The Holidays New Electronic Toys…

Update those new devices right away lest you get hacked!


Naked Security – Advent tip #22: Got a new gadget for Christmas? Stop. Think. Connect.

We’ve already reminded you about the importance of updates, back in Advent tip #10.

But it’s easy to forget that even new devices typically need updates right away, because they’re not really new as in “manufactured this morning and patched immediately” but new as in “packaged ready for first use by the customer, then shipped, stored and sold.”

For example, I recently bought a current-model MacBook which was shipped to the store before OS X El Capitan 10.11 came out, but was purchased by me just afterwards.