Cyber Security, a thing for concern

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One author wrote, “New times calls for new things”. This saying can be related to any sector in our day to day living.  Quite often,  people want the best and latest gadgets in life. This can also be the case when it comes to our digital gadgets. Our security is always at risk if we use the out-dated software. In recent years cyber attacks including terrorism have been rife globally. Last year alone KSN data reported a huge treat in cybersecurity. Kaspersky Lab solutions detected and repelled 277,646,376 malicious attacks from online resources located in 185 countries all over the world. 72,012,219 unique URLs were recognized as malicious by web antivirus components. Attempted infections by malware that aims to steal money via online access to bank accounts were registered on 204,388 user computers. Crypto ransomware attacks were blocked on 186283 computers of unique users. Kaspersky Lab’s file antivirus detected a total of 198,228,428 unique malicious and potentially unwanted objects. On Mobiles Kaspersky Lab mobile security products detected: 1,598,196 malicious, 19,748 mobile banking Trojans, 108,073 mobile ransomware Trojans (installation packages).

It is due to these alarming threats, every individual or organisation should then upgrade their systems to the Morden systems. You will find that even today some are is still running Windows XP Service Pack 2 on their PC’s, an Operating System (OS) which was released October 25, 2001, but isn’t that now a legacy OS? Surprisingly users cry foul that they have been hacked and blaming Technicians for not doing the Job right but it’s time to spare a thought, isn’t that possible to happen when you are using an old OS. It is high time Administrators give their ear to technicians on the IT infrastructure. Today the global advice to individuals and organisations is to use up to date Softwares and Operating Systems.

Recently Microsoft has announced that it is ending support on all old operating systems. This, therefore, should be a warning to organisations and individuals as the company will no longer release security patches for these operating systems. Any holes hackers find will be left unpatched and the operating system is now fundamentally insecure which will make hackers do the moonwalk on your system.

Eyetro Digital, therefore, urges organisations to discontinue using such softwares. Recently Windows had to put an end to Windows 8.1 which was launched in 5yrs years old in October a lot of people never really actually enjoyed using the October baby 8.1 saying it was complex to use even though some end-users loved the Interface. When the developers of Microsoft Windows 8.1 noted that they then offered free upgrades to Windows 10, the OS came as an integration of Wins 8.1 and Wins 7.

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