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 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 Credit Union 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.
Microsoft rolled out updates for 56 flaws this month, including an exploited vulnerability using privilege escalation. To check if your system is up to date, open the Check for Updates application on your Windows computer. Looking ahead, Microsoft reminds end-users that Windows 10 Version 1909 will reach the end of life in May 2021. At the end of life, this version stops receiving technical support, fixes, and security patches. Users are encouraged to upgrade their systems to the latest version, 2004. Check for this update on your Windows system by opening the Check for Updates application.