Cyber criminals use weaknesses and vulnerabilities in software and apps to attack your devices and steal your identity. Software and app updates are designed to fix these weaknesses and vulnerabilities, and installing them as soon as possible will keep your devices secure. Updates can also improve performance.
You will generally receive a notification from the software manufacturer, in the form of an alert on your screen, that updates are available. We recommend that you do this as soon as possible.
The few minutes it takes to download and install the updates could save you a significant amount of time and trouble in the long run, reducing the risk of you falling victim to identity theft.
For optimum safety and security when using the internet, you should also always download and install the latest updates to your browser.