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    Windows 7 are no longer releasing security updates

    12/02/2020
    If you are using Windows 7, we strongly advise that you upgrade to Windows 10. The reason for this is that Microsoft are no longer releasing security updates to keep Windows 7 devices safe.

    If you continue to use Windows 7, you put yourself at risk to the following:

    Vulnerability to malware, viruses and Ransomware that may:

    - Damage, delete or steal data

    - Steal personal and financial data

    - Spy on personal activity without your knowledge

    - Ransomware designed to block access to your computer system until a sum of money is paid

    To avoid this, simply follow the below steps:

    1. Upgrade personal Windows 7 devices to Windows 10 as soon as possible

    2. Stop making any financial transactions such as internet banking or online shopping from a Windows 7 device

    3. Stop using email (sending or receiving) on a Windows 7 device

    4. Stop connecting Windows 7 devices to the Middlesex network or any Middlesex University online services, be it cabled, wirelessly or via a VPN

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