Bitcoin Ransom

Launches an initial DDoS attack (ranging from a few minutes to a few hours) to prove the hacker is able to compromise the website of the victim.

Demands payment via Bitcoin while suggesting they are actually helping the site by pointing out their vulnerability to DdoS

Threatens more virulent attacks in the future

Threatens a higher ransom as the attacks progress (pay up now or pay more later)

Unprotected sites can be taken down by these attacks. A recent study by Arbor Networks concluded that a vast majority of DD4BCs actual attacks have been UDP Amplification attacks, exploiting vulnerable UDP Protocols such as NTP and SSDP. In the spectrum of cyber-attacks, UDP flooding via botnet is a relatively simple, blunt attack that simply overwhelms a network with unwanted UDP traffic. These attacks are not technically complex and are made easier with rented botnets, booters, and scripts.

The typical pattern for the DD4BC gang is to launch DDoS attacks targeting layer 3 and 4, but if this does not have the desired effect, they will/can move it to layer 7, with various types of loopback attacks with post/get requests. The initial attack typically

Virus Protection Software for PC

The best security programs are able to keep up with all of the new and rising threats. It’s a race of sorts, so it’s in your best interest to purchase a software solution that includes daily, automatic updates. It should be able to keep up with all of the latest definitions of ransomware, phishing scams, and all types of malware and dangerous files.

Opt for software that is powered by a global 24/7 threat monitoring network. Cyber criminals never, ever seem to stop, so neither should monitoring and protection networks.

Another thing to look for is a program that offers seamless upgrade options. If you’re a regular PC user, you likely won’t need business-level protection. However, the option should still be there for you to purchase additional protection and security tools as your needs grow.

Virus protection software for PC is usually available in various pricing and subscription options. Typically, the most basic version can be purchased for a single computer, whether it’s a PC or Mac. If you also want protection for your smartphone, tablet, laptop, etc. there should be a Premium or Premier Suite available with varying pricing options.

What about free

Software Testing

As a college graduate who has earned his/her graduate degree, maybe you are in a state of confusion to resolve which career stream to pursue? If you guess you give scrupulous attention to details and are interested in pursuing a sedentary job that can help you maximize your precision and have a tendency towards software development then pursuing software testing careers in India is worth the idea. Another very important reason to choose a software testing job is because it is growing rapidly and has a panoptic scope. With that said, it is understandable that there will be a requirement of more and more personnel on a regular basis and therefore numerous job opportunities are plentiful in the industry.

The IT industry has produced a sensation in India and the establishment of various well-known IT parks in cities such as Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Chennai, Noida, etc. has opened several job opportunities for the aspirants. With that said, there is no lack of testing jobs in India for the accomplished professionals, intermediate as well as beginners to choose testing job as a highly cost-effective career choice. Because a maximum number of industries have hi-tech functions, software programs

Data Breach

If you’re a small business and have about 5,000 customers in your database that’s just over $1 million in expenses just to comply with state and federal laws and doesn’t even begin to measure the costs associated with damage to your reputation or brand. That’s a million dollars in costs that aren’t likely covered by your business owner’s insurance policy, general liability, or umbrella liability coverage.

If your company operates on the web this is only one exposure you face, and when I say “operate on the web” I don’t mean being a technology company. Brick and mortar retailers, wholesalers, service companies, and manufacturers all may “operate on the web” if they have any sort of customer interface over the internet. If you exchange personal information of customers, take orders, or conduct commerce over the web you likely have this exposure. If you maintain databases of customers on a computer, server, or cloud (and who doesn’t today) you also are exposed to hackers and unintentional leaks of data.

Firewalls, anti-virus software, and security technology are all good risk management tools, for operating on the web at any level, but so is proper risk transfer (insurance).

