Consumers, as well as businesses that don’t want to pay for extended support, are encouraged to upgrade if they’re still using Windows 7. That’s the advice Jack Mannino, chief executive officer at application security provider nVisium LLC, gave SiliconANGLE.

“If you are using a product or software built on a Windows 7 stack that you cannot immediately deprecate or air gap to some capacity, you need to isolate these systems as much as technically possible,” Mannino explained. “This includes ingress controls at the host level and ingress and egress controls at networking boundaries. These include kiosks as well as devices used within medical or manufacturing areas. In many scenarios, these systems are difficult to protect against attacks requiring physical access because by nature they are deployed to physically accessible areas.”

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