Update your Software

Software and app updates contain vital security fixes to help protect your devices from attackers.

Modern software is constantly being updated. Security vulnerabilities are found and fixed on a monthly basis by manufacturers. Cyber criminals and others use the weakness that are in the software to attack devices. People will often receive a prompt on the computer, smartphone or tablet to inform you that an update is available. Don’t ignore this message.

Turn on automatic updates where possible – most modern devices will update over wifi when the user is asleep. The few minutes it takes to download and install an update will save you immense amount of time in the future.

Information can easily be found about how to install these updates from Apple, Microsoft and Google.