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Thursday, July 20, 2017

IT News Week 3 Jul 2017

For IT News Week 2 Jul 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jul 20, 2017 - Hitachi Named a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Solid-State Arrays
  • PR - Jul 20, 2017 - Highlights from Lenovo TechWorld Innovation Summit
  • PR - Jul 19, 2017 - OutSystems Expands Asia Pacific Footprint with Expansion into Australia
  • PR - Jul 19, 2017 - Milestone Systems takes the lead as No. 1 VMS Provider in APAC
  • PR - Jul 19, 2017 - mTouche eyeing US$2.69B Digital Media Advertising in Southeast Asia plus Hong Kong market
  • PR - Jul 18, 2017 - Strategic alliance between Animamundi Studio and China Film Animation Industry will catalyse Malaysian animation and visual effects industry
  • Quann - Jul 4, 2017 - Malaysian companies are unprepared for cyber attacks
  • PR - Jul 17, 2017 - AIMS Now Offers Network Service for AWS Direct Connect
  • PR - Jul 17, 2017 - Standard Chartered shakes things up with mobile gamification
  • PR - Jul 17, 2017 - Google’s “Performance Honors” celebrates local agency heroes in Malaysia for creative and impactful work in Search ad campaigns

Facebook takes next steps to addressing link preview modification and combat fake news

Jul 18, 2017:

As part of Facebook’s continuing efforts to stop the spread of misinformation and false news on its platform, starting today non-publisher Pages will no longer be able to overwrite link metadata (i.e. headline, description, image) in the Graph API or in Page composer.

This will help eliminate a channel that has been abused to post false news, following the announcement of the removal of the ability to customize link metadata during an update last month. Impacted Pages can still program and preview how their link attachments will appear on Facebook using Open Graph tags and the Sharing Debugger.

Facebook also released a solution to support publishers who rely on overwriting link preview metadata to customize how their content appears to audiences on Facebook. A tab was introduced in Page Publishing Tools for publishers to indicate link ownership and continue editing how their own links appear on Facebook.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Screenshots Jun 2017

Refer to Screenshots Jun 2017.

1.) Citibank advises to manually enter the URL as a safe approach to counter security compromise pertaining to phishing sites - your bookmark could be compromised without your knowledge.


Friday, July 14, 2017

KLCC Runners Source Funds from Crowdfunding PeopleGiving

Jul 15, 2017:

KLCC Runners Group, Malaysia’s biggest running community, today announced a partnership with PeopleGiving, the crowdfunding platform that hosts fundraising campaigns for charity partners across Malaysia.

The working partnership will promote running events that allow participants to nominate a charity of their choice to benefit from the profit of ticket sales. This will include an online Virtual Run series (organised runs in a virtual program), and will also extend to major events on the running calendar and campaigns across social media channels to build awareness of programs and innovative new ways that the public can give to charity.

The first event, a charity walkathon, is planned on Sunday 13th August in Lake Gardens Kuala Lumpur. ‘Walk2Inspire' will offer participants the opportunity to walk with nominated individuals and survivors, and to hear about their journey and experiences.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Kaspersky Lab Researcher Creates Free Software Tool for Collecting Remote Evidence After Cyber-Attacks

Jul 7, 2017:

To overcome the need for investigators to travel far and wide to gather evidence from infected computers after a cyberattack, a Kaspersky Lab expert has developed a simple tool that can remotely collect vital data without risk of its contamination or loss. Named BitScout, the tool can build a swiss-army knife for the remote forensic investigation of live systems and has been made freely available for all investigators to use.



Vitaly Kamluk, Director of Kaspersky Lab’s Global Research and Analysis Team in Asia Pacific (APAC) has created an open-source digital tool that can remotely collect key forensic materials, acquire full disk images via the network or locally attached storage, or simply remotely assist in malware incident handling. Evidence data can be viewed and analyzed remotely or locally while the source data storage remains intact through reliable container-based isolation.

The list of BitScout features includes:
  • Disk image acquisition even with un-trained staff
  • Training people on the go (shared view-only terminal session)
  • Transferring complex pieces of data to your lab for deeper inspection
  • Remote Yara or AV scanning of offline systems (essential against rootkits)
  • Search and view registry keys (autoruns, services, plugged USB devices)
  • Remote file carving (recovering deleted files)
  • Remediation of the remote system if access is authorized by the owner
  • Remote scanning of other network nodes (useful for remote incident response)
The tool is freely available at the GitHub code repository: https://github.com/vitaly-kamluk/bitscout

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Global Software Quality Assurance Experts to Congregate in Kuala Lumpur

Jul 6, 2017 -

The 10th edition of Asia’s premier annual event in the field of software testing, SOFTEC Asia, will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre from 1 to 3 August 2017. Featuring the theme “Testing as a Service” (TaaS), SOFTEC Asia 2017 will be focusing on key services-related elements of software testing including people, process and technology.

At SOFTEC Asia 2017, 16 international experts will share their experiences and impart their knowledge in various fields related to Software Quality Assurance (SQA) and software testing sessions, covering technical, management and business aspects of the subjects. Collectively, the speakers will helm over 50 keynote, concurrent and tutorial sessions over the three days.

