Why It’s Risky to Ignore Software Updates


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You know that feeling when you look in your phone’s app store, and 29 apps are asking to be updated? Yes, everyone gets annoyed with this sometimes.

What’s worse is when you’re working on your computer, and software pings up a message saying it needs to be updated. At least phone apps don’t take long and don’t interrupt you that much. On your computer, it’s too easy to hit “remind me later” and forget it.

Often these updates are known as patches. And they’re there to keep your business safe.

When a vulnerability is found in software or an operating system, the developers work fast to create a minor patch that fixes the vulnerability. This is like a Band-Aid until a full update is created.

It’s risky to ignore any updates. A recent study found that today’s top 4 most exploited vulnerabilities were discovered between 2018 and 2020.

The fact that they’re still in the top 4 shows that many businesses are skipping updates!

The answer is simple: Get your IT partner to make sure all your software is always up to date. This can be done remotely and efficiently with minimal disruption to you and your team.

Yeo & Yeo Technology’s YeoCare Managed Services are designed to keep your network healthy and detect failures before they happen. Learn more about how YeoCare can help protect your organization.

Information used in this article was provided by our partners at MSP Marketing Edge.

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