Did you know more than 100 million PC owners are constantly at risk of losing their personal documents? Recently, serious news broke the internet where hackers are trying to get into your system through advertisements.
Who is the main target of hackers?
It has become very difficult to understand digital threats for internet users. These days, various types of viruses are spreading all over the internet. Moreover, hackers are mostly trying to find the weak spots of popular apps or websites and steal their data.
A security vulnerability within a 3rd-party component of Dell SupportAssist for Business and Home PCs was recently discovered and fixed. Dell released updates on May 28, 2019 that fix the issue. More than 90% of customers have received the update and are no longer at risk. (1/2)
— Dell (@Dell) June 21, 2019
And when they succeed, it can wreak havoc not only in the individual’s life but also for everyone who has access to the same computer or software. Sometimes, a popular device can become the main target of hackers.
Also, a recent discovery has revealed that a pre-loaded piece of software can become an easier way for hackers to enter your computer system. Once they get access, then your computer is in serious danger.
— x0rz (@x0rz) May 19, 2018
What to do when your device is at risk?
To avoid getting your system hacked, do not visit any sites or links that look suspicious. But if they have made their way into your computer, then there is only one option.
Dell released an update for Dell SupportAssist for PCs on May 28 to fix a 3rd-party vulnerability. SupportAssist auto updates if auto updates are enabled. We urge customers to review our security advisory and update SupportAssist if need. If you need help, reach us on @DellCares
— Dell (@Dell) June 22, 2019
Recently, researchers at SafeBreach Labs discovered a shocking flaw in a program. The Dell-branded computers included various pre-installed third-party tools. SupportAssist is a built-in system created for Dell users.
However, when it is bundled with other devices, then it is known as PC-Doctor Toolbox. The flaw is present in the SupportAssist because it’s pieces ships with the software suite.
SupportAssist updates automatically, if enabled, and most customers have this enabled. We urge customers to review our security advisory and update SupportAssist if needed. If you need any help, please reach us on @Dell @Dellcares @DellCaresPro (2/2)
— Dell (@Dell) June 21, 2019
As per the research, the system extracts library files from the folders which it interacts with. Once the user opens the program, then the cybercriminals and hackers can have access to their private data.
Thankfully, Dell took the necessary action and launched a patch on May 28. Now, more than 90% of Dell users are safe and all thanks to the patch. Check out The Geek Herald for more exciting updates.