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Microsoft Fixes Vulnerability Going All the Way Back to Windows 95
Well, better late than never.
This is to be said of Microsoft after they recently patched a security flaw that’s come with every generation of its operating systems going all the way back to Windows 95.
Microsoft was notified of the vulnerability by IBM back in May. The vulnerability allowed for a remote code execution via a packet to a Windows server. Once the malicious packet is downloaded from a source like an infected URL or email, the user’s system becomes vulnerable to a remote hack that could give the hacker control of the computer.
Known as the Microsoft Schannel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability, this vulnerability can be traced back to an improper processing of data packets. Since the discovery of the vulnerability, there’s yet to be any reports of systems where a takeover like this took place. However, now that the vulnerability has been publicly announced, hackers will be quick to pounce on the opportunity and seek out computers that haven’t been patched. Therefore, it’s of the utmost importance that you make sure your company’s workstations have this official security patch from Microsoft installed on them.
Installing the latest security patches for your company’s software should be a regular PC maintenance that you’re already doing. Skipping out on security maintenances, or even putting them off to a more convenient time, will leave your company’s data vulnerable. Your business needs a plan to make sure that security patches are getting installed in a timely manner. If you don’t have a plan like this in place, then you can outsource the maintenance of your company’s systems to SemTech IT Solutions.
Using our remote monitoring and maintenance tools, we’re able to install the needed security patches on every workstation connected to your network. This managed service gives your organization ultimate protection from hackers looking to take advantage of businesses with laxed security protocols. With SemTech IT Solutions’s managed IT services, you will gain peace of mind knowing that hackers will overlook attacking your business in favor of one that forgot to install recent security patches.
Our managed IT services are just one way that we can offer your business enterprise-level protection from hackers. To learn about more ways that we can secure your company’s data, give us a call at 407-830-1434.