Network Security Scare Tactics

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By Ryan Williams, - Did you know that every day 20,000 new distinct malicious software samples are discovered? That bears repeating. That was 20,000 new malicious software samples every single day. That is a lot of ill intended software floating around. Recently the Downadup worm infected 1 million computers in less than 24 hours. I have seen estimates that the worm has probably infected over 20 million computers by now. (To protect yourself make sure all your Microsoft patches are up to date.)

Network security is serious business. Not only do you have to worry about malicious software but also malicious people. We have seen businesses hacked by people in other countries. The hackers don't have to live on your street. Please make sure your antivirus is up-to-date, your Microsoft patches are up-to-date, your internet connect is secure and your wireless access point is encrypted. Don't wait until you are hacked or infected to begin thinking about security. If you have been guilty of not taking network security seriously, perhaps the statistics above will help motivate you to action.

Ryan Williams



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