Scam of the day – September 23, 2016 – Latest security updates from the Department of Homeland Security

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.  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.  These new updates from the Department of Homeland Security include critical new updates to Adobe Flash, Android, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge and Windows 10.

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Here are the links to  lists of all of the recent security updates as posted by the Department of Homeland Security: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/bulletins/SB16-263

Here also are new links to Apple updates: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/09/20/Apple-Releases-Security-Updates

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Mozilla Firefox updates: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/current-activity/2016/09/20/Mozilla-Releases-Security-Updates