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Hackers Are Teaming Up To Wreak Havoc On Corporate Users

It's never a good thing when well-organized groups of hackers start working together, but that's what appears to be happening. Recently, evidence has emerged that the Black Basta ransomware gang has begun ...

Emotet Malware Will Include Credit Card Theft In Attacks

If you're involved in information security in any capacity, you're probably quite familiar with the infamous Emotet botnet.  It's one of the most dangerous and prolific botnets out there and it is ...

Medical Service Provider Data Breach Affects 2 Million Users

Depending on where you live, you may have received medical care from the Shields Health Care Group (Shields), or from a provider associated with them. If so, be aware that the Massachusetts-based ...

Beware New Windows Vulnerability With Remote Search Window Access

You may not know the name Matthew Hickey, but you should thank him for a recent discovery that could save you a lot of grief. Hickey is the co-founder of a company ...

Some Carrier Embedded Android Apps May Have Security Vulnerabilities

Recently, Microsoft reported high severity security vulnerabilities in multiple apps offered by large international mobile service providers.  What makes this especially noteworthy is the fact that these vulnerabilities aren't app specific, but ...

Millions Of MySQL Server Users’ Data Found On The Internet

Do you maintain a MySQL server?  If so, you're certainly not alone.  What you may not know is that according to research conducted by The Shadowserver Foundation, (a cybersecurity research group) there ...

Hackers Are Using Personal Messages On WhatsApp To Attack

Are you a WhatsApp user?  If so, be aware that hackers have worked out a means of hijacking a user's WhatsApp account and gaining access to a user's contact list and personal ...

Microsoft Releases Multiple New Features For Teams

Teams was "just another Microsoft application" before the pandemic.  Thanks to Covid-19 though, demand for video conferencing solutions shot through the roof, and suddenly Teams found its groove. Microsoft had been gamely ...

Intel Users Should Update Firmware To Avoid This Ransomware

Not long ago, researchers at Eclypsium got a lucky break.  An unknown and unidentified individual began leaking communications from inside the Conti ransomware organization. These leaked communications seemed to confirm what has ...

The Windows Follina Vulnerability Has A Temporary Fix

File this away under "good news, bad news." The bad news is that there's a new, critical zero-day threat to be concerned about.  The threat has been dubbed 'Follina.' It is being ...

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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[...]
How To Easily Create An Efficient Workspace

How To Easily Create An Efficient Workspace

The more efficient you are, the more effective you are.  That's true whether you're working from the office or from[...]

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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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