Ransomware: Just say Yes 2

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I’m very pleased to announce that my first regular article of what will be two monthly, has been published by TechGenix. Many years ago, they published my articles on configuring various aspects of ISA server. I’ve always admired the quality of their content.

My first article for them is about saying YES to patches and updates as a way of combating Ransomware. This simple move won’t protect you from everything but it’ll go a long way toward getting you there.

You can read it here: http://techgenix.com/ransomware-prevented-by-saying-yes/

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2 thoughts on “Ransomware: Just say Yes

  • Andrew Saucci

    I have come to believe that constant patching and updating is part of the problem, not the solution. No one would buy a car that needed to be repaired daily– it would be labelled a lemon. We have to start demanding that products be safe and reliable when they are released, not patched and bandaged afterward. We do that by saying “no” to constant updating and patching, which is insufficient protection anyway, particularly against unpatched vulnerabilities.

    • Third Tier Post author

      In order for no-patching to be a viable option we would have to have no application changes from the time of release to the time of decommission. We would have to have no hackers, no improvements in coding, no modifications to languages and skillsets of developers over the same period. Unlike a car, whose materials are static from purchase to junk yard the computer is not a static fix device over it’s lifetime.