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Coolpad is Launching it's Beast "Coolpad Note 5" in India.

coolpad

The company has announced the launch of it's latest mobile Coolpad Note 5 on twitter on Friday. Coolpad is a large smartphone company in China and the largest Chinese domestic brand by sales outside of China.

Similar to their earlier releases like coolpad note 3, Coolpad Note 3 Plus, Coolpad Mega, this phone is also going to be exclusive on Amazon.

Some of the Expected features are  :


  • 5.5-inch Full HD display
  • Octacore Qualcomm Snapdragon 617 processor clocked at 1.5GHz
  • 4GB of RAM
  • 32GB internal storage 
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Cool 8 UI
  • 16MP rear camera and an 8MP selfie camera
  • VoLTE support
  • Expected Price : 10,000
Coolpad has also put a contest to give away two "Coolpad note 5" phones.To win the phones one need to keep tweeting about the phone with hash tag #CoolpadNote5

For official confirmation,  on Coolpad Note 5 specifications and price wait for the official confirmation. 

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Google has been fined €145,000 for collecting WiFi data in Germany.



A German privacy regulator has fined Google for illegally recording signals from Wifi networks while it was taking photographs for its Street View service.
Google's roving Street View vans picked up large amounts of personal data such as e-mails, passwords, photos and online chat protocols, said the commissioner for data protection and freedom of information in Hamburg city state, Johannes Caspar.
Caspar fined Google 145,000 euros ($189,700), close to the maximum of 150,000 euros allowed under his mandate but a drop in the ocean for the top search engine provider, which has a stock market value of around $260 billion.
 It was discovered that between 2008 and 2010, Google accessed insecure Wi-Fi networks with its Street View vehicles and illegally downloaded large quantities of personal data including emails, passwords and photos. The company has admitted wrongdoing and has since deleted the data from its servers. Regulators still aren’t satisfied, however.
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Top 10 Indian Magazine Cover Pages of 2012

People read magazines to know more about everything. There are magazines concerning each and every topic under the sun. But depending on our tastes, we decide which one to read. There are magazines in the fields of decorating, culture, fashion, leisure, health and fitness just to name a few. And they all fall under one broad category – lifestyle. The more visually appealing the magazine, the more popular it becomes. Here is our list of the 10 most eye-catching covers of some of the top Indian Magazines. So first check them out and later on read them out.

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Published by the India Today Group, the magazine contains articles about health, careers, self-improvement, relationships, and more. Their issues have some of the most creatively sexy ways to grab ones attention even during rush hour. A neatly laid out cover page with accurate teasers of all that the magazine conceals within.

Cosmopolitan Magazine 2012

Discover India

Discover India Magazine is rich source of seeing India on a platter. It has cultural details and information about the country that gives the reader a view of India that they would love to discover and be with. The cover picture almost every time wants you to visit the place for yourself. Moreover short lines such as ‘Two days in paradise’, ‘cruising on the Godavari’ adds on to the essence.

Discover India 2012

Tehelka Magazine

One of top-selling weekly news magazine in India with a very well thought out cover page and picture, covering lifestyles, current affairs, business and economy, culture and society, national and international news, and more. The face of the magazine arises a curiosity within the viewer and makes them wonder, ‘Really? Is that really going on here?’

Tehelka Magazine 2012

Chip Magazine

Computer magazine in India, covering Latest IT news, career in information technology, internet, hardware, software, multimedia, anti-virus software, computers’ greatest games, and buyers guide. Sounds more to appeal to geeks than to everyone, but that’s not the case when it come judging a magazine by its cover (in a good way of course).

Chip 2012

Better Photography

It’s not just a magazine. There’s way more to it than just that. Better Photography is a solely photograph oriented magazine. On an average everyone takes about an average of 3 minutes just to view the picture on the cover of the magazine.

