The hidden costs of pirated software: A cautionary tale for small businesses

By Luis Corrons (Avast Security Evangelist) and Mat?j Kr?ma (Avast Malware Analyst)

In today’s economy, small businesses face an array of challenges, from managing costs to staying competitive. As they navigate these waters, some are tempted to take shortcuts that promise cost savings. One such shortcut is the use of pirated software, a decision that can have far-reaching consequences. This article takes a deep dive into the hidden dangers of this practice, illustrated by a real-life incident from a company in the construction industry. 

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