Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

March 27, 2014, 2014

Microsoft announced on March 24, 2014 in a Microsoft Security Advisory (link: 2953095) that they discovered a vulnerability affecting supported version of Microsoft Word.  This exploit could allow a malicious user remote access to the effected system with the same user rights as the current user.

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IOS71

Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

March 10, 2014, 2014

With all the rumors that users would need to be running iOS 7.1 to stream this year’s iTunes Festival beginning March 11, 2014 it was inevitable that iOS 7.1 would be released prior to the festival and guess what, it was released today. Read the rest of this entry »


Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

February 27, 2014

Listening to the February 25th, 2014 Security Now podcast yielded some very interesting statistics about the level of your vulnerability when it comes to exploits against both the Windows operating system and Window’s Office and Internet Explorer based on your user profile.  We all know that when we setup a new computer we “should” create a standard user accounts for all system users and not use the administrator account for day to day activities.  Steve Gibson sites some amazing statistics from Avecto’s February 18, 2014 report to support this belief.

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Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

February 22, 2014

ios

On Friday, Apple released iOS update version 7.0.6 for download. Although this is a minor release and coming just before the scheduled 7.1 it is an important update for iOS users. As stated in the release notes, this update is to patch a SSL connection verification.

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Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

February 9, 2014

It would be nice if NBC would show the events you are interested in when you want to watch them?  I’m not sure that I’d be all that wrong if I hazard a guess that this was not always the case.  If you were like me you did not want to watch hours and hours of ice skating during the prime time this weekend.  Well if you have read my blog post on using a virtual private network (VPN) you are able to bypass geographic restrictions and are watching events as broadcast by other media outlets.  If not, read on.

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Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

February 5, 2014

Adobe has released an unscheduled update for its Flash media player due to a recently discovered critical vulnerability that may already be active on the internet.

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Chuck Talking Tech / by Chuck Bienenfeld

January 16, 2013

After listening to almost every podcast rave about the wonders of the different text expander tools for the OSX and iOS operating system I wanted the functionality but did not want to pay the price.  I don’t do enough work or business orientated writing on the various systems to warrant an investment at this time.

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