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Bug Fixes Available With Update For iOS Device Users

Apple delayed the release of iPadOS 14.7 and iOS 14.7. Both updates are now available. Users of both are advised to update immediately as the new versions patch a variety of high ...

DNS Issue Caused Major Website Outage

The Akamai Corporation reported a major outage on Thursday (7/22/2021) that caused major disruptions on the internet in the United States for a period of several hours. A tweet from the company ...

New Malware Live Streams Your Private Computer Activity

There is a new highly unusual and potentially embarrassing strain of malware that you need to be aware of. It has been dubbed BIOPASS by the Trend Micro researchers who first discovered ...

Popular Ring Doorbells To Get Encryption Option

Do you have a Ring Doorbell? They are offered by Amazon and they're a wildly popular smart device that allows you to keep tabs on who's coming to or walking by your ...

Latest Data Breach Hits Guess Clothing Company

American fashion retailer Guess recently became the latest in a seemingly unending parade of big-name companies to suffer a data breach. The company's breach notification letter was mailed to all customers whose ...

Internet Browser Firefox Will Soon Get SmartBlock Feature

There's good news for anyone who uses the Firefox web browser. Beginning with the release of Firefox 87 which was released in March of this year (2021) Mozilla has introduced a new ...

Gmail Adding Email Authenticator Feature Called BIMI

Change is coming to Gmail. Recently as a courtesy of a new agreement between Google and the AuthIndicators Working Group you'll soon begin seeing BIMIs (Brand Indicators for Message Identification). The brains ...

BazarBackdoor Uses Compressed Files To Deliver Malware

Security researchers have spotted a new phishing campaign in the wild that you'll want to make a note of. In this case the hackers are attempting to deliver a malware strain known ...

Morgan Stanley Banking Latest To Get Hit By Data Breach

Hacks continue to evolve as the hackers themselves get increasingly sophisticated. One of the most recent victims is investment banking giant Morgan Stanley. Their network was breached after the attackers stole personal ...

Microsoft Issues Patches For PrintNightmare Bug

If you're one of the legions of Windows users, you may be aware that the OS currently has some printer issues. In fact, they're so severe that the bug has been dubbed ...

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Microsoft Windows 11 Finally Has A Release Date

Microsoft Windows 11 Finally Has A Release Date

Are you excited at the prospect of Windows 11? If so then you will be pleased to know that Microsoft's[...]
Free Repairs Offered For iPhone 12 Users With Sound Issues

Free Repairs Offered For iPhone 12 Users With Sound Issues

The bad news is some of Apple's iPhone 12's have sound issues. If you own an iPhone 12 then you[...]
Microsoft Teams Adds A Number Of New Features

Microsoft Teams Adds A Number Of New Features

Do you use Microsoft Teams? If you do then you're going to love the August update. It offers a number[...]

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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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