Outdated Software Exposes PC Users to Security Risks Says Report

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by itman, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. itman

    itman Registered Member

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    https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/ne...poses-pc-users-to-security-risks-says-report/
     
  2. Rasheed187

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    Outdated software isn't that big of a deal if you're using decent security tools. And new versions often introduce problems.
     
  3. blacknight

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    Not so sure, but it's also true that some softwares have so much bugs to require continuous updates - see JAVA RE or Flash Player - and it's boring and frustrating. Luckily I don't need Java !
     
  4. wat0114

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    Agreed, unless it's the browser and especially plugins, as these are typically a prime target of drive-by exploits. Adobe plugins (especially Flash), mentioned in the post, has especially been a swiss cheese full of security holes over the years, and why it's been a popular target for so long. Thank goodness Flash is pretty much dead.
     
  5. Rasheed187

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    Yes, Flash has been the biggest problem, but it's pretty dead. But believe it or not, I almost never update my Windows OS and I often run old versions of browsers, and not a single problem. With anti-exploit software and ad-blocking extensions you should be good, especially since browsers have become safer.
     
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