Majority of SMBs using outdated Windows OS versions & email servers

A large number of small and medium businesses (SMBs) are still using outdated versions of the Windows operating system, outdated email servers, and unpatched open source software that are rendering them vulnerable to cyber attacks and malware injections.
A recent study carried out by Alert Logic found that two out every three devices used by SMBs (66 percent) are running versions of the Windows operating system that have either expired, are unsupported, or are due to expire by January next year. Many of these devices run Windows versions that are over ten years old.
The high rate of use of expired and outdated versions of Windows OS is perplexing considering that Microsoft had offered a free upgrade to the latest Windows 10 operating system to users across the globe for a long period of time.

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