Cryptolocker: The Most Destructive and Rapidly Growing Trojan Yet!

If by any chance you are in the cyber security, then you must have overheard about this freshest and most fierce piece of computer Trojan ever developed, called CryptoLocker. Unlike other computer malwares and Trojans which performs unusual type of activities on the victim machine, such as stealing private data, gaining access to personal information, garbling files, or to advertise political or humorous messages on the user’s screen; CryptoLocker uses entirely offbeat strategy to destroy your data and which makes your data recovery impossible. So, what exactly is CryptoLocker and how does it works? First reported in September 2013, a CryptoLocker … Continue reading Cryptolocker: The Most Destructive and Rapidly Growing Trojan Yet!

Porting from Android to Windows 8

This article was written by an independent writer, Jeff Cogswell. The article is sponsored by Microsoft Corporation, which offers tools and resources for helping developers port from Android to Windows 8. A few months ago, the upper management at a company I was consulting for made the bold move to start switching all corporate phones from Android to Windows 8 Phone. While the employees seemed more concerned about the time they would spend moving their Words with Friends friend lists over to the new phones, the software development team had a bigger issue on its hands: There were several internal apps it had developed … Continue reading Porting from Android to Windows 8

Microsoft’s F# Gains Momentum

Microsoft’s F# programming language continues to catch on with developers and is gaining traction in the enterprise. The language currently sits at No. 26 on the latest TIOBE Index of the most popular programming languages, ahead of other functional programming languages such as Erlang (36), Scheme (37), Scala (42), Haskell (46) and ML (48). The F# language came out of Microsoft Research Cambridge in the U.K., designed by Microsoft researcher Don Syme. Microsoft began talking publicly about the project as early as 2003. An FAQ on the Microsoft Research site at the time said: “F# is an implementation of the core of the CAMLprogramming language for … Continue reading Microsoft’s F# Gains Momentum

Awesome Privacy Tools in Android 4.3+

To date, there has been no way to run apps on Android with real and reliable privacy controls. Android version 4.3 and higher take a huge step in the right direction, letting users install apps while denying some of the apps’ attempts to collect the user’s data. Android was built from scratch to have quite a sophisticated and strongly enforced system of per-app permissions. But many of the privacy-sensitive permissions are poorly delineated and confusing.1 And the way the OS and Google’s Play Store worked, users could not install an app but say “no” to that app’s demand that it be … Continue reading Awesome Privacy Tools in Android 4.3+

Say Hello to Tizen™

As far as Android smartphones go, Samsung is considered to be the leader when it comes to sales. Android is currently the world’s leading mobile software with over 75 percent smartphones running Google’s open source OS. But Samsung, along with Intel and the Linux foundation have been closely working on another open source mobile software: Tizen.  At a recently concluded Tizen Developer summit in South Korea, version 3.0 of Tizen was shown off. Tizen was created from Intel and Nokia’s MeeGo, and later Samsung, added its own Bada OS into Tizen in February 2013. Bada OS phones by Samsung weren’t … Continue reading Say Hello to Tizen™

10 tips for PHP Developers

Since web has been a great opportunity for curious developers, even for mediocre ones, php has played a leading role in bringing dynamic webs to more dynamic and vital aspect. In order to incorporate your web coding style i came up with some assumptions and wanted to share some of my experiences with you peoples, so here goes..  1) Go OOP If you have not yet entered the realm of Object Oriented Programming, then you are at a disadvantage, and you are falling behind fast. OOP is essentially a method of programming with the use of classes, or Objects, which … Continue reading 10 tips for PHP Developers

How do I auto-return my customers to my store after they checkout with PayPal?

At the end of your customers’ checking out with PayPal for your store, there is a link they need to click to return to your store. You can, however, set up your PayPal account to do this for them. 1.) Log into your PayPal account and click the Profile subtab under My Account. 2.) Click on My selling tools and then click on Update for Website Preferences. 3.) Select On for Auto Return. 4.) Enter your Return URL. (i.e http://www.yourdomain.com/finishorder.php  [Replace the “www.yourdomain.com” with your actual store URL.] *Tip, if you don’t have your own SSL certificate, this page will look … Continue reading How do I auto-return my customers to my store after they checkout with PayPal?

oDesk Readiness Test for Agency Contractors 2013

1. Question: The oDesk Team application Time Tracker records which of the following a.  Screenshot of the active screen once per billing segment b. Number of keystrokes c.  Number of mouse clicks d.  Memo entered by the contractor e.  All of the above Answer: E 2. Question: Which of the following statements about oDesk fees is FALSE? a.  The oDesk fee is 10% of the employer’s payment to oDesk b.  oDesk is free to join c.  oDesk is free for contractors to apply and work on jobs d.  The oDesk fee is $2/hour for hourly contracts e.  All of the above Answer: D      3.  Question: Which of the following is TRUE about fixed-price contracts? a. Employer billed automatically each week b.  How … Continue reading oDesk Readiness Test for Agency Contractors 2013

XPlatform APPlication Devlopment on Visual Studio

Howdy Fellas! I recently received an email from a  follower of my blog he wanted to know how to develop cross(XPlatform) mobile APPs on Visual studios. If you are unfamiliar to cross platform apps or hybrid apps, they are those apps that can run on more then one platform and treated as (partially) native while running on an instance of a particular OS. Since they are a combination of loosely typed and cross platform supported languages like HTML 5 CSS and Javascript -> Native (Android/Iphone/Blackberry) etc.. The tools you need to get started are: 1. Visual Studios(at least version 2012 … Continue reading XPlatform APPlication Devlopment on Visual Studio

How to make an FAQ plugin for your WordPress™ website

Howdy! folks, I recently received an email from a follower of my blog who wanted an FAQ plug-in for his WordPress website, since they are unavailable for free I guess… So here’s the deal. Note: If you are new to this I highly recommend  you should install XAMPP and work on localserver. #1. Lets begin Goto the folder you installed Xampp and wordpress and under the /xampp/htdocs/wordpress/wp-content/plugins make a new folder called FAQs   Example of Path to xampp->wordpress->wp-content->plugin in that folder create a new file namely faqs.php #2. Adding Header Adding header to your file //Code Starts <?php /* Plugin … Continue reading How to make an FAQ plugin for your WordPress™ website