Wednesday, 30 September 2015

Some of the major factors for online laptop repair services

Portable workstations are among a standout amongst the most exceptional PC frameworks grew as such. The experts ought to be very much prepared and experienced on the specific model of tablets so as to complete any particular repair and tech support administration. How about we have a review of a notable's percentage highlights that should be checked before selecting an expert administration supplier offering online laptop repair administrations .

1. Check if the administration supplier is a neighborhood one:

On the off chance that you have some kind of programming related specialized glitch on your Laptop , you may look for any dependable online discussion for repairing your portable workstation. Be that as it may, if the particular issue is with respect to an equipment disappointment or framework level harm, your portable workstation may be brought into the administration station. In such cases, selecting a nearby administration supplier comes convenient as you can talk and tail them up at customary interims.The cash needed for travel of the portable workstation from your place to the administration focus is likewise less, and consequently the general expense of the repair.

2. Check on the off chance that they have confirmed professionals and Online technical support to fix my laptop:

When you select a couple administration suppliers from your favored locale, check what capabilities their experts have. Nowadays numerous marked portable PC producers offer unique projects for Laptop repair and any such specialized confirmation is unquestionably favorable position.

3. Check if their workshop is static-confirmation:

Once of the real snag of such complex PCs is the static release. Human body can hold up to 30000 volts of friction based electricity which is deadly for any small scale and nano-electronic hardware or chips. Portable workstations have numerous such chips inserted on their motherboard and misusing any of those chips with electricity produced via friction may brings about fractional or complete loss of the tablet.

4. Check in the event that they cover your particular issue:

There are numerous administration suppliers, who offer particular and restricted answers for portable online computer repair. Check the administration portrayal of the administration supplier and comprehend on the off chance that they give your obliged administration or not. For instance, on the off chance that you have a dead motherboard or a non-distinguishing hard commute, ask your specialist or administration supplier in the event that they give motherboard repair and maintenance or hard commute information assurance/extraction or not.

5. Take reference/Perform an individual verification:

Taking reference from the general population you trust is dependably a superior thought. On the off chance that there is nobody around to offer you a few references, go online to discover notoriety of the portable workstation repair administration supplier. You can without a doubt discover a great deal of data from their past clients about their administration capacity, responsibility  

Monday, 20 April 2015

What Adware Actually do & How to Deal With it?

Lenovo's superfish controversy has scared many around the globe about the term 'Adware'. With internet scams and malware attacks on the rise, adware incites the sense of fear and suspicion among users while using internet. It has become vital to understand exactly what adware is, what it can be do and how to overturn the threat that adware poses. So, this article is all about knowing what this term means and steps to take in dealing with it.

Have you ever noticed that interesting advertisement or link that appear when you browse online have somewhat relevancy with your browsing history? Or have you noticed some annoying pop-ups that offerbeyond imaginationdeals? Welcome to the mystifying world of adware. These are unwanted online advertisements are usually adware. Adware pose as security threats to Internet users as the chief purpose of adware is to display advertising content on your PC by tracking the PC usage history. So, it silently installs in your PC and then spies on your web browsing. It may appear as a toolbar or homepage in your web browser to work upon.

Most adware use pop-up windows to flash advertisements and links to other websites. While some adware keep tab over your browsing activities and according to your taste of browsing delivers more filtered advertising content.

Some of the adware are so wisely programmed that they adjust and fit according to the webpage you are currently on. Due to which, some people don't mind this things or dont even understand that they are being targeted by advertisers. But experts reckon this practice as a critical privacy breach. The most important question that arises here is- Do you want this program on your computer, if it compromises privacy and security? Not only adware are security threats, they are more than a pain as they work continuously in the background, can reign your PC's resources and eventually, making your device slow.

These programs may install along with other free programs that you install, as a result of a snub to some type of notification. However, these notifications are usually not well highlighted in agreement, etc. that tend to be quite long and most of us don't bother to read them. So this makes way for adware to get bundled with free software that you download from the Internet.

Now the question that crosses our mind is- How to deal with adware? So, following are some vital tips that might help you in tackling the issue:

  • Always read Licensing Agreement before installing any software: This can be a difficult task to do but for the sake of your privacy and PC don't just scroll to the bottom and click the "I accept" option. While installing freeware instead of being in a hurry, read each agreement carefully.

  • Don't click on pop-up advertisements: Always try to ignore advertisements pop-ups that comes to your screen while you surf a website. These ads might be a red flag. If you click the advertisement pop-ups, there are chances that someone is watching your web-surfing behavior.

  • Be alert to what you download from the Internet: Always be on alert mode while you select a software program to download it for your PC. If the software is alien to you, read its website carefully to get the detailed information about the people behind the software.

