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 Oracle that address 169 vulnerabilities in various of their products including the much used Java, which has often been exploited by hackers and identity thieves in the past. Part of the reason that Java has been attacked so often is its popularity with users. Users of the affected programs should make sure that they update their software with these latest security patches as soon as possible.
Here are links to the necessary updates as provided by the Department of Homeland Security.