As was made abundantly clear by 2017’s massive Wannacry ransomware attack that exploited a vulnerability in the Microsoft Windows operating system for which Microsoft had already issued a security update and the massive Equifax data breach that also occurred as a result of Equifax not installing security updates to one of its software programs, 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 important 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 a number of Apple devices and programs.
Here is a link to this recent security update: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/01/28/apple-releases-multiple-security-updates
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