On Friday, a quickly spreading, nasty piece of malware crossed mountains and oceans to infect more than 70,000 machines around the world in a matter of hours. Among those infected were more than a dozen hospitals in England, a telecom in Spain, FedEx’s offices in the United Kingdom, and apparently, the Russian Interior Ministry. Within half a day, there were instances detected on six continents.
What’s sad is that it did not spread because of people clicking on bad links but it spread due to Windows updates not applied to patch the security of some products. This was all largely preventable, had more Windows users simply installed the security patch Microsoft released for it two months ago. (Unless you’re one of the 8.45 percent of users still running Windows XP, which hasn’t been supported for three years.)
The only way to prevent this attack was to have already installed the update.
We at CompuGuru apply many security & maintenance utilities which are custom developed for us which we install on all computers we work on making them secure and easy to apply these updates & patches.