BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

I take this moment to thank my creator for yet another opportunity to get this award and to all my loyal followers and family and friends who have been of support to me. I would say, it is a pleasure to get such a recognition owing to the fact that my blog is barely an year old.

I take this chance to greatly appreciate one beautiful lady, Esther,for nominating me for the award. I am honored and I appreciate the award. Do take time to look at her amazing website here at http://thingsihear.co.uk/ and get to be entertained by her creativity.

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A BACKFIRE IN SILICON VALLEY AGAINST WOMEN HARASSMENT IN THE TECH INDUSTRY

Women have been a center of molestation and bedevilment over the years. We have been viewed as inferior people within the human-race and as unworthy of being part of any great position or role within the society. Leading to being labelled with tags such as inferior, unable, unworthy, useless, name it all. This has led to some fields and industries classifying themselves as male industries, such as medical fields, technology fields and engineering fields. This has been aggravated by the male gender taking advantage of a female and denying them chances in these fields.

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BABY DANGLED 150 FEET ABOVE THE STREET FOR LIKES

The joy of every parent is to see their children grow up and flourish into young adults with skills and talents. Meanwhile as all parents hope for the best future for their children, an Algerian father obsessed by the social media and branding craze for likes dangled his child out of a widow of a 15th floor apartment which is relatively 150 feet high to get 1000 likes on Facebook.

Content creation has been on the rise and with every content creator trying to gain traffic to their content through the social media and branding craze for likes, the Algerian dad went too far with this.  This happened recently after the father’s day celebrations where fathers were celebrated for their love of their family and children.

The Algerian father saw that the common content marketing strategy for content creators was not good for him and he decided to embrace this social media and branding craze for likes by attempting to drop the child down if he got no likes on Facebook. He did this on a video he posted of the child held by his shirt 150 feet above the street with a caption ” 1000 likes or I will drop him”. I would say this an act that went beyond realism and humanity despite being obsessed with the social media and branding craze for likes.

The act performed by the Algerian father, believed to be from the city of Bab Ezzouar was not welcomed as he expected by getting the likes, instead once Facebook users got the shocking and unbelievable video clip, he was reported to the authorities. The Algerian man ( I suppose no father who loves their children can do such an act just to get on top of the social media and branding craze for likes) was tried and charged on child abuse charges according to Al Arabiya. This came after Facebook users demanded him to be tried and charged and the prosecutors took him to court where they concluded  the reason for the horrendous act was to gain high views and likes to beat the rest in the social media and branding craze for likes on the facebook social media site.

Media activist Dalila Belkheir said the man was ‘not a father but a terrorist’ while rights activist Ali Ben Jeddou said told Albawaba: ‘This man should be brought to justice and punished in the most severe way’. Reactions online by one user was: “What is most striking is that it appears that the father is carrying his son with his left hand while using his right hand to take the picture, this means the picture is more important than the child’s life.’ According to Psychologist Dr Noura Rahmani told the New Arab the actions could not and should not be tolerated in Algeria, adding that the father may not have been aware he was committing a crime.

This an indication of rise of the social media and branding craze for likes and views among many people. It should be noted that we should all be aware of the social media and branding craze for likes and social media sites should take stun actions to detect such incidences just as Facebook took an initiative to fight terrorism online.  SHARE and let others know and be wary of the consequences of allowing the social media and branding craze for likes and views obsession get over them.

Source: dailymail.co.uk

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GET SECURED BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE TO TURN THE SITUATION AROUND (XAVIER MALWARE ATTACKS)

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We all like having our details secured and believe in using applications to secure our data. We all rush to google’s playstore or Apple’s App Store to download that one app that will make life easier for us. However, these applications are no longer as safe as we all believe. A new malware is on the rise known as Xavier which is symbolic for the actual name Androidos_Xavier.AXM. This comes weeks and months after another malware invaded Google’s Playstore inform of an adware known as Judy. The Xavier malware is an ad library that sends users data to a remote server quietly without users noticing anything unusual. This malware was detected by the world’s largest provider of security software for corporate servers. The Xavier malware uses nasty methods to enable it remain hidden and in disguise from its users.

Xavier malware is very cunning. It comes embedded in apps that most people use frequently like photo editing and collage apps and photogrid frame collage is one of them, in phone tracker GPS apps, ringtone makers applications and many other applications. This enables it to be downloaded by users as it targets frequently downloaded apps so that it can invade the phone. According to Trend Micro, it has discovered the malware in 800 different applications which have been downloaded from Google’s Playstore.

 

Xavier is also capable of installing other APKs especially on rooted devices. Be cautious of any new application that has self-installed itself within your android phone the next time you find it. It maybe one of Xavier’s invasion techniques on the phone.

Xavier does not use malicious code within the apps to make sure it remains hidden without any traces. It does this to ensure that during its submission to Google’s Playstore for approval it remains unnoticeable. This leaves us with a hard nut to crack on how to protect ourselves against this malware if it is not being detected by Google’s Playstore approval services. Once a user downloads any app that possibly has the malware, it then downloads malicious codes from a remote server which it uses to execute its processes in the phone’s background.

