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Dropbox Suffers Major Breach in Phishing Attack

It's no secret that cyber attacks are on the rise, and that no company is immune to them. Dropbox, a cloud storage company, was the lastest victim when their GitHub account was ...

SIM Swap Attack Targets Verizon Customers

Recently, Verizon experienced a minor but significant data breach. Between October 6, 2022, and October 10, 2022, an unknown malicious actor gained access to Verizon's prepaid wireless accounts, compromising approximately 250 individuals. ...

Benefits of Having a Dual Monitor Setup for Your Business

In recent years, the use of advanced technology in the office has increased in popularity among businesses to improve their efficiency, productivity, and effectiveness. Whether running a small or large company, ...

Zoom Fixes Severe Security Vulnerability for Mac Users

There is no doubt that Zoom has become very popular in the business and academic sectors, as it is widely used for video conferencing and voice-over IP (VoIP). Zoom issued a security ...

The Evolution of Callback Phishing Scams

Phishing is one of the oldest forms of cybercrime. It continues to grow and evolve, making it difficult for people to defend themselves. Callback phishing scams are email campaigns that pose as ...

DuckDuckGo for Mac Comes with New Privacy Features

DuckDuckGo announced on October 18, 2022, that the beta version of its Mac desktop app is now available for all Mac users.  DuckDuckGo is a browser that focuses on privacy. It has ...

Ducktail Malware Returns With New PHP Variant

An advanced PHP variant of the Ducktail malware poses a risk to Facebook users. On October 13th, 2022, ZScaler, a cloud security firm, published a blog post detailing this latest discovery. The ...

DDoS IP Protection: A New, Low-Cost Option for SMB

Microsoft announced the Azure DDoS IP Protection released as a public preview on October 19, 2022. Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) can now benefit from DDoS protection with a pricing model customized ...

Common Mistakes To Avoid When Implementing A CRM For Your Business

In order to be successful, it is important for businesses to have a good customer relationship management system in place. However, many small companies make simple mistakes that get them in trouble. ...

Fortinet Security Updates

Fortinet addressed a critical vulnerability that gave remote access to numerous services and was being exploited by threat actors in the wild. The company described the vulnerability as an authentication bypass on ...

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Scammers Impersonating Refund Payment Portals

Scammers Impersonating Refund Payment Portals

The FBI warns about scammers pretending to be refund payment gateways from financial institutions to steal sensitive information from unsuspecting[...]
Twitter’s Data Leak Exposes Over 5.4 Million Users

Twitter’s Data Leak Exposes Over 5.4 Million Users

Earlier this year, Twitter confirmed that an API vulnerability had caused a massive data leak containing non-public information for over[...]
Phishing-as-a-Service on the Rise with Caffeine

Phishing-as-a-Service on the Rise with Caffeine

Threat actors may now launch their own sophisticated assaults thanks to the emergence of Phishing as a Service (PhaaS) platforms[...]

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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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