Software updates: Why do them?

By Scott D / Ryno De Jager

Every other day an new update, Why?

Every other day your computer or phone is bugging you about some update that you need to download? Some updates seem huge, with massive interface redesigns and stylistic changes, while others don’t seem to do anything at all.

However, the updates that visually do the least, might actually be the most important ones to download.

Updates keep you safe.

Frequent updates are the “new normal”. As hacking/infiltrating secure networks will become more common in the near future. these updates are designed to block the paths these hackers and malicious software use to gain access to your devices.

Hackers are dangerous to you and your company.

Most of the resent ransomware attacks have already been stopped by Windows updates and Antivirus updates and only a few months ago they were everywhere. now they are almost no where to be found.

Hackers go after personal information, bank details, invoices and will use it to steal money.

Update your phone, update your computer, because everyone is a target.

Apple, Google, and Microsoft are all trying to roll out updates to their devices as fast as possible to fix the problem.  That means computers, phones, tablets, and anything else you can think of really. If you’ve been relaxed about updating your devices because you never really understood the importance, you might want to reconsider.

Unfortunately, there’s no way to guarantee your information’s safety in the ever-changing world of technology, but there are a few “best practices” you can do to limit your risk.


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