While many updates to operating systems and applications are small and take just a few minutes to complete, others are big and make necessitate hours. To decrease delays and hassle, it’s a good idea to schedule updates overnight, when you’re not using the device and when update servers aren’t as busy. This will also help […]
Since its release in late 2021, Windows 11 has received unsettling levels of criticism from security experts surrounding some of the vulnerabilities identified in the operating system. Despite Microsoft’s promotion of Zero Trust — a method of reinforcing security by always asking users to verify their identity for any login or administrative activity — the […]
As a general rule, you want to keep your software updated so as to have the latest and most protected version available. Often, developers know of the latest threats before consumers and work tirelessly to protect against them. You can lose the hassle of having to manually update by turning on this feature.
The more often you update the software on your computer, the better. Programs that haven’t been updated lately are easier for hackers to attack, making your whole system more vulnerable to malware. Before you download software onto your device, check with the vendor to see how often they come out with updates. Big name software […]
Once an application is no longer maintained by its producer via updates for security and functionality, it’s dicey to use since you might not even know what unpatched exploits it contains. Old versions of QuickTime, Windows (especially XP) and many other everyday programs are perfect examples and should be avoided in favor of new ones.
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