Microsoft has extended by 18 months its end-of-life date for its Enhanced Mitigation Experience Toolkit (EMET) to July 2018.
At least some of you IT pros probably were aware, but I had not realized that Microsoft, until its announcement on November 3, was planning to drop EMET 5.5x support in January 2017 before the reprieve.
In a November 3 blog post entitled "Moving Beyond EMET," Microsoft officials noted that the first version of EMET was introduced in 2009.
Back then, "despite substantial improvements in Windows OS security during that same period, it was clear that the way we shipped Windows at the time (3-4 years between major releases) was simply too slow to respond quickly to emerging threats. Our commercial customers were particularly exposed since it often took years to deploy new OS versions in large scale environments," said the Softies.