Tech update 7th November 2022

If you’ve ever been tempted to download pirated software, you’re not alone.

A new study has revealed that a huge number of small and medium-sized businesses would consider using pirated software in an effort to cut costs. The most popular types of pirated software are project management tools, and marketing and sales software. But 56% of business owners said they’d even think about using illegal cyber security software.

The problem is not just that it’s illegal. You’re unsupported when something goes wrong (and it probably will). The pirated software can damage your devices by causing them to slow down or overheat.

And it’s a common way for cyber criminals to spread malware which could lead to your sensitive data being compromised or stolen.

That makes it a really bad way to try and save money.  Because a cyber-attack could end up costing you a fortune.

Our advice? Don’t do it!

Stop your team from downloading anything risky with a good plan for managing admin rights. Always use genuine software from a reputable source. If the cost of the software seems too good to be true… it probably is.

We’re here to help you choose the right – legal – software for your business. Just get in touch.