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Default Windows Font May Change With Windows 10 Update

Microsoft has a history of being notoriously slow to change. Just to cite one example, the company's venerable "Paint" application has been in the mix since the earliest days of Windows. Although ...

Many Mobile Devices Contain A Chip With A Security Risk

A new, high severity vulnerability has been found in Qualcomm's MSM (Mobile Station Modem) chips, including the company's latest 5G-capable versions. The security issue could allow hackers to access a user's call ...

Global Scale Phishing Attack Brings New Malware

There's an ongoing, global scale phishing attack you should be aware of, even if your firm isn't currently being targeted by it. The attack is being tracked by Mandiant, who recently published ...

Chrome Zero Day Exploit Gets Fixed With Latest Update

On April 20, 2021, Google released Chrome 90.0.4430.85, designed to address a zero-day exploit hackers are currently taking advantage of, tracked as CVE-2021-21224. The patch also patches four other high severity security ...

Newly Discovered Linux Malware Has Been Around For Years

Recently, researchers at Qihoo 360 Network Security discovered a particularly stealthy piece of malware designed to create backdoors in the Linux ecosystem. It was so good at its job, and so stealthy ...

End For Skype For Business Is Just Around The Corner

If you're still using Skype for Business at your firm, be advised that Microsoft recently sent another friendly reminder out to all users of the service. The reminder says that it's going ...

Popular NAS Device Vendor Fixes Vulnerability Recommends Update

QNAP recently addressed a critical security vulnerability you need to be aware of. Previous to the fix, the company had included hard-coded credentials to serve as a backdoor to the device. Unfortunately, ...

Large Insurance Company Geico Suffers Data Breach

Geico, the second largest insurance carrier in the US, recently became the latest high-profile company to suffer a data breach in the United States. The company is the second largest auto insurance ...

Microsoft Edge Will Redirect Users To HTTPS Secure Sites

If you're a Microsoft Edge user, be aware. Beginning in July, with the release of Edge 92, the browser will automatically redirect users to a secure HTTPS connection any time they visit ...

Here Is How The New iOS Update Improves Privacy

Targeted advertising has become a mainstay of life on the web these days. You do a search on Amazon for say, exercise bikes, and then, just about every other website you visit ...

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Twitch Hack Was Much Bigger Than Expected

Twitch Hack Was Much Bigger Than Expected

Are you a gamer or do you broadcast on Twitch for some other reason? If so be aware that the platform[...]
Some AMD Chips Aren’t Performing Well With Windows 11

Some AMD Chips Aren’t Performing Well With Windows 11

Do you have a computer powered by an AMD chipset? Are you excited to upgrade to Windows 11? If you[...]
Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google Forcing Accounts To Use Two Factor Authentication

Google recently announced that they're planning to auto-enroll some 150 million user accounts into two factor authentication (2FA). The company[...]

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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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