Do you ever get that “update software” message, roll your eyes, and click “later”? If you do, you’re not the only one. Thousands of people skip software updates because they don’t have the time and patience to sit through it.
The WannaCry ransomware, a type of malware that encrypts a victim’s files and extorts them for money, has already affected thousands of machines worldwide. Unfortunately, the success of this attack is just the beginning. According to security researchers, other hackers will probably develop stronger WannaCry variants in the coming months.