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Protecting Your Passwords From Keyloggers


Advancements in web and BYOD technology have led to more convenience for employees who want to conduct financial transactions or make purchases online. At the same time, identity thefts have increased in number as cyber criminals continue to infiltrate networks and systems in an attempt to steal passwords.

One of the most interesting (and dangerous) techniques used by hackers to breach passwords is ‘keystroke logging’. A small malicious program called a ‘keylogger’ gets installed on an employee’s computer before cyber criminals can record keystrokes.

Employees may accidently install a keylogging application in the following ways:

Add-ons: Allowing add-ons to be downloaded from malicious sites. Executable files may contain a keylogger virus, so before downloading a file, it is important to ensure that it is being downloaded from a trusted source.

URLs: Opening an untrustworthy URL. Some web pages may have code in them to exploit a web browser and cause to install a keystroke application without the user’s permission. Sometimes hackers may serve a legit page or two from an official site before the user is redirected to a malicious web page.

Software: Legitimate software may include a keylogger function which can be used to see program functions with hotkeys. Most of such software is created for administrators, who want to track what employees do throughout the day. However, this software can also be used by adversaries to steal confidential information like passwords.

Typically, keyloggers don’t cause any damage to the infected system like other malicious programs do, which makes it more difficult to detect if the system was infected. The virus can monitor:

  • Documents accessed and websites visited, with screenshots of browsing activity
  • Video and voice recordings from device camera and microphone. However, these features are often disabled because recordings take a lot of space and are difficult to send to a remote server un-detected.
  • Everything typed on the keyboard, including passwords, private chats, emails, and items that are copy pasted.

This all sounds concerning, but the good news is there are ways to protect yourself and your employees from keylogging programs. Here’s a run-down of what you can do to protect your passwords:

1. Firewall


A keylogger in most instances transmits the collected information to a third party to inflict harm, which involves sending out information via the web. While close monitoring of network usage may lead to detection, the bandwidth taken up by keystrokes is almost undetectable, so you can’t count on monitoring as a means of detection.

A firewall would be a better option as it closely monitors your device’s activity. It will display a warning or seek your permission when a program attempts to send out data. Modern firewall offerings also have the option of disabling the transfer of outbound data completely.

2. Password managing software

Keyloggers gather raw information before shipping it out to a third party. However, they can’t keylog what isn’t typed, nor can they function where a password is encrypted. As a result, a password manager that includes keystroke encryption and one-click login to all accounts can protect your passwords from being read by cybercriminals. Also, employees and administrators can use such a software to change weak passwords, to reduce chances of hijacking. Trend Micro lists password management software as a crucial element of internet security, as weak passwords can minimize the damage in case a hacking attempt is successful.

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3. Keep software and apps up-to-date

Keyloggers, like most malware programs, can exploit app and software vulnerabilities to inject themselves into a device without the user’s permission. Outdated software and apps can make it easy for malicious sites to download the keylogger on your system.

So it’s important to make sure all your running apps and software are updated to the latest version released by their vendors. While updating software can be inconvenient, it’s a proactive strategy to stop attacks when it matters the most.

LG G3 Stylus Specification at a Glance

LG’s new budget based smart mobile is the LG G3 stylus; let’s see the important specifications of the LG G3 stylus.

Design and Display:
LG G3 Stylus is a slender mobile with 5.5 inches screen and it has the qHD display with the 540×960 pixels of resolution and the screen as the few physical button as power on button, volume up and down button, which has the 149.30 x 75.90 x 10.20mm of dimensional with 163.00g of weight. This slender slightly chunkier has the plastic feels on the cover.LG-G3-Stylus

Hardware and software:
The new LG G3 Stylus powered by the quad-core processor clocked with the 1.3GHZ and runs with the backbone of Android OS, v4.4.2 (Kitkat), which will sense with the help of Accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors. The G3 stylus has the removable type of Li-Ion battery with 3000 mAh of capacity, which offers good talk time as well standby. The memory management of the LG G3 Stylus has 1 GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory and it can be extended with the help of additional MicroSD card up to 32GB.lg-g3-stylus-smartphone

The G3 stylus offers 13 mega pixels of rear camera with 4128 x 3096 pixels of resolution, autofocus and LED flash and so on, which has the features like Geo-tagging, touch focus and face detection. It also allows you to do the video call by 1.3 mega pixels of front facing camera.

Other features:
In LG G3 you can find many features under connect GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA and HSUPA Speed, WLAN, Bluetooth and USB; you can get this slim and stylish LG G3 stylus in three different colors such as the Black, White and Gold.

These are the important features and specifications of the upcoming LG G3 stylus budget based smart mobile, so wait for some days to know more about the performance of it.


Exchange Migration Explained

One of the biggest trends in the last few years has been the adoption of hosted, or cloud-based, services within the business sector. Using cloud-based platforms is beneficial in a number ways, especially for businesses where there are a large number of users who need access to particular programs.


An incredibly important consideration with any hosted service is email performance. Microsoft’s Exchange service is one of the most popular email clients used by businesses and because of the benefits that come with using hosted services, many business owners are looking to switch to Microsoft’s online office suite – Office 365.

