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New updates available to protect your devices and software

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High
12 May 2017

A range of updates have recently been released for software commonly used on household and business computers.

You are advised to ensure new and recent security updates are applied to software that may be running on your computers and mobile devices. Keeping your operating system and applications up to date is one of the best ways to protect your devices and networks from being compromised.

Stay Smart Online recommends that you automate updates for your software and operating systems wherever possible.

If any of the applications listed below are running on your computers or mobile devices, you are advised to ensure new and recent security updates are applied.

  • Microsoft has released a monthly collection of updates to address a range of issues in multiple products, including Windows Server, Internet Explorer and the Edge browser.
    Most of these updates are available through Windows Update. When you turn on automatic updating, this update will be downloaded and installed automatically. For more information about how to turn on automatic updating for Microsoft, see Get security updates automatically. To get the stand-alone package for this update, go to the Microsoft Update Catalogwebsite.
  • Adobe has updated its Flash Player, including the versions embedded in Chrome and Edge browsers. The update fixes a critical vulnerability that could allow an attacker to take control of your computer.
    Users who have selected the option to 'Allow Adobe to install updates' will receive the update automatically. Users who do not have the 'Allow Adobe to install updates' option enabled can install the update via the update mechanism within the product when prompted.
  • Mozilla has recently released updates to protect users against the risks posed by a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR.
    Users should install the update via the update mechanism within these products when prompted.

More information

Stay Smart Online has more information on updating software.

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.