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Windows Receives Security Patch That Fixes 96 Flaws

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Microsoft, in its first Patch Tuesday of 2022, fixed 96 vulnerabilities of the Windows 10 and Windows 11 operating systems, Microsoft Exchange Server, Office, RDP, cryptographic services and Microsoft Teams.

Elevation of privilege (EoP) bugs accounted for 42% of security vulnerabilities fixed this month, followed by remote code execution (RCE) flaws with a 30% share. The patch further updated spoofing issues and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities.

Windows 11

Research shows high user rejection rate for the Windows version released in 2021. (Source: Pixabay/PabitraKaity/Reproduction)Research shows high user rejection rate for the Windows version released in 2021. (Source: Pixabay/PabitraKaity/Reproduction)Source: Pixabay/PabitraKaity/Reproduction

The update KB5009566 is considered by Microsoft to be mandatory for Windows 11. The patch brings security updates, performance improvements, and fixes for known vulnerabilities. The patch also features quality improvements to ensure that users’ devices can receive and install updates from Microsoft.

Windows 10

Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in October 2025. (Source: Pixabay/PhotoMIX-Company/Reproduction)Microsoft will end support for Windows 10 in October 2025. (Source: Pixabay/PhotoMIX-Company/Reproduction)Source: Pixabay/PhotoMIX-Company/Playback

As for the Windows 10 update (KB5009585), the only highlight listed in the support bulletin concerns security updates. Among the vulnerabilities fixed in January, nine were rated “Critical”, meaning they could be exploited by attackers or malware to gain remote access to vulnerable Windows systems without any user assistance.

What is Patch Tuesday?

Patch Tuesday is the name given to Microsoft’s monthly security update release. It usually falls on the second Tuesday of each month, hence the name “Patch Tuesday”. The company releases these security updates to address vulnerabilities that have been discovered in its software products.

The update is highly anticipated by cybercriminals. It’s not uncommon for hackers to release malware right after Patch Tuesday in an effort to target unpatched systems and seize the window of opportunity before IT administrators install updates.

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Instagram allows remixes of all videos

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The team behind the popular Instagram network, part of Meta (formerly Facebook), announced the launch of the Remix feature for all video formats.

Instagram allows remixes of all videos

Starting today, users will be able to remix all kinds of Instagram video content, not just Reels short videos.

As with Remix for Reels, users get access to a variety of creative tools for remixing other videos, including “collaborations”, voice-overs, effects, and audio tools. The only limitation is that videos posted to Instagram prior to this update will not be able to use the Remix feature.

How to use Remix:

  • Select a public Instagram video
  • Click on the menu (three dots) in the top right corner
  • Select “Make Remix”
  • Record your answer or upload it from the gallery

The Instagram video remix will be visible wherever the user shares Reels. The developers also allowed users to highlight the topic, date and time of the scheduled live broadcast in their profiles. The function will make it easier to view and subscribe to reminders of upcoming broadcasts.

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Motorola could become the first manufacturer to use the new series of Snapdragon SoCs

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Motorola is resolutely determined to conquer the premium smartphone market. According to the latest news, it is very likely that the brand will be the first phone manufacturer to benefit from the new generation of Snapdragon processors from Qualcomm.

In recent years, Motorola seemed to have put aside the production of high-end smartphones. Nothing predicted his current breakthrough. The epic began in December 2021, with the release of the Motorola Edge X30 equipped with the latest and greatest chip from Qualcomm: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.

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Recent revelations today confirm the brand’s ambition to revolutionize the world of smartphones. The next Motorola could feature the next generation of Qualcomm processors.

The Motorola Frontier, the first smartphone with the Snapdragon 8 chip?

Information has been published by a well-known leaker, Digital Chat Station, and quickly became the buzz on the Chinese microblogging site Weibo. According to the tipster, the Motorola Frontier could be the first device to inherit Qualcomm’s latest mobile processor innovation: the SM8475. In addition to this new Snapdragon 8 series processor, another tantalizing feature integrates the smartphone’s spec sheet. At least, according to rumors. This is a 200-megapixel main camera to delight mobile photography aficionados. Added to this would be an ultra-wide sensor of 50 megapixels and a telephoto lens of 12 megapixels. For selfies, the Motorola Frontier will offer a 60-megapixel front camera.

A little topo on the new Snapdragon 8 chipset

The preparation of the SoC SM8475 is not without hazards. Initially, Qualcomm worked with Samsung to support it in manufacturing chips for the first generation of Snapdragon 8 processors. Yields proved insufficient, leading the company to move on to another collaborator. This is where TSMC came into the picture. The brand will thus put its famous 4nm process at the service of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The performance of the SM8475 SoC will be slightly higher than that of its predecessor.

According to Digital Chat Station, it will take a few more months for Qualcomm to begin mass production of the SM8475 chip. Rollout is estimated in Q3 2022. At this point, it’s unclear which other phone makers besides Motorola will get the new processor first. For now, the Motorola Frontier is at the heart of expectations. Its release is scheduled for the second half of 2022. So you have plenty of time to save money if you plan to acquire this premium smartphone.

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The CNMC punishes mercilessly: 500,000 euros to an OMV for serious infringement

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The CNMC is responsible for analyzing that all operators comply with current legislation and do not exceed the limits for their customers. However, despite the operators being very careful, there are times when they break the law. Y Lycamobile It has done so by not giving up some data required by the CNMC.

This has been announced today by the National Commission of Markets and Competition, which has penalized Lycamobile, property of MoreMobile Group from June 2020, with 552,000 euros. The reason for the sanction was failure to comply with its obligations to supply data of your subscribers through the SGDA, the subscriber data management system managed by the CNMC.

SGDA: very important to save lives

The SGDA It is a platform used by emergency services, operators to compile telephone directories, and those who provide services of telephone consultation about subscriber numbers. In it, all customer data is updated to the latest to be able to more easily identify customers if necessary.

Thanks to this number, emergency services and authorized agents can quickly identify who is calling in case of need. The emergency telephone numbers that have access to the SGDA are:

  • 112 Emergencies
  • 061 Health emergencies
  • 062 Civil Guard
  • 080 Local Fire Services
  • 085 Provincial Fire Services
  • 088 Autonomous Police
  • 091 National Police
  • 092 local police

appear in the SGDA it’s optional. By default, we are all part of it, but in the event that we do not want our data is accessible, the client must notify the operator, unlike what happens with the Robinson List. After communication, the operator will have 10 days to upload the updated data. After that, the customer data will not be able to be consulted by providers of telephone directory services or consultation services such as 118XX numbers, but they will continue to be accessible to emergency services and state security forces and bodies.

40% reduction for assuming fault and paying promptly

The SGDA has been in operation since April 2016, and until May 2021, Lycamobile you have not supplied the information of your subscribers to add them to the system. As analyzed by the CNMC, the operator only registered information on a quarter of its subscribers between December 2020 and April 2021.

Therefore, the CNMC has determined that the operator has committed a serious administrative offense for non-compliance with the obligations established in Circular 1/2013, on the procedure for supplying and receiving subscriber data.

This infraction entails, therefore, a sanction that amounts to €552,000. The payment made by the operator has been reduced because they have recognized their responsibility in committing the offence, and they have also paid the penalty in advance. In the case of not having applied the two 20% reductions, the operator would have had to pay 920,000 euros. The payment, moreover, has already been made, thus renouncing the right to dismiss or waiver by administrative means against the sanction.

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