One of the best ways to keep your information secure is also one of the easiest: Keep your software and apps updated!
When updates become available for your phone, computer, tablet, or other device, make them right away.
We know how tempting it can be to click “remind me later,” but here’s why that’s not the best idea.
These updates are pushed out to fix general software problems and provide new security patches where criminals might get in. (Cyber criminals are always looking for new ways to steal your data through software, and updating your software is an easy way to stay a step ahead.)
How to make software updates easy
Software from legitimate companies usually provides an option to update your software automatically.
When there’s an update available, you’ll get a reminder to easily start the process.
Watch for fakes!
When visiting a website or opening software, have you seen those pop-up windows that urgently ask you to download something or fill out a form? Those are fakes!
Luckily, if these type of pop-ups are detected, most website browsers will warn you not to move forward or stay on a specific web address.
Now that you understand the importance of software updates, it’s time to take care of business!
If you’ve been putting off any updates on your phone, computer, or other device… now’s the time to get those downloaded and installed.