From wireless hacker-carjackers tormenting motorists to rogue vigilantes threatening to expose married people from their adulterous ways such as in the recent Ashley Madison dating website breach, it is no wonder why cyber-world naysayers are gaining much ammunition for putting down and hampering IT advancements. The rise in global DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks and cyber terrorism rumors involving the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) and United Airlines, along with many other security glitches what were supposedly the most secure digital environments are not helping much in easing people’s fears of progress through web technologies.

Fortunately, big name developers are always on a mission to make the web and all IT systems that feed on it, a safer and better place. Case in point, Microsoft’s most recent round of updates for July, 2015. The new issue featured 14 bulletins, which offered fixes for dozens of vulnerabilities in various Microsoft products, including their newest Windows and Office versions.

Given the many vulnerabilities that web users, individuals, enterprises, and website owners face online, it is critical that everyone learns to be vigilant against clear possibilities of attacks and dangers, as well as the many risks that are associated with them. While it is only large-scale attacks that grab headlines, it is the increasing number and size of average DDoS attacks and activities that individuals and organizations should be looking out for, as these are the types of attacks that are causing headaches for people across the globe. Businesses should, therefore, take the necessary actions to define their risks and put up necessary measures in order to mitigate them and avoid their havoc.

Developers big and small are doing everything possible to protect clients from the perils of these malicious hacker activities, but it is also the responsibility of every web user and entity to be vigilant against them.

About the Author:

Mike Rana is the Chief Technology Advisor of Orion Network Solutions. Orion Network Solutions specializes in providing Computer Installation, Maintenance and Consulting services along with 24×7 help desk services for small and midsize companies. We provide network solutions that enables small businesses to not only lower their management cost but also increases employee productivity at the same low price. We offer network solution that become integral part of your organization and can provide an increase in productivity of your organization.

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