There are countless hackers who get up every morning with ONE goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software (like Adobe Flash Player, Java plug in or Google Chrome) to access your computer.
That’s why companies who develop software frequently issue patches and updates for KNOWN security bugs. However, once a KNOWN vulnerability is announced via a patch, hackers work like crazy trying to figure out how to exploit known vulnerabilities, and discover new ones. As a result, it’s crucial that you have a patch management and updating strategy for your applications.
If you’re a managed services client of ours, we’re monitoring your network for these updates and handling them for you. However, your home computers, smartphone and other devices that may NOT be under our protection probably need a little more care in order to manage the risks associated with these common known vulnerabilities.
Contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about proactive patch management.