Scam of the day – September 25, 2013 – Critical software security patches

As I have explained to you many times, scammers and identity thieves are constantly exploiting vulnerabilities that they discover in the various software and hardware that we all use to make us victims of scams and identity theft.  Fortunately, software manufacturers are just as constantly working on security updates and patches to eliminate those vulnerabilities as fast as they can.  It is therefore critical to protect yourself by installing and applying the latest security software patches as soon as they are available.  Scammers and identity thieves rely on the fact that many people either don’t know about the necessary patches or delay installing them.  The National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security regularly publishes links to the latest security patches.  This week there is a particularly large number of them including patches for iphones, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer.  The security bulletin describing these vulnerabilities and where to go to patch them is reproduced below.  Check Scamicide on a daily basis to not only learn about the latest scams, but also the latest security patches for your computers, smartphones and laptops.

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Here is the link to the most recent security bulletin of the National Cybersecurity  and Communications Integration Center with links to the latest security patches.  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB13-266