2020
The last few monthly emails I’ve been sending out have been dedicated to IT data security – this is and will remain one of the highest priorities. However, there is more to IT than just security!
There are a couple of important things I would like to mention this month. Firstly, in regards to Microsoft desktop operating systems. Microsoft will end support for Windows 7 on the 14th of January 2020. This means you will no longer get security updates – this is a bad thing!
We highly recommend updating to Windows 10, or replacing any Windows 7 devices prior to then. If you’re not sure if you have Windows 7 devices, please get in touch with the helpdesk and they will let you know. We will also be proactively logging cases if you have Windows 7 devices throughout month.
Secondly (and I know I said I wouldn’t discuss security), we’ve had a few recent cases of scammers calling pretending to be your phone company (Telstra and Optus) and trying to fraudulently obtain access to accounts and computers.
Just a reminder that no legitimate company will ever call and ask for your password, or remotely access your computer (other than Intuitive IT support staff, and we’ll never ask for a password). If you are ever in any doubt whatsoever, please contact us, it is far better to be safe than sorry.