Unless you have been on Point Nemo for the weekend, you are probably aware of the biggest ransomware outbreak in history: WannaCry. Like any other ransomware, WannaCry could have been avoided by adopting two simple best practices:
- Keep your operating systems up-to-date
- Take backups regularly
IT professionals have always recommended these best practices. However, there is an increasing number of people who justify disabling automatic updates. I call these people anti-updaters.
Anti-updaters are particularly active among Windows users. They usually claim that Windows Update’s interruptions are impairing their productivity.