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Gmail Adding Email Authenticator Feature Called BIMI

Change is coming to Gmail. Recently as a courtesy of a new agreement between Google and the AuthIndicators Working Group you'll soon begin seeing BIMIs (Brand Indicators for Message Identification). The brains ...

BazarBackdoor Uses Compressed Files To Deliver Malware

Security researchers have spotted a new phishing campaign in the wild that you'll want to make a note of. In this case the hackers are attempting to deliver a malware strain known ...

Morgan Stanley Banking Latest To Get Hit By Data Breach

Hacks continue to evolve as the hackers themselves get increasingly sophisticated. One of the most recent victims is investment banking giant Morgan Stanley. Their network was breached after the attackers stole personal ...

Microsoft Issues Patches For PrintNightmare Bug

If you're one of the legions of Windows users, you may be aware that the OS currently has some printer issues. In fact, they're so severe that the bug has been dubbed ...

Ransomware Attackers May Target Industrial Machines Soon

Government officials and some internet security researchers have been saying for quite some time now that the nation's (and the world's) core infrastructure is at risk. Some examples include the flow of ...

Google Calendar Adds Virtual Meeting For Hybrid Office Workers

The pandemic is slowly fading from the headlines and releasing its grip on the world as the dominant factor in daily life. Now, businesses of all shapes and sizes are beginning to ...

Fake Apps Stealing Info With Current Cryptocurrency Boom

In case you haven't been paying attention, the Cryptocurrency markets have been booming in recent months. All of the major currencies have now pulled back from their all time highs, but BitCoin ...

Chromebooks Get First Optimized Browser Alternative

In the world of internet browsers, most people only think of the Big Three: Chrome, Safari, and Microsoft Edge. Occasionally, Firefox gets an honorable mention, but there are a whole raft of ...

This Malware Could Be Using Your PC To Make Money

If you haven't heard of a malware strain called Crackonosh, be aware that it might be abusing your system, and specifically, Windows Safe Mode, to make money for its controllers. In fact, ...

Some Netgear Devices May Have Vulnerabilities According To Microsoft

Do you use a Netgear DGN router, either at home or in your office? If so, be aware that Microsoft has discovered a number of security flaws that impact those devices, if ...

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YouTube Will Start Hiding Dislike Counts From Public

YouTube Will Start Hiding Dislike Counts From Public

Some months back YouTube announced that it would begin experimenting with the notion of hiding the number of down votes[...]
You Can Now Easily Block Users in Spotify

You Can Now Easily Block Users in Spotify

Are you a Spotify user? Have you found yourself wanting or needing to block another user? Until recently if you found[...]
Twitter Will No Longer Auto-Crop Photos On The Web

Twitter Will No Longer Auto-Crop Photos On The Web

Twitter hasn't had a very good relationship with auto-cropping. Images just haven't historically displayed very well on the platform. Fortunately that[...]

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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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