Scam of the day – August 10, 2017 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

As shown by the recent massive WannaCry  and Petya ransomware attacks that took advantage of computer users that had not patched their Windows operating system with available 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.  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 critical updates from the Department of Homeland Security are for software of Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla and Google Chrome.

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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/current-activity/2017/08/08/Microsoft-Releases-August-2017-Security-Updates

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/08/08/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/08/08/Mozilla-Releases-Security-Updates

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2017/08/03/Google-Releases-Security-Updates-Chrome-OS

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 – May 11, 2015 – 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.  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 include critical updates for Google Chrome, Cisco UCS software, Apple Safari software and Word Press software.  Word Press is used by many companies for website creation.

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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/SB15-124

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/05/08/Cisco-UCS-Central-Software-Vulnerability

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/05/07/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates-Safari

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2015/05/07/WordPress-Security-and-Maintenance-Release

 

Scam of the day – February 7, 2014 – Latest software security updates

Today’s scam of the day is another edition of the latest of software patches and security updates as provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security.  It is of critical importance to update the software programs that you use on all of your electronic devices as soon as new patches and security updates become available to help protect you from the malware and other security threats posed by identity thieves and other criminals who are constantly working to exploit newly discovered vulnerabilities in the various programs we use.  Today’s list of security patches includes some for the popular Google Chrome software.  Often, identity thieves will try to trick you into downloading malware by representing what they are providing are security patches so it is important to only download patches and updates in which you have total confidence which is why I provide only links to updates that have been verified by the Department of Homeland Security as being legitimate.

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Here is a link to the latest security patches and updates as gathered  by the Department of Homeland Security.  I urge you to check out the list and download the patches and updates that relate to programs that you use.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-034