Better Photography

Modern Food Processing

Modern Food Processing is the leading monthly business magazine in India dedicated to the food processing industry.It delivers the emerging market insights, highly useful & exclusive features on food processing and allied activities, views & visions of industry leaders, etc. the cover highlights the ‘processing’ part of it name and brings out graphically the technicality related to ‘processing’ in its cover design.

Modern Food Processing

India Today

A weekly news magazine published by Living Media India Limited. The magazine is based in Mumbai and features economy, politics, lifestyles, health, arts, entertainment, travel, science, and technology. Probably the only Indian magazine that has a sense of formality in its character when it comes to designing its cover page.

India Today

Outlook Magazine

One of the most popular weekly news magazines in India. Features national and international news, politics, healthcare, business, society, reviews, arts and entertainment, books, music, and more. The most common magazine that you would find on the table of a waiting room. Their cover picture generally relates to the feature article of that issue along with some quotes. Highly successful in making the viewer want to know more on seeing the cover page.

Outlook Magazine

Man’s World Magazine

Covering lifestyles, fitness and latest on Indian fashion, cars, gadgets, men’s clothes, men’s fashion, the good life, gender, food, eating, sports, cinema, clothes, apparel, relationship, and more. Neat and precise cover page with a lot of font detailing. Same as other lifestyle magazines, but we’d always find a girl on top more appealing…top of the cover page.

Man’s World Magazine

Creative Gaga

Creative Gaga is the launch product of Open Bracket Publication, which aims to publish trade-specific, knowledge-rich magazines. Creative Gaga aims to be a celebration of good designs and serves as a useful reference for techniques and exposure. As for the cover page design of a design magazine, it has its patent ‘Creative Gaga’ writing font style accompanied by various mainly abstract arts for different issues.

Creative Gaga


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Windows 8 Released



After so much wait finally Microsoft released Windows 8. Microsoft is offering Windows 8 upgrades priced at just $39.99USD/£24.99/1999.00 INR for anyone using an existing product. The offer will be open until January 31 and after that the OS will cost a higher price.









Windows 8 is released in 3 Versions:

# For Intel based PCs: Windows 8 and Windows 8 PRO
# For ARM based tablets: Windows 8 RT

More about Windows 8:

Cool Home Screen:

Vibrant and beautiful, the Start screen is the first thing you'll see. Each tile on the Start screen is connected to a person, app, website, playlist, or whatever else is important to you. Tiles light up with the latest info, so you're instantly up to date. In one glance, you'll see that photo you were just tagged in, tomorrow’s weather and messages from your friends.


Customization:

In Windows, even the little things are all about you. Like the screen that appears when your PC is locked—it can be any picture you choose. And you'll see quick notifications on your lock screen before you sign in to your PC or open a single app.
With picture password, you can sign in by tracing a pattern on a picture of your choice instead of typing a password. Zigzag over your dog’s face? Three taps on your child’s nose? The choice is yours.
Cool Apps :
Built-in apps like People, IE10, Mail, Photos, and Messaging power you through all your essential tasks and work together for a single, streamlined experience. And there’s a world of new apps to discover in the Windows Store.

Something you need to add or you will miss:
In Windows 8 not all your current Apps are supported and you also need to add more apps to use your hardware like:
Install an app to play DVDs > you may need to install an app to play DVDs in Windows 8.
Sidebar gadgets aren't supported in Windows 8 > you won’t be able to use the sidebar gadgets that are installed on your PC in Windows 8.
 Internet TV for Windows Media Center > Not compatible.

Upgrade to Windows 8 :

Before upgrading to Windows 8, Microsoft recommends that you run the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant. It scans your current PC to see if it is ready for Windows 8 and then provides a compatibility report and optional steps for you to buy, download, and install Windows 8.
# You can run Upgrade Assistant without purchasing or installing Windows 8.
# To check if your peripheral devices like printers or monitors will work with Windows 8, be sure they're plugged in and connected to your PC before you run Upgrade Assistant.
# Use following link to download Windows 8 Upgrade assistant: 


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Application stealing your DATA


Warning from "Symantec Intelligence Report September 2012"..!!


