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 critical security updates for a wide range of software including Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Adobe Flash Player.

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Here is a link to the newest updates from Microsoft for a number of their products. https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2020/06/09/microsoft-releases-june-2020-security-updates

Additionally, whenever possible you should choose to have all of your software updates installed automatically so you never have to be concerned about delays in downloading and installing the latest critical updates.  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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