THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING THE SYSTEM OPERATIVE AND UPDATED

THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING THE SYSTEM OPERATIVE AND UPDATED

THE IMPORTANCE OF MAINTAINING THE SYSTEM OPERATIVE AND UPDATED:

In 2016 more than 10{53342ce7a0878997f66c2ad73f51acc00ef824a42da45b6646b6dbba62a8ec5c} of PCs in Italy turned out to be using Windows XP operating system. However, being this an SO out of support since 2014, its use can result dangerous and damaging for the enterprises which do not want to substitute it.

In fact, after the out of support declaration by Microsoft, all the vulnerabilities being discovered in the operating system will not be settled by Microsoft itself anymore.

As a result the risk of attacks that due to the vulnerability of system can’t be blocked neither by an antivirus nor by firewall, increases. Thus, in order to avoid the exposition of enterprise data to viruses, it’s necessary to update the browser utilized for navigation as well as the operating system.

Let’s not forget that also the WannaCry ransomware exploited the vulnerability of the operating systems for spreading. It is hence necessary to update the client’s operating system and servers present in the enterprises.

Among the many reasons for which the shift to Windows 10 is suggested, there is also greater security provided by Microsoft for the creation of this operating system, which takes advantage of new functions for login, block and access to the device.

Moreover, in order to make their applications consistent with the obsolete operating systems, the software producers are currently investing less. Hence we end up using non-updatable, vulnerable and obsolete versions of software.

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Credits:  NetMarketShare La Stampa

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