FCS Security Tip: Update Your Devices

Most people know to update their PCs or Laptops, but are you updating your phones and tablets? Updates are crucial for all internet enabled devices. These updates provide patches for any security holes that have been found recently. On the other hand these updates often add new features or improve usability.

Most people are aware of Windows Updates and they are typically done automatically. Remember that all manufacturers release updates as well, so beside Microsoft updates, watch for Dell, HP, Apple, Samsung and other device updates. Also, most major software companies provide regular updates, so don’t forget about MS Office, Adobe, Intuit QuickBooks and a host of other updates.

One word of warning: Sometimes updates don’t go as planned and you always want to be able to restore to your previous state. Always make sure to backup your device before installing an update.

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