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.
Apple recently issued an urgent warning to users of iPhones, iPads and MacBooks that hackers were able to exploit a security flaw in the software operating all of those devices that allowed the hackers to take over any device that had not updated its software to combat this serious threat.
Here is a link to Apple’s page with all of the security updates and instructions as to how to install them. https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT201222 If you use any of the affected Apple devices, it is critical that you install these updates as soon as possible.
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