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Security Alert: Microsoft Ending Support for Windows Vista

April 13, 2017 in Info, Security Alert!, Update! by Web Master  |  No Comments

National Cyber Awareness System:

Microsoft Ending Support for Windows Vista

03/17/2017 12:45 AM EDT


Original release date: March 17, 2017

All software products have a lifecycle. After April 11, 2017, Microsoft is ending support for the Windows Vista operating system. After this date, this product will no longer receive:

  • Security updates,
  • Non-security hotfixes,
  • Free or paid assisted support options, or
  • Online technical content updates from Microsoft.

Computers running the Windows Vista operating system will continue to work even after support ends. However, using unsupported software may increase the risks of viruses and other security threats.

Users and administrators are encouraged to upgrade to a currently supported operating system. For more information, see Microsoft’s Vista support and product lifecycle articles.

US-CERT does not endorse or support any particular product or vendor.

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August 20, 2015 in Security Alert! by Web Master  |  No Comments

Apple Releases Security Update for QuickTime

08/20/2015 08:23 PM EDT

Original release date: August 20, 2015
Apple has released a security update to address multiple vulnerabilities in QuickTime for Windows 7 and Windows Vista. Exploitation of one of these vulnerabilities may allow an attacker to take control of an affected system.
Users and administrators are encouraged to review the Apple security update page for QuickTime 7.7.8 and apply the necessary update.

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