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Every month, major companies like Microsoft Windows, Apple, Adobe, and Chrome/Firefox make patches and updates. Patches and updates are modifications from the vendors to fix issues found in their software. You must update your computer with these patches. If you don't, hackers can take advantage of the vulnerabilities and access your computer or private information. Not updating your computer could result in losing your identity, personal security, or even money if hacked on an unpatched computer. Cyber-attacks are evolving every day, increasing the threats of exposing private information that could damage your personal and financial identity. American 1 is dedicated to protecting you by keeping you up to date on security updates. By staying informed, you can take the necessary steps to keep your information safe and private.
This month, Microsoft released patches for 108 vulnerabilities. Nineteen were labeled as Critical and 89 as Important. In addition, they released separate updates for Chromium Edge vulnerabilities discovered early in the month. To check for available Windows updates on your computer, open the Settings app and click on "Windows Updates."
Chrome has also released security updates this month. To update your Chrome browser, open the application and click "About Google Chrome." Once on this page, you will be able to apply available updates.
Keep an eye on your Apple devices as well. Apple has released security patches for IOS and watchOS devices because of a vulnerability exploited by Shlayer malware. To check for updates on your Apple device, go to Settings > General > Software Update.