5 Windows 10 Security Risks Often Overlooked
Being the most popular Operating System, Windows has had its share of security threats. And, despite what Microsoft claims, its latest OS Windows 10 also is vulnerable. So if you are one of those naive Windows users who thinks your PC is hack-proof just because you got updated to Windows 10 – think again. Now let's take a look at some of the Windows 10 security issues.
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Unpatched Systems:Windows 10 is really good keeping its OS and patches up to date, but unfortunately, does not have a proper security mechanism in place to keep third-party software such as Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Firefox etc. patched or updated as well. Though this does seem like too much to ask for, most of the security threats arise from this third-party software. So, maybe, it's time Microsoft did something about it.
Outdated Antivirus:An outdated antivirus together with already insecure Windows 10 can pose a serious security threat. Therefore, never forget to update your Windows antivirus because if you don't, chances are Windows Defender will reactivate itself, replacing the expired antivirus, and we all know this is worse than using an expired antivirus program.
Web Related Threats:Windows 10 is not immune to web related threats. Though it does have some inbuilt technology like SmartScreen URL blocker, this is not sufficient enough to keep your PC(s) safe. Therefore, you need additional layers of protection which only a dedicated Windows antivirus can offer.
Social Engineering:Again the Windows popularity comes into focus. Every new release of Windows version gives the hacking community the chance to carry out social engineering attacks like phishing mails, clickbait, etc. Therefore, Windows users have to be extra cautious, and maybe even delay uploading to the latest version.
Other Issues:Apart from the above-listed issues, there are several others which affect Windows 10. Some of them are: lack of proper hard drive encryption which necessitates BitLocker to be turned On all the time to prevent identity theft and data loss; bad backup system; below-par desktop security standards and more.
As you can realize, Windows 10 is vulnerable. Notifications suggesting an upgrade to Windows 10 are making the rounds because it's the most secure Windows operating system as of now. This doesn't necessarily mean it's hack-proof. Nor does it mean it's safe from security vulnerabilities. Therefore, protect your Windows 10 OS using a proper Windows antivirus software like Comodo Antivirus.