Does your software pester you to update it? It can become really annoying but just like your mother reminding you to eat your veggies, it’s only trying to look out for you!
Software developers release new version of their products whenever they:
- improve features
- remove bugs
- fix security weaknesses
Some software will automatically update or automatically check for updates. Some are set to ask before updating. This means you have control over what you are updating but also means important updates can be easily ignored (with a simple click). The update prompts you should never ignore are the ones from your antivirus/malware software. Without the latest version loaded, your computer is at risk of catching the newest viruses and infections. Hackers and other dubious organizations are hard at work every day coming up with ways to illegally access people’s private information.
We are all aware and use security measures to protect our houses and cars from theft, it’s equally smart to secure your computers from illegal access to your private information.
This advice can apply to operation systems too; Apple recently released some new updates to solve security problems:
Apple iOS 4.2.8 and earlier
You can read more about the security content of these software updates here: