Can unpatched VPNs cause ransomware attacks?

Asked a year ago

Hello there. My company's VPN server has not been patched yet, as I am waiting for the IT Department to sort this out. However, I am concerned that the unpatched VPN will leave the server vulnerable to ransomware attacks in the meantime. Does anyone know if unpatched VPNs are vulnerable to ransomware attacks? TYIA.

Abeeha Qasmi

Sunday, December 18, 2022

First, you must understand what a "patched" VPN is in the first place. A patched VPN has been updated to fix security flaws, and other bugs in the software users are running. If you're using an unpatched VPN, there's a good chance someone could be using that virtual private network as an entry point into your computer or network. Therefore, they might have access to sensitive information like passwords or credit card numbers.

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