Keep Up to Date with Patches and Updates
Keep the patches up to date! Most vendors provide simple notification and update procedures.
Check for patches for brand new software and equipment. New items often have undiscovered software issues, until they are released to the public. Even if you just bought brand new software or a brand new device, check for updates.
Microsoft Windows Update service will scan a computer and provide the user with a selection of updates tailored just for their environment. You can find this sevice by clicking the Start button and searching for Windows Update.
Mac notifies you when updates are available. You have the option to always update automatically.
Linux uses Software Updater which is usually located in System Settings -> Software Management -> Software Updates.
It is recommended that you upgrade to a current operating system to be able to take advantage of current services and current security patches.
- http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/ - Personal Software Inspector, tells you what needs to be patched on your computer
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