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It's Becoming Even More Important to Protect Systems against Ransomware

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RECENT GLOBAL CYBERATTACKS HAVE PUT THE SPOTLIGHT ON RANSOMWARE--AND HOW A LOT OF SYSTEMS REMAIN VULNERABLE.  ACCORDING TO "VIPRE" [LIKE "VIPER"], THERE'VE BEEN TWO MAJOR CYBERATTACKS, SINCE MAY, THAT HAVE DISRUPTED HUNDREDS-OF-THOUSANDS OF SYSTEMS, WORLDWIDE.  THIS SHOULD SERVE AS A DAUNTING REMINDER THAT RANSOMWARE HAS BECOME TODAY'S MOST-PERVASIVE AND -COSTLY CYBERTHREAT--IN LARGE PART, BECAUSE IT'S EFFECTIVE.  WHAT'S AN IMPORTANT STEP FOR SYSTEM-ADMINISTRATORS TO TAKE?  ACCORDING TO THE COMPANY, PATCH-MANAGEMENT IS A CRITICAL ELEMENT FOR HELPING ELIMINATE VULNERABILITIES THAT CYBERCRIMINALS ARE VERY ADEPT AT EXPLOITING.  THE LATEST ATTACKS SPREAD SO FAR AND WIDE BECAUSE THEY GOT INTO MACHINES THAT HADN'T BEEN PROPERLY UPDATED OR PATCHED.  AND, BECAUSE OF THIS, THE COMPANY BELIEVES THAT FREE TOOLS AND BASIC ANTIVIRUS-PRODUCTS AREN'T GOOD ENOUGH, ANYMORE.  TO LEARN MORE ABOUT RANSOMWARE-PROTECTION, VISIT "VIPRE"-DOT-COM; THAT'S "V-I-P-R-E"-DOT-COM.


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