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Mozilla and Google release security updates

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High
27 January 2017

Google and Mozilla have released updates to address security vulnerabilities in widely used products. You should apply these updates as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computers, devices and information.

Google has released Chrome 56.0.2924.76 for Windows, Mac and Linux. This update incorporates 51 security fixes.

Mozilla has issued an update to address a critical security vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR.

You are advised to review security bulletins and advisories from any vendor you use and apply their updates as soon as possible. Many vendors allow you to automate the process of updating their software.  

Security updates address vulnerabilities in computer systems that attackers can otherwise use to gain access to systems or information.  

A vulnerability is a weakness that can leave a computer and its systems open to attack. Attacks can be carried out a number of ways, including through malicious software (malware) such as viruses and spyware that can monitor a users’ activity on a computer and stop systems operating properly.

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Stay Smart Online has information on automating updates.

The information provided here is of a general nature. Everyone's circumstances are different. If you require specific advice you should contact your local technical support provider.