Keep your software up to date.
Software is complex and often has minor bugs that hackers seek to exploit. To help avoid hackers getting to your data, software and app developers release updates regularly. You should install these as soon as they become available and, where possible, enable automatic updates.
To turn on automatic updates, go to your Control Panel for Windows, Preferences for Mac, or Settings for your mobile.
Popular software are key targets for hackers so it’s particularly important you keep these programs and applications up to date.
Operating systems like Windows, Android, MacOS and iOS.
Web browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Microsoft Edge.
Other software like Microsoft Office, Adobe Reader, Adobe Flash Player, and anti-virus software.