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Archive for December, 2022

Jump-Start Your Companies Social Media Presence

Social media marketing is an effective tool used to promote your company online. Many people use social media channels to promote products or services; however, companies can also use social media to ...

Maximizing Success with a Well-Designed Website

Maximizing Success with a Well-Designed Website A poorly designed website can significantly impact a business's bottom line. In today's digital age, having an online presence is crucial for attracting potential leads and ...

The Rising Threat of BEC Attacks: Don’t Let Your Business Fall Victim 

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are becoming widespread and present a significant risk to businesses of all sizes. These attacks involve hackers posing as trusted individuals or organizations via email to request ...

New Phishing Scheme Using Fake Copyright Infringement Notices

A new phishing campaign targeting Facebook users has been identified by cybersecurity firm Trustwave. In this campaign, hackers use fake copyright infringement notices to trick users into giving away their account details. ...

LastPass Security Breach: Encrypted Passwords at Risk

LastPass, a popular password manager, announced that an unauthorized party accessed the company's archived backups of its production data on a third-party cloud-based storage service. According to the company's investigation, a threat ...

DraftKings Data Breach Exposes Personal Information of 68,000 Customers

In late November 2022, sports betting firm DraftKings announced that it had suffered a data breach affecting approximately 68,000 customers. The company stated that the breach resulted from a credential stuffing attack, in which attackers obtained credentials from a third-party ...

Better Education Using Webinars

For the majority of organizations, traveling to a conference may be time-consuming, expensive, and challenging. Then there's the trip, the time away from the workplace, and the mountain of fires to put ...

Risks of Public Wifi

While public Wi-Fi can be a convenient way to stay connected while traveling, it is important to be aware of its potential security risks. If a hacker intercepts your data while using ...

FBI Program Tasked with Infrastructure Security Compromised

The FBI program tasked with ensuring critical infrastructure security has been compromised by hackers, who now offer access to the program's data on the dark web. The breach was initially disclosed by ...

Streamline Your Business with the Latest Smart Home Technology

Are you a business owner looking to get the most out of your Google smart home devices? If so, you're in luck! Google has enabled its Nest products and Android OS with ...

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Advantages of a Hybrid Cloud

Advantages of a Hybrid Cloud

Public and private cloud infrastructures have benefits and drawbacks that can impact small to medium-sized businesses. Some advantages of public[...]
Data Breach at GoTo: Encrypted Customer Information Compromised

Data Breach at GoTo: Encrypted Customer Information Compromised

On January 23, 2023, GoTo released a statement detailing an update to the ongoing data breach investigation. Business owners should[...]
PayPal Hack: 35,000 Accounts Compromised in Credential Stuffing Attack

PayPal Hack: 35,000 Accounts Compromised in Credential Stuffing Attack

On December 20, 2022, PayPal, one of the most widely used online payment platforms, confirmed that 35,000 users' accounts had[...]

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5114 Balcones Woods Dr.
Suite 307-429
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 336-2970

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1144 Airport Blvd
Suite 260
Austin, TX 78702

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Since 2003, The Critical Update has been a leading provider of IT support and consulting, focusing on small and medium sized businesses in the Austin metropolitan area. We have helped hundreds of businesses increase productivity and profitability by making IT a streamlined part of operations. We equip our clients with customized technology solutions for greater operational value and to reduce risk.

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