On your personal laptop you have been using some of the same computer programs for years.


1::The Dark Net
3::Malicious Software
2::Privacy Invasions

This is not the correct answer in the context of the scenario. The Dark Net is a network which is not accessible unless specific software is used (for example the Tor browser).

Instead, using discontinued software implies exposure to a number of risks such as malicious software (malware) due to the software lacking updates. See for more information and additional threats coming from the use of discontinued software a recent ENISA recommendation: Users should make sure that they are aware and understand the security risk they are exposing themselves to by continuing to use obsolete software.

You may see more information here: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign/2014/ecsm-recommendations-for-all-en

 

This is the correct answer indeed. Using discontinued software implies exposure to a number of risks such as malicious software (malware) due to the software lacking updates. See for more information and additional threats coming from the use of discontinued software a recent ENISA recommendation: Users should make sure that they are aware and understand the security risk they are exposing themselves to by continuing to use obsolete software.

You may see more information here: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign/2014/ecsm-recommendations-for-all-en

 

This is not the correct answer. Instead, using discontinued software implies exposure to a number of risks such as malicious software (malware) due to the software lacking updates. However, some malware may pose your privacy at risk and, thus, this answer is not fully incorrect. See for more information and additional threats coming from the use of discontinued software a recent ENISA recommendation: Users should make sure that they are aware and understand the security risk they are exposing themselves to by continuing to use obsolete software

You may see more information here: http://www.enisa.europa.eu/activities/stakeholder-relations/nis-brokerage-1/european-cyber-security-month-advocacy-campaign/2014/ecsm-recommendations-for-all-en

 


One of your friends, who is an expert in security, noticed that one of your programs has long been discontinued by the manufacturer. Your friend told you that this old and discontinued software exposes your computer to serious security threats.

Among these threats your friend mentioned…..