Sunday, 21 May 2017

Everything you need to know about 'biggest ransomware' offensive in history


Everything you need to know about 'biggest ransomware' offensive in history
A global cyberattack using hacking tools widely believed by researchers to have been developed by the US National Security Agency crippled the NHS, hit international shipper FedEx and infected computers in 150 countries.

More than 300,000 computers were infected while the countries most affected by WannaCry were Russia, Taiwan, Ukraine and India, according to Czech security firm Avast.

Mikko Hypponen, chief research officer at the Helsinki-based cybersecurity company F-Secure, called the attack "the biggest ransomware outbreak in history."

Friday, 19 May 2017

Windows XP hit by WannaCry ransomware? New tool discover to decrypt your infected files



French security researcher Adrien Guinet has figured out a way to decrypt files locked by the infamous WannaCry ransomware.

Windows XP wasn't vulnerable to the WannaCry worm but still could be infected with the ransomware. Now there's a tool to decrypt Windows XP machines attacked.

Saturday, 6 May 2017

Why your smartphone's fingerprint scanner isn't as secure as you might think ?

Why your smartphone's fingerprint scanner isn't as secure as you might think ?
Smartphone fingerprint scanners are less secure than we are led to believe, according to researchers who have developed “master fingerprints” capable of tricking the sensors.

The researchers were able to bypass fingerprint readers, which are used to unlock phones, log in to apps and make payments, using fake fingerprints created by using patterns found across many real prints.

The findings from New York University and Michigan State University call into question the security of the widely-used technology. The researchers were able to create a set of “master prints that could fool a scanner up to 65 per cent of the time.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

The 7 Types of Computer Viruses & What they do

The 7 Types of Computer Viruses & What they do
Just like human viruses, computer viruses come in many forms and can affect your machine in different ways. Obviously, your computer isn’t going to spend a week in bed and need a course of antibiotics, but a severe infection can wreak havoc on your system. They can delete your files, steal your data, and easily spread to other devices on your network.

In this article, I’m going to introduce you to seven of the most common computer viruses. I’ve excluded Trojan horses and worms; although they might display similar symptoms to a virus, they are technically not the same thing.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

Don't Sit Idle while you connect to your Wifi ..Use your Precious Moments With the help of 'WAITSUITE'



In today's scenario workload is increasing at a tremendous rate  and patience is decreasing .So in such a time of hurry no one likes to waste their Precious seconds and this app will not let you sit Idle while your connections are being established and thus  productively use our time. Even in this high-speed world of 5G wireless and "instant" messaging, there are countless moments throughout the day when we're waiting for messages, whatsapp ticks,texts and similar things to get delivered from one end to another. But our frustrations and decreasing patience levels  while waiting a few extra seconds for our emails to push through doesn't always mean that we must sit idle.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

Is it safe to use a password manager ?

The common refrain whenever there is a headline data breach involving the theft of personal information is that affected users should change their passwords, making sure they are a "strong" mix of unique numbers, letters and symbols. 

Given the extensive number of online accounts the majority of people have, from social media to online banking to grocery shopping, it would be a herculean task to remember a different password for each one.

For this reason, security experts encourage people to use password managers, which can generate, store and automatically fill out passwords for users across all their online accounts.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

How to Dual Boot Ubuntu on Android ?

The popularity of Android has shown without a doubt that it is a very powerful operating system capable of meeting most requirements of an average user. If you are one of the guys who want more from their devices, an additional OS on your mobile to take care of those teeny weenie inconveniences that Android is not able to help with, then Ubuntu is for you.
Having a compact, portable Linux computer with you all the time definitely has its merits. There was a time not long ago when Ubuntu could be downloaded only on certain Nexus devices, but things have changed now with a lot of other devices supporting this mini Linux OS as well.

Ubuntu is now available in a dual-boot platform that ensures that you do not end up ruining your mobile in your pursuit. The tried and tested Android is pretty much a part of your phone even as Ubuntu joins in.

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Google Docs vs Dropbox Paper : Which is the Best?

Google Docs was released roughly 10 years ago and since then, over many updates, it’s seen as one of the most popular online collaborative tools. Not so long ago, another tool which goes by the name of Dropbox Paper was released. And since then, there has been a constant whisper among the masses –is Paper going to overtake Docs. Today we weigh both Google Docs and Dropbox Paper and see who comes out the best.

The Common Features


1. Collaboration

Collaboration — the central feature of any online file sharing system. Both the tools ace in the art of collaboration, however, it’s the question of how much they ace in it.

collab

Paper’s features are decent — it has the option to edit, comment and share or comment and share. The plain and simple view isn’t available, sadly. The same feature is a little extended in Google Docs. Here a team member can not only edit and comment, but he/she can also set up the document in the viewable mode.
Another aspect is the sign-in. In Paper, users will have to be mandatorily signed into their Dropbox account to edit or comment on a shared file. What’s more, it isn’t mandatory that an associate must sign-in to their Google account to view/edit the document. Moreover, there’s a lot to explore in the advanced settings.
A nifty feature in Dropbox Paper is in the form of @mentions. Just type in @ and select the name. The doc will be shared with the user instantly.

