By Morten R. Stengaard, CTO
To help private PC users in the Arab world stay secure, we are now introducing the Secunia Personal Software Inspector (Secunia PSI 3.0) in Arabic.
The decision to translate the solution into Arabic is made to accommodate the growing number of Secunia PSI users that we have been welcoming in 2013.
Arabic is the 8th language we are making the Secunia PSI available in - so far, English, German, Spanish, French, Norwegian, Danish and Dutch users have had the benefit of receiving help with security updates in their own language.
The Secunia PSI 3.0 is a free security solution for private users, which scans the computer and identifies software that is insecure and in need of security updates - so-called patches.
The number of vulnerabilities is on the increase, particularly in non-Microsoft (third-party) programs, and users need to be even more diligent about updating all the programs on their computers with the software security updates regularly issued by the software vendors.
The problem with vulnerabilities is that a vulnerability is like a backdoor to your PC: through vulnerable software, hackers can gain access to your computer and exploit your personal data, including bank details and passwords.
Hackers know that most private users are not aware of how important the regular security maintenance of their PCs is. And the hackers know that as a result, the private PCs of private users are inadequately patched and can therefore be easily compromised.
With the Secunia Personal Software Inspector, we strive to make it easy for the less tech savvy computer users to protect their computer from insecure software.
By translating the Secunia PSI into Arabic, we hope to have made computer security more accessible in the Arab world, helping private users move one more step in the right direction - towards staying secure.
In 2014, we plan to start issuing Country Reports for the Arab world, as we are currently doing for 12 countries in Europe, and the US.
Morten R. Stengaard, CTO