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The software that infects computers through this vulnerability collects information, including user names and passwords for various sites, including bank and email accounts,” reports CITES Security.
Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox all default to automatically update themselves on your machine, although all three let you opt out of automatic updates. I spoke with Roel Schouwenberg, a senior anti-virus researcher for the computer security firm Kaspersky Lab, about the subject.
The process of updating Java the last time I did it took nearly five minutes and don’t even get me started on i Tunes—that’s an even lengthier ordeal.
These are only a couple examples, but in reality it can seem as if you’re constantly being prodded to update software on your computer.
It’s not that Adobe, Apple and the like are trying to be a pain, they just want to protect you.
Updates contain important changes to improve the performance, stability and security of the applications that run on your computer.
This especially holds true for operating system updates.
If Microsoft and Apple say they're recommended, not tagged as optional, you should definitely install them. In September, Microsoft released a security advisory regarding a vulnerability in Internet Explorer versions 6 through 9.
“Just visiting a compromised website with a vulnerable version of Internet Explorer can allow attackers to access to your computer and install software that steals your personal information.Being infected like this is known as a drive-by download.