Security patches (or updates) are issued by software vendors to repair bugs or security holes in operating systems and software. You don't need to check for security updates if you use a computer managed by the University of Otago; these are done on your behalf.

Your computer will usually perform self-checks for updates at the intervals specified by the manufacturer.

  • In some cases you will have the option to set this interval manually, or to disable checking for updates - please make sure you install and check for security updates regularly, otherwise your computer may be at risk
  • If you are inconvenienced by certain updates, or if the update notifications become annoying please contact AskOtago to raise a job with your IT support team. It may be possible to adjust the settings and update times to suit you better

Contact AskOtago:

Tel +64 3 479 7000 or 0800 80 80 98

Last updated 17/02/2021 12.00 PM

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