Chapter 4. Tip 4: Keep Your Software Updated


Threat Type: Software based

Examples of Threats:

• Exploiting a security flaw in the operating system (for example, Windows) to perform an unauthorized action, such as gaining control of the computer or installing a malicious program

• Exploiting a weakness in the operating system to steal private information such as passwords

• Exploiting a security flaw in any program installed on your computer, similar to exploiting operating system flaws or weaknesses

Our Tips:

• Enable Windows Automatic Updates (or the equivalent for your operating system) with a weekly update frequency.

• If automatic updates ...

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