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 the Mozilla Firefox browser, Google Chrome as well as numerous Microsoft programs. Also, WordPress, the software used to construct millions of websites has issued a critical security update. Finally, Adobe has issued critical updates for Adobe Flash for those of you who are still using this software. As I have recommended for quite some time, I think you would be better off disabling Adobe Flash and using alternative software programs due to the fact that vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash continually are exploited by hackers and identity thieves.
Here are the links to the latest security updates and patches from the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-130
Here is the link to information about WordPress updates: https://wordpress.org/news/2016/05/wordpress-4-5-2/
Here is a link to the latest Microsoft updates: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/ms16-may.aspx
Here is a link to the latest Adobe updates: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/05/10/Adobe-Releases-Security-Updates
Here is a link to the latest Google Chrome updates: http://googlechromereleases.blogspot.com/2016/05/stable-channel-update.html