Chrome, Windows 10 and OneDrive Critical Update Scam Alert

Never have so many of us worked from home and according to Reuters hacking attacks have doubled against the companies we work for. Google are blocking 18 million Covid related scam emails per day and that number doesn’t include all the ones that get through. So, in these strange times where we need to work from home it is essential that when key security updates are published for key apps that we make sure that we are all up to date.

The Google Chrome Update 81 stops hackers crashing your system and holding you to ransom. The Windows OneDrive update stops cybercriminals overwriting targeted files and potentially demanding ransom. Finally, and another one not to be ignored is this month’s Windows 10 update, this fixes some 133 vulnerabilities, 15 of them are “critical” and allow such nasties as giving hackers the ability to install malware and other malicious content.


Tips and Advice

  • How to update – Click on the Microsoft logo in the bottom left of the screen > click on Settings, (the cog symbol) > click on “Update & Security” and if there is an upload available click on “Download”. For Chrome- Open Chrome, at the top right look at More/Three Dots/ Upward Arrow if an update is pending the icon will be coloured, click on the icon and then click “Update Google Chrome”
  • Check for Malware – Its worth running Malware Bytes every few months to check for nasties, they have a free version which does a good job
  • ID Protection –  If you’re worried about identity fraud and would like to protect your identity contact CIFAS
  • Still Unsure? – Join Reassura 0800 888 6400 and one of our fraud advisors will help you to stay safe
  • To report a fraud – and receive a police crime reference number call Action Fraud on 0300 123 2040 or use their online fraud reporting tool


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