Regular readers of Scamicide know how important it is to keep all of the software that you use on your computer, laptop, smartphone, tablet or other electronic devices updated with the latest security patches. Scammers, hackers and identity thieves count on people not doing this in their efforts to make us victims of their crimes and unfortunately, far too many people neglect to install the necessary security patches and updates necessary to remedy the inevitable vulnerabilities in the software that we all use which often leads to identity theft and other crimes. The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team regularly issues bulletins with links to the latest security patches and updates. The vulnerabilities covered by these updates are classified by the U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team as being either of high, medium or low vulnerability. Obviously, it is particularly important to install the patches for those programs that are highly vulnerable to attack.
Here is a link to the latest security update as issued by the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team. Of particular interest are updates for the popular web browser Mozilla Firefox. I urge you to check out the update and install the security patches that apply to you. I also urge you to check in with Scamicide on a daily basis so you will be sure never to miss one of these important security notices. Finally, share this “Scam of the day” with your friends so that they will be protected too and urge them to read Scamicide each day for their own protection from scams and identity theft schemes.