Posts Tagged: ‘google chrome security update’

Scam of the day – June 17, 2014 – Important Google and Adobe security updates

June 17, 2014 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

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.  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, such as Adobe, Google Chrome, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox which if not used will put you in serious jeopardy of identity theft and being hacked.

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Here is the link to the latest security updates as issued by both the  Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-167

 

Scam of the day – May 14, 2014 – Latest security updates from Department of Homeland Security

May 13, 2014 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

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.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security.  Today’s updates provide important security updates to many important programs that we all use including updates to Google Chrome.

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Here is the link to the latest security updates as issued by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-132

Scam of the day – May 6, 2014 – Latest critical security updates

May 6, 2014 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

As we have all become aware in the wake of the Heartbleed flaw and the recent Internet Explorer security flaw, 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.  That is why we provide links to the necessary patches and updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security.  Today’s updates provide important security updates to many important programs that we all use including updates to Adobe Flash, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome.

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Here is the link to the latest security updates as issued by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-125

Scam of the day – March 4, 2014 – Latest Google Chrome security updates

March 4, 2014 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

I constantly am providing you with the latest security updates for many of the software programs that we all use.  I do this because identity thieves and hackers are always working to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in these programs and use these vulnerabilities to make us victims of identity theft and other scams.  It is important to keep your software updated  and download these latest security updates and patches.  Additionally, however, even if you know it is important to keep your software programs updated, many people are wary of whether they are updating with legitimate security updates and patches or malware put out there by identity thieves and scammers posing as providers of security software.  It is for that reason as well that I regularly provide you with links to the latest security updates and patches that you can trust as they become available.

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Google Chrome is a web browser used by many people.  Google has just identified some security flaws in its software and has issued an advisory with links to the necessary security patches that you need to install to keep using Google Chrome safely.  Here is the link to that latest advisory as provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2014/02/21/Google-Releases-Google-Chrome-Update

Scam of the day – November 21, 2013 – Latest Google Chrome security updates

November 21, 2013 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

I constantly am providing you with the latest security updates for many of the software programs that we all use.  I do this because identity thieves and hackers are always working to identify and exploit vulnerabilities in these programs and use these vulnerabilities to make us victims of identity theft and other scams.  You don’t have to go any further than the recent hackings of a number of U.S. government agencies through the exploiting of vulnerabilities in Adobe’s ColdFusion website development software to see how important it is to keep your software updated with the latest security updates and patches.  Additionally, however, even if you know it is important to keep your software programs updated, many people are wary of whether they are updating with legitimate security updates and patches or malware put out there by identity thieves and scammers posing as providers of security software.  It is for that reason as well that I regularly provide you with links you can trust to the latest security updates and patches as they become available.

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Google Chrome is a web browser used by many people.  Google has just identified some security flaws in its software and has issued an advisory with links to the necessary security patches that you need to install to keep using Google Chrome safely.  Here is the link to that latest advisory as provided by the United States Department of Homeland Security.

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2013/11/18/Google-Releases-Google-Chrome-310165057

Scam of the day – October 7, 2013 – Important security updates for Google Chrome

October 7, 2013 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

Today’s “scam of the day” is not a scam, but a tool to keep you from being scammed.  Identity thieves and scammers are constantly discovering and exploiting vulnerabilities in the software that we all use.  Companies are just as constantly trying to plug those vulnerabilities with new security patches and updates.  The “good guys” are always a bit behind the bad guys in fixing those vulnerabilities so it is even more important when new security patches and updates are released that you install them as soon as possible.  Identity thieves count on people being a bit lazy and a bit slow to protect their computers, laptops and other devices with the latest security updates.  Google has just released Google Chrome 30 to address multiple vulnerabilities in the Google Chrome versions for Windows, Mac, Linux and Chrome Frame.  These vulnerabilities, if not addressed, would permit identity thieves to hack into your computer and obtain sensitive personal information that could be used to make you a victim of identity theft.

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Here is a link to the official notice from Google which contains links for updating your Google Chrome software.  http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/search/label/Stable%20updates

I will continue to provide you with information and links to future security updates for Google Chrome and your other software.  Check out Scamicide daily so that you are always alerted to not only the latest scams and identity theft schemes, but also the software patches needed to help combat them.

Scam of the day – February 25, 2013 – Adobe Acrobat, Mozilla, Google and Java security updates

February 25, 2013 Posted by Steven Weisman, Esq.

I often tell you about the importance of promptly installing all security updates to the various software programs that you use.  Identity thieves take advantage of people not being vigilant in updating their software security and exploit this lack of vigilance by turning these vulnerabilities into opportunities for identity theft.  Whenever there is a security patch for whatever software you use, you should make sure that you update your computer and other electronic devices as soon as possible.  With all of these programs, if you neglect to update the programs with security patches, hackers can steal information from your computer by exploiting existing vulnerabilities and make you a victim of identity theft.

Adobe acrobat is a very common software program used by millions of people.  It is a good and useful program, but you must keep it updated.

Mozilla, which make the excellent Firefox web browser has also issued an important security patch.

Google also has issued a new security patch for its Google Chrome.

As always, it is critical to keep these programs up to date with the latest security patches.

As for Java, it continues to have security problems and according to one software security company was responsible for half of all hackings last year.  Some experts are advising people to disable Java, but if you continue to use it, you should install the latest security update indicated below.

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Here is a link to information for updating your Adobe Acrobat programs: http://www.adobe.com/support/security/advisories/apsa13-02.html

Here is a link to information to update your Mozilla program: http://www.mozilla.org/security/known-vulnerabilities/firefox.html

Here is a link to information to update your Google Chrome program: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/search/label/Stable%20updates

Here is a link to information for updating your Java programs: http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/javacpufeb2013update-1905892.html