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Major companies like Microsoft Windows, Apple, Adobe, and Chrome/Firefox create patches and updates every month. Patches and updates are modifications from the vendors to fix issues found in their software. You must update your computer with these patches. Hackers can take advantage of the vulnerabilities and access your computer or private information if you don't. Not updating your computer could result in losing your identity, personal security, or even money if hacked on an unpatched computer. In addition, 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.
In July, we had 117 Windows security vulnerabilities patched on Patch Tuesday, including a patch dubbed "PrintNightmare" (CVE-2021-34527), a vulnerability in the Windows Print Spooler service being actively exploited in the wild. Suppose your Print Spooler service is not disabled on your computer, and you do not currently have the patch installed. In that case, you may be susceptible to remote code execution (an attacker could run malicious code on your computer from a remote device).
Additionally, there were Adobe security patches released this month for all current Adobe tools. For Reader specifically, the update APSB21-51 fixes a security hole that could lead to arbitrary code execution from an attacker.
iOS and iPadOS released security and feature updates 14.7.1, which is available for the iPhone 6S and later, iPad 5th gen and later, and all iPad Pros. This update addresses a memory corruption issue that could allow an application to execute code with full kernel-level permissions.
Google Chrome Updates:
Google has released Chrome version 91.0.4472.164 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This update addresses vulnerabilities that can allow an attacker to take control of an affected system. One of these vulnerabilities, CVE-2021-30563, has been detected in exploits in the wild.