Install software updates so that attackers cannot take advantage of known problems or vulnerabilities. Many browsers like Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge offer automatic updates. If this option is available, you should permit it. Your web browser is your principal connection to the Internet, and multiple applications may rely on your browser, or parts […]
Software updates often level up your security to match the latest cyberthreats. Apps and programs that haven’t received an update in several months may be more vulnerable than you realize. Try to stay on top of your system requests, and delete apps that aren’t getting much support. You might experience glitches, crashes and failed tech […]
Devices can often have small patch updates you don’t receive push notifications for. Go into the settings menu and look for software updates. The device will check that everything is up to date and let you know if there are any patches you can download. Make a habit of doing this regularly; you’ll usually find […]
Smart TVs provide a wonderful array of entertainment, but they’re also an entryway into your home network. In the time that a smart TV has been manufactured, packaged and shipped off to a distributor, there may have already been several security updates released by the developer. To rest assured that your network is safe, download […]
It’s best practice to backup your most important data before any updates. If there should be a technical malfunction during the upgrade, you will at least have a backup to fall back on. An additional advantage is that you are at less risk when you update your applications and operating systems.
It’s best practice to always use the latest versions of security software, operating system, and web browsers on all your Internet-connected devices. Keeping your security software up to date will prevent hackers from taking advantage of known vulnerabilities. Use a tool like our PC Tune-up to keep your PC running like new.
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