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06 Sep 2017

Tips on Changing Your Password 

While many people hate the idea and the rigours of changing their password, it is a very necessary evil. With the proliferation of phishing sites, viruses, keyloggers and malware, you are only safe when you change your passwords regularly enough.   One other common habit is the use of a single password across board. This is dangerous in the superlative. It is akin to having a single key to your safe deposit box, home, mailbox and car. While it may […]

06 Sep 2017

What Makes A Successful Team? Google Finds Out

Introduction   Regardless of how you call it, whether it is a work group, pod, autonomous collective or committee, you are probably considered part of a team by Google. There are many theories that explore the ways of making great managers. If we focus so much on making the managers great, why won’t us also find the best ways to make a team great? Team effectiveness is a key factor to the success of any organisation. A group of experts […]

14 Aug 2017

YouTube’s Global Storm

Oppa Gangnam Style! Remember this line? PSY’s Gangnam Style was the first video to ever hit 1 billion views on YouTube, making it the most viewed video back in 2012.   Gangnam Style was something that everybody talked about, including me. I thought it was a fun, peppy song about Korea but turns out that deeper digging pegs it as a satirical song poking fun at upper class district of Gangnam in South Korea (the more you know).   Ah, such fond […]

29 Jul 2017

Microsoft Kills MS Paint?!

I still remember the first time I opened Paint in my father’s rickety old laptop (I forgot what model it was). Back in the day when Netscape was the only viable web browser, Paint was something I used to pass my time, one hideous drawing at a time. Confession: I still can’t draw, but that’s irrelevant to the article in question.   Microsoft kills MS Paint after 32 years in the business (Paint came with the first Windows in 1985), it’s […]

15 May 2017

Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) – The New Crypto Locker Virus

On May 12, 2017, a new strain of the Ransom.CryptXXX (WannaCry) strain of ransomware began spreading widely impacting a large number of organisations, particularly in Europe. Wcry is demanding a ransom of $300 to $600 in Bitcoin to be paid by May 15, or, in the event that deadline is missed, a higher fee by May 19. The messages left on the screen say files will remain encrypted. You should also be extremely suspicious of all e-mails you receive, particularly those […]

30 Mar 2017

Facebook declares war with Snapchat

Snapchat brought an interruption to the social media experience, which is without question. This can clearly be seen by how many social platforms are adopting their pioneering “Stories” concept that allows users to overlay their videos and photos with special effects and then sharing them. Now Facebook has declared war on Snapchat and has joined the bandwagon by launching its own stories. The concept has been in test mode in 12 countries since January but has now been rolled out […]

17 Nov 2016

POODLE Vulnerabilities

The Secure Sockets Layer SSL protocol is a cryptographic protocol which allows client-server applications to communicate across a network in a way that is designed to prevent eavesdropping and tampering. The Secure Socket Layer version 3 was adopted when the Secure Socket Layer version 2 was discovered to have multiple serious security flaws but since its adoption additional security issues have been discovered. POODLE being one of them. POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) is a vulnerability that allows […]

15 Aug 2016

What is One-click Install?

One-click install is a simplified way by which computer users can install software into their computers without much of a hassle. Previously, users had to follow a detailed explanation on how to add repositories and select the packages they wished to install at any given time. With one-click install, all a user needs to do is to click on a Setup file on a disk or a link on a webpage and upon doing so; a wizard will guide him […]

03 Apr 2016

Internet of Things (IoT): An article about everything and nothing at the same time

Everything in the word that can be connected will be connected. Imagine such a world where machines can make intelligent decisions on their own, communicating in different fields and using various types of technologies like radio frequency identification or sensors. This is made possible using Internet of Things. Internet of Things (IoT) is the interconnection using a unique identifier of objects which have the capability of communicating with other objects without assistance from human beings through the use of the […]

04 Feb 2016

Green Web Hosting

Internet is the modern technology that a huge percentage of the world’s population has embraced its uses and is on the rise with an estimated 400 to 1000 percent rise in usage each year. The convenience that is the internet does not however come at low price on our environment. The servers used to host the internet do a magnificent job according to an average person’s point of view, but what you did not know is that these server consuming […]