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Tech & Science : million PCs in Germany run with uncertain Windows System

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The insecure systems also include outdated versions of Windows Vista, Windows XP and Windows 8, which can be found together on about 450,000 PCs. In one year, the support for Windows version 8.1 is also running, which is currently being used to 1.3 million PCs in Germany. On the safe side are the approximately 44 million users of Windows 10. The latest version Windows 11 does not play a role in statistics.

  Millionen PCs in Deutschland laufen mit unsicherem Windows-System © Provided by Berliner Zeitung

"The use of outdated software is grossly negligent," said Thorsten Urbanski, security expert of ESET. For private users and especially companies, the use of an obsolete system software can be expensive to be expensive. "A vulnerability, for example in a no longer supported operating system, is sufficient, and attackers have the foot in the door as well as permanent access to the computers of the victim."

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Urbanski also referred to a positive trend at the same time. Many private users would have used the past year and brought their computers to the latest. "In Germany, around two million unclear Windows computers are less on the net in Germany." The look into the future voice positive. "The use of Windows 8.1 is declining, and horror scenarios such as the support end of XP or 7 will not occur 2023."

companies and authorities will not only be a higher for Windows 7 and other outdated Windows versions for Windows 7 and other obsolete Windows versions. Risk, because these are facilitated cyber attacks. Those who do not care about the updates violates expert assessments against the European Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO). The EU Directive requires to comply with the "state of the art" in the processing and use of personal data.

Germany to speed up green energy projects in 'gigantic' effort

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Windows 7 came to the market over ten years ago, on October 22, 2009, as successor to the unsuccessful Windows Vista on the market and was used by PC manufacturers by 2014. The successor Windows 8 also came with starting difficulties and did not convince many users. Therefore, many companies, Windows 7, remained faithful after 2014.

Under the Microsoft operating systems, Windows 7 generally considered mature and safe. After the end of official support from the US software konzern, however, many vulnerabilities were discovered, which were no longer closed. In 2020, the number of 388 officially registered problems achieved a high. Last year, the CVE system recorded with which security gaps and other weaknesses are detected in computer systems, 253 cases. After all,

companies and organizations can still purchase cost updates at Microsoft. Private users, on the other hand, have no access to the security updates. And that could have, for example, on online banking fatal consequences, warns security expert Uhlemann.

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