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Archive for March, 2023

Slow File Transfer Windows 11 Solution

Microsoft has finally released a fix to address slow file transfer issues that plagued some Windows 11 users after an update. The slowdown has caused frustration for those who need to move ...

Bitwarden’s Iframe Flaw Explained

The purpose of password managers is to safeguard our login credentials and online accounts. However, a popular password manager recently made headlines for its major security flaw. Bitwarden is under scrutiny because ...

Everything to Know About Essendant’s Multi-Day Outage

Essendant, a Staples-owned wholesale distributor of office supplies and stationery, paused its operations recently because of a multi-day, network-wide outage. The system disruption has prevented customers from placing orders online or contacting ...

Microsoft Patch Tuesday

Microsoft released on March 14, 2023, a security update that fixes at least 74 bugs in Windows and other software. Hackers are already attacking two flaws, including a very serious one in ...

AT&T Data Breach – 9 Million Affected

In a recent statement, telecommunications giant AT&T confirmed that a hack on a vendor it was working with exposed around 9 million accounts. AT&T said that the sensitive information was mainly about ...

Hiatus Malware Targets Business Routers

There is a new malware campaign targeting business-grade routers. It is called Hiatus, a complex operation that deploys the HiatusRAT malware. It is a kind of Remote Access Trojan (RAT) that cybercriminals ...

Cerebral Data Breach – 3.18 Million Affected

Cerebral, an online platform that offers mental health care services, recently suffered a data breach that may have affected up to 3.18 million users. According to its report, the breach was due ...

Reduce the Risk of Business Email Compromise Attacks

Email threats have been around since the early 90s. But phishing techniques are much more sophisticated now than they were back then. One of the most successful and lucrative tactics is business ...

Maintain Customer Trust By Scaling Up IT Systems

Every business owner knows that forming a strong relationship with customers is essential to succeed. And two important elements of this relationship are positive customer experience and customer trust. Having these will ...

Hatch Bank Falls Victim to Data Breach

Hatch Bank confirmed a data breach that compromised its customers' personal data. The financial technology firm said hackers found a vulnerability in its internal file-transfer software. This allowed the hackers to access ...

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Launching a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign

Launching a Successful Digital Marketing Campaign

Whether you're a new business owner or have years of experience, establishing a digital marketing strategy takes knowledge and time.  With[...]
Create an Effective Email Marketing Strategy and Boost Customer Engagement

Create an Effective Email Marketing Strategy and Boost Customer Engagement

Do you want to convert email subscribers to loyal customers? Focus on increasing customer engagement through your emails.  An email list[...]
Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

Cloud Computing for Small Businesses

If you're not harnessing the power of cloud computing for small businesses, it's time to start! Cloud technology provides internet-based[...]

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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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