Scam of the day – July 7, 2015 – New Apple security updates

Constant updating of the software we all use with the latest security patches and updates is a critical part of avoiding scams and identity theft threats.  This was never more evident than with the recent hacking of people who did not update their Adobe Flash software promptly.  Whenever new security updates and patches are issued, we provide access to these so that you can update your software to provide better security on your computers, smartphones, laptops and other electronic devices.  Updating your software with the latest security patches and updates as soon as possible is important because identity thieves and scammers are always finding and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Delay in updating your software could lead to disastrous results.  However, it is also important to be sure that you are downloading legitimate patches and updates rather than being tricked by an identity thief or scammer into downloading malware under the guise of downloading a security patch or update.  Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.  Today’s updates from Apple include critical updates for many of their software programs including QuickTime and Safari.

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Here is the link to Apple’s security updates:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/06/30/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates-QuickTime-Safari-Mac-EFI-OS-X

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