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Overview of Significant QuickBooks Security Threat Update

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Intuit Inc. is an American software company incorporated in Delaware and headquartered in Mountain View, California has identified and is implementing a security update to address a security vulnerability in QuickBooks POS accounting software. This update does not impact on QuickBooks desktop for Mac or QuickBooks Online version. This piece of writing outlines the steps required to install an update, which is designed to concentrate on the security vulnerability which users are facing.

This update is for supported versions of QuickBooks desktop, Intuit has begun the process of proactively notifying customers about the steps required to install this update, which is designed to address the security weakness. For any sort of help in installing the software, users can take online help from online QuickBooks technical support and install and update the security patch.

The update includes a patch of password controls to verify that the person attempting to access an account is approved or not. Intuit suggests all its customers install the necessary security updates as soon as possible.


All users who have the "credit card protection" feature updated on their software, or have credit card data in their QuickBooks company file, will be asked to set up a password to move ahead with this update. Furthermore, the admin will be notified if you have not set up a password for your software. This feature will enhance security by using appropriate security credentials. This security patch also helps in QuickBooks point of sale also and if you are not able to use this security patch in QuickBooks pos, then you can take QuickBooks point of sale tech support for the same and upgrade the security update.

To make certain that you are running the latest version of QuickBooks perform the following steps:

  • Open QuickBooks, tap and update QuickBooks.
  • In the Overview tab, tap on update now option.
  • In the Update Now tab, ensure that you have a check mark next to Maintenance Releases and Critical Fixes.
  • Tap get updates to start the download.
  • Restart QuickBooks, when the download has completed, to complete the update installation

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The security update includes:

  • The password controls and verifies that the person attempting to access the account is authorized.
  • If you have “credit card protection” feature on, or have credit card data on QuickBooks desktop company file, then you will ask to set up a password.
  • The administrator account holder will be notified of all the details that you have not set up a password yet.This will give the admin account holder the ability to suggest you to create a password to keep your QuickBooks account safe, or to assign a password directly to you at the time of need. This will increase security by requiring that you are with access to the system use appropriate security credentials to to the .

If you a QuickBooks desktop user and using the software in multi-user mode then make certain that you are on a supported version of QuickBooks desktop and have installed the security update automatically.


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