Each month, companies like Microsoft Windows, Apple, Adobe, and Chrome/Firefox introduce patches. Patches are modifications from 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, resulting 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 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.
Windows released their security patches for January, which included 83 known bugs. Ten of these are labeled as critical, and 73 are labeled as important. To check if your system is up to date, open the Check for Updates application on your Windows computer.