WhiteHat Security released AppSec Stats Flash Vol. 4, the latest installment of the company's monthly report and podcast reflecting on the current state of application security and the wider cyber threat landscape.
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22% of PC users still running end-of-life Windows 7 OS
Kaspersky recently conducted a study based on anonymized OS metadata provided by consenting Kaspersky Security Network users. The survey found that almost one quarter (22%) of PC users are still using the end-of-life OS Windows 7, which stopped receiving mainstream support in January 2020 by way of the vendor no longer sending software updates including critical security fixes.
just circling back to this, as I recall visiting a hardware store not so long ago, and found this gem sitting on the desk in the paint department
Covered in dust ? Check
Obsolete operating system ? Check
Vulnerable to attack ? Check
You could argue that the machine is offline, so the risk is low... But, there's a network cable connected, and it's flashing...
@cerberus Why do people do this ? Talk about leaving yourself vulnerable to attack I understand from the cost perspective, but if an operating system is no longer supported, you are leaving yourself wide open. Besides this, Microsoft gave everyone (even those with cracked versions of Windows) to upgrade for free to Windows 10...