I would call the malware a smart malware. It performs checks on the users phones to ensure it is installed within the phone system itself and not on an emulator. The malware shuts down once it recognizes it is running on an emulated device. It goes further to hide its presence by using internet data encryption to mask its communications along with string encryption.

We should all be way of the Xavier malware. Once it self-installs itself within any device via a downloaded app, it then transmits information about the phone such as the product name, the device brand, manufacturer,hardware name or even the fingerprints on the phone (Therefore any passwords and patterns users use for their phone’s content security purpose is transmitted to the remote servers). This does not look very serious at first but once it starts getting into your email address, it transmits email addresses to remote servers including the information contained within the email address. This where we all begin getting terrified and alarmed as most of our crucial information is stored within our emails.

Trend Micro were not able to have a full list of all affected apps but provided a few from the List of Affected Apps . Unfortunately, the Xavier malware is affecting android phones. Therefore, the next time before we think of rushing and scrolling over to the playstore, let’s be cautious of the apps we download by reading reviews of an app and also we update and patch our mobile devices to keep the malware at bay.

Source: Trend Micro Security

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MICROSOFT BOWS TO EVE V’S SUPREMACY

The income of Microsoft’s Surface Pro laptop/tablet brought rise to the era of Eve V which is speculated to be a pro clone of Microsoft’s Surface Pro. However, with its additional capability Microsoft has surrendered to how great its architecture is in such a way that they themselves could not have seen the great invention coming. Eve V’s great features didn’t come from one single mind but instead, a team of 100 tech-enthusiasts came together to craft the mind-blowing hardware. It has become the first arguably crowd-developed hardware device ever.

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Eve V has better features compared to Microsoft Surface Pro. Eve V has higher and better connectivity and specs It has a thicker chassis for a bigger battery. The screen has the best display which is 12.3 inch display unlike the common screen that has allows users to only draw with a stylus. The only turn-off part on this is Microsoft Surface Pro takes the lead on a better stylus compared to Eve V’s stylus (A screen with a better display will make me go for the Eve V, who doesn’t like a good display screen?)

Eve V takes the lead from Microsoft by having two additional USB Type C-ports. A 1x USB 3.1 Gen1and 1x Thunderbolt 3. This made it stand out from Microsoft which only has USB Type A-ports only. It also has an in-built quad speakers with a 3.5mm amplifier.

Intel had to make its part by having its 7 Generation Core i7-core in Eve V and mosT-likely in future productions, it may also have the latest Intel X-series microprocessors, the Core i9. For sure Eve V has the best and up-to date features.

The battery life is one major important factor to keep in mind at all times. We all want a device that we can use on the go for a full day without carrying along a battery charger. Well, Eve V has that installed. A battery that has 48Wh that can last for 10-12 hours real-time use. This is the ideal device to have at all times.

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Eve V’s Features in Summary

CPU: Intel 7 Generation core i7

Keyboard: Detachable Keyboard

Battery: 48Wh 10-12 hours real-time use

RAM: 16GB

Rom: 513GB

Ports: USB Type C-port -1x USB 3.1 Gen1 and 1x Thunderbolt 3

USB Type A-port 3.0

Audio: Quad Speakers 3.5mm amplifier

Display: 12.3 inch LCD display and anti-reflection coating

It has NO Bloatware

 

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WHAT THEY DON’T WANT YOU TO KNOW ABOUT ANDROID 7

Think of that added icing on a cake while having some great dessert time along the poolside. That is exactly what the new Android Nougat (android 7) is bringing along with it. A cool, chilling, sweet and amazing experience that makes you feel like you have been immersed in a whole new world. Unbelievable, right? This is only believable once you check out some of its cool features.

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CRYPTOCURRENCY

What exactly is cryptocurrency and how did it come into existence? Well, it could as well be called the virtual currency. The first ever type of currency that is not in any physical form until it is converted to local currencies. We are talking about the cryptocurrency era. Most organisations have implemented this as one of their payment methods and we are left wondering what do they mean by payment using bitcoin or ripple is accepted.

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ANDROID TRICKS ON BOOSTING YOUR PHONE

Everyone’s joy is to have that phone that works magic in how fast it performs its tasks (right!). A phone that opens multiple apps without slowing down, one that can stay a whole day without going low on battery within a few hours of use, one that can install multiple apps (depending on the internal storage of the phone), a phone where you can watch a whole video tutorial while taking down notes (check that out in the new google phone the Google Pixel).

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VIRTUAL REALITY

Who ever thought that one day the imaginations of the mind would come to a reality? Technology has a new surprise for us all. Yet again, a new reality whose effects are going to last for decades to come. Virtual reality has hit the world with a strong influence on everything. Virtual reality is the use of computer technology in virtual reality headsets and has the ability to generate real world images and sounds that simulates one’s physical presence in an imaginary world that seems like a reality.

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THE NEXT FUTURE

Evolving from a small seed to an unbeatable giant. The power of technology. Technology evolves each day and tech geeks are not anywhere about to stop cracking their minds over codes. Yet another technology is coming into the market so fast that soon it will be your next buddy.

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