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 identifying 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 which if not used will put you in serious jeopardy of identity theft and being hacked. In particular, this round of security updates provides important security updates for Java software. Java has been a favorite target of scammers and identity thieves so much that the Department of Homeland Security has even advised people who don’t have to use Java, to disable it. For more information about Java software I suggest you check out earlier Scams of the day that dealt with Java problems. You can find these in the Scamicide archives.
Here is a link to the latest security alert and updates as issued by the United States Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB14-202