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4G Internet Is Headed To The Moon

NASA has big ambitions to put 4G internet on the moon, and has tasked Nokia with turning their dream into a reality. It seems like the next logical step, really, since 4G ...

Hackers Delivering And Hiding Malware While Undetected

Last year, Google made some important changes to their Chrome browser in a bid to increase user security. Among these changes was to default to "HTTPS" in the browser in an attempt ...

Ficker Malware Tricks People To Get Their Passwords

Jiri Kropac, the head of ESET's Threat Detection Labs, recently reported a new malware campaign to be aware of. This one is a bit different in terms of methodology. Hackers most commonly ...

New Devices May Not Use Default Passwords

You know how, when you buy a new router to set up a home network, it comes with a default password like 'Admin,' which you have to remember to change? If you ...

Hackers Might Guess Your Passwords Easier Than You Thought

Password security has long been a thorn in the side of IT Security Professionals. It's easy enough to understand why. Passwords are inconvenient from the perspective of users, which is why they ...

Latest Windows 10 Update Replaces Edge Legacy With Chromium Edge

It's no secret that Microsoft has struggled where web browsers are concerned. Internet Explorer was basically a security-riddled disaster and was eventually retired for that very reason. The company's next attempt was ...

Update Adobe Now For Several Critical Security Updates

Adobe continues to work at a feverish pace to address critical security vulnerabilities in its product line. Their most recent patch addresses a total of ten security flaws across the following four ...

Security Is Top Priority In Latest Chrome Build

Back in February, Google began experimenting with a new feature that defaulted all URLs to use "https:" rather than the less secure "http:." While defaulting to the secure socket layer isn't ironclad ...

Hackers Are Using Legitimate Google Services To Wreak Havoc

The Microsoft 365 Defender Threat Intelligence Team recently issued a dire warning that every IT professional should take seriously. They've discovered an emerging threat in the form of hackers utilizing legitimate "Contact ...

Cross Platform Messaging Service Plan Canceled by Mobile Carriers

About eighteen months ago, a number of big mobile carriers got together to create the "Cross-Carrier Messaging Initiative." Their goal was to roll out a Rich Communication Services (RCS) platform designed to ...

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Apple Rolls Out Digital Keys For Hotels With Partnership

Apple Rolls Out Digital Keys For Hotels With Partnership

Apple Wallet just got a powerful new feature that's sure to make it more attractive to busy travelers.  Thanks to[...]
New Emotet Malware Found A New Way To Distribute

New Emotet Malware Found A New Way To Distribute

Emotet is one of the most feared malware strains circulating right now. The team behind it has managed to infect[...]
Microsoft Office Is Rolling Out A New User Interface

Microsoft Office Is Rolling Out A New User Interface

Microsoft is making a few UI changes across its entire product line in anticipation of rolling out Windows 11.  Early[...]

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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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