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Risks of not updating normal applications

By Questionmark33 ·
Hello,

My assumption is that malware cannot know what type of applications I am running (on desktop or mobile) and therefore only OS-vulnerabilities are targeted.

Does anyone know what the risks are of using outdated applications on desktop and mobile? Is it safe to use for example an outdated version of an app, while keeping the OS up to date? If not, what kind of risks (or attack vectors) do these introduce? Thank you!
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Risks of not updating applications

by pooja1588142131 In reply to Risks of not updating nor ...

Technology is continuously evolving as a result; software is sustained by ongoing updates and upgrades therefore when software doesn’t have updates to sustain it becomes outdated. Such outdated software is unmaintained and is unable to integrate with new applications, also it cannot run smoothly on new devices. Then there are various security risks because outdated software doesn’t have patches if vulnerabilities are found, and it can fall prey to far more advanced cyber-attacks.

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