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General Motors Customer Data Leaked By Credential Stuffing Attacks

Do you own a Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, or Cadillac?  If so, be aware that GM recently acknowledged that they fell victim to a credential stuffing attack a little over a month ago. ...

The Latest Windows 11 Update Fixes Dozens Of Issues

Are you a Windows 11 early adopter?  If so, you'll want to grab the latest update KB5014019.  It contains several important bug fixes including fixes for Direct3D app crashing issues, slow file ...

Be Aware That ChromeLoader Malware Is Picking Up Steam

A browser hijacker called "ChromeLoader" has had a large uptick in detections this month, which is raising eyebrows among security professionals. ChromeLoader can modify a victim's web browser settings to show search ...

 New Phishing Attacks Use HTML Email Attachments

HTML attachments as an attack vector may seem a little old school. However, according to statistics compiled by Kaspersky Lab indicates that in 2022, that form of attack is not just simply ...

Upgrade This WordPress Plugin To Avoid Being Hacked

Do you own and manage a WordPress site either personally or as part of your business?  Do you also use the Tatsu plugin which offers a powerful suite of in-browser editing features ...

Update VMWare Apps Now For Critical Security Vulnerabilities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued an advisory that serves as a stark warning. If you're using VMware products that are impacted by recently disclosed critical security flaws, either ...

Update Addresses Zero Day Exploit For Some Apple Devices

If you're not familiar with the term, a Zero Day exploit is a security flaw that the software vendor is not aware of and hasn't yet patched. In many (but not all) ...

New Phishing Attack Delivers Three Types Of Malware To Victims

Phishing campaigns get more effective the more closely they can imitate a trusted source.  Recently, security researchers at Fortinet discovered evidence of a phishing campaign that specifically targets Microsoft Windows users and ...

Microsoft Warns New Sysrv Botnet Variant Is Dangerous

Security researchers employed by Microsoft have recently spotted a variant of the Sysrv botnet.  They have dubbed the new variant Sysrv-K. This new variant works in two ways.  First, it exploits a ...

You Might Need This HP Bios Security Update

HP recently released a BIOS update to address a pair of high-severity vulnerabilities that affect a wide range of PC and notebook products offered by the company.  In both cases, the vulnerabilities ...

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Conflict Resolution In The Workplace

Conflict Resolution In The Workplace

Conflict in the workplace is sadly inevitable.  Put a group of people in a room together for eight hours or[...]
Android And iOS Network Protection Added With Microsoft Defender

Android And iOS Network Protection Added With Microsoft Defender

Recently, Microsoft added a new feature for Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (MDE) which has fans of the product cheering. Once the[...]
The Windows 11 Apps That Use Your Microphone And Camera

The Windows 11 Apps That Use Your Microphone And Camera

Are you a member of the Windows 11 Insiders group?  If so, then you already know that you get a[...]

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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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