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What is end-of-life software?

Sometimes vendors will discontinue support for a software program or issue software updates for it (also known as end-of-life [EOL] software). Continued use of EOL software poses consequential risk to your system that can allow an attacker to exploit security vulnerabilities present that could result in malware attacks. The use of unsupported software can also […]

How do you find out what software updates you need to install?

When software updates become available, vendors usually put them on their websites for users to download. Install updates as soon as possible to protect your computer, phone, or other digital device against attackers who would take advantage of system vulnerabilities. Attackers may target vulnerabilities for months or even years after updates are available. Some software […]

What are patches?

Patches are software and operating system (OS) updates that address security vulnerabilities within a program or product. Software vendors may choose to release updates to fix performance bugs, as well as to provide enhanced security features. Vulnerabilities in software applications provide easy access for malware to infect your PC. Total Defense Ultimate Internet Security scans […]

Keep an eye on any older devices you’re still using

There’s nothing wrong with holding on to a phone, tablet or PC for years, with two important qualifiers. If its support has reached end-of-life and connected to the internet, you should consider moving on. Devices that meet these criteria are at heightened risk of malware infections since they contain unpatched vulnerabilities.

Enable automatic updates for your security and data management apps

Outdated software is one of the biggest risks to data security. Countless attacks have targeted known exploits in older versions of popular applications and operating systems. To stay safe, use solutions like Total Defense Internet Security that automatically implement new updates as they become available.

How can you protect yourself following a hack?

LulzStorm hits Italian Universities

Lulz team seems to have their signature on the Security page almost on a weekly basis.  Just today, “The Sun” newspaper’s online home-page has been defaced, playing on the recent Murdoch issue but the most recent and interesting case certainly remains the attack to Italian Universities. On its Twitter page LulzStorm posted a supposed dump […]