Keep yourself safe (online)

If you are sick today, you go to the doctor’s and they give you a prescription. A few days later, you feel better. If you get sick again, you go back to the doctor and get another prescription. The same holds true for yourself and your devices on the internet.

Yesterday you installed a program on your computer. Today it is prompting you that there is an update. Do you update or dismiss the notification? Most software companies release updates for fixes, features and security vulnerabilities found in their software. Without updating your software, you can be missing out on cool new features, fixes to issues you may be experiencing and most importantly ways to protect yourself against malicious users trying to steal your information.