Do security updates really matter?

By Derek Sooman on
In these days of massive service pack downloads, constant security warnings and dozens of security problems found with IE and Windows, one can often wonder... Does it really matter to me?

Sitting all alone, bothering no one with your little computer and internet connection, are you really going to be hacked into? Does it really matter? Do we really have to engage in this constant process of keeping up to date with patches, virus and firewall updates?

Yes, yes you do. You certainly do. And why? Well because, an unpatched PC can be compromised in 20 minutes, that's why.

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