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Stop using unsupported software and apply new security updates

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24 April 2017

Google and Mozilla have issued new security updates for their widely used products.

Google has released Chrome 58.0.3029.81 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The new release incorporates fixes for 29 security issues. You should update to this version of Chrome as soon as possible to minimise risk to your computer and its information.

Mozilla has issued an update to address a vulnerability in Firefox and Firefox ESR. You should review the Mozilla advisories for Firefox 53, Firefox ESR 45.9 and Firefox ESR 52.1 and apply the updates as required. 

Meanwhile, the Microsoft Security Response Center has posted a blog in response to the widely reported release of hacking tools designed to exploit vulnerabilities in its products. Microsoft said most of the exploits were already patched while users of supported Microsoft products were not at risk from the remainder.

US-CERT has responded to the issue by reminding users that software no longer supported by Microsoft is particularly at risk for exploitation.

You should retire all vendor products that have reached end of life, meaning they are no longer supported. These products typically do not receive any patches that protect against newer viruses, spyware or other malicious software and may not be subject to technical support.

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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.