How Outdated Software Can Put Your Business at Risk

Ayushi Vanzara

20th Jan'21
How Outdated Software Can Put Your Business at Risk | OpenGrowth

Outdated Software: May Lead to Risky Business

Devouring money on IT solutions can be a costly outlet for small and medium enterprises. So it’s easy to understand why you may want to cherish what you already know and love but failing to keep up with the times by wielding outdated technology could put your business in nuisance.

To make your business risk free, every entrepreneur should be updated with all the necessary software for easy and smooth working.



Risk of Using Unsupported Software

Unsupported software is hacker’s best friend. They help the hackers to easily get control of the system and all important data. Additionally, relying on outdated operating systems, file- and print-sharing utilities, and applications can expose computer and all the data you keep on it to tremendous risks.

Unsupported softwares invite a lot of danger that many of us are not aware of. To know 3 such dangers, read here


Risk of Outdated Antivirus

While using an outdated anti-virus, each program will treat an expired subscription slightly different. Generally, most of the application and software will still function in some or the other way. You will normally be able to run a scan, but you likely won't be able to deal with any malware or security threats.



Outdated software and antivirus may expose your business to some serious risks. To avoid all such risk, every entrepreneur must be updated with current software.

Want to know what happens when the antivirus expire? Then click here


Outdated Software Vulnerability

A vulnerability is a weakness which can be exploited by a threat player, such as an attacker, to perform unauthorized actions within a computer system. This practice generally refers to software vulnerabilities in computing systems.

Using outdated softwares means putting your computer system in a vulnerable position. Do you want to know the most exploited software vulnerability, click here


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About the author: Sareen Yasmin

Her passion includes creative writing, reading and playing around words. She is looking forward to bringing some change with the power of pen and thoughts. Mic and pen are her best friends.

Ayushi is currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy. No secrets there that she loves to read!  She believes words have the power of healing and is a medium that can convey like no other. She hopes to connect with people through her empathy, thoughtfulness, and by adding value to their lives.