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A quarter of Windows devices open to hack

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"A quarter of all Windows devices, including tablets, computers and smartphones, are open to 700 vulnerabilities because enterprises have failed to update Internet Explorer (IE) at a company-wide level.

Duo Security revealed the statistic as part of its Trusted Access 2016 report, which also found 72% of Java users are running an out-of-date version of the software and 60% of enterprise users have not updated Flash either.

Both of these plug-ins could allow hackers to access devices and steal vital information relating to the company or to the user, which is in turn putting organisations at risk of a major breach.

‘Organisations need visibility into the health of all devices accessing their business applications,’ said Mike Hanley, director of Duo Labs. ‘Each of these outdated devices poses a significant risk to a company. Visibility and insight will help better protect organisations against breaches.’”

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