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Windows 10 Fake Update Installs Ransomware

Windows 10 Fake Update

Another day, another cyberattack making the news and potentially infecting our monitored workstations.

With the newest legitimate Windows 10 updates hitting desktops and laptops, evil minds are looking to capitalize in the form of prompting consumers to download infected “updates.” This new ransomware threat was discovered by top researchers at SpiderLabs, and they were able to determine that the update in question is being delivered via an attachment hitting inboxes. (more…)

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End of Windows 7 Support – Everything You Need To Know About Windows 7 End of Life

end of windows 7 support

Microsoft recently announced it will be pulling the plug and end Windows 7 support come January 14, 2020. The operating system did have a good run, as it received a full decade worth of updates from the software giant. However, in order to fully devote itself to Windows 10 and newer operating systems, Microsoft decided it needed to move on from 7. If you currently run Windows 7 this very much will affect you and you’ll need to know all the ins and outs of what is changing, what to expect, and when you’ll need to upgrade to Windows 10.

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Windows 7 HIPAA Compliant Requirements – Microsoft Ends Service for Windows 7

The Windows operating system has long been the OS of choice for medical practitioners and other service providers throughout the industry. Windows 7 is one of the longest continually used versions from Microsoft as it initially came out in 2009 and then went global in a wider basis the following year. However, after a decade of use, Microsoft is looking to devote more of its time and resources on more recent releases of the operating system, which is why January 2020 marks the end of support for Windows 7. This means Windows 7 HIPAA compliant users will need to upgrade their systems to Windows 10 to remain not only HIPAA compliant, but to continue receive support and updates from Microsoft.

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