There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with ONE goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software (like Adobe, Microsoft Office, Chrome, QuickBooks, etc.) to gain access to MILLIONS of their users.
That’s why these companies frequently issue patches and updates for KNOWN security flaws, and once a KNOWN vulnerability is announced via a patch, hackers get to work like crazy trying to figure out how to use the vulnerability and access those users who are lazy about installing updates. That’s why it’s important to update installed software programs as soon as possible.
Of course, if you’re a client of ours, we’re monitoring your network for these updates and installing them for you, but your home computers, smartphone and other devices that may NOT be under our protection will require you to be diligent about updates and patches.
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