A new coronavirus, even affecting the Internet…

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The influence of the new coronavirus is constantly spreading, but it is also beginning to affect the world of the Internet.

I would like to explain the causes of the effects and what you should be aware of.

Causes of the impact on the Internet. What is it?

It’s because the people who are essential to update the Internet vulnerabilities, etc., are “resting.

It’s also due to the fact that it’s likely to be slower to find bugs, etc., because there’s less manpower.

What happens, for example, if a vulnerability is discovered by an exploiter at a time when this manpower is scarce?

This is something that will be attacked until it is fixed. And there’s a chance that it could break even.

 

Moreover, this is not just a problem in some place like a service, but a familiar problem.

 

For example, the following frequently used items may also be exposed to vulnerabilities due to the current decline in manpower

  • Web Browser
  • App(Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone, iPad)
  • OS(Windows)

How to prevent such attacks and negative effects?

Workarounds vary depending on the vulnerability, but they include uninstalling applications that are obviously updated infrequently, are out of support (e.g., a year before the last update), and, first of all, this might happen now. One of the measures to be taken is to know this in advance.

The days of being dazzled by Corona. Consider the other ramifications and stay safe and healthy.

 

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