Posts Tagged: ‘apple security update’

Scam of the day – March 18, 2014 – Latest critical security updates

March 17, 2014 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

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 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 list of software updates includes critical updates from Ubuntu, Adobe, Apple and Google.  The Adobe and Apple patches are of particular importance to your security.

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Here are the links to the latest software security updates and patches as provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/03/13/Ubuntu-Releases-Security-Update

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/03/13/Adobe-Releases-Security-Update-Shockwave-Player

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/03/12/Security-Updates-Released-iOS-devices-and-Apple-TV

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/03/12/Security-Updates-Available-Adobe-Flash-Player

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/03/12/Security-Update-Chrome-OS

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/03/12/Google-Releases-Chrome-Update

Scam of the day – March 22, 2013 – Important iPhone and iPod security updates and more

March 22, 2013 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

As I constantly remind you, it is tremendously important to keep your security software up to date with the latest patches and improvements.  Identity thieves and scammers take advantage of the fact that many people either delay or don’t bother at all to install security software updates on their computers and end up becoming victims of identity theft and scams.  But it is not just your computer that you must update as to security software.  All of your portable devices should have the most current security software installed and kept up to date.  Recently Apple released new security software for its iPhones and iPods.  If you have any of these devices, you should update your security software immediately to avoid identity thieves from exploiting recently discovered vulnerabilities.

Also attached below is a long list of security patches and updates for other commonly used programs that have just been released and gathered by the Department of Homeland Security.

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Here is a link you can trust to a release from Apple that provides you with information and links necessary to update your security software on your appropriate Apple devices:  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5704

Here is the link to the list of latest security patches as compiled by the Department of Homeland Security for many other software programs.  You should check the list out and update all applicable software that you use: http://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB13-077

Scam of the day – March 3, 2013 – Apple security updates

March 3, 2013 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

It is imperative to keep yourself up to date with the latest software security patches.  Security software developers are always a bit behind the developers of new viruses, but once the security software developers have found how to counteract these viruses, it is very important to install these security patches as soon as possible.  Identity thieves take advantage of the fact that many people delay or don’t even bother to install security patches and therefore are even more vulnerable to identity theft that occurs when you unwittingly download tainted software or click on tainted links.  Java, as I have described many times, has been a favorite target for hackers and identity thieves who have exploited vulnerabilities with Java software to make people victims of identity theft.

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Here is a link to the latest Apple patch to protect yourself from the most recently discovered Java vulnerabilities for Apple computers.  http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5666

You can trust this link to provide you with the information you need to protect yourself if you are an Apple user who also uses Java software.  With so many hackings tied to Java, you also may wish to consider disabling Java unless you absolutely need it.