Keeping your computer programs patched and updated is one of the Top-5 things you can do to protect your security and privacy. This is because cyber criminals will take control of your computer by running programs that “exploit” security vulnerabilities in the programs you use. When software companies find a vulnerability, they usually issue an update to patch and fix it. It then becomes your responsibility to update the program that’s been patched. While there are tools that support this, such as Norton 360 on Windows and Ninite, it’s important that you make certain you are running the latest versions. This is your responsibility.
Important Security Updates
The following lists current versions of common software programs. Items in Bold have been updated in the past week. If you use these programs, you should update them. Updates are usually available from within the program. If not, updates can be downloaded from the company’s website.
Adobe Acrobat Reader updated to 2023.006.20380
Apple macOS Ventura 13.6.2
Apple iOS 17.1.1
Apple iPadOS 17.1.1
Apple watchOS 10.1.1
Chrome updated to 119.0.6045.160.
Dropbox updated to 187.4.5691.
Edge updated to 119.0.2151.72.
ExpressVPN updated to 12.64.08.
Foxit Reader 2023.2.0.21408.
Google Drive for Desktop 220.127.116.11.
KeePass 2 2.55.
Microsoft 365 & Office updated.
Microsoft Windows updated Patch-Tuesday.
Opera Chromium updated to 105.0.4970.16.
TeamViewer 15 15.47.3.
Thunderbird updated to 115.4.3.
If you are responsible for the security of your computer, our Weekend Patch Report is for you. We strongly urge you to take action to keep your system(s) patched and updated.
If someone else is responsible for the security of your computer, forward our Weekend Patch Report to them and follow up to make sure your computer has been patched and updated.
Vulnerability management is a key element of information security management. Cyber criminals take over user computers by writing computer programs that “exploit” vulnerabilities in operating systems (Windows, Apple OS, etc) and application programs (Adobe Acrobat, Chrome & Firefox, Office, etc). When software companies find a vulnerability, they usually issue an update patch to fix the code running in their customer’s computers.
SecureTheVillage publishes our Weekend Patch Report to alert readers to some of the week’s important updates and vulnerabilities. Our focus is on software typically found in the small or home office (SOHO) or that users are likely to have on their home computer. The report is not intended to be a thorough listing of updates.
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