Scam of the day – June 19. 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 Google Chrome and Adobe Flash.

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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/SB16-165

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/06/17/Google-Releases-Security-Update-Chrome

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/06/16/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates

Scam of the day – February 20, 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.  Today’s updates include critical updates for Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.   Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.

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Here is the link to the Department of Homeland Security software updates:https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB15-047

Scam of the day – May 27, 2014 – Latest security updates from 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.  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/SB14-146

Scam of the day – April 16, 2014 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

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 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 update is particular extensive and includes updates for important software such as Adobe, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer.

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Here is a link to the latest release from the Department of Homeland Security with links to this important security update:

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-104

 

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

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 – May 29, 2013 – Google Chrome updates

Regular readers of Scamicide (which I hope you are or will become) know how important it is to keep all of your computer, tablet and smartphone software up to date with the latest security patches.  Scammers and identity thieves are constantly identifying vulnerabilities in the many software programs we use and exploiting those vulnerabilities to make us victims of scams and identity theft.  Just as the scammers and identity thieves are busy identifying vulnerabilities, the makers of the software we use are just as busy trying to correct those vulnerabilities.  It is very important to protect yourself online by updating your computers, laptops and smartphones with the latest security updates.  Scammers and identity thieves take advantage of the fact that many people are slow to update their software with the latest patches.   Google has just released Google Chrome 27.0.1453.93 to correct multiple vulnerabilities discovered in Google Chrome that can lead to your becoming a victim of identity theft.

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Here is a link from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security that contains a link to a Google Chrome Release which will enable you to download the necessary patches to keep yourself secure on your computer, laptop and smartphone.  https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2013/05/22/Google-Releases-Google-Chrome-270145393