Only a few days after the official support for Windows 7 ended, a critical vulnerability in Internet Explorer became known and the question arose whether an outdated operating system would receive a patch.
According to Microsoft, only users of Windows 7 who have paid for extended support will receive a patch for the vulnerability, while users of the home version of the operating system will not be updated.
” Now that support has been discontinued, users without paid extended support will no longer receive security updates. We remain committed to helping our customers upgrade their systems and upgrade to Windows 10. We understand that while we give some customers enough time to upgrade, some customers still don’t have enough time, so we offer them multiple options. Services like Microsoft FastTrack help speed up the migration, you can also take advantage of the Windows Virtual Desktop Service (including three years of extended support for security updates), or you can request paid extended support. After the support expires, we will continue to work with our customers on the most appropriate course,” Microsoft told Beta News.
We would like to remind you that Microsoft has discontinued official support for Windows 7 on January 14 this year. This means that the company no longer provides technical support, software updates, and security updates and fixes for vulnerabilities. The zero-day vulnerability in Internet Explorer was reported on January 17 (CVE-2020-0674). The vulnerability allows remote execution of arbitrary code on a system and is already exploited by cybercriminals in real attacks.
Currently, only a temporary micropatch is available for the problem on the 0patch platform. As the administration of the service assures, it will release micropatches for vulnerabilities in Windows 7 in the next three years, so users will not be left to chance.
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