We are in a world where so-called smart devices can expire after just a few years so you have to upgrade to the latest model.
The news that malware can invade iPhones and other Apple devices via the Safari web browser has damaged Apple's reputation for security. But you can fix the problem by updating your phone's software.
More connected devices means more vulnerability to cyberattacks. Is there a cheap, easy and secure way to protect the internet and the world?
There are technical reasons companies can be slow to update software, but as seen in the Equifax hack, a key problem is management.
People don't want to endure the interruptions and inconveniences of keeping their computer software up to date. Research tells us why, and how we might fix the problem – and protect ourselves.