The below software is no longer supported by Windows and Apple, but what does this mean?
Mac OS X (Snow Leopard)
Mac OS X (Mavericks)
Mac OS X (Yosemite)
Mac OS X (El Capitan)
Unsupported software will not receive updates or security fixes which are vital in maintaining your system’s security. This leaves your system vulnerable to hackers who actively target unsupported systems.
In addition, as per your obligations as stated in the PEXA Subscriber Security Policy: ‘Subscribers are required to maintain the security of their computer systems and keep them up to date, including taking reasonable steps to install patches and operating system updates’.
When using unsupported software, this obligation can no longer be met as these products are not supported. In addition, running unsupported software may impact performance when using the PEXA platform, including your signing capabilities.
What should you do?
In order to ensure your compliance with the PEXA Subscriber Security Policy, you must upgrade as soon as possible to a supported version of Windows or macOS.
For Windows users, while Windows 7 is currently supported, it will be end of life from the 14th of January 2020. To avoid having to upgrade again, it is recommended to upgrade directly to Windows 10. Windows 10 can be purchased from the Microsoft Store or from leading retailers.
Please not that for Mac users, you may have to purchase a new machine in order to upgrade to a supported operating system.
PEXA recommends reaching out to your IT professional or industry body to assist you with this upgrade.