Montana State University

MSU IT Center

Renne Library Commons
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
406-994-1777 |

Chief Information Officer

Jerry Sheehan

Chief Security Officer

Rich Shattuck

Tip of the Month: Patches Aren't Just For Pirates!

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Software updates are often released because the developer has discovered a vulnerability in their program that could allow an unauthorized user to install malicious software, steal data, or even take control of the unpatched computer. If you don‘t install an update for the software in question, whether it be an operating system update or an update for 3rd party software like Adobe Flash, you remain exposed to the vulnerability.

For more information on updating your operating system and third party software, visit