So, we are into the second month of 2019. Routines are slowly making their way back into our lives and the holiday period is a distant memory. But thankfully, we’ve had the fun of Fringe Festival and the upcoming Perth Festival to quell the blues. With fun comes time to apply the latest monthly Microsoft Security Patches to your desktops! The desktops should already have their patches downloaded and applied over the last few days. Please remember to shutdown/restart your PC when you leave the office this week in order for all patches to be applied.
For those unsure on how to update: allow yourself at least 10 – 15 minutes to fully shutdown and restart your system. This ensures patches are applied, this can also address (and solve) some problems you may be having with your system. You can also manually check by following steps that can be found here.
Windows 10 Latest Version: There have been no major releases since last year for Windows. We are expecting some updates to the current 1809 system in March, so keep your eyes peeled for that newsletter. In the meantime, if you are interested in any further security information for your Windows 10 devices, take a look through this link.
For our Apple users, there was an update to OS Mojave from 10.14.2 to the current 10.14.3. If unsure if you have been updated, click your Apple logo in the top left corner, go to ‘About This Mac’, and if your version is not at 10.14.3, click ‘Software Update’ and go from there! These changes bring some bug fixes and security updates, particularly for a bug in Group Facetime that was discovered. You more than likely have Automatic Updates activated and so if you have restarted your computer recently the updates will have occurred. If you’re not one for restarting your computer, or unsure if you have Automatic Updates on, you can look here. For other update information, have a look here.
For iPhone and iPad users, the latest version of iOS was released on Feb 7 - 12.1.4. Prior to this, Apple released iOS 12.1.3. The prompt release of 12.1.4 came from the Group Facetime bug mentioned above. The update is important. Hopefully you have updated already but otherwise follow this link to find out how.
All other Apple update information can be found here.
Feel free to contact us at the office on 08 6161 7113 or email the team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any issues you might find.