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.
About the author
Yener is the founder and Managing Director of Intuitive IT. Prior to running his own business Yener worked for a number of corporate organisations where he gained invaluable experience and skills, as well as an understanding of how IT can complement and improve business outcomes.