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How to Protect Yourself Against Ransomware Attack?

As more and more organizations are increasing their dependency on information technology, any disruption to these services can have negative impact on the organization’s functioning. Recent incidents of Ransomware is one of such that can cause severe disruption and financial loss to any organization. Hence, it is very important for any organization to keep their information technology (IT) infrastructure safe and hack-free as much as possible.

What is Ransomware, anyway?
Ransomware is a malicious program which encrypts user’s data on their computer and ask money in return to decrypt it. Encryption is a legitimate program in computer which is used for safeguarding data in the event that computer is lost. Nobody can open and look at the data without the encryption key. Hence, safeguarding the data from being compromised. The Ransomware utilizes that feature of the operating system to encrypt the compromised system by tricking a user to click on a malicious link sent either through email …
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Massive Ransomware Attack

A massive Ransomware attack took place this weekend which has caused severe disruption to many organizations around the world. The name of the ransomware has been identified as “WannaCry”. The current available information indicates that the ransomware is initiated through SMBv2 remote code execution vulnerability in Microsoft Operating System based computers. Microsoft has provided a critical security update for the vulnerability in March 2017.

Affected Resources
All Windows operating systems which has not applied Microsoft Windows SMB Server (4013389) security update are most likely to be affected by WannaCry ransomware. Have a look at the following page for more details about the affected systems:
MS17-010: Security update for Windows SMB Server: March 14, 2017

Solutions / Response
1. Check all your system and make sure that all are updated with latest Windows Security patches

2. If you have IDS installed in your organization, regularly monitor and respond to IDS events promptly

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32GB Brief Description, Specifications and Price in India

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 32GB Smartphone (Dual-SIM) was launched in May 2017. It has 5.5-inch Full HD IPS LCD Capacitive touchscreen and the resolution of the screen is 1080 x 1920 pixels at a pixel density of 401 pixels per inch. Another important thing to know about the screen of the Smartphone is that the screen is not Scratch Resistant.

Image Source: mi.com
Other Specifications of the Smartphone is as follows:
The phone is powered by 2GHz Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor.It comes with two variants of RAM - 2GB and 3GBThe phone is 8.35-mm thin and weight is 165g (2GB RAM)The 32GB of internal memory storage can be expanded upto 128GB via a microSD cardIt runs Android 6.0It is powered by a 4100mAH battery which is really impressiveAs connectivity options, it has GPS, HotSPot, Wi-Fi, BluetoothThe main camera is 13MP with Auto-Focus, Face Detection, Panorama, Geo-tagging, HDR, Touch Focus, Video recording, Digital Zoom.The also has Front facing Camera of 5MP for taking good sel…

Check Disk Errors using ChkDsk

A Hard Disk is digitally encoded, high speed storage hardware. Sometime it develops errors that can cause file corruption and windows errors. Mostly Windows corrects minor errors by itself, but overtime it can develop more serious problems and can make the hard disk unusable. Precaution is better than cure. If we take action in time then we can avoid serious data loss or problem. Microsoft has included a wonderful utility called chkdsk which can rectify this kind of problem. It can check the hard disk for errors and fix them. Chkdsk is advanced version of Scan Disk which was once used with earlier version of Windows OS.

It is highly advised to run chkdsk once in 3-4 months. It will protect your data from unpredicted problems.


What Does chkdsk Do

Chkdsk will check the files and folders of the selected drive for any errors, lost clusters, lost chains, or any bad sectors and improves the performance of your computer.


How to perform Disk Errors Check and fix them

To check for file sy…

Setup Unmanaged VPS

GETTING STARTED
In theprevious chapter, you have learnt about Virtual Private Server, dedicated server and Shared hosting. It's about time to start talking about selecting VPS hosting provider and setup your un-managed Virtual Private Server. Again, if you are going for managed VPS hosting service, most of the server software will be installed by the service provider.

Here, You will select and signup with VPS hosting provide of your choice, deploy Linux distribution, and perform some basic system administration tasks, host the website, perform backup and monitor and troubleshoot. The tasks will be as such listed below - Sign up with VPS hosting provider and setup account
1.1 Deploying a Linux Distribution (OS installation)
1.2 Connecting to VPS Server (Remote)
1.3 Setting Hostname
1.4 Setting up Time Zone
1.5 Installing software updatesSecuring your Server
2.1 Add a user
2.2 Disable Root Login
2.3 Creating a Firewall
2.4 Installing and configuring Fail2BanHosting a Website
3.1 Web Server (in…

How to Remove or Hide Navigation Bar in blogger

What is NavBar Please see the picture above. That’s the Navigation Bar which blogger automatically inserts into all pages of your blogspot blogs. This is also called Blogger NavBar.


Why do you want to remove it

>> Most of the time, the NavBar doesn’t match with the template used. Thus it affects the look of your web page.

>> The NavBar has following buttons like Blogger, Search Blog and Next Blog etc. Most of these buttons drives your site visitors away from your page. This is something you wont’ like.

What do you need to know to do this
In my point of view, the job will be easier if you know little bit about HTML and CSS. But don’t worry, still you can do it. Juts follow the instructions below. You can learn more about HTML and CSS at w3schools.

How can I remove it (NavBar)
It is very simple. You don’t have to be web savvy to do it. Just copy and paste the CSS Code shown below in your blogger template and you are done.

1. Code for New Blogger: <style type="text…

Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) - A Brief Note

Welcome to the World of CSS. The CSS stands for Cascading Style Sheets. This is a technology recommended by World Wide Consortium (W3C) in 1996. Basically, CSS is a way of formatting web pages layout, text, margins, lines, heights, widths, images a nd many more. You can position anything exactly where you want on the web page. Single external CSS file can control the layout of all the pages of your website.

That means that your life is easier with the use of CSS. HTML is used to structure the content where CSS is used to format the already structured html content. CSS allows you to separate presentation from content when building a website. You can put your CSS Style rules in entirely separate file and HTML web page in another file. You only have to include a link specifying the location of the independent CSS file.

Important Advice:only used lowercase letters for coding html, css and other code. This is very important and will be big time saver as you advance your knowledge in HTML, …