Hackers target unprotected systems and may even benefit from accessing an outdated operating system. To reduce overall risk, learn about the importance of updating a Windows OS.
- [Instructor] Over the years,…hackers have written and modified many programs,…all designed to get in and manipulate a system.…Malware has improved in sophistication…and attacks are organized and coordinated.…Serious malware makers have progressed…to more aggressive attacks,…using ransomware, Trojan horses,…rootkits, and spyware.…Most methods involve advanced programming,…yet some involve social engineering.…
Expert hackers target unprotected systems…and outdated operating system.…That is because even with all the recent news…and cyber threats,…many are slow to adopt the latest in technology…and security patches, updates, and operating systems.…For example, Windows ended support for Windows XP in 2014.…However, as of October 2017,…you can still find Windows XP for sale on the internet,…and Windows XP is the third most popular operating system…in use today, at around 8.3%.…
In fact, there are still Vista and Windows 98 users…around the globe.…Older Windows operating systems simply are not secure,…as Microsoft eventually stops providing support…
- How ransomware works
- Types of ransomware
- Safeguarding Windows
- Securing your router
- Updating software and operating systems
- Spam, phishing, and spoofing
- Reporting ransomware
Skill Level Beginner
Ransomware: Practical Reverse Engineeringwith Malcolm Shore1h 22m Intermediate
Malware: Defense and Responsewith Scott M Burrell40m 46s Intermediate
Windows Performance Toolkit: Malware Analysiswith Thomas Pantels1h 4m Intermediate
1. Ransomware Overview
2. Types of Ransomware
3. Safeguarding Windows
4. Good Practice
Next steps1m 25s
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