Nearly one-third of all computers infected with malware

A new study revealed that nearly one-third of computers are infected with malware.
A new study revealed that nearly one-third of computers are infected with malware.

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The cybersecurity landscape is a dangerous one, as sophisticated hackers continue to wreak havoc on computer owners worldwide.

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The cybersecurity landscape is a dangerous one, as sophisticated hackers continue to wreak havoc on computer owners worldwide. A recent study by PandaLabs indicated that approximately 32 percent of all computers studied had malware, with at least 27 million new strains created in 2012. Trojans accounted for 75 percent of all malware attacks produced last year.

Viruses accounted for 8 percent of all of these incidents, according to the company, followed by worms with more than 6.4 percent.

This is not the only frightening trend discovered by PandaLabs. The popularity of social networking websites is putting consumers in danger of having their passwords exposed. For example, a security breach of LinkedIn led to the theft of 6.5 million passwords.

Consumers should do all they can to avoid being a victim of a major security breach. Industry professionals encourage people to use a password manager like Sticky Password to avoid using the same phrasing for each online account. If a cybercriminal can obtain a common password from someone, the malicious individual may have access to a person’s email, banking information or other sensitive information.

Mobile devices are another dangerous platform that can impact users and their data and passwords. PandaLabs said that the Android operating system is the most popular for cybercriminals looking for ways to steal information and money.

Smartphones powered by Android or Apple are likely to remain popular targets as more people adopt smartphones. Owners of the iPhone can also download password managers to their devices to ensure their information remains protected while browsing from their mobile gadgets.

With so many interactions taking place through the internet and via multiple devices, hackers will continue to target users involved with these popular channels. Consumers should strongly consider doing all they can to safeguard their most important information.

iPad: Watch Hong Kong Drama with PPStream without region restriction

I’ve been requested by many readers on how to do this on iPad/iPhone and here is the actual ways to get the fix. To get your iPhone/iPad to watch Hong Kong Drama, follow the instruction as below,

1. This is how it look like from my iPad screen before doing anything.

2. Go into the iPad Settings, and select your wifi connection name. Then click on the DHCP button, select on the Manual button and enter the following information.

Server: 218.201.21.178
Port: 80

 3. Now, go back to your PPStream and you will be able to see the new drama. Enjoy 🙂

Disney CEO Iger buys $1 million worth of Apple stock

Apple Inc’s newest board member, Walt Disney Co Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger, bought about $1 million worth of the iPhone maker’s shares earlier this week, a symbolic gesture of confidence in the prospects of the company.

Iger, who was appointed to Apple’s board on November 15, bought 2,670 Apple shares on the open market on Tuesday at an average price of $375 each, according to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Iger’s wife also owns 75 Apple shares, the filing said.

As part of being a director of Apple, the long-time Disney executive also is entitled to the standard $50,000 annual retainer and received an initial grant of 142 restricted Apple stock units that will vest in February.

[via brothersoft]

How to restore your iPhone, iPad or iPod back to default firmware

If you had jailbreak your i device such as iPhone, iPad or iPod, and you wish to restore them back to current iOS 4.3.3 (17 July 2011), you may download to the list as below,

Then follow the step as below.
1. Connect your device to iTunes.
2. Hold Shift(Alt for Mac) button,  and click on the Restore button in iTunes.
3. Browse to the IPSW file and perform the restoration.

How to take screenshot with Android

I am looking for how to taking a screenshot from Android for weeks and finally I have found out it is not necessary to rooted the phone in order to get the phone to be able to taking a screenshot.

First of all, I still got a question to Android which is why they don’t directly provide such a good solution to user to directly taking a screenshot such as iPhone.

Ok, now you may refer to this article on how to taking a screenshot from Android phone.

1. Check if you have the Java SE, if not then install it.
2. Install latest Android SDK, download the installer if you want to install it or download the zip file and extract it.
3. Connect your phone to PC.
4. Enable the USB debugging. If the application is not pop up, use the step as below.
Home -> Menu -> Settings -> Applications -> Development -> Checkbox USB debugging.
5. Open your extracted Android folder or installed Android folder.
6. Open tools folder and click on ddms.bat file.

7. Open the ddms manager where you shall see your application list from the left box.
8. If you do not able to see your device listed, install the ADB driver by referring to article here.
9. Select the device and use Ctrl + s to enter the screenshot page.
10. Now, you may save you image from the console.

Ten Popular Free Apps for iPhone – Brothersoft

There are a bunch of great iPhone apps in Apple’s app store. Many of them are free and can make you more organized, productive and accountable. The following list showcases our pick of ten popular free iPhone apps. It shows functions of each application and can help you know clearly about them.

1 Facebook

The version 3 of Facebook is a triumph. The revised grid-based ‘home screens’ provide speedy access to regularly visited sections (news feed, notifications, and so on) and pages, and the experience is such that it in many ways beats the browser version.

2 Gorillacam

Pretty much from nowhere, Gorillacam arrived in December 2009 from the creators of the Gorillapod tripods. It mashes together a slew of features to hugely improve an iPhone’s camera (timer, multi-shot, spirit-level, on-screen grid, ‘press anywhere’ capture), meaning you can bin a half-dozen standalone apps that offer similar things.

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