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​​Keep software up to date

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Software and app updates contain vital security updates to help protect your devices from cyber criminals.

Cyber criminals use weaknesses in software and apps to attack your devices and steal your identity. Software and app updates are designed to fix these weaknesses and installing them as soon as possible will keep your devices secure.

Most updates only take a few minutes so you should:

  • Install the latest updates as soon as they become available.
  • Set them to auto update if possible, you can even set them to install overnight.
  • Only download and install apps from trusted sources.
  • Information can easily be found about how to install these updates from Apple, Microsoft and Google​.
Your managed laptop will be updated automatically - find out more​