Russian banks have been jeopardized due to the termination of support for Windows 7

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Cancel technical support operating systems Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 can be a problem for Russian banks. This is due to the fact that the normative documents include programs from technical support to security, writes “Kommersant”.

Architect Microsoft technology center in Russia Ivan Budylin explained that this means no security updates, and the use of the operating system install updates may result in data loss.

the material explains that even large Russian banking institutions are not transferred to all your devices on Windows 10.

the service Statcounter, as of December 2019 in Russia, approximately 32% of computers running the Windows 7 operating system.

At the same time business security consultant Cisco Alexey Lukatsky notes that the ratio of Russian banks – Windows 7 occurs about every fifth computer.

From January 14, Microsoft retired technical support for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. As reported, the failure of this operating system “can be fraught with difficulties”. In this regard, the company will provide users with assistance using the guidelines.

In particular, Microsoft advised users of Windows 7 can create copies of files and photos using the cloud service OneDrive and use the Windows 10 operating system.

the refusal of Windows 7, the company considers as a new way to motivate users to update the operating system.

Now on the entire screen of the device will be deployed full-length window with a warning about potential risks of using an outdated OS.

the Warning will be seen by all users who installed version of Windows 7 service pack 1 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium and Professional.

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