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. Many major data breaches and malware attacks such as the WannaCry malware attack and the data breach at Equifax were due to hackers exploiting vulnerabilities for which security updates had already been issued.  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.  The best way to make sure that you are always updating your software in a timely fashion is to have it done automatically.
Here are the links to a list of all of the recent security updates as posted by the Department of Homeland Security. The links to important updates of Microsoft Word programs are particularly important.
Here is a link to Microsoft which describes the steps you need to take to have the latest updates downloaded automatically which is the best thing to do.
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