  • Uncheck default freeware dialog box: Sometimes you see already tick-marked dialog box on the licensing agreement of some software. That dialog box offers adware with the software you download, so uncheck that dialog box at priority.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Digital Security Extends Beyond Antivirus Software

For a regular user of the computer, odds will favor they are aware of the threats being posed in the cyber world. Privacy intrusion, data theft, malware attacks, etc. are some of the well-known threats. However, where most users fall short on knowledge is of steps to control them. A recent study revealed that most users feel installing an antivirus software is a complete solution for their PC protection. However, the harsh truth is that a foolproof  digital security extends beyond antivirus software.

To understand it better, let us take an example of a local computer network controlled by a serval, the supplies internet connection. Also, each computer in the network (including server) is installed with a genuine and updated antivirus software. Now, one can say that all the computers are protected from malware attack. Still, if someone cracks into the network, there is a strong possibility that data during the transmission stage can be stolen. Additional threats of online attacks, such as- the phishing attack, are also ever existing. So, the conclusion is antivirus is not enough. A complete cyber protection demands more from digital security.

Now the question that we face is what is digital security. And the answer is too great to limit within words. Digital security is a multiple layers of protection over your PC usage. Digital security includes, but does not limit to, email filter, realtime web scanning, firewall setup, and authentic DNS redirection. All these along with a genuine software covers your PC for most of the attacks. But there are some other ways as well, where technical fixes might not work well.

Escaping email adware and phishing attack require more of a human judgment than a security software. Training with the mock testing is a method that companies are adopting to help their employees to stay safe online. Same could be used by individual users to inform their relatives and friends. At the same time, social media, and other communication channels hold strong challenges of privacy intrusions. For its protection, users must be guided and educated about the legal and ethical mediums of usage. All in all, we can conclude that digital security is the combination of both security software, like- antivirus software, firewall, etc. along with cyber education.

Monday, 9 March 2015

Windows, Android, Apple Security at Risk Under Decades Old FREAK Security Flaw

Windows and Android security has often been a let down on many occasions. Usually reliable, Apple security, has also taken some beatings as well. Windows, Android and Apple security have many of their own and specific flaws and attacks to deal with, but the list of common issues for them is short. FREAK security flaw is the latest addition in this short list.

Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys or FREAK security flaw is an error that allows the attacker to decrypt the HTTPS protection. The flaw was initially found to be exploiting devices protected with Android security or Apple security. Later, Microsoft declared the FREAK security flaw can equally exploit the Windows powered devices as well. An shocking revelation is that discovered FREAK security flaw is more than a decade old and many attackers might have troubled websites with it.

HTTPS encryption is being used by several website and most of them lies in the list of ‘most-visited’ websites. Hence, all of them are susceptible to FREAK based attack, no matters if they are run on any of Macintosh, iOS, Windows, Android or any other device. The data traveling between the websites can be decrypted using this attack. The fix is promised to be worked upon by experts in cyber security.

 Discovery of old flaws is not new in the world of computer and, like many others, this errors will certainly be fixed later, if not sooner. But it has added some questions over how diverse the mode of attacks and flaws can be. Nearly everyone who is claimed to expert with Android security or Apple security has been found awestruck with this flaw.  

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Chrome Security Update Warns Against Sneaky Software Downloads as Well as Malware

Google has been working firmly with its web services to make internet a safer place for the users. Adding further to this approach, Google released a security update with Chrome to warn the users against sneaky software and malware downloads. This security update for Chrome web browser is especially beneficial for those who work on unprotected (without installing antivirus) devices.

This security update will allow Chrome to keep a track on the webpages (websites) that you visit. It will track if there is any malicious software (malware) trying to gain access to your device. Some of the malware arrive hidden within other software. With this update, Chrome will be warning you on noticing any such activity while surfing. However, Chrome will only display a warning page and user will have the authority to go with the warning and cancel the visit to the webpage, or else decline the warning and go to the webpage.

By default, this feature will arrive in newer versions of Chrome. However, existing users can either enable ‘auto-update’ for Chrome or they can check for the updates manually from Chrome Menu. In order to allow the warning of sneaky software or malware activities, user must make sure that phishing and malware protection remains enabled in the ‘Privacy’ settings.

 Chrome is one of the most used web browsers in the world. But the recent news about the launch of Spartan web browser with Windows 10 has shaken the dream of Google’s Chrome to become the most used. Well, the fight between Google and Microsoft seems to never-ending, but it keeps them on their toes to deliver better for the users. This security update will make developers at Microsoft to bring something similar or even better in Spartan. Other than Chrome, there are some more browsers like- Firefox, which offer almost similar feature. However, with a very large number of users and data availability, Google is likely to deliver more secure environment for web browsing and Spartan seems to be only real competitor possible.

