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Prioritize updating the apps that keep your devices and personal data safe from cyberattacks.



Rest assured, there is no global conspiracy to bug you with update notifications. As you may have noticed, unpatched software enables a large proportion of cyberattacks, which is why developers are constantly fixing vulnerabilities in their programs, and why you’re constantly getting alerts about updates. Update the software, patch the vulnerabilities, foil the crooks.

To learn more about the situation, we investigated user attitudes about updates in two dozen countries. It turned out that every other person we surveyed is inclined to click “Remind me later.” That being the case, here’s a handy list of the five most important types of software to update — the ones worth tearing yourself away from work or play.


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