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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 ...

Some US Mercedes Customers Likely Hit With Data Breach

Do you own, or have you recently test-driven a Mercedes? If so, or if you've created an account on their website for some other purpose, be advised that the company recently disclosed ...

Windows 11 Might Change The Blue Screen Of Death

On the heels of Microsoft's announcement of Windows 11, the Redmond Giant published an overview of the changes we can expect when the new OS rolls out. There's a lot to like ...

Microsoft May Allow 7th Generation Intel CPU’s On Windows 11

Not long ago, Microsoft announced the development of Windows 11, which formally brought the Windows 10 era to a close. Details were sketchy of course, as is often the case with announcements ...

Chrome Soon Releasing Feature To Always Use Secure Connections

Recently, Google announced another change to its Chrome browser designed with user security in mind. The company will soon be rolling out an "HTTPS-Only" mode that will help make surfing a safer ...

Microsoft Windows Is Working On Windows 11 Update Release

Later this year, the Windows 10 era will officially come to an end with the release of Windows 11. The latest version of the OS promises a raft of new features that ...

Security Issue Found In Dell’s SupportAssist Software

Do you have a Dell PC? If so, be aware that recently, security researchers at Eclypsium have discovered a major security flaw in the company's SupportAssist software that comes pre-installed on most ...

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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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