          The world of Android applications is truly a buzzing hive of activity these days. As a result, more and more scammers jump on this highly productive bandwagon, and the types of attacks and scams get more creative—some are so incredible they defy belief.

The effectiveness of these types of applications varies from the useful to the negligible, so a little research is required to determine this. Unfortunately there are also malicious applications, such as “Battery Long” (Android.Ackposts1), that appear to help with the battery life, but simply steal information from the compromised device.

Breaking through the boundaries of credibility are a bunch of applications that will supposedly turn your phone screen into a solar charger. Even though this is completely false, there are a number of “legitimate” applications out there making this claim. Many operate by using the cameras to measure the ambient light levels to move an onscreen dial, indicating the “charge rate” for increased accuracy. These are joke applications at best, in some cases even including small print on the application description page denying it has the ability to actually charge the phone.
Beyond the fun that can be had playing practical jokes, there is good reason to avoid such applications altogether. Take the following iteration of Android.Sumzand2 for example.



The application claims to be able to convert the screen on your device into a solar panel and use it to charge the battery, if exposed to sunlight. However, there are some unstated capabilities within this application that you need to watch out for—Android.Sumzand also happens to steal contact data from your phone.

Until real solar panels are actually installed on phones, it’s best to just continue charging your phone the old-fashioned way: plugging it in to a wall socked or USB port. Besides that, be careful what you download and install from application marketplaces. If an application requests permissions that seem out of the ordinary for what it is supposed to do, then don’t install it.

NOKIA Providing your phone "a wireless charging pillow"



Nokia recently announced its latest smartphone  Lumia 920, which has wireless charging feature.
As the name implies, wireless charging is a cordless battery refill. No more cables need to be connected from the power source to the smartphone.
To recharge the battery, Lumia 920 users simply put the smartphone on a bearing charger . And the charger is of course still connected by cable to power source.
Nokia has collaborated with Fatboy to provide pads dock.

As the new Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 support Qi wireless charging, Nokia brings three new wireless charing accessories, the Fatboy Wireless Charging Pillow (DT-901), Wireless Charging Plate (DT-910) and the Wireless Charging Stand (DT-900). All of them support Qi wireless charging technology, meaning you can simply place your Lumia phone on them to start recharging.





Qi Technology :

The name "Qi" comes from the "qi" concept of energy flow from Chinese medicine, and is pronounced "chee." Qi works by generating an electromagnetic field between a charger and a device through magnetic induction. Qi chargers have a built-in transmitting coil that communicates with Qi devices using a specific electromagnetic frequency, so any Qi device will work with any Qi charger.



Under the Qi specification, "low power" for wireless transfer means a draw of 0 to 5 W. Systems that fall within the scope of this standard are those that use inductive coupling between two planar coils to transfer power from the power transmitter to the power receiver. The distance between the two coils is typically 5 mm. Regulation of the output voltage is provided by a digital control loop where the power receiver communicates with the power transmitter and requests more or less power. Communication is unidirectional from the power receiver to the power transmitter via backscatter modulation. In backscatter modulation, the power-receiver coil is loaded, changing the current draw at the power transmitter. These current changes are monitored and demodulated into the information required for the two devices to work together.

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How a malicious help file can install a spyware keylogger

According to a research done by SOPHOS malware analysis team. hackers are using windows help file (.HLP) to infect victims computer.
Malware authors can create BODYTRAPPED .HLP files that will infect your computer with a keylogger.
The below screeenshot presents an example how a cyber criminal can use Social Engineering to trick unsuspecting users into infecting their computers.

