Why You Shouldn’t Be Scared of Updates. 

 

You’ve seen the notifications on your phone, and you’ve snoozed the reminders on your laptop telling you that your device is ready for an update.  

Well, we’re here to tell you why you shouldn’t fear those updates. 

Updates can happen for several reasons, but mainly to fix bugs in the system and to increase your security, your security and your devices. There are over 10million malware infections a year and those updates that you’re snoozing will be one of the ways to prevent that from happening to you. 

Software updates don’t just fix bugs, they also add new features to the system and sometimes faster speeds. A bug in any software can slow your device down, so by installing a more up to date update, you’re getting the best results. 

All of these updates are aimed at making the user experience better. And while repeated update reminders can be annoying, especially if you have a lot of different applications, they can improve your experience in the long run and ensure that you get the most from your technology. 

You probably also keep a lot of documents, passwords and personal information on your devices. Your personally identifiable information — from emails to bank account information — is valuable to cybercriminals, and not having the last update can help them get access. 

They can use it to commit crimes in your name or sell it on the dark web to enable others to commit crimes. If it’s a ransomware attack, they might encrypt your data. You might have to pay a ransom for an encryption key to get it back. Or, worse, you might pay a ransom and not get it back. 

Updating your software and operating systems helps keep hackers out. 

So all in all, updates are good for you, your safety and your device’s safety.

Stay safe out there.