Monday, 23 February 2015

How to Protect Your Wireless Router From Malware

Someone said, “Malware in PC world are as certain as death and taxes”. We do agree with it, but what is stunning is the extent up to which malware have reached. To earn illicit money, cyber attackers are not only targeting PC data, passwords, and credit card codes, but they are willing to redirect the links between different website domains. And for that they are spreading malware over the wireless router.

The most common reason for which wireless router are attacked with malware is online advertisements where advertisers pay for each view. Blocking traffic to some website with envious purpose, spreading more viruses, etc. can be other reasons behind such attacks. As a victim of malware attack, what matters more than the reasons is how to protect wireless router from malware.

Here is a quick checklist of the measure that you can adopt to protect your wireless router from the malware:

Keep Your IP Address Secret
Your IP Address is an information of your location, your ISP, etc. Furthermore, the details gathered from IP address can be used to track down the path to your network router. More details the attacker gathers, more likely they are of gaining access to it and penetrate.

Simplest medium of keeping the IP address secret is using dynamic IP address. Installing a third-party software for IP address modification is another good idea.

Firmware Update
Most of the wireless router malware are specific to the manufacturer. This enhances the importance of keeping the firmware upgraded. The manufacturers stay on toes whenever any exploit or attack is raised against them and try to fix the issue at soonest. Being upgraded on firmware means you have the best of what your manufacturer has on offer.

Router Password Protection
Router passwords are among the most ignored passwords. The usual ‘admin123’, ‘administrator’, etc. are the passwords that are set by default and meant to be changed. However, most of the network users do not care much about the router password because they are not aware of the difference between network password and router password. Check the user manual of your router quickly to change the password for your router.

Router Name
As mentioned above, the wireless router malware are manufacturer specific and when the default name of your router is set on its brand, you are prone to severe attack. So, do not forget to check the steps to change the router name from the setting when you look for the steps to change the router name.

Powercycle the Router after making any change
After making any change in the settings, configuration or upgradation of router, make sure that the changes are properly implemented. So, disable the network from router after making any change and then restart the router using the power connections.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Microsoft will Charge Double For Windows XP’s Custom Support

Last year in April 2014, on the eve of 13th anniversary of one of the most successful and revolutionary operating system, Windows XP, Microsoft ended software support to the Windows XP except to commercial users. The company only allowed extension of software support for three more years to business organizations using Windows XP in return of a fee. But the lovers of this excellent product have a tough time ahead as Microsoft will charge double for Windows XP’s custom support.

Presently, a business organization using software support for Windows XP shells out $200 annually for each PC making. Now the pricing for the second-year support will rise to $500. What could be even more troubling for businesses it that for the final year of custom support price will be $1,000. Trusting the reports, the rate will double for the bulk devices support as well. Currently, Microsoft charges a business for maximum of 1,250 devices. The support for PCs above 1,250 is free. So, a business entity pays $250,000 for custom Windows XP support for PCs more than 1,250. The number will proportionally double to a whopping $500,000.

Rise in pricing of the support will make enterprises think actively for the operating system upgradation. With their latest operating system Windows 10 centered hugely around enterprises, Microsoft is expected to push the business for upgradation of earlier versions of Windows. Hike in pricing of Windows XP custom support is not all, there are some really attractive features in Window 10 that will be luring the PC users for OS upgradation.

To be on a safer side of the PC usage, it is recommended to use the latest versions of the operating system. An unsupported version of Windows XP no longer receives software updates from Windows Update by Microsoft. These software updates consist of security updates that can help in securing PC from zero-day attacks, harmful viruses, spyware, and other malicious software. Windows Update also installs the latest software updates for new drivers for PC's hardware and more to improve the reliability of Windows.

Almost 16% of the world's PC still use Windows XP citing reasons of easy to operate, non-availability of Windows XP's software drivers in other OS, and the most common reason is 'Windows is still working why should I bother'. Using Windows XP on personal computers without software support might not be a very smart choice even with antivirus installed as Microsoft often states several critical reasons that make Windows XP vulnerable to various PC problems.

As business organization using Windows XP on all official computers, it is even more of a ‘asking for trouble’. For business enterprises, it is advised to upgrade to the latest versions of Windows for they are more secure and productive. With just 2 years of support available for Window XP, the business enterprises are not left with many choices. So, making an early move seems to a better option.

One more option that a Windows XP user can try i.e. subscribing with legitimate third-party technical support providers for all software related solutions. In information technology sector, there are large number of companies who deals in providing software solutions to the users with a subscription amount comparatively low to Microsoft's scheme.