Not many people like changes in their lives, but most of the times in IT changes mean good news. Official upgrades or updates for software have always been a good way to keep up with the latest security fixes and newer content.
You Must Act Fast and Update Your Microsoft Windows
Windows 10 is the latest OS from Microsoft, a flagship OS that has been launched in 2015. But the thing is that not many people enjoy the experience this version of operating system offers. There are a lot more users that have Windows 7 instead of Windows 10 on their PCs/Laptops. While the most popular Windows OS is Windows 7, leading the market with 47.21% share, Windows 10 has only 29.09% share of the OS on the market. As for other versions of Windows, Windows 8.1 and Windows XP, each have approximately 5% on the OS market.
But there is a problem with the older Windows versions. They don’t get fast updates as Windows 10 gets for fixing security bugs and users will be put at risk of cyber-attacks. Hackers will exploit any vulnerability that is found in older versions of Windows that haven’t been updated with the latest fixes.
Old Versions of Windows OS are Vulnerable to Attacks
So, with hackers looking at the differences between Windows 10 and Windows 7 and 8, users might be targeted if there are holes inside the OS that would be vulnerable. With hackers looking at security changes in the similar codes that are found in more Windows versions, they will know what spots to target in the older Windows versions.
One of the Google Project Zero researchers, Mateusz Jurczyk confirmed this issue and stated that customers will be vulnerable to attacks, as the vulnerable spots in their older OS will be revealed with the upcoming updates for Windows 10 that focuses on fixing them for this latest OS.
In order to be protected, costumers are advised to update their OS to Windows 10 and use Microsoft Edge as the default browser.