Learned From The Facebook Breach

  • Identifying all devices involved in public access of company data including firewalls, routers, switches, servers, etc. Develop detailed access-control-lists (ACLs) for all of these devices. Again change the passwords used to access these devices frequently, and change them when any member on any ACL in this path leaves the company.
  • Identifying all embedded application passwords that access data. These are passwords that are “built” into the applications that access data. Change these passwords frequently. Change them when any person working on any of these software packages leaves the company.
  • When using third party companies to assist in application development, establish separate third party credentials and change these frequently.
  • If using an API key to access web services, request a new key when persons involved in those web services leave the company.
  • Anticipate that a breach will occur and develop plans to detect and stop it. How do companies protect against this? It is a bit complicated but not out of reach. Most database systems have auditing built into them, and sadly, it is not used properly or at all.
    An example would be if a database had a data table that contained customer or

Wi-Fi Battery Monitor

We’ve learned over the years that the information provided through the internet is invaluable. You can get flight alerts, stock alerts, bank account alerts, and more that can save you from inconvenient or even disastrous situations.

Until now, the first indication you would have that there is a problem with your battery is when you tried to start your vehicle or use the battery for some other function. With the advent of a Wi-Fi battery monitor, you can not only check the status of your battery, it will send alerts to your smartphone to let you know when there is a problem.

Beyond the convenience of knowing that there is a problem with your car battery, the other applications are nearly endless. Contractors that depend on their equipment for their livelihood, corporations and municipalities that depend on backup battery power for computers, emergency lighting, and other key functions, and companies or individuals who maintain remote stations for a variety of crucial functions can all benefit from staying informed on battery status.

These new monitors couldn’t be easier to use. Simply connect the monitor to your battery using existing or supplied cables, connect to your Wi-Fi

We Must Mourn The Casualty Of Technology

If that all sounds a bit ‘Big Brotherish’, as predicted by George Orwell when he wrote 1984 in 1948, perhaps he got it right. Certainly, we’re three decades beyond his nightmarish vision of the future, but there can be little doubt that we are being watched, and in some detail. The trouble is, we don’t know by whom.

And the next casualty could be that fragile concept of democracy. Did Russia hack the west to influence elections? Who knows. Does the technology even exist to make that possible? Who knows that either.

What we do know is that it’s possible to be anyone you want to be on social media; to say just about anything about just about anyone without fear of redress. Invent a persona; say what you like. At least some people will believe it. The result is a growth in the politics of hate; the erosion of a consensus view; of the ability to appreciate that someone else is entitled to a point of view different from one’s own.

There’s no doubt that technology is good for us. Who’d be without a washing machine if they could afford one? It certainly makes

Android APK

Applications that are developed for Android platform are Android application. Each application when developed carries many different files and folders within it, that defines its functionalities and resources, and in order to run that app in mobile, one need to create an archive that contains all the necessities. This archive file is known as Android Application APK, i.e. Android package kit.

APK is a full package containing all the necessary data and files that is must to run an app on a Mobile Phone. It consist of

  • Source code used to define App’s functionalities, in general terms referred as classes.dex.
  • Manifest file, i.e. the file that specifies the
  1. Permissions that application needs.
  2. Its flow
  3. Package
  4. Version codes
  5. Signatures.
  6. Certificates.
  7. SHA-1 Digest.
  • Libs, is a directory containing compiled code or jar files, used as library for applications.
  • Assets, it is a directory that has arbitrary files like fonts, audio, texts etc. in it.
  • Resources like XML files that define the layout of different pages of the application.

· It also contains META-INF directory and res directory.

When an app is developed, after its testing, an export APK

Benefits of Server Virtualisation

Server consolidation

By collapsing physical servers into virtual servers and reducing the number of physical servers, your company will reap a tremendous savings in power and cooling costs. Additionally, you’ll be able to reduce the datacenter footprint which can include diesel generator costs, UPS costs, network switch costs, rack space and floor space.

Reduce hardware vendor lock-in

While not always a bad thing, sometimes being tied down to one particular server vendor or even one particular server model can prove quite frustrating. But because server virtualization abstracts away the underlying hardware and replaces it with virtual hardware, data center managers and owners gain a lot more flexibility when it comes to the server equipment they can choose from. This can also be a handy negotiating tool with the hardware vendors when the time comes to renew or purchase more equipment.

Faster server provisioning and deployment

Server virtualization enables system provisioning and deployment within minutes, allowing you to clone an existing virtual machine without the hours and costs normally spent installing a new physical server. Companies with virtual environments already look back and cringe at the grueling process of filling out a purchase order,