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  • 2020 patching starts with a bang!

    Posted on January 20th, 2020 at 01:05 Tracey Capen Comment on the AskWoody Lounge


    By Susan Bradley

    Patch Tuesday arrived on January 14, and it was not an auspicious start to the new year.

    An NSA warning about a newly revealed Windows vulnerability isn’t the only newsworthy event for January. Let’s recap:

    As we’ve discussed thoroughly on, millions of Windows users are saying goodbye (sort of) to the beloved Windows 7. For consumers, January’s updates are the last they’ll receive — barring some extraordinary event. Businesses still relying on Win7 machines (and there are possibly millions) get a three-year reprieve — if they take advantage of Microsoft’s Win7 Extended Security Updates (ESU) offering.

    Read the full story in AskWoody Plus Newsletter 17.3.0 (2020-01-20).