Unpatched Systems Are Still A Major Attack Vector

Unpatched systems are still a major attack vector for hackers. These unpatched systems can invite major troubles for an organization. The issue can turn worse when the organization falls victim to a data breach and compromises confidential data.

Time and time again it was found that the same vulnerabilities kept being the top vector for exploitation via phishing attacks which the payload targeted specific flaws in the Microsoft product line. 

Top flaws

Some flaws that have been actively used to launch attacks are:

Bottom line

It is no surprise that Unpatched Systems Are Still A Major Attack Vector that is being leveraged for cyber attacks. With the growing number of threats taking advantage of well-known and old vulnerabilities, it is imperative that organizations patch out of date systems to protect their data, systems and critical infrastructure against hackers.

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Patrick Domingues

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