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Twitter Increasing Privacy With Stricter Picture And Media Sharing

Recently Twitter's CEO stepped down. Since then, the company has been gearing up to make some changes that many of the industry's insiders regard as long overdue. The first of these changes ...

 Security Vulnerabilities Were Found In These Popular WiFi Routers

Most people have a home network these days which connects their computers and tablets, allows them to stream video from their Smart TVs, and surf the web from their phones using their ...

 Microsoft Paint Got A Makeover After Recent Update

Microsoft has had a long and interesting relationship with its venerable "Paint" app. Most people are familiar with Paint.  It's been around since the earliest versions of Windows and let's be honest ...

Microsoft Really Wants People To Use Their Edge Browser

It's no real secret that Microsoft has never been a big fan of Chrome, FireFox, or any other web browser that it didn't build.  The company clearly hasn't gotten over the fact ...

Latest Corporate Data Breach Hits Panasonic Servers

The Japanese electronics juggernaut Panasonic is the latest company to fall victim to relentless hackers. In a recent press release the company indicated their servers had been successfully attacked on November 11th, ...

DNA Testing Company Was Hacked And Data Was Breached

Have you had your DNA tested by DDC (DNA Diagnostic Center)? If so be advised that the company was recently hacked and that the attackers were able to make off with data ...

Over 4,000 Online Shopping Retailers Hit With Data Breach

The UK's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has identified more than 4,000 different retailers that have been compromised by hackers exploiting known vulnerabilities on checkout pages in order to divert payments and ...

Latest iPhone Update May Fix Dropped Calls Problem

Do you own an iPhone 12 or 13? Have you been dealing with dropped calls? If so then Apple has good news and a fix for that. Simply upgrade to iOS 15.11 ...

Hackers Hit Wind Energy Provider With Ransomware

Vestas Wind Systems is one of the leaders in wind turbine manufacturing in North America with 40,000 MW currently installed and another 36,000 MW under service in both the US and Canada. ...

Large GoDaddy Data Breach Involves WordPress Customer Email Adresses

Are you a GoDaddy customer? Do you maintain a WordPress blog with the company? If so be advised that the company recently announced a breach of their network. An as yet unidentified ...

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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[...]
A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone

A New iPhone Bug In HomeKit Could Brick Your Phone

Thank Trevor Spiniolas' sharp eyes if you own an iPhone.  The independent security researcher recently discovered a critical security flaw[...]
This New Malware Steals Passwords From Popular Browsers

This New Malware Steals Passwords From Popular Browsers

A new threat has appeared on the horizon. Even if the name is not familiar to you this malware strain[...]

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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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