Read about Everyone will be able to use Google’s unified Gmail interface (together with Google Chat) in at IT Company Blog
Five different defects in Dell’s DBUtil BIOS driver have been discovered.
After a security researcher discovered that the driver in question could be abused by an attacker to gain increased system privileges, Dell has released a patch that addresses multiple vulnerabilities in its DBUtil BIOS driver.
SentinelLabs security researcher Kasif Dekel discovered the vulnerable driver, and the team informed the PC giant of its findings in December of last year. The driver has been vulnerable since 2009, according to the US-based cybersecurity firm, though there is no evidence that its flaws have been exploited in the wild at this time.
The DBUtil BIOS driver is pre-installed on many Dell Windows laptops and desktops and is in charge of Dell Firmware Updates via the Dell BIOS Utility. It is estimated that the vulnerable driver was distributed to hundreds of millions of devices by the company via BIOS updates.
There are five distinct flaws.
Dekel discovered a collection of five flaws in the DBUtil driver, currently tracked as CVE-2021-21551 by Dell, that can be exploited to â€śescalate privileges from non-administrator users to kernel mode privileges.â€ť
Two of the five flaws discovered in Dell’s driver are memory corruption issues, two are security failures caused by a lack of input validation, and one is a logic flaw that could potentially be exploited to cause a denial-of-service.
In addition to discovering these flaws, Dekel has developed Proof-of-Concept (PoC) code, which he plans to release on June 1 to allow Dell users time to apply the company’s patch.
Dekel explained Sentinel Lab’s decision to make its research public in a new blog post, saying:
â€śWhile we have not seen any evidence that these vulnerabilities have been exploited in the wild as of yet, with hundreds of millions of enterprises and users currently vulnerable, it is unavoidable that attackers will seek out those who do not take the necessary precautions. Our motivation for publishing this research is to assist not only our customers, but also the community, in understanding the risk and taking appropriate precautions.
Users should review Dell’s latest advisory and FAQ document, which contain remediation instructions for these flaws. Users should, as Dekel mentioned, install Dell’s updated DBUtil driver as soon as possible to avoid falling victim to any potential attacks attempting to exploit these security flaws.
Why use third-party cookies when first-party data is available
As Google Chrome and other browsers prepare to end support for third-party cookies, Adobe announced the next-generation real-time customer data platform (CDP) to help brands activate known and unknown customer data.
The company’s real-time CDP allows brands to manage the entire customer profile and run seamlessly in one system without the need for third-party cookies.
As consumers become more aware of the value of the data they share online, privacy regulations such as GDPR become more and more complex.
However, at the same time, organizations are still committed to providing personalized brand experiences, usually created by tracking them from third-party cookies.
Now that Google has introduced its new tracking technology in Chrome, brands will reduce the knowledge of unknown visitors about their digital assets, which will damage their ability to provide compelling customer experiences.
Adobe Real-Time CDP
Adobe’s real-time CDP provides brands with a centralized hub that combines different types of first-party event and attribute data to help them understand their customers more completely.
The platform allows brands to combine first-party networks, applications, and media data from publishers to build richer customer profiles. They can then use Adobe Target to create a personalized experience for visitors.
As it becomes increasingly difficult for unknown visitors to use their email or phone number to register on a brandâ€™s website, Adobe Real-time CDP allows brands to build profiles of potential customers based on brand interaction.
This data will then be ingested by Adobe Target and used to arrange the next best content, offer or experience for them.
Adobe has also added a new feature called “segment matching” to its platform, which allows brands to expand their first-party data through partnerships.
On the other hand, lookalike audience segments allow the brand to identify other customers with similar attributes to the most well-known customers.
Through Adobe Real-time CDP, we work with brands to provide relevant, responsive and respectable through first-party data Experience.”
Brands interested in testing Adobe Real-time CDP on their own can request a demonstration of Adobe Experience Cloud on the company’s website.
You don’t need fancy apps in Windows 10 to shut down the machine at a specific time, but the buttons on the keyboard are perfectly secure.
