Windows 7 was one of Microsoft’s popular and best-loved operating systems (OS), and most of us are still using it. But like the OSs before it, Windows 7 will eventually reach the end of its lifecycle. Mainstream end of support for Windows came into effect on January 13, 2015, but extended support won’t end until January 14, 2020. Find out what this means for you.
Online blogs and forums mostly cover networks and the cloud when it comes to cybersecurity, leaving other types of technology -- particularly virtualization -- overlooked and unsecured. If you don’t have the right defense plans in place, your business will be vulnerable to all types of cyberthreats.
Hospitals and clinics have been storing confidential medical files and patient data in highly protected servers. But unless patches are being installed, Spectre and Meltdown attacks could undermine the security of healthcare providers.
Why is Spectre and Meltdown a big problem for healthcare providers?
Spectre and Meltdown are security flaws in computer chips that give hackers access to all data saved in the server, circumventing even encryption and multi-layered security systems.
Despite security being one of Microsoft’s top priorities, it has been recently discovered that there are two vulnerabilities in computer chips, named Meltdown and Spectre, that put private data in jeopardy. As a solution, Microsoft has released an update to fix this vulnerability.
Windows is the most widely used operating system in the world, and for this reason it is also the most frequently targeted platform for hackers. In an attempt to shut down cyber criminals before they can exploit vulnerabilities, Microsoft recently rolled out a new security patch that fixes several known bugs for all versions of Windows.
If you’ve ever had a problem with how Microsoft Windows updates are rolled out, we have some good news. In a recent announcement, the team behind the world’s most popular operating system promised to make updates more consistent and user friendly.
It’s no surprise that millions of websites are on WordPress -- it’s easy to manage, operates on an open source framework, and covers most webmasters’ Content Management Solutions (CMS) needs. What’s also no surprise? That it’s prone to attacks.
Windows 10 delivers comprehensive protection with built-in security features, including anti-virus firewalls and windows defender. The operating system also updates itself regularly to keep your security current and to continuously help safeguard against threats.
Until now, virtualization hadn’t been targeted by cyber attackers with the same vigor as other small- and medium-sized business IT solutions. Whether it was because of the inherent security of virtualization or because of the relatively narrow scope of its adoption, this is no longer the case.
Although WordPress is more secure than it used to be, outdated installations can be a potential threat to your website and the data that is hosted on the servers. In an attempt to shut down hackers before they can exploit vulnerabilities, the WordPress security team recently rolled out a new version that patches security loopholes and fixes several known bugs.