How To Update Your Computer To Prevent Cyber Attacks

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There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with one goal in mind – to discover and exploit a new vulnerability in the software running on your computer.

Did you know that 75% of software applications in use today have security flaws?
Did you also know that 60% of data breaches are the result of unpatched vulnerabilities.

This is why companies like Microsoft, Apple and Adobe frequently issue software patches and updates for known security bugs.

Once a known vulnerability is announced hackers quickly get to work trying to figure out how to use that vulnerability to access the computers of those who are too lazy to update them.

If you installed the software, you have to update the software.
Here’s how to keep your important computer patches up to date.

If you’re on a Microsoft Windows computer, do this:

  1. Hover your mouse over the bottom right hand corner of your Windows taskbar, click the little chat bubble icon and a menu will pop up.
  2. Click all settings and in the windows Settings window that opens click updates and security.
  3. Now you’ll be able to see if you have any pending Windows updates, click to install them and be sure to restart your computer when done.

If you’re on a Mac OS computer, do this:

  1. Click the little apple icon on the top left corner of your desktop then choose System Preferences from the drop menu.
  2. Choose the software update icon from the window pane and it will update the software update menu.
  3. If you have any pending updates, click to install them and then reboot.

Doing this is critical to preventing your computer from becoming a sitting duck.

If you find you run into issues with software not updating, or your computer crashing before an update can be completed, contact our support team on +1 (201) 579 2086, or write to us at [email protected]

 

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