As was made abundantly clear by last year’s massive Wannacry ransomware attack that focused on a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system for which Microsoft had already issued a security update, 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 security update involves serious vulnerabilities in the popular search engine Google Chrome. One of the features of the new Google Chrome security update will protect you from being from being redirected through ads to malware infected websites It is also interesting to note that twenty-five of the items in this particular security update were found by independent researchers who identified flaws and were paid a “bug bounty” for reporting them to Google who then patched the security flaws.
Here is a  link to this recent security update as posted by the Department of Homeland Security:
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