Administrator.hlp file
Administrator.hlp file

If the victim will open this file he will receive this error message:

Error after opening HLP file
Error after opening HLP file

"Help could not read the current Help file.
Make sure there are no errors on the disk, or if the file is on a network drive, that the server is active. (163)"

However in the background a file called Windows Security Center will be dropped on to computer which in turn creates a file called RECYLER.DLL.

Files Associated with this threat.
Files Associated with this threat.
 Recycler.dll file is a keylogger which stores your keystroke in following file:
\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\UserData.dat

The Malware attempts to send this data to images.zyns.com.

So Stay safe- Do not click on HLP files without verifying the source of the file.

Source: News.sofia.com

Read about How to find hidden files on your computer without changing the folder properties here

LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES ON GOOGLE MAP in INDIA

Google has flipped the switch on its free turn-by-turn voice navigation service and traffic data in India. Any Android user can now use Google Maps Navigation to select best possible route to their destination, however the live traffic data is also available on desktop maps and mobile maps from the company.

LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES ON GOOGLE MAP
LIVE TRAFFIC UPDATES ON GOOGLE MAP

Google Now uses card format to show this information and one of the several cards is traffic card, which gives you traffic conditions and alternate routes before you leave for work or home. Google Now also puts traffic to your next likely destination at your fingertips. But until now, the traffic cards weren't of much use in India as there was no traffic data, which has now changed.

Live traffic updates within maps for selected cities as Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Pune but, surprisingly, not Kolkata. Red is the color indicating heavy traffic, while green indicates free flow, and yellow is somewhere in between.

Started in first week of September 2012, if you have a Jelly Bean running smartphone with Google Now, you will be able to see estimated time to your destination (home, office or any other location you search on Google) with traffic condition details. So, if you see that a particular road is seeing high-traffic, you can take an alternate route to your office and reach on time.

Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers

Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers
Al-Jazeera website defaced by pro-Syrian hackers
The official website of Arabic news network "Al-Jazeera" got hacked by Pro-Syrian Hackers.

The message on defacement was  "This is in response to your position against the people and government of Syria, especially your support of the armed terrorist groups and spreading false fabricated news."

Check the defacement page here

A group calling itself al-Rashedon is claiming responsibility for the most recent al-Jazeera attack.A statement from al-Jazeera confirmed that the issue was "quickly resolved". The website is now operating normally.

The group called "Syrian Electronic Army (SEA)" hacked the English website of news organisation in February 2012. Back in July the same group gained access over the news network's Twitter account and started posting stories denouncing opposition fighters.
The SEA has also targeted Saudi-owned Al-Arabiya News and the Harvard University website.

The Saudi Government has also thrown their support against this group.

Google + Launches Business pages.

Google + Launches Business pages.



In today's world everyone wants to advertise their website or their business. We all are using Facebook pages and groups since a long time for this purpose. Google+ just launched Google+ pages competing Facebook pages.
Now create your own Google+ business page and promote yourself. It's simple and awesome. Some people just say that Google+ can not beat Facebook, but i say why not? Could you please answer just simple two question "Are you able to access Facebook in your Office? Are you able to access Google+ in Office". The answer to first question is NO, But the second question's answer will be Yes. According to a survey 95 % corporate companies and offices blocks Facebook, but on the other hand 95 % companies have allowed Google+ in their office.
So why shouldn't you promote your business and interest with Google+. According to me it will give you a big platform to present yourself and your brand. One more interesting fact which i consider is that Google owns Google+ so Google+ pages will be more visible on search results.
I have just created Google+ page. Are you going to do that? if yes please post your comment.

If you agree with me or not then please post comments so i know what is your opinion about Google+ Pages. 

You can create you Google + page by following this link :http://www.google.com/+/business/

Bye Bye Hotmail, Now Outlook.com is here

Bye Bye Hotmail
Bye Bye Hotmail

It's time to say Hello to Microsoft's new free Email account Outlook.com .It will eventually replace Microsoft's old email service Hotmail.com.
There's a new, clean look and it ties in your social media contacts. It's not too far off from what you may be used to already in Gmail.com.