MSTB President Puan Mastura Abu Samah said TaaS is rapidly gaining popularity as a delivery model for outsourced testing services. This is in direct relation to customers’ demand for faster provisioning of testing services reduced unit costs.

Monday, July 10, 2017

IT News Week 2 Jul 2017

For IT News Week 5 Jun 2017.

For this week / last week, here are / were the biggest news.
  • PR - Jul 12, 2017 - iPay88 Targets the Global Market
  • PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Motorola Mobility announces Moto Z2 Play with Moto Mods
  • PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Kaspersky : Businesses hungry for ransomware protection
  • PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Impressive new software update for the HUAWEI P10 and P10 Plus with its “Moving picture” feature
  • PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Thailand powers up with Milestone’s video surveillance solutions to ensure efficient environmental operations and management
  • PR - Jul 6, 2017 - Asus : Go Beyond Reality with ZenFone AR
  • PR - Jul 4, 2017 - SoftBank Group’s Soaring Ambitions
  • PR - Jul 4, 2017 - Oracle Study: Cloud infrastructure reality is outperforming perception in Malaysia
  • PR - Jul 4, 2017 - Ruckus Brings Affordable, High-Performance Wi-Fi to the Hospitality Market
  • PR - Jul 4, 2017 - NSS Labs Releases Next-Generation Firewall Group Test Report - Sophos Rated Among the Highest Performing
  • PR - Jul 3, 2017 - HUAWEI Y7 Prime Debuts BIG 7th July at Only RM999

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Autonomous Driving on the BMW Group Way

As a software developer aiming to make my marks in the global market, appreciating future technology trends is key to staying afloat; failing, I would have long drown myself in the sea of development issues, limitations and technology deprecation - I would have left the industry long ago.

Thus, we are here to explore one such future trend - the autonomous driving of consumer vehicles - the facts presented here are based on a press release from BMW group.


Background:

As early as 2006, autonomous driving technology has been deployed onto BMW 3 Series and tests were conducted by it lapping the circuit at Hockenheim (Germany) - by 2011, road tests on the A9 motorway between Munich and Nuremberg were conducted.

By 2014, 360° environmental sensing technology deployment enabled prototypes the ability to avoid accidents.

Recently, at 2016 CES, BMW group presented the Automated Gesture Control Parking in the BMW i3.

Monday, July 03, 2017

Windows has detected an IP address conflict



If you are using fixed IP, then high chances are that two PCs were set to the same IP.

However, if you are using dynamic IP, the following describes a scenario for it.

There are two WiFi networks in the environment.

Network-1
Network-2

Workflow:

1.) PC-1 connected to Network-1 and received IP-1
2.) PC-2 connected to Network-2 and received IP-2
3.) Network-1 restarted
4.) PC-2 restarted
5.) PC-1 connected to Network-2 and received IP-3
6.) PC-2 connected to Network-1 and received IP-1
7.) PC-1 disconnected from Network-2 and connected to Network-1 and received IP-1 because it didn't restart itself --> IP conflict detected.

The solution is to disconnect PC-1 from Network-1 and reconnect again.

Note : It is not always true that this happens because someone is trying to hack you by mimicking the IP address of your PC - especially if you are home alone connected to your own routers.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

Unable to Download and Install Windows Updates for Windows 8

Unable to download and install windows updates for Windows 8

Common issues :

1.) Install windows updates CPU becomes 100%

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3102812/installing-and-searching-for-updates-is-slow-and-high-cpu-usage-occurs

2.) Windows 8.1 updates stuck on checking for updates

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-update/windows-81-windows-update-stuck-at-checking-for/c0d42129-7479-44cb-a150-a95ad707ab2b

3.) Windows 8.1 searching for updates on this computer hangs

https://superuser.com/questions/922261/windows-8-1-stuck-on-checking-for-updates

For your information, I have tried out some of the tips given by the URLs abovementioned and other tips from forums and blogs to no avail.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Dimension Data Introduces Machine Learning Technologies to Tour De France

Jun 29, 2017 :

Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.), organisers of the Tour de France, and Dimension Data, the Official Technology Partner of the Tour de France, today announced the introduction of machine learning technologies into Dimension Data’s data analytics platform to provide fans with an even deeper levels of insight on the race.



The platform incorporates machine learning and complex algorithms that combine live and historical race data to give cycling fans an unprecedented experience of this year’s event. Fans will benefit from rider profiles to understand more about environments and circumstances in which riders perform best, live speed and the location of individual riders, distance between riders, and composition of groups within the race.

Western Digital Announces Industry's First 96-Layer 3D NAND Technology

Jun 29, 2017 -

Western Digital Corp., a global data storage technology and solutions leader, today announced that it has successfully developed its next-generation 3D NAND technology, BiCS4, with 96 layers of vertical storage capability. Sampling to OEM customers is expected to commence in the second half of calendar year 2017 and initial production output is expected in calendar year 2018. BiCS4, which was developed jointly with Western Digital's technology and manufacturing partner Toshiba Corporation, will be initially deployed in a 256-gigabit chip and will subsequently ship in a range of capacities, including a terabit on a single chip.