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The easy Java and Flash security fix everyone hates to do

Robert Lemos | April 2, 2015
You know those nagging Java update boxes that pop up in your desktop? They're actually kind of important.

"The majority of attacks we see are exploiting software not up-to-date on the latest security updates, therefore we strongly recommend that users install the latest security updates and enable the background updater as the best possible defense against those with malicious intent," Uhley said.

Other companies' data supports the strategy. Cisco found that consumers and companies that enable automatic updates are less vulnerable.

"The research clearly indicates that software that automatically installs its own updates seems to have an advantage in creating a safer security framework," Cisco stated in its 2015 Annual Security Report.


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