Updates and Patching

Why updating is important and how it secures your devices

Software and application updates don’t just provide added functionality. They also fix weaknesses that have been identified in the application or software which stops criminals exploiting those weaknesses and gaining access to your data.

A vulnerable machine can be easy for a criminal to break into using freely available tools and techniques. Make sure you turn on automatic updates in your operating system, applications and anti-virus software to apply your updates and keep your system up to date and secure.