I cannot stress this enough because it only takes one person and one device to have catastrophic consequences. Any device that does not have the latest updates is vulnerable to cyber security threats. Hackers and criminals are banking on devices not having the latest security updates. Security updates are the instructions on how to compromise a device and it’s data because they tell hackers where the system is vulnerable if it has not be updated.
Updates do not install automatically. Many updates require a restart of the device. If you see the update symbol in the taskbar of your laptop. DO NOT ignore it. This means that the laptop has updates pending and needs to be restarted.
I implore that everyone check and make sure all devices are updated. Below are instructions to check updates for your devices.
Select the Start button, and then go to Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update .
iPad/iPhone Updates 14.2 is the latest
Go to Settings > General, then tap Software Update
Open your phone’s Settings app.
Near the bottom, tap System > Advanced > System update.