Scam of the day – December 17, 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 includes critical updates for Microsoft products, Mozilla Firefox  Adobe software including Adobe Flash and Apple products.  The Adobe Flash security patch is particularly important because, once again, new vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash have been discovered that are already being exploited by cybercriminals to take control of your devices using Adobe Flash.  I suggest you check out previous Scams of the day by putting the words “Adobe Flash” in the section entitled “Search the website” for detailed steps you can take to find an alternative to the continuously dangerous Adobe Flash.

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Here are the links to a list of all of the recent security updates as posted by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-347

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/12/13/Microsoft-Releases-December-2016-Security-Bulletin

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/12/13/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/12/12/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/12/14/Mozilla-Releases-Security-Updates

Scam of the day – October 4, 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 to Apple’s iOS 10 about which I wrote a few days ago.

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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/SB16-277

 

Scam of the day – June 29, 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.

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Here is the link to a list of all of the recent security updates as posted by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-179

Here is a link to recent Apple security updates: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/06/21/Apple-Releases-Security-Update

Here is a link to a recent update for Mozilla Firefox: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/06/07/Mozilla-Releases-Security-Updates

Scam of the day – April 8, 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.  Today’s updates include critical updates for Apple macs, iPhones and Apple tv and Google Chrome.

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Here are the links to the latest security updates and patches from the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-088 and https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-095

Scam of the day – March 23, 2016 – Latest software 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.  Today’s updates include critical updates for Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple and Adobe Flash.

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Here are the links to the latest security updates and patches from the Department of Homeland Security:  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-081 and https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/03/21/Apple-Releases-Multiple-Security-Updates

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

Scam of the day – February 1, 2015 – Important security patches for Apple OS X, Safari, iOS, Apple TV and Adobe Flash Player

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.  Today’s updates are critical updates from Apple for OS X, Safari, iOS and Apple TV users.  In particular, one of vulnerabilities if left unpatched could enable a remote attacker to take complete control of the victim’s system. Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.  In addition, today’s security updates provides new security patches for the popular Adobe Flash Player which is a constant target of hackers.  Although it has just been a couple of weeks since I last provided you with Adobe Flash Player security updates, there are new security patches you should install now.

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Here is a  link to the necessary  Apple updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security:  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/01/27/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates-OS-X-Safari-iOS-and-Apple-TV

Here is a link to the security updates for the Adobe Flash Player: http://helpx.adobe.com/security.html

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

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 updates are particular extensive and includes updates for important software such as Adobe and Java as well as critical updates just released for Apple devices, such as Macs, iPhones, iPads and iPods.

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Here are links to the latest releases from the Department of Homeland Security with links to these important security update: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-111 and https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/04/23/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates-Mac-OS-X-and-iOS

Scam of the day – November 1, 2013 – Latest security updates

The Department of Homeland Security has, though its United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team issued this week its latest list of computer and computer software security patches and updates necessary to be downloaded to your computers, laptops, smartphones and other devices to keep them as secure as possible and to minimize your vulnerability to hacking, scams and identity theft.  The list classifies the risks based on being, high risk, medium risk or low risk.    It is critical, if you use any of the programs or software described as high risk, that you install the necessary updates and patches to make your computer use as secure as possible.  This week’s list, which is provided in full in the link below contains a number of critical security patches and updates for Apple products.  I urge you to click on the link below and download whatever security patches apply to you. Failure to do so can lead to identity theft or worse.

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Here is the link with the list of software patches and links to the security patches necessary to protect your electronic devices.  I urge you to download the applicable security patches as soon as possible.  As always, I will keep you informed as to new security updates as they become available.  Please also pass this information on to your friends as well and let them know about the important information that can be found here at Scamicide.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB13-301

Scam of the day – September 18, 2013 – Apple security updates

Today’s scam of the day is a notification of a recent security update from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team, which is a part of the United States Department of Homeland Security.  Today’s notification deals with important new security software updates for Apple software.  Apple users should click on the link and download the appropriate security patches to keep their computers as secure as possible.  Scammers exploit security vulnerabilities and they rely on many people not taking the time to keep their security software up to date.

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Here is a link to the notification from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team.  I will continue to update you about future notifications.  Check Scamicide daily to make sure that you are aware of the latest patches.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2013/09/13/Apple-Releases-OS-X-Mountain-Lion-v1085-and-Security-Update-2013