Australian Government Spends Millions on Security Updates for Windows 7

The Australian government will pay nearly $9 million for custom Windows 7 security patches, as a number of devices in its fleet are still running the operating system that reached the end of support on January 14.

The Department of Defense and the Australian Taxation Office will spend $6,096,044 and $979,080, respectively, to keep devices running Windows 7 secure until at least January 2021. Back in December, the Australian Taxation Office also paid another $1,582,955 for extended security updates for Windows Server 2008, which also reached the end of support on January 14.

The two organizations expect devices running Windows 7 to be migrated to Windows 10 in the coming months, albeit for the time being, a furth… (read more)
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Juniya Sankara

Juniya Sankara

I love everything to do with Microsoft Windows, and the new Windows 10 is great so far. I love to spend my time researching on how viruses and bacteria work in my personal lab. I also enjoy history and comics.