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Krebs on Security: Secunia PSI for update fatigue

11:45 CET, 9th June 2011 By Secunia.

The article ‘Krebs’s 3 Basic Rules for Online Safety’ by the influential blog, Krebs on Security, provides some relevant and handy advice for staying secure online.

Advice from Brian Krebs (former reporter at the Washington Post) includes not falling for “scareware pop-ups” or responding to unexpected e-mail alerts that are supposedly sent from your social media accounts or banks. He also mentions the importance of lightening the load of your operating system by regularly removing unwanted clutter, described as “the nemesis of a speedy computer”.

The Secunia Personal Software Inspector (PSI) is listed under Krebs’s Rule #2 for staying safe online: “If you installed it, update it.” This rule focuses on the need for constantly updating installed applications in order to maintain a secure PC. However, trying to manually keep on top of updating so many applications is both complex and time-consuming.

Therefore, Krebs says, “A wonderful resource for anyone feeling update fatigue is Secunia’s Personal Software Inspector, a free tool that periodically scans for and alerts users to outdated security software. The latest version of the PSI also can be set to update such products automatically.”

To read the article in full, visit Krebs on Security here.

To download the Secunia PSI, free for private use, click here.

Stay Secure,


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