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Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by ExAngel007(f): 3:09pm On Feb 07, 2020
The Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), has alerted the general public on the risks of using Windows 7 powered devices for internet-based services that require the use of sensitive information such as internet banking.

With the official End of Support (EoS) of the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System (OS) which came into effect on 14th January 2020, the Minister said the best way to remain secure is to use the latest Operating Systems available.

It will be recalled that Microsoft had announced that it will no longer provide technical support and security or software updates for the Window 7 Operating System after the official End of Support (EoS) on 14th January 2020.

Though, it said systems running on Windows 7 OS will continue to work, however they will be progressively more vulnerable to viruses and malware.

The Minister is therefore calling on all Windows 7 users to immediately implement some precautionary measures to help to protect themselves from breach of privacy and loss of critical data.

The statement reads in part: ‘‘With the official End of Support (EoS) of the Microsoft Windows 7 Operating System (OS) which came into effect on 14th January 2020, Microsoft will no longer provide technical support and security or software updates for the platform. Systems running on Windows 7 OS will continue to work, however they will be progressively more vulnerable to viruses and malware.

‘‘In light of this, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), is alerting the general public on the risks of using Windows 7 powered devices for internet-based services that require the use of sensitive information such as internet banking. The best way to remain secure is to use the latest Operating Systems available.

‘‘We are therefore calling on all Windows 7 users to immediately implement some precautionary measures to help to protect themselves from breach of privacy and loss of critical data, the measures are: Keeping security software up to date; keeping all other applications up to date; and being more sceptical on downloads and emails accessed.

‘‘The minister in his efforts to propagate the importance of cyber security and to ensure that cyber threats are quickly identified and contained, will from time to time alert the general public on important event and measures to ensure that people can feel safe online’’.

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/minister-warns-against-use-of-window-7-powered-devices/amp/

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by TUANKU(m): 3:15pm On Feb 07, 2020
A good time to fire up metasploit...

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by chatinent: 3:19pm On Feb 07, 2020
Was it why the guy agreed to sell his laptop to me for just N20000?

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Nbote(m): 3:49pm On Feb 07, 2020
Dis man dey shame person I swear

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Professorcplus(m): 7:46am On Feb 08, 2020
error 404 comment modified grin Computer gurus in the house is it possible to upgrade/update from windows 7 to other versions especially 10?

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Mistaicey2288: 7:46am On Feb 08, 2020
Hmmm his points are actually valid and backed up with good reasons too. He never said people should stop using Windows 7 devices... He only warned the users to be more careful with it by taking some measures like using security softwares, using latest application updates etc because Microsoft already ended support for the windows 7 devices since 14th last month and will no longer provide technical support to them.


That being said, but who still uses Windows 7 device at this present time though?

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by unitysheart(m): 7:47am On Feb 08, 2020
OK sir. Anyone with sensible information to share will jot still be using windows 7devices at this age.
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by davidodiba(m): 7:47am On Feb 08, 2020
Okay. Thank you. Next please

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Young6x1: 7:47am On Feb 08, 2020
Hmmmm. This communication minister is better than one shittu one analogy minister

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by tygar(m): 7:47am On Feb 08, 2020
hhmm
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by StRichard(m): 7:47am On Feb 08, 2020
Lol...does he think everyone is aboki?

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by GeneralPula: 7:47am On Feb 08, 2020
In light of this, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy Dr Isa Ali Ibrahim (Pantami), is alerting the general public on the risks of using Windows 7 powered devices for internet-based services that require the use of sensitive information such as internet banking. The best way to remain secure is to use the latest Operating Systems available.

undecided

There’s no such thing as secure online..

Anything & everything is hackable..

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by texazzpete(m): 7:48am On Feb 08, 2020
Windows 7 users can still upgrade to Windows 10 for free.

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by StrikeBack(m): 7:48am On Feb 08, 2020
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Clueless ministers..

Person labour develop software , you from a shithole 3rd world country dey complain.


Which one your country people do

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by 360degreess(m): 7:48am On Feb 08, 2020
.Pantami my man.one of the best performing minister

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by OrjiAlex(m): 7:48am On Feb 08, 2020
OK.
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Opexzy: 7:48am On Feb 08, 2020
Thanks for reminding us... I m already missing windows 7... It's still the most stable version of windows... I hope windows 10 serves me better.

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by michlins(m): 7:48am On Feb 08, 2020
This is the most active minister of this ministry in a long while

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by MuttleyLaff: 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by reaky(m): 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020
☺️

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by WildChild00(m): 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020
Communication minister
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by ikorodureporta: 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020
hw can one upgrade??
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by traihit: 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020
Nigerian ministers rarely give precautionary advice on digital matters like this. Kudos for this one. You can however receive knocks for other mistakes.

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by francis5051: 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020
Nigeria can never be better as long as we keep on having the northern things as leaders...Dia wiseness is our foolishness.. forget tribalism stuff dis people no worth to rule anoda tribe beta and smarter Dan them

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Goalnaldo(m): 7:49am On Feb 08, 2020
Good advice sir.
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Ololanla: 7:50am On Feb 08, 2020
Okay
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Tommynkem(m): 7:51am On Feb 08, 2020
ExAngel007:


https://www.vanguardngr.com/2020/02/minister-warns-against-use-of-window-7-powered-devices/amp/
I can upgrade your windows 7 to windows 10pro for just 10k. original digital license authenticated by the OEM,
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Drabeey(m): 7:51am On Feb 08, 2020
Good day Hon Minister Pantami, it amuse me to get a very worthy news from you. Wow, this is a life safer information, but thank you sir many Nigerians know this already and we ain't daft as your information would seem.

However i like to ask when every Nigerian get a SSN to access government loans? That is a worthy information sir.

AuwalYusuf812:
Aboki no be human.

Mind your tongue boy

Hey man you sounded like calling someone 'Aboki' is derogatory? My friend, Aboki means friend grin

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by AuwalYusuf812(m): 7:51am On Feb 08, 2020
StRichard:
Lol...does he think everyone is aboki?
Aboki no be human.

Mind your tongue boy

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Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by Muhylonaire(m): 7:52am On Feb 08, 2020
undecided undecided undecided undecided
Re: Use Of Windows 7 Powered Devices Risky - Minister, Pantami by funshint(m): 7:53am On Feb 08, 2020
Trying to be relevant. Who made him spokesman for microsoft? Mtchewww which operating system is not vulnerable to security attack sef? You just wonder how this one's got where they are. I dont know why to slap someone just dey hungry me. Someone give me that meme grin

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