Tuesday, January 5, 2021

The History of Malware

 



Today I'm doing a short post, simply because the *real* story here will be in the link below.

As regular readers of this blog know, I have a huge interest and concern in security, viruses, RansomWare, and malware in general.  This goes far beyond concerns about HIPAA fines, although that's a pretty important reason for healthcare folks to pay close attention to their security profiles in their offices.  However, the problems that malware can create are myriad and while no one is completely safe, it pays to do all you can to be as safe as possible.

An infection of any type of computer malware can lead to lost data, tons of lost time, and frustration.

I'm also a fan of history.  I firmly believe that those who do not learn from the past are doomed to repeat it.  With that in mind, today I'm advising you dear readers to head over the ZD Net and read their column on the history of malware.  It's a great read and you might just learn something too!  My hope in spending so much time discussing security is that it helps spur you to be more vigilant.

Follow this link to the article.  It's fascinating stuff!  

1 comment:

  1. I've been involved in IT in the healthcare industry for about 15 years now. It's astonishing how many offices won't spend a cent until they're down.

    Between all my clients, I still have around 450 Windows 7 machines in service. *Some* of them are just now coming up with a plan to replace them over the course of 2021.

    One client has two XP machines running two imaging devices. They have no plans to replace it until the hardware dies.

    It boggles the mind. They won't spend a cent on prevention, but they get annoyed when they have to spend hundreds of thousands or millions more because of a breach.

    But now it's getting to the point where they say "It's cheaper to spend $2,000/mo on insurance than it is to spend $500,000 to upgrade systems".

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