Second, allow the software you use to update automatically
As mentioned above, new vulnerabilities are discovered and exploited daily.
Because of this reputable software companies release updates at regular intervals. Also referred to as patches, software updates are available for many reasons.
In many cases, the patches provide new software features. But aside from new features, patches are release to improve program stability. Software bugs may also be, an usually are, security holes.
As fixes are discovered, new updates are released. Software giants like Adobe release bug fixes on a regular basis.
Furthermore, your OS should be updated automatically as well. Both Apple and Windows release updates often. But it’s important to use OS versions that are still supported.
For instance, Windows XP and earlier versions of OS X are no longer supported.
Therefore, updates are no longer provided. If that’s the case, it’s imperative that you upgrade your operating system because an unsupported system will leave you more vulnerable every day it’s used.
Fortunately, Apple and Windows are adamant about supplying regular updates and installation requires little to no action from you.
You can choose to install updates automatically or receive alerts when updates are available. If you choose the latter, it won’t take more than a few clicks to install new updates.