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2017-05-16 14:19:02 | 日記

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Though the recent global cyber attack has demonstrated that governments take the statue wrongheaded strategy for the topic at present, wrote cheap office 2010's Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith within the Sunday blog post. Smith was solving reports which a "ransomware" virus dubbed WannaCry had secured over 200,000 computers around the globe. The equipment behind the attacks reportedly belonged about the U.S. National Security Agency, dependant on security experts.


Inside of the writing, Smith argues that governments have stockpiled software vulnerabilities for offensive purposes, but failed make sure tech companies of these vulnerabilities. And whenever the vulnerabilities fit into an unacceptable hands, its akin to the "U.S. military having a couple of its Tomahawk missiles stolen," without giving the proper defense will have to consumers opposed to the government's own weapons.


"Governments all over the world should treat this attack as providing wake-up call," Smith wrote."They will need to take an alternative approach and adhere online with the same rules given to weapons through the physical world... We need governments to bear in mind the damaged tissues to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities along with make use of these exploits."


Smith also pointed to Wikileaks revealing how much it said were the CIA's hacking tools.


Tech companies most notably cheap office 2016 professional plus have a responsibility being constantly on guard with cyber security-which entails constant updates on its software systems. Microsoft released patches over the weekend to guard Windows versions from your attacks.


But consumers also simply cannot be complacent, Smith warned. Please, he urged, don't ignore security updates.


"Otherwise they're literally fighting the down sides on the present with tools out of the past," Smith wrote.

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