Dec. 20, 2012
-- IT support company NTSols have recently published a useful guide about hacking. The idea of it is to reduce the risk of vulnerability towards Windows 8 hackers as this currently seems to be a major issue with computer users. In 2010, the average website was found to have 230 serious vulnerabilities, and only 53% of those were dealt with over the course of a year. It’s shocking to know the bare truth of the situation but rest assured there are plans in place to help rectify the situation.
Nearly everyone worldwide owns some sort of computing device. This year’s research suggests that 80% of households in Britain have access to the internet, which is a 3% increase from last year’s figures. With that being said, the chances of a person being hacked are most likely quite high. It is said that over 6,000 new computer viruses are released every month. That’s over 200 new viruses a day. It’s no surprise that people are becoming more and more concerned about the cons of computing.
The guide itself includes several useful tips that will help prevent hackers trying to access your computer and your files. It includes hints such as doubling your security, falling foul to fake stories and making use of your anti-virus software. Recent studies show that around 20% of online viruses are released by organised crime units. With the aid of IT support this issue can be better addressed, and perhaps make you more the wiser.
The post is up now, and can be found right here (http://www.ntsols.com/newsletter/ezines/issue32/hackers.htm
) . It’s definitely worth a read.