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WordPress NinjaForms Plugin Was Force Updated Due To Vulnerability

Do you run a WordPress site?  Do you also use the popular forms design and management plugin called NinjaForms?  If you answered yes to both of those questions, be aware that NinjaForms ...

Voicemail Phishing Attacks Called Vishing Are On The Rise

While "vishing" is by no means a new threat, it's not something that has ever happened with sufficient frequency to get most people's attention. So, if you haven't heard the term before, ...

Simple Tips For Securing Smart Device Data

Data security isn't something that's at the forefront of most people's minds, but it probably should be.  These days, we use far more than just our trusty laptops and desktops to do ...

One Of The Largest US Banks Discloses Data Breach

Do you have an account with Michigan-based Flagstar Bank?  As one of the largest banks in the United States, it's quite possible that you do. If so, be aware that the company ...

Microsoft Believes AI Can Help Prevent Ransomware In The Future

Recently, Microsoft published a fascinating blog post. In the blog post, they said they were experimenting with "novel approaches" when it comes to harnessing the power of AI to spot threats on ...

You May Need To Replace Old Cisco VPN Routers

Do you own one or more of the following products made by Cisco? The RV110W Wireless-N VPN Firewall The RV130 VPN Router The RV130W Wireless-N Multifunction VPN Router The RV215W Wireless-N VPN ...

Some Requested Features May Be Coming To Microsoft Teams

Do you use Microsoft Teams?  If so, you'll be thrilled to know that the Redmond Giant is continuing to pour resources into improving the software with a specific focus on audio and ...

It May Be Time To Update Your Business Logo

Corporate branding can be worth its weight in gold and certain images are absolutely iconic.  The Golden Arches, the Nike "swoosh," and Apple's Apple all come to mind. Logo images give companies ...

Researchers Find New CPU Security Vulnerability

Remember the Heartbleed scare we had a couple years back?  It was a nasty side-channel attack that was somewhat exotic and difficult to pull off, and it was absolutely devastating and sent ...

Ransomware Hackers Have Set Their Sights On Exchange Servers

Microsoft Exchange servers are once more in the crosshairs of hackers around the world.  Most recently, hacking groups have been specifically targeting them to deploy BlackCat ransomware. As is common among ransomware ...

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Secret Twitter Accounts Are Not What You Think

Secret Twitter Accounts Are Not What You Think

Do you have a Twitter account?  Have you been patting yourself on the back while assuming that your identity was[...]
Malware Is Targeting Small Office And Home Office Routers

Malware Is Targeting Small Office And Home Office Routers

Researchers at Lumen's Black Lotus Labs recently spotted evidence of a highly sophisticated and tightly targeted campaign aimed at SOHO[...]
New Version Releases For iOS Devices

New Version Releases For iOS Devices

Apple has recently announced a new string of updates for their OS family including iOS, iPadOS 15.6, macOS 12.5, watchOS[...]

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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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