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Protect yourself from hackers: Don't wait to update your devices

Posted at 9:42 PM, Feb 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-21 07:11:17-05

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla.  — We have a few more ideas for you today as we talk about securing your identity and finances in a cyber-world filled with scammers and hackers. Look no farther than your smartphone for one great tip.

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That smartphone will prompt you when software or app updates are available. For that matter, so should your laptop or computer desktop operating system. But you must pay attention and use the free updates. Ignoring them can prove costly.

Alan Crowetz, our WPTV tech expert from InfoStream, says, “These updates are very important. There are countless breaches and attacks that have already been fixed (with updates) and (yet) people have not applied the fix yet.”

Crowetz also recommends antiviral programs to keep the gremlins away. In short, like so much we have talked about this week, simple solutions to secure your life on the internet are easily within reach. Take advantage of those options before someone takes advantage of you.