IT Security Tip #9: If you installed it, you must update it!
There are thousands of hackers who get up every morning with ONE goal in mind: to find a new vulnerability in a commonly installed software (like Adobe, Flash or QuickTime) to access your computer. That’s why these companies frequently issue patches and updates for KNOWN security bugs; and once a KNOWN vulnerability is announced via a patch, hackers get to work like crazy trying to figure out how to use the vulnerability and access those users who are lazy about installing updates. That’s why it’s important to update installed software programs as soon as possible.
Of course, if you’re a client of ours, we’re monitoring your network for these updates and handling them for you; but your home computers, smartphone and other devices that may NOT be under our protection probably need a little attention.
Microsoft Teams: Always be in the Know With Notifications
Notifications keep you current with what’s happening in your Teams. Turn them on, turn them off, choose how and when to be notified: it’s all up to you.
- Select your picture at the top right of Teams.
- Choose Options > Notifications.
- For each type of notification, choose an option.
Shortcut of the Week
Hold the Shift key and click any icon on the taskbar to open a new program window.
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James Pearson, President
The Computer Center
39 S. Main St. – Upper
Janesville, WI 53545