A growing cybersecurity problem
An exploit is a piece of code used by malicious actors that leverages a software vulnerability. The goal is to gain remote access to your home computer and access connected computers. Cybercriminals can look to access your private files at home and then access your bank accounts or potentially your workplace/corporate network if you connect from your home computer.
Common computer programs, including Microsoft Office and web browsers, are often an easy backdoor for malware to access a computer and its data. These programs are particularly vulnerable to previously undiscovered malware without a patch or signature written and distributed for it.
Some home owners tend to run unsupported or pirated versions of their OS and apps, making their system even more vulnerable. Unpatched software, operating systems, or apps are an open window, offering easy access to your computer system for cybercriminals to freely run exploits.
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