Software update and security patch notifications often pop up at the most inopportune times. Instead of ignoring those irritating alerts, however, it’s critical to understand how important these fixes can be.
In many cases, a software patch—a set of changes to a computer application designed to update or improve it—can save the day. Take the recent report of a bug found in Safari, the basic web browser built into all Mac and iOS devices. This serious vulnerability can compromise the details of your recent browsing history and even share stored login credentials for Google accounts, allowing malicious websites to track your Internet activity and reveal the details of your digital identity.