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New Wifi Vulnerability May Affect Most Devices

Recently, a whole raft of security flaws have been found that impact all Wi-Fi devices, including smart phones, IoT devices, and personal computers going back as far as 1997. This unfortunately means ...

New RevengeRAT Trojan Gives Hackers Access To Your Data

Recently, Microsoft issued an alert, warning users about a remote access tool called RevengeRAT, also known as AsyncRAT. It is being used to target travel and aerospace companies with spear-phishing emails. The ...

Microsoft Edge Browser Gets Fix For Crashing Issue

Earlier this month, Microsoft Edge users were in an uproar, with significant numbers of them reporting that the browser would lock up when they were watching YouTube videos or reading comments on ...

Numerous Malicious Financial Apps Discovered Targeting Android Devices

Recently, Google did some house cleaning. They removed ten different apps from the Play Store, all of which contained droppers for financial Trojans, this according to a recent blog post by Check ...

Google Analytics Gets New Security Feature

Based on current trends, marketers are going to have to get used to operating in a world without cookies. In light of that, Google has recently made some significant changes to Google ...

Some Versions Of Windows 10 Will Stop Receiving Security Updates

On the heels of the May 2021 Patch Tuesday release, Microsoft has flagged certain versions of Windows 10 that will no longer receive security updates. These include versions 1803, 1809, and 1909. ...

Consider Replacing Your Old Broadband Routers For Security

A company named 'UK security Watchdog, Which?' recently released a report with some disturbing security ramifications. Based on a survey of more than 6000 UK households, the company identified 13 different older ...

Google Prioritizing Privacy And Safety With Play Store Updates

Google generally does a great job with security when it comes to the Google Play Store. Of course, the company regularly makes headlines when poisoned apps are discovered, but given the sheer ...

Google May Force All Users To Use 2 Factor Authentication

Sometimes Google takes a heavy-handed approach to security, but it's also widely accepted that their heart is in the right place. That seems to be the case with the company's most recently ...

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 ...

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Notification Of New Subscription Billing Could Be A Phishing Attack

Notification Of New Subscription Billing Could Be A Phishing Attack

There's a dangerous new phishing scam you should be aware of and alert your employees to right away. A growing[...]
Google Chrome Speed Will Increase With Update

Google Chrome Speed Will Increase With Update

If you're one of the legions of users who rely on Google's Chrome browser when you surf the web, we've[...]
Bose Is Latest Company To Have Employee Data Breached

Bose Is Latest Company To Have Employee Data Breached

Bose is the latest in an unending parade of major companies to disclose that they've been the victim of a[...]

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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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