Outlook.com will replace Hotmail, which Microsoft is phasing out, having owned the email service since 1998. Founded in 1996, Hotmail was among the first companies to offer free consumer email accounts online.

Citing ComScore, the Wall Street Journalreported Hotmail had 324 million unique visitors as of June. The shift to Outlook "appears to be a shot at Google's Gmail service," the Journal's Shira Ovde and Steven D. Jones write. Gmail, had about 278 million users as of June, according to the same ComScore measure.
Microsoft touted integration with social networks in its new Outlook.com service, saying the email application will connect users to contacts on Facebook and Twitter, for example. The company also said its new service was especially designed for tablet computers.

Releasing Windows 8 - August 1, 2012

Windows 8 Release
Windows 8
August 1, 2012 - Today marks an important milestone in the Windows 8 project. Windows 8 team started releasing windows 8 to OEM and manufacturing partners. Windows 8 will be available as installed operating system in laptops and computers on October 26, 2012.

Windows 8 general release will be available from October 26, 2012.

Check Microsoft blog for more information: Click Here

www.chinmayabokaro.co.in : Chinmaya Vidyalaya (Bokaro) website hacked

The official website of  Chinmaya Vidyalaya  Bokaro is been hacked recently.
This is the first of its kind of cyber crime, previously a few case was lodged related to threat emails about financial funds.



Bokaro SP Kuldip Dwivedi said "Police have immediately taken up investigation towards this crime".

Chinmaya Vidyalaya is famous in bakaro for preparing students for IIT-JEE.

The Principle said that he logged in to website as usual but on that day after logging into the website he found that apart from Index Page (Home Page) nothing is appearing there. He called their technical expert and after checking it he told that the website is been hacked.

Principle said that the website contains a lot of information like assignments given to students, results,  programmes and other. But since the website is hacked they have closed these activities. They have lodged a complaint against in in a local Police station.


Dwivedi said Chief Technology officer (Special Branch) is investing the case, and hackers will be identified soon.
Kumar said that the website was hosted on Ranchi based company, they were collecting information from those involved in hosting and maintaining the website.

Source: Times of India News

Password hack: Yahoo fixes security glitch

Yahoo
Password hack: Yahoo fixes security glitch

Yahoo has announced that it has fixed a glitch in its security software that allowed hackers access to 450,000 email addresses and passwords.
In a statement on the company blog, a Yahoo spokesman said the firm has deployed additional security measures for its affected users.
"Yahoo recently confirmed that an older file containing approximately 450,000 email addresses and passwords was compromised," the spokesman wrote.
"We have taken swift action and have now fixed this vulnerability, deployed additional security measures for affected Yahoo users, enhanced our underlying security controls and are in the process of notifying affected users.
In addition, we will continue to take significant measures to protect our users and their data," he added.
According to The Telegraph, hackers belonging to a group called D33Ds Company posted the Yahoo account information on a public website in what they described as 'a wake-up call' last week.
"We hope that the parties responsible for managing the security of this sub-domain will take this as a wake-up call, and not as a threat," the hackers said in a message posted along with the leaked data.
"There have been many security holes exploited in web servers belonging to Yahoo. that have caused far greater damage than our disclosure. Please do not take them lightly. The sub-domain and vulnerable parameters have not been posted to avoid further damage," they added.

Source: Times of India

Source Code Theft Isn’t Offence


Source Code Theft
Source Code Theft Isn’t Offence
An American court has ruled that software can’t be regarded as property that may be stolen. The ruling in question was delivered in the case of Sergey Aleynikov, a Goldman Sachs programmer. He was accused of downloading source code for the investment company’s high-speed trading system from the company’s servers. Local media reports say that Aleynikov was wrongly charged with theft of property since the code wasn’t a physical object and therefore the defendant didn’t gain control of anything when he downloaded it.

