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Tech Tip Tuesday - Windows Worms

Ken here with a great Tech Tip!

Does your Windows have worms?

We hear from customers often about their concerns about viruses and security of their computers, networks, and systems. A worm is a standalone malware computer program that replicates itself in order to spread to other computers. Worms almost always cause at least some harm to the network, even if only by consuming bandwidth, whereas viruses almost always corrupt or modify files on a targeted computer. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_worm

According to Microsoft TechNet, Microsoft estimates nearly one million computers are still vulnerable to worm attacks. That indicates those computers have not yet installed an update released by Microsoft over two weeks ago.

What is most notable about this current "BlueKeep vulnerability" is the ability to reliably execute malicious code with no interaction on the part of a user, and because of that Microsoft has done something a bit unusual. They've released patches even for older unsupported operating systems like Windows 2003, XP & Vista.

To make sure your computer, network, office, etc. are safe, click here and learn more about the vulnerability and how to patch your OS.

https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/2019/05/30/a-reminder-to-update-your-systems-to-prevent-a-worm/