Tip - keep an eye on program updates

This is the tenth in a series of 12 tips to help you improve your online safety. System Administrators know (from sometimes bitter experience) that updates to systems and programs are meant to improve things (add features, fix problems), but don't always do so. The sheer volume of updates to programs and apps can mean that we click to install updates without checking. Given this tendency to trust program updates, hackers are now targeting the update mechanisms themselves. A couple of notable successful attacks in the last year:

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This article was originally published on the Online Safety Alliance

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