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Operating system updates

Most attacks by intruders against computers exploit weaknesses and bugs in the operating system or common applications. One of the best ways to protect your computer is to regularly apply updates and fixes to your computer as they are made available by the vendor. Fortunately most operating systems have become much easier and faster to update and typically can be done over the Internet. Below we have provided directions and links for updating the operating systems commonly used at WHOI.