Computer threats: vulnerability

Posted: March 6, 2013 in Glossary
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vulnerability

vulnerability

Vulnerability – a shortcoming of the software installed on your computer, or used to provide network security.

They can also occur as a result of an incorrect configuration or settings. Hackers exploit vulnerabilities to attack your computer, which can lead to data loss and equipment damage. Software companies, according to the found vulnerabilities and release patches that address the problem after installing it on your computer.

The Software development companies, report about the found vulnerabilities and let out patches which eliminate a problem after installation on your computer.

Some of the recommendations:

– Regular updates and patches, which release vendors you use;

– Make the appropriate security settings in your operating system, browser and other programs;

– Install the software on your computer to ensure the active security – anti-virus, firewall, etc.

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