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The Importance of Patch Management

  The day after Patch Tuesday… In a way, the bad guys get the equivalence of Christmas once a month and today is the day. Per Krebs on Security, the last round of patches fixed just shy of 60 vulnerabilities between Windows, Adobe, Flash, & other programs. Again, these patches are covering up vulnerabilities to your network that the bad guys found. Make sure to patch every computer in your organization/house and monitor the success rate of each one as well.

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WannaCry – Ransomware

A new strain of ransomware was reported on Friday named WannaCry. The ransomware has spread quickly across the world infecting hundreds of thousand systems. This virus is a bit more malicious though because it just doesn’t infect the PC that it came in on, but the whole network in which it is connected to. This virus is so broad Windows created patches for systems they don’t service anymore including XP & Vista. (If you are a business, we have STRONGLY recommended upgrading those PC’s) 

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