2. Interface

The interface of Dropbox is trendy, it won’t distract you with a toolbar hovering around, the look and feel is minimalistic at its best. Just as you are ready to format a text, Paper will give you the option to choose the right font styles.
For any new item, the options are presented neatly in the form of a small bubble.
Click on it, and you’ll be able to choose any media item — image, video, checklist or an item from Dropbox.
interface
Unsurprisingly, Google Docs’ interface seems a tad boring in front of Paper. It just comes with a fixed toolbar at the top of the page. So if you have to insert a new image or a table, you’ll have to drag your pointer all the way to the toolbar and do the job.
Here’s some good news for developers who believe in interactive collaborations, using Paper you’ll be able to write pieces of code as neatly as it can get — formatting and style will be handled by Paper automatically.

3. Search

Google’s search against Dropbox search?

Well, the news is surprisingly good. Both the searches fetched the results in surprisingly same time. If you ask me, I found the Paper’s interface to be a lot cooler, as the search results are displayed beneath the box itself.
search
A final say — Paper’s search is at par with Docs and while the scenarios might change depending on the amount of data that you might have on the system.
Although there’s a nifty feature in paper whereby you can search by an author’s name. Just type in @ and select the name. Isn’t it nifty?

4. Version History

Collaborative tools and versioning go hand in hand. Both Google Docs and Dropbox paper have their own perspective on version history. While Paper believes in displaying the collaborative work, it only displays who had made the changes and when.
As to find out the changes made, you’ll have to hunt it down manually, which is quite a bummer.
revision
Docs slashes it when it comes to the revisions history. All you need to do is click on See version history in File and the detailed summary will be displayed — when and who made the changes and what were the changes. It’s as perfect as it can be.

The Un-Common Features


1. The Google Suite

The upper hand that Google Docs has is that it has almost the entire Google suite as an add-on. So whether it’s a Keep note that you’d like to copy or a few images from your recent trip (stored in Google Photos), you can get the best of many worlds in it.
suite
And the best thing is Docs require just a single sign-in and from there it’s a smooth sail. Also, There are boatloads of apps that you can add as an add-on to improve your docs experience.

2. Lively Media

Dropbox Paper has an interesting take on embedding media. It supports a plethora of embeddable content, so whether it’s a tweet that you want to save or a list of YouTube videos, DropBox can definitely put up a beautiful show of this features.
media
What’s more, if multiple images are inserted into a document, you can just drag and drop and they will just auto arrange.
Whereas in Google Docs, the links to videos or GIFs attach just as plain links — no show of any lively contents here.
And as far as the rearranging a slew of pictures are concerned, it’s a difficult task to pull off  — you can almost compare it to rearranging images in Office documents.

3. Offline Access


This is a feature that most of us search everywhere — whether it’s a game or an app and sadly Dropbox lacks this feature.
Well, we are taking Google and yeah, Docs does have a support for offline access. All you need to do is head over to the settings menu and toggle the Offline switch to On.

4.  Explore


Not every human mind is capable of remembering everything and we all want our share of inspirations. The same line of thought can be extended to our work as well. Google Docs does a pro-level job in bringing inspirations right inside the doc. Just a tap on Explore and the right panel will come up with interesting articles based on keywords.
explore
And what’s more, you can directly add the text from the panel to your document with just a single click. Talk about, ease of access.

Who’s the Winner?


Surely, Paper has a lot of shiny features — a great interface, tools on the go and a plethora of embeddable contents. But then, the lack of offline access can be a bummer for a majority of us. After all, it’s not every time that we are connected to the internet.
Both Dropbox Paper and Google Docs are free as of now, with Paper documents not accounting for your Dropbox storage and plans. In my opinion, it’ll be quite some time before Paper will be able to beat an already established tool, what say?


Friday, 7 April 2017

Smarter Android: AI-powered Google services will get better as you use them

Google is introducing a new way for its AI-powered services to improve as people use them.
The tech giant is testing whether its mobile services could use an approach called Federated Learning to refine their underlying machine-learning models.

Thursday, 6 April 2017

KasperskyOS - Secure OS released for Iot and Embedded System

Russian cyber security and antivirus vendor Kaspersky Lab has made available the much awaited KasperskyOS, a secure-by-design operating system based on Microkernel architecture which is specially designed for network devices, industrial control systems and the Internet of Things.

The operating system is not made for your average home PC; instead, it is meant to protect industrial systems and embedded devices from cyber attacks by preventing any third-party or malicious code from executing.