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US Govt Recommends Vendor System Configs To Block Malware Attacks

The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) reminded users last week to property configure systems to defend against malware. CISA published the document through the US National Cyber Awareness System, which is designed to keep users updated on current security threats. The agency recommended installing and maintaining anti-malware software and blocking pop up advertisements, as well as refraining from opening unknown links and attachments by email.

CISA advises users to update software whenever possible and not to use unsupported EOL software. When downloading anti-malware software, visit vendor sites directly rather than clicking on links, and avoid updating software while operating under untrusted networks. CISA aims to improve cybersecurity resilience of small businesses, and it launched the Cyber Essentials guide in November.

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