In addition, the three-judge panel in New York decided that the programmer was wrongly charged with espionage, as the source code wasn’t software designed for interstate or foreign commerce. The court decision explains why the judges have handed down such a surprise ruling that reversed the defender’s conviction and sprung him from an 8-year jail sentence.

Sergey Aleynikov had admitted that he did violate the bank’s confidentiality policy when he took the source code from the firm’s servers. However, he pointed out that it wasn’t a criminal act, since the code was never used in interstate commerce. The federal appeals court has agreed and reversed the Aleynikov’s conviction.

Meanwhile, one of the things standing against Goldman Sachs’ source code as an object that could have been stolen was that the company went to great lengths to keep the source secret. The matter is that the company made huge amounts of cash by not allowing anyone else to have the source code. However, this meant that Sergey Aleynikov’s theft of source code of the company’s system wasn’t an offense.

Sergey Aleynikov earned around $400,000 annually as a vice president with Goldman Sachs. Now the company claims that he has siphoned the source code for its valuable software on his way out the door to get a job with another firm. As for Goldman Sachs, they only uncovered the theft when they started to monitor HTTPS transfers and noticed a large volume of information leaving its network. Although Sergey Aleynikov did acknowledge taking the source code, he told the federals that he only wanted to collect open source software files on which he had been working. This case can be considered a precedent for the source code thieves all around the globe...

How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

This is my first post. one of my Friends asked me how to send email from command prompt. So i decided to publish it on my blog.

To send an email from SMTP Telnet client must be installed on your computer.
In windows XP Telnet is already installed but on Windows Vista/Seven you have to install telnet from Control Panel. 

Install Telnet on Windows Vista/Seven :
To install Telnet in Windows Vista/Seven go to Control Panel > Programs and Features > Turn Windows feature on or off  > Check telnet client on this box and click ok.
Telnet is installed on your machine now.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

Send Email From Command Prompt (Telnet/Smtp): 
To send an email to particular email address first you need to connect that server by telnet.
Here i am taking gmail.com as an example.

Step 1. Go to http://www.mxtoolbox.com type "gmail.com" in MXLOOKUP box. once you will submit it will give you the IP address and Mail servers host name. For Gmail.com the IP address and mail server host names are as shown below.

How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

Step 2. Copy the first IP address and Go to command prompt.
            Type: " telnet 173.194.77.26 25 "  and hit enter.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.

Once you will hit enter you will get a banner of smtp server that will look like this:
How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
Step 3. Now Type " ehlo hi "  and hit enter.

Once you hit enter you will get following response.
250-mx.google.com at your service, [106.197.10.206]
250-SIZE 35882577
250-8BITMIME
250-STARTTLS
250 ENHANCEDSTATUSCODES

Step 4. once you get response from SMTP server type  " mail from:<abc@example.com>" here abc@example.com is the email address from which you want to send email.
Note: This email address can be anything it does not need to be gmail.com email address.
for example here you can type : billgates@microsoft.com :D

You will get following response.

250 2.1.0 OK bl9si5353282obb.40

Step 5. Now type " rcpt to:<reciever@gmail.com> " and hit enter.

You will get following response.

250 2.1.5 OK t2si6832220oef.28

Step 5. Now type " data " and hit enter.

For gmail you will get following response, but different server may give different response so don't worry.

354  Go ahead t2si6832220oef.28

Step 6. Now type following commands and hit enter

subject: Hi This is a test email
from: abc@example.com
to:<reciever@gmail.com>
Hi buddy how are you. this is a
Don't reply to this email. :P

Once you finish typing your message here..
Just hit enter twice and then type dot "." and hit enter.

You will get the following response.

220  Mail queued for delivery.


How to send Emails from Command Prompt.
220  Mail queued for delivery.
if you are sending email to your own gmail or some other account then please check it spam folder, they have SPF record checking enabled so the email might go to spam folder.

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