New – Tech Update: Microsoft Blocks 1000 Malicious Emails a second


Want to take a guess how many malicious emails Microsoft blocks every second? It’s a huge number. The company’s just released its latest security stats.

Luckily there’s a simple way to make sure your business isn’t a cyber criminal’s next victim. Watch this week’s tech update to find out what it is.

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Microsoft’s just revealed it blocked more than 35.7 billion malicious emails last year.

 That’s about 1,000 emails every single second.

 It also foiled 9.6 billion attempted malware attacks. This is where cybercriminals try to fool you into clicking a link that installs malicious software on your device or network.


Plus, it blocked 25.6 billion attempts at getting into accounts by simply guessing the login details. These are called brute force attacks.

 Microsoft says attackers still use these simple tactics because not enough businesses take their security seriously.

 So how can you best protect your business?


There are many protections. The simplest is to introduce multi-factor authentication for all accounts your staff use.

 This is where you generate or receive a code on another device. It’s very effective at making sure only the right people access the right accounts.


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