Scam of the day – November 5, 2016 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

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.  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.  These new updates from the Department of Homeland Security include critical new updates from Adobe about which I wrote a few days ago as well as important newly released security updates from Apple for its operating system and Google Chrome.  The Adobe patch is related to vulnerabilities recently exploited by Russian hackers.

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Here are the links to  lists of all of the recent security updates as posted by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-305 and https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/10/31/Apple-Release-Security-Update-iOS and https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/11/02/Google-Releases-Security-Updates-Chrome

Scam of the day – July 11, 2014 – Latest critical software security patches

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.  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 identifying 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.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security and the companies directly.  Today’s updates provide critical security updates for a number of important software programs which we all use which if not used will put you in serious jeopardy of identity theft and being hacked.

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Here is a link to the latest security update from the Department of Homeland Security that contains links to many important software programs including various Apple products: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-188

Here is a link to a recently released security update from Adobe.  Adobe products have been frequent targets of identity thieves and hackers so it is important to maintain your Adobe software up to date with the latest security patches: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/07/08/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates-Flash-Player-and-Air

Here is a link to the latest Microsoft security update which includes patches for a number of important programs including Internet Explorer: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/07/08/Microsoft-Releases-July-2014-Security-Bulletin

Here is a link to the latest Cisco updates: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/07/09/CISCO-Addresses-Apache-Struts-2-Vulnerability

 

Scam of the day – April 16, 2014 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

As regular followers of Scamicide know, 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.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security.  Today’s software update is particular extensive and includes updates for important software such as Adobe, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

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Here is a link to the latest release from the Department of Homeland Security with links to this important security update:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-104

 

Scam of the day – January 24, 2014 – Latest security updates

Today, as I regularly do, I am providing you with links to the latest security software updates for many of the programs that we all use.  Of particular importance are the updates to Adobe and Google Chrome software, both of which have often been targets of hackers and identity thieves so it is very important when new security updates become available that you download them and install them on your various electronic devices.  Scammers and identity thieves rely on people not promptly patching the security of their software and exploit these vulnerabilities.  Some people, however, are reluctant to install updates because they are not sure that the updates they install are not in and of themselves malware from scammers and identity thieves sent to trick therm into downloading the malware under the guise of installing legitimate seucirty patches which is why I provide links provided, in turn, by the Department of Homeland Security that you can trust.

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Here is the link to the latest security bulletin from the Department of Homeland Security with links to important security patches:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-020