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Microsoft Teams Fend Off Phishing Attacks With Link Protection

Microsoft Defender has long included "Safe Links" protection as part of its overall function. The company recently announced that it would be extending Safe Link functionality so that it provides protection from ...

Latest Security Update For Apple Devices Is Critical

Do you have an Apple device? If so then you should be aware that the company recently issued an OS update that includes Macs, iPads, and iPhones. You'll want to update to ...

Google Improving Security And Transparency For Android Apps

Google recently announced some additional details relating to their "Safety Section" feature of the Google Play store. This is part of an ongoing effort to make the Play Store a safer and ...

Your Kindle EBook May Lose Partial Functionality Soon

Do you own an older Amazon Kindle? Older Kindles utilize 3G internet connectivity protocols but mobile carriers are currently racing to upgrade their networks to 4G/5G. Older devices that only have a ...

Malware Named Xloader Targeting Macs And Stealing Information

XLoader is a newly discovered strain of malware designed to infect systems running macOS. This new strain was built from a malware strain called FormBook which was designed to steal passwords from ...

Some Older Printer Drivers Are Vulnerable To Hackers

SentinelOne recently published a report that revealed a previously undiscovered security flaw found in a wide range of printers that include printers manufactured by Samsung, Xerox, and HP. The bug is being ...

New Malware Called MosaicLoader Is Being Delivered Via Ads

Security company BitDefender has recently discovered a new strain of malware you should be aware of. They have dubbed the new threat MosaicLoader. According to the company it is currently being distributed ...

Latest Version Of Chrome Gets Additional Security Enhancements

Google has recently released Chrome 92. The latest version of the browser includes a raft of high value updates and has fixes for a number of high severity security issues. Here's a ...

Bug Fixes Available With Update For iOS Device Users

Apple delayed the release of iPadOS 14.7 and iOS 14.7. Both updates are now available. Users of both are advised to update immediately as the new versions patch a variety of high ...

DNS Issue Caused Major Website Outage

The Akamai Corporation reported a major outage on Thursday (7/22/2021) that caused major disruptions on the internet in the United States for a period of several hours. A tweet from the company ...

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FTC Enforcing That Businesses Patch Log4j Java Security Issue

FTC Enforcing That Businesses Patch Log4j Java Security Issue

By now you're almost certainly aware of the Log4j Java issue. It's a serious and fixable flaw relating to java logging. Recently[...]
Google Working Towards Easier Integration Between Android And Windows

Google Working Towards Easier Integration Between Android And Windows

If you're managing a company of any size and interested in copying from some other firm's playbook, Apple is almost[...]
New Data Breach Hits US Cellular Company

New Data Breach Hits US Cellular Company

It's the dawning of a new year and the hackers of the world have been busy.  This time it's US[...]

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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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