Why is it important to install OS and security updates?

All of us are required by SU's IT Policy to keep the operating system and applications on our devices updated. Installing updates when they are released by Apple is crucial for several reasons. For one, these updates often address vulnerabilities in the operating system that could be exploited by hackers to gain access to your device. This could result in the theft of sensitive information, such as passwords and personal data.

Another reason to install updates is to protect against malware and other malicious software. Malware can be used to damage or disrupt your device, and it can also be used to steal your personal information, and institutional data. By installing security updates, you can ensure that your device is protected against the latest threats.

Furthermore, the updates can also improve the overall performance and stability of your device. Many updates include bug fixes and other performance enhancements, which can make your device run more smoothly and efficiently.

Overall, it is important to install security updates when they are released by Apple to protect your device against security threats, improve its performance, and ensure compliance with industry standards. By taking the time to install these updates, you can help keep your device, SU's institutional data, and your personal information, safe.

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