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Microsoft releases 96 patches for Windows: 9 fix critical bugs

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Microsoft kicks off 2022 with a great patch package to fix 96 security bugs in its software. With the arrival of the new year it is time to harden Microsoft software and these are the measures that the company has taken.

Redmond has issued 96 new CVEs that affect some of the Windows products. And it is that the large number of threats and malware that circulate today on the network makes us worry about the security of our computer. In the case of Windows 10, Microsoft’s operating system has its own pre-installed antivirus: Windows Defender, although the system settings that allow us to ensure the safety of our computer are also varied.

A total of 89 important and 9 critical patches

Included are 24 Chromium CVEs released earlier this month and now addressed in Microsoft’s Edge browser, plus two CVEs in open source projects (Curl and Libarchive), resulting in a total of 122 fixes that need to be applied.

“Affected systems include: Windows and associated components, Edge, Exchange Server, Office and associated components, SharePoint Server, .NET Framework, Microsoft Dynamics, Windows Hyper-V, Windows Defender, and Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP).”

Of the 96 Windows CVEs and the two open source fixes, nine were rated Critical and 89 as High Priority. People say that six of them are publicly knownAlthough they are not yet subject to active exploitation, at least to the best of Microsoft’s knowledge.

Fixed vulnerabilities

The critical Curl bug (CVE-2021-22947) that allows MITM attackers to inject bogus response data when using STARTTLS to initiate a TLS connection was fixed with the release of version 7.79.0 on September 15th.

Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) Dustin Childs advises another critical Microsoft Exchange Remote Code Execution (RCE) bug (CVE-2022-21846), which, like several recent Exchange bugs, has been designated by the United States National Security Agency.

On the other hand, in March of last year Microsoft fixed four Exchange vulnerabilities exploited by a China-based hacking group known as “Hafnium”, which is accused of stealing data from US defense contractors and private sector companies.

Furthermore, the CyberArk security business believes that some attention should be paid to the vulnerability, rated as Important, in Windows Remote Desktop Services (CVE-2022-21893) that the company discovered and disclosed to Microsoft.

“This vulnerability allows any standard non-privileged user connected to a remote machine through a remote desktop to gain access to the file system of the client machines of other connected users,” view and modify clipboard data of other connected users and impersonate the identity of other registered users. on the machine using smart cards, ”said Gabriel Sztejnworcel, CyberArk software architect.

Receive security notifications

For its part, Microsoft, in addition to reporting its set of patch notifications, said that it is reviewing the way it shares information through its security update guide. One of the big changes is that it is no longer necessary to have an email address with Live ID for those users who want to receive security notifications.

Other security advisories from Adobe, Mozilla, and Android

For his part Adobe reported five security bulletins covering 41 CVEs in Acrobat and Reader, Illustrator, Adobe Bridge, InCopy, and InDesign. More than half of these notices are reported through ZDI and 26 of the fixes were associated with Acrobat and Reader, 16 of them designated as critical. The worst thing in this case is that it enables RCE if the user opens a PDF for malicious purposes.

Meanwhile, Mozilla issued three security advisories covering 18 CVEs, nine of which are considered critical. Finally, earlier this month Android issued a security bulletin with 33 CVEs. Only one of them was classified as critical, (CVE-2021-30285). Since it affects a closed source Qualcomm component, it has not been publicly disclosed.

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6000 mAh, big screen and lots of storage for $175. Presented by Tecno Pova Neo

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The range of Tecno smartphones has been replenished with a new inexpensive model – Pova Neo. The novelty is presented in the markets of India and Nigeria, where it costs about the same – about $ 175. Early buyers in India are promised $20 wireless headphones as a bonus.

6000 mAh, big screen and lots of storage for $175.  Presented by Tecno Pova Neo

Tecno Pova Neo – from the category of “a lot of smartphone for little money.” It is equipped with a large 6.8-inch screen with a frame rate of 120 Hz, but the resolution is small – 1640 x 720 pixels. The main camera is represented by two sensors, the resolution of the main one is 13 megapixels. The front camera uses an 8MP sensor and an F/1.8 lens.

6000 mAh, big screen and lots of storage for $175.  Presented by Tecno Pova Neo

At the heart of the hardware platform is a MediaTek Helio G25 SoC paired with 6GB of LPDDR4X memory and 128GB of eMMC 5.1 memory. The device supports RAM expansion technology by creating a 5 GB virtual partition in flash memory. The device also includes an LTE modem, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 5.1 adapters, a standard headphone jack, and a USB-C port. The battery capacity was 6000 mAh, it supports 18 W charging. The operating system is Android 11 with HiOS 7.6 interface.

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These are the most realistic artificial voices of the moment

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We are used to hearing computer generated voices on different devices. In smart assistants, in gadgets, in ebook readers, on websites…. these voices are more and more present, but they continue to feel artificial, something that will cease to be so in a few years.

The fact is that there are already artificial intelligence engines capable of creating voice systems that are extremely natural, and today I will show you where to listen to them.

Is about vocalora.com, a web project that uses one of the world’s most sophisticated speech engines to simulate the voice of 5 different English accents, using 18 different voices in the process.

We can paste a text (in English) and select the desired voice from all the available ones. Once done, we will click on the Read Text button that appears on the right. If during the reading process we put a different voice, both will be heard at the same time.

Both male and female voices and children’s voices are available, and the result is so impressive that it is difficult to understand how our vacuum cleaner continues to speak with an 80’s movie voice.

We can try vocalora for free, but if we need readings of several hours, we will have to go through the premium subscription (about 20 dollars per month).

At the moment there are no projects with the same quality in Spanish, at least not on a website of these characteristics, available to the general public, although it is a sector that is advancing a lot, so it will not be long before we have something like this soon in our language.

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Mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is faster than Titan RTX and nearly as fast as Radeon RX 6800

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On January 5 at CES 2022, Nvidia introduced new graphics cards, including the mobile GeForce RTX 3080 Ti and GeForce RTX 3070 Ti. During the announcement, Nvidia revealed that the top model is faster than the desktop GeForce Titan RTX, but what about the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti? Now this 3D accelerator has been tested in Geekbench (as part of the MSI Vector GP66 laptop), and in the OpenCL test, it showed a result exactly on the level of Titan RTX. What’s more, the desktop Radeon RX 6800 isn’t far ahead.

Mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is faster than Titan RTX and nearly as fast as Radeon RX 6800

Given that GeForce RTX 3070 Ti laptops start at $1,500, this is a very good deal for both gamers and those looking to purchase a laptop for professional use. Mobile PCs with the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti are already much more expensive, starting at $2,500. Interestingly, the Radeon RX 6800 retails for around the same $1,500, so users will have the choice of buying just the graphics card for the same amount, or an entire laptop with graphics performance nearly equivalent to that graphics card.

Mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is faster than Titan RTX and nearly as fast as Radeon RX 6800

Mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is faster than Titan RTX and nearly as fast as Radeon RX 6800

Recall that the mobile GeForce RTX 3070 Ti is built on a GA104 GPU with 5888 CUDA cores with a frequency of 1035-1485 MHz. The GPU is connected to 8GB of 14GHz GDDR6 memory via a 256-bit bus.

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