You normally need to quickly insert the command prompt after the set time period has passed so that the device automatically shuts down, but you can also get an application that will do all of the “hard work” for you.
Regardless of the solution (which I will discuss later in this article), shutting down your PC by time is a handy trick to have on hand. Let’s say you want to copy a large number of files or download some large games.
If you’re going to sleep or leaving your desk to disturb the process, you probably don’t want the machine to run for a few hours after it’s finished.
You can schedule it to go to sleep after a certain amount of time has passed, or you can switch off the monitor’s power, but this is not the same thing.
This is assuming that the hibernation device will not cause any more problems than I’ve seen in the past.
To start using the basic method, pull up a regular command prompt and type the following:
Clearly, the [seconds] bit should be replaced with the number of seconds to wait before shutting down the device.
This means you’ll have to do some calculations. For instance:
- 5 minutes: 300 seconds
- 30 minutes: 1,800 seconds
- 1 hour: 3600 seconds
- 6 hours: 21,600 seconds
If the calculation is wrong, or you no longer need to turn off the timer, you can cancel it at any time by typing the following:
If you replace the “-s” flag with the “-r” flag, it will restart your PC instead of shutting it down, just in case you choose that route for some reason. Moreover, you can also dump commands into Windows shortcuts to avoid making a fuss again.
If you need other options, you can even create multiple shortcuts with different times.
Otherwise, I recommend checking out the open source Shutdown Timer Classic on the Windows Store if you want a quick application that can do all of this work for you. Install it and you’ll have a handy little interface for setting the countdown timer (in hours, minutes, and seconds, not just seconds):
If you try to use the shutdown timer as a very absurdly effective way to get your kids out of Mine craft while going to bed, then you can even lock the shutdown timer behind a password:
However, my favorite is the appâ€™s unfishable countdown timer. When you need to restart the system, you will not be surprised at all. This is different from the command prompt method, which can compress the system with just a little exaggeration.
You can choose between a standalone version of Shutdown Timer Classic and a version based on the installer for Shutdown Timer Classic. I generally recommend using the former because it is more of a “as needed” application; you may not need to instal it on your device, and you may not need to start and set a shutdown timer in rare cases. When you need a period of time.
To put it another way, the Window In other words, the application’s Windows Store version can ensure that it is still up-to-date and functionalâ€”both versions are important parameters.
Google floats two improvements to search console designed reports in a more appropriate manner for site owners.
Website owners can now use these filter data through regular expressions (regex).
Search Console reports now support regular expressions, which will help create more complex queries and page-based membranes
Google explains how the new features support regular expressions which enableâ€™s website owners to capture more query data:
“For example, suppose your company is called “Cats and Dogs”. You can use regular expression filters to define regular expression filters. Capture all brand queries: cats and dogs | cats and dogs | c&d.”
To create your new expression membrane, first create a query or page filter, then select the drop-down menu and select “Custom.”
The update of the Search Console performance report help page records the following about the use of regular expression membranes:
- Search Console defaults to partial matching, which means that the regular expression can match any position in the target string, unless it contains the characters ^ or $, respectively, which requires matching from the beginning or end of the string, respectively.
- The report defaults to case-sensitive matching. For case-insensitive matching, the website owner can specify “(?i)” at the beginning of the regular expression string. Example: (?i) https
- Invalid regular expression syntax will not return any matches.
In this case, Google will display a reminder when the relevant filter is applied to the query or page.
Remodel Comparison Process
Site owners use the comparison mode in Search Console to answer comparison-based questions.
The improved comparison mode now supports the selection of multiple indicators.
The interface improvements almost doubled the usable area of â€‹â€‹the data table, making it easier to view the results side by side.
Search Consoleâ€™s improved comparison mode also supports expression filters for queries and pages.
Only one filter can be applied to these metrics at a time. Adding a new comparison filter will replace the existing comparison.
These updates to Search Console are now available to all website owners.