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The Very Real Dangers of Virtualization

Virtualization servers have been around for well over a decade — nearly two, if you virtual-lovers out there can believe it — but to countless users in the industry, the technology still seems alien and new. However, with the growing reliance on the cloud and utilization of servers by businesses and personal uses alike, virtualization is becoming an unavoidable issue in IT departments around the world. As with any new tech, the most pressing conversation regarding virtual environments is undoubtedly one of security.

Most IT professionals agree that virtual servers aren’t necessarily less secure than traditional servers; in fact, many of them are more secure, considering their isolation and dependence on a single host. But, misunderstandings and laziness can easily put any server — virtual or physical — at risk of a dangerous breach. New adopters may have several misconceptions about what it takes to maintain a virtual server to prevent disasters. Here are the real security threats any virtual server may face and what to do to about them before they become a problem.

[Video] Windows 10 Runs Surprisingly Good On A 7 Year Old Laptop

In an effort to unite the Windows Eco-system across a variety of hardware Microsoft has made many changes to make "Windows 10" work on the majority of devices out there, even ones with age-old hardware specification. To see exactly how well the new operating-system goes on with old hardware, Softpedia performed a quick test of installing and using Windows 10 on a 7-year-old Acer Aspire One powered by Intel Atom N450 processor clocked at 1.66 GHz, 1 GB of RAM, and a 320 GB hard disk. The results were quite surprising, the total installation took just 15 minutes from a USB drive and Windows 10 installed all the device drivers automatically. After installation Windows 10 performed flawlessly without any lags as shown in the video below.

[Video] Ford's New Smart Headlights Track Objects At Night

Yesterday, we shared the story on how increased inclusion of technology in automotive sector arises the danger of security - and today we have more automotive technology for you. Adding another Smart feature to a variety of new functionality dependent on technology, Ford has re-thought the headlights and has made it smarter allowing it to locate and track objects in night. The new Camera-Based Advanced Front Lighting System utilizes standard and infrared camera to detect objects near the road and even widen the beam at junctions and roundabouts.

Improving upon the Ford's Adaptive Front Lighting System and Traffic Sign Recognition, the system interprets traffic signs to better illuminate hazards that are not in the direction of travel, and uses GPS information for enhanced lighting when encountering bends and dips on a chosen route. Where GPS information is not available, a video camera detects lane markings and predicts the road’s curvature. When next the driver uses the same road again, the headlights adapt to the course of the road automatically. The new technology can locate, track and mark eight people or animals up to 12 meters, the system also spotlights the hazards for the driver with a spot and a stripe on the road surface and highlighted objects are displayed on the screen inside the car. Do watch this exciting new technology in action on the video shared below.

Ford's New Smart Headlights

[Video] Hackers Can Kill Your Jeep On Highway Remotely From Internet

Anything connected to the internet is vulnerable to outside access and security violation by hackers, and network connected "Smart Cars" are no exception. Just imagine the horror of having your car taken over by hackers remotely while you are driving at high-speed on a highway, and suddenly the vents of your car starts blasting cold air at the maximum setting, the radio switched to the local hip hop station at full volume, the windshield wipers turned on and wiper fluid blurring the glass while you push buttons on your dashboard to stop this mayhem without any success. This is no longer a imaginary situation as two hackers demonstrated the zero-day exploit they found in Jeep Cherokee to Wired reporter Andy Greenberg and as shared in the video below.

Remote Car Exploit Demonstration

Free Online PDF Invoice Creator

In most offices, creating an invoice will take a lot of time. To make one, you need to determine your clients and the amount of money needed to create the bill. After identifying the details, you have to make the bill and then print it. You also need to track the bill to know if it’s paid or not. If there are complaints, you have to check all of your records to verify it. All of these processes will consume a lot of time. Making an online invoice is not just less expensive, but is also more organized and will take up less time. If you want to create PDF invoice, you’ll be glad to know that you can do so with ease and without spending a dime.

Free Online PDF Invoice Creator

PDF Invoice Online is an online app that allows you to make PDF invoice for free. Regardless of your purpose, whether you want to use it for business or personal reasons, this app will let you create as many invoices as you want without spending anything.

[Video] Microsoft Windows 10 First Advt. : The future starts now

Windows 10 To Force Compulsory Updates With No Option To Disable

Windows 10 Updates

Updates to any software are critical to mitigate security risks, but things can get annoying with auto-updates as one can figure out from popularity of our article on how to disable Adobe updater. As now confirmed by Microsoft, the Windows 10 Home Edition would not have any configuration for user to disable automatic updates to the operating system. As per the official line the EULA (user agreement) of the new Windows OS says:

“The software periodically checks for system and app updates, and downloads and installs them for you. You may obtain updates only from Microsoft or authorized sources, and Microsoft may need to update your system to provide you with those updates. By accepting this agreement, you agree to receive these types of automatic updates without any additional notice.”

This seems a very good step to ensure security of the computer but flip-side to the story is the fact that these are not limited to ONLY security updates but anything Microsoft decides to have on your computer like the recent popup advertising the upgrade to Windows 10. Another issue considering the automated nature of these downloads is the fact that many times a user's PC is connected via a limited bandwidth, high-cost internet connection like 4G which could result in unnecessary data charges for something which could be allowed to be postponed or scheduled for another time to achieve cost effective downloading over a unlimited bandwidth connection later.

6 Exciting New Features Expected For Apple iPhone 6s

Just when you thought that you were getting used to your new iPhone 6 or 6 Plus, speculations of two new Apple iPhone models are ripe and as evident from historical timeline of Apple's new product launches the coming fall later this year could be the official announcement for the upgrades - iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus.

You’re probably wondering how different these two new models will be in comparison to the current top of the range phones. Well, we have the inside scoop, and while nothing is confirmed yet, the following is what believe will be the main differences to the two new phones.

What's New In Apple iPhone 6s

It is thought that in terms of looks, the new devices will not look too dissimilar to the previous ones. However, there should be several great new features that will make you want to trade in your old phone! The main changes that should take place will be around the performance of the new phones, but there are also some other new and fun features that could be added for your enjoyment - check them out here…

1). DSLR Quality 12MP Camera - Camera has always been the USP for Apple iPhone and if you enjoy taking photos with your phone, you will be in for a treat with the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus! Apple is rumored to have finally increased the mega pixel count to 12 megapixels so you can look forward to much better quality photographs. In addition to this the new cameras approach DSLR levels, which is great news!

Facebook Your Phone Has A 'Name' Is Just A Hoax

You might have encountered the below shown post circulating on Facebook, the post tells that your cellphone has a secret "name" and any user can discover it by typing the last three digits of your phone number into the comments section. Apparently, it works and a name gets displayed when this is done from your mobile phone. However, the reason is not that your phone has a secret identity but because the bracketed code is a short-code which corresponds not to your phone but to a real Facebook user identity who's name gets displayed when you use it.

Facebook Hoax
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