The benefits of hosted Exchange

There are some key benefits that come with migrating your business email to a hosted service such as Office 365. Firstly, it significantly cuts down on overheads such as servers, software, maintenance and upgrades. It also enables for a much more integrated and seamless experience, enabling all employees within your organisation to use the same system.

In addition to the reduced costs of implementation, Office 365 also offers a more seamless experience and so this means you’re always using the most up-to-date version of the software available, without any need for further investment or disruption to the work environment.

You can read more about the pros and cons of hosted Exchange here.

Exchange migration without loss of performance or security

With all the benefits that using hosted Exchange provides, there are still some business owners who are hesitant to make the switch. This is usually because of concerns over security, risk management and archiving. For most businesses this won’t be a problem, but if your business makes use of a lot of third party products that are not compatible with Office 365, then it could prove to be an issue.

Luckily there’s a solution to this problem in the form of Mimecast’s Office 365 migration service. By completing your Exchange Migration with Mimecast, you can experience all the benefits of a hosted Exchange platform without having to compromise on areas such as security and archiving.

The process of migrating to a hosted Exchange service will vary depending on the size of your organisation and how many users need access to the system. With Mimecast’s service you can completely migrate all your business email accounts to the cloud with full peace of mind. One of the biggest advantages of using the Mimecast migration service is the additional security measures it provides.

Using blended cloud security means you can still have optimum security measures in place without the need for on-premises software to be installed. You can protect against some of the biggest risks associate with using a hosted Exchange service, including spear-phishing and other advanced threat emails.

In addition to this you also benefit from archiving, which means there will always be an available archive of email data in an alternative location. For businesses that have complex requirements and want to remove any potential barriers of migrating to a hosted service, Mimecast offers an excellent way of doing this.

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Replace Your Old Kindle by the New Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Amazon’s masterstroke  in the Kindle generation is the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which offers amazing features, specifications and more. When compared to the predecessor of Kindle Fire HDX 8.9, which shows more improvement. Let’s read the review about it.


The Kindle Fire HDX introduced with the lager screen with 8.9 inches and looks in an impressively trim with the dimension of 7.8mm thin and light with 374g for the Wi-Fi-only model. When compared to the 469g Wi-Fi iPad Air the Kindle Fire HDX is lighter and it very easy to hold and carry, so you can comfortably watch a movie also. But the 7 inch model is hard to hold for more hours because the power button and volume rocker are on the back of the device.P11207891

While watching video you don’t need to take your eye from the screen to adjust the volume because the design of the Kindle Fire HDX is good and comfort too, on the sides of the kindle you can find the Micro-USB port and headphone jack ports. Now it offers excellent reading experience because of the 2,560-by-1,600-pixel, 339ppi display and it also offers easy switching between apps unlike 7 inches model kindle because of the 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor with 2GB of RAM. Apart from that the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9-inch unit has two cameras with 720p HD at the front and 8MP 1080p full-HD at the back.Screen-Shot-2013-09-24-at-5.20.10-PM1


The Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” runs Fire OS 3.0 Mojito, which is Amazon’s fork of Google’s Android OS, so you can access more than the 27 million movies, TV shows, songs, apps, games, books, audio books and magazines.

When compared to the 7 Inches model Kindle the new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9” having impressive hardware package, so you can really experience the unique while reading books and all.



Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate Review

Looking for safe and reliable video converter software? If yes then you should pay attention towards Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate which is one of the best video converter software of its class. It enables you to convert videos between multiple formats that further helps you watching them on different different devices (be it entry level smartphone of some high end device). It mainly broadens the entertainment segment with help of one computer/PC simply.

Basic Features of Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

Best thing that I love about Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is its targeted approach. It lets you interchange the video exactly according the type of device you want to use. Means with this useful software, you have the option to target the device on which you want the videos to play on. This software is suitable with most of the firm’s (be it Apple, Samsung, Sony or other) so you don’t need to impart any tension toward this segment too.

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate

It is almost 30 times faster than other softwares of similar niche. Moreover it supports almost all media formats (supports 158 media formats) with lifetime updates to add upcoming technologies to the existing database. In short you will never run out of space with this wonderful software.

It allows the users to transfer videos without need of any USB cable. You can directly transfer the converted videos with help of Wi-Fi network to your Android or Apple devices.

This software combines very rich video editing features like trimming, water mark, special effects and many more. It embeds a smart download button that can be used to download any video while accessing/using them on online portals.

With this software you can convert your 2D videos into flawless 3D formats. It allows you to use a movie theatre experience right at your home.

How to Download and use Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate?

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate can be downloaded for both Windows as well as Mac systems. You can download it from official portal. After downloading simply install it like any other software. Once you are done with downloading/installing part, open it and select the video you want to convert. It is a very easy to use software and you will face absolute no difficulties while using it. But in rare case if you are facing any sort of difficulties then you are free to discuss them here.

Final Verdict

Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate is a smart video converter tool that can be used with all sort of media formats and can be used for various devices (with model numbers even). It is best in its class and provides amazing reliable services. I will place it at first position when it comes to quality video converter software’s with high speed conversion and safety.