IS4560 Hacking Techniques and Incident Handling
Wireless Exploit Research
February 28, 2016
Prevention is always better than a cure, and this is the same with regard to bots. Help prevent your business's computers from infection in the first place by following these quick tips
1. Ensure your antivirus is updated. It's a no-brainer, but computers are still being infected. Computers without the latest updates are not protecting your systems. However, updating can be tricky too, because security vendors need to be able to keep up with the latest threats without grinding their systems to a halt. It's important to find out how it's done, because if the PC becomes slow to a point where it impacts productivity due to the number of the updates, then you're just swapping one problem for another.
2. Harden your Windows. Make sure that the Microsoft Windows and main programs (Office, Adobe products) have the latest patches as explained above. Vulnerabilities in the operating system and other key programs provide easy access for the bad guys to compromise your systems. Cybercriminals are very familiar with these vulnerabilities and know how to exploit them.
3. Take advantage of freebies. Just like when you lock your door, do you twist the door handle just to make sure it's locked and secure. You have to make sure you're protected there are a number of free tools available from reputable security vendors to not only help prevent bot infections, but also search your existing systems to see if you've been infected.
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