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Legacy Apps: The Security Risk Lurking in Dusty Corners
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4/17/2019 | 2:52:19 PM
And machines too
Every firm has a legacy system, one old Compaq Prolinea that has weird or ancient software installed on it 20 years ago that is used every 30 days to run a reel-to-reel data tape.  (Aon had one of those).  And those can be stuffed anywhere in a firm too.  So an inventory of these specific machines is important.  Another hole are special use machines like a UPS shipping computer.  Supported by God knows who and rarely updated with patch.  These little nuclear bombs are also scattered around in a dark department cove.   Lastly, and these are not turned on perhaps, just old old computers never thrown out. Not a direct threat but still, if disposed of, a hole out there.  


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