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Microsoft issues security advisory for Outlook.

Many businesses often don't have the same level of resources as larger organizations when it comes to cybersecurity. However, just because a business is small doesn't mean it's immune to cyber attacks. In fact, small businesses are often the targets of cybercriminals because they are perceived to be easy targets. One of the most important things small businesses can do to protect themselves is to stay up to date with the latest security patches, especially for critical vulnerabilities such as CVE-2023-23397.

CVE-2023-23397 is a critical vulnerability in recent versions of Outlook. This vulnerability allows remote attackers to send an email to an unsuspecting email user, potentially accessing the system and its authentication. This means that attackers can use this vulnerability to steal sensitive data, install malware, or even launch a ransomware attack. If a small business is using the affected software and doesn't patch this vulnerability, it could be vulnerable to a devastating cyber attack.

It's important to note that patching doesn't just apply to CVE-2023-23397. Small businesses should regularly check for security updates for all the software they use, including operating systems, web browsers, and any other software that connects to the internet.

What can businesses do?

Remediating CVE-2023-23397 is critical for small businesses. It's a proactive step that can help prevent cyber attacks and protect sensitive data. Patching should be part of a comprehensive cybersecurity strategy that includes other measures such as regular data backups, employee education, and strong passwords. Small businesses should take cybersecurity seriously and take proactive steps to protect themselves and their customers from cyber threats.

Not sure what to do?

Contact us to determine if you have been impacted by the vulnerability.


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