05-05-2021, 10:01 AM
(05-05-2021, 09:39 AM)Brightcolours Wrote:(05-05-2021, 08:48 AM)davidmanze Wrote: ........ so what's changed all of a sudden that I'm risking ??
You risk your computer getting hijacked/infected/taken hostage by a boat-load of discovered security flaws that have been left unpatched since Windows 7 update support was basically dropped. Of course, using Windows 10 does not make you immune to new types of attacks, but it limits the scope of discovered flaws quite a bit.
@David: this. Plus the fact that Win 7 has been around for so long, that many ways have been discovered to hack it, badly.
You visit one single wrong site, by accident, and that's it. I do hope you create backups often and store them disconnected from your PC.
Quote:I am at risk using my macs too, as this guy from Microsoft security support keeps calling me to tell me that my computer is infected. Regrettably I never find out what to do about it, as I am quite allergic to his thick Indian/Pakistani accent/dialect so I hang up before they can help me.
@BC: I assume that was tongue-in-cheek, as you have a Mac, and as that is a well-known scam.
Only ever had one call like that, immediately broke the connection, and blocked these calls . They always want to take over your PC. And once that is doen, all heell breaks loose ....
Quote:As I wrote above, you can simply put in a USB3 card in your computer like this:
That will bypass your firmware-caused lack of USB 3-ness.
@David: and that is a good idea too .
Kind regards, Wim
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