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Offline GhostShip

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Win7 End Of Life - Win10 On Life Support ?
« on: January 14, 2020, 06:01:47 pm »
More fun news from Billys gang folks  ;)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51090407

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Microsoft is going to stop supporting Windows 7 from Tuesday so that it can focus on "newer technologies".
As a result, Windows 7 users will no longer receive the all-important security updates and patches that keep their machines safe.
It means that Microsoft is ending the cat-and-mouse game with hackers seeking to exploit software bugs in the Windows 7 operating system.
If perpetrators find a flaw in Windows 7, Microsoft will not fix it.

It seems that despite years of fine tuning the code base and developing tools to scan code for all manner of exploits nothing has changed.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-51106356

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The US National Security Agency (NSA) has revealed a major flaw in Windows 10 that could have been used by hackers to create malicious software that looked legitimate.

Microsoft is expected to issue a patch later and to say that the bug has not been exploited by hackers.
The issue was revealed during an NSA press conference. It was not clear how long it had known about it before revealing it to Microsoft.

The problem exists in a core component of Windows known as crypt32.dll, a program that allows software developers to access various functions, such as digital certificates which are used to sign software.

Why anyone would expect anything different from MS is perhaps the real mystery here  :/

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Re: Win7 End Of Life - Win10 On Life Support ?
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 05:56:23 am »
i wonder what will happen at the 49.7 day mark now that automatic updates isnt there to reboot win7 every month...

btw; win10 doesnt have a proper test team like previous versions of windows, they rely on insiders and to a lesser degree the end users of 'stable' releases, so its not as well built as previous versions..

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