Security updates and patches are software programs provided by vendors to address problems or vulnerabilities within their products. Security updates and patches are often released for a particular operating system or for a software application. Patches are typically for small fixes, while updates are for larger fixes.
Patches and updates are usually available for download from the vendor's website free of charge.
It is important to:
Many vendors of operating systems and larger applications provide automatic security patches and updates for their products over the Internet.
ICT recommends that you:
If your computer is managed for you by IT support personnel, please consult with them to see if your computer is already set up for automatic updates as part of the support service they provide.
For assistance with setting up your computer to receive automatic updates, contact your local IT support personnel or contact the ICT Help Desk.