It is day 2 of this week’s information blast on patch management which is a module of our managed services. Today we are going to focus on internet safety and the importance of patch updates. We have 5 more weeks of information headed your way!
Software vulnerability comes from a security hole or weakness found in an operating system or software program. Hackers exploit this weakness by writing code to target a specific vulnerability, which is packaged into malware. These exploits can infect your computer with no action on your part other than viewing a website, opening a compromised message, or playing infected media.
Once your computer is compromised via the vulnerability, malware can then steal data, allow the attacker to gain control over your computer, and even use software in a way that it was not originally intended. So even though these software updates seem like a hassle, they should not be taken lightly but rather think of them as a preventative measure for your continued Internet safety. Many times people do not update these patches and therefore put their company and themselves at a huge risk. With new patches coming out daily it is vital to make sure you are checking for new updates and installing those correctly; this is where we can make your life easier with our managed service software, it instantly finds and updates new patches so you don’t have to!
If you would like more information on the risks and how we can help with your updates please contact us today! Look for tomorrows post on the Consequences of not Updating a Patch!