Software updates appear to apply fixes to known application, browser, and operating system security vulnerabilities. They also deploy new or enhanced features, remove outdated features, and improve software stability. Give yourself an immediate cybersecurity boost with these tips.
- Don’t ignore requests from your devices to apply security updates. Apply security to stop bad actors exploiting known vulnerabilities to your devices and the software you use on them.
- Select auto-update for software on your computers and mobile devices. Apply automatic updates to ensure your applications, browsers, and operating systems are kept up-to-date (as well as reduce the number of pop-ups asking you to apply updates).
- Check your devices and software are up-to-date. Make a habit of manually checking for updates for software for which automatic-updates can’t be applied and to make sure your automatic-updates are being applied.
- Use built-in updater services where possible. Use built-in updater services to automatically check for new application updates and ensure your applications are up-to-date.