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Your thinking is correct when considering this from a technical information security perspective. Your post states It's just that I cannot see how can fully patched OS be less important here?. It's not. The question you linked is about communication, not the technical best practices for securing an endpoint. The upvoted answer to that post is trying to ...


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The relevant patches that must be download and applied are described in the following MSRC Portal page. Matching the OS version number to your system, clicking the article number brings you to a page showing the build number your system should show after you patch. For example, for Windows 10 Version 1809 for x64-based systems, this link shows the ...


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For the average user, an up to date anti virus is essential, because the main threat usually lies between the keyboard and the chair. Having up to date and patched OS and software is important regarding external threats when the system is only carefully used. On server systems, having only few active services and no direct user, an antivirus is rather ...


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For the typical security-illiterate, the biggest threat to their local machine security is from Trojans, not worms. A fully patched system provides no protection whatsoever against people who go to download some porn or warez, see a link for <title-of-the-thing-you-are-downloading>-fast-downloader.exe, and run it. Then there's the toolbars, the "hot ...


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