It is always important to update all of the software you use with the latest security updates and patches as soon as they are available. Numerous hacks and data breaches could have been avoided if individuals as well as companies installed security updates as soon as they became available. Hackers take advantage of the fact that many of us procrastinate installing security software to our great detriment. The major data breach at Equifax that affected 148 million people involved a security flaw in Apache software for which a patch had already been issued months earlier, but Equifax had not yet installed at the time of the data breach.
Microsoft recently issued a number of security updates including critical updates to correct three zero day defects which are vulnerabilities that have only recently been discovered. It is important when new security updates are issued to not delay in installing them on your devices.
Here is a link to the newest updates from Microsoft for a number of their products. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/04/14/microsoft-releases-april-2020-security-updates
Additionally, you should, whenever possible choose to have all of your software updates installed automatically. Here is a link that informs you how to do this for your Microsoft products. https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/311047/how-to-keep-your-windows-computer-up-to-date
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