15 September 2013

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I'm a fan and a dedicated user, why shouldn't I let y'all know about it? You may end up finding it to be as useful a tool as I do.


05 September 2013

First case of Android Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered

I guess maybe I should replace my old and ailing iPhone with another iPhone, rather than that Samsung Galaxy 4 I've been eyeing...

First case of Android Trojan spreading via mobile botnets discovered

Summary: Just what you always wanted: A malware botnet on Android devices. But you have to be really dumb to get infected.
Isn't that special? 
While annoying, it was only a matter of time.
The botnet pairing of Obad.a and Opfake.a and suitably unwary users can result in quick spikes of Android malware infections.
Kaspersky describes the malware culprit, Backdoor.AndroidOS.Obad.a, as the "most sophisticated Android Trojan yet." The Russian antivirus company also has said that Obad.a is looking "closer to Windows malware than to other Android Trojans, in terms of its complexity and the number of unpublished vulnerabilities it exploits.

The End Of Email As We Know It

The End Of Email As We Know It

How your inbox is becoming an app. The final conversion of the old internet’s last holdout.
After over 10 years of using email through clients — from Outlook to Mail to Sparrow to Mailbox — I stopped. It was about two months ago. I switched, or began switching, from Sparrow to the Gmail site. On my phone, I deactivated iPhone Mail and switched to Gmail’s official app. Now Google doesn’t just host and operate my email service, it owns and controls my entire email experience.
I’m uneasy about this, but it was my choice. I made it, and I expect millions more will too. That’s because, starting with the introduction of a fast, app-like webmail service and followed by the release of native, Gmail-specific mobile apps, Google has been recreating — and taking control of — what had become the last piece of digital real estate users could legitimately feel like they controlled: their inboxes.
Gmail’s new tabbed inbox was what finally pulled me over: It accomplishes, using Gmail’s enormous data resources, what few, if any, personally designed email filter systems can. It organizes messages into categories — Primary, Promotions, Updates, etc. — with the same assertiveness and accuracy as it has categorized spam for years. “Our goal here was to give people context,” says Alex Gawley, the product manager for Gmail. “If you’re dealing with a whole bunch of messages within the context of other messages that have that same context, then you’re able to do that more efficiently. It’s a more useful experience, rather than having to continuously context-switch as you’re going through the messages in your inbox.”

01 September 2013

How to change Hostname / Cómo cambiar el nombre de host (Ubuntu / Debian)

A brief and useful how-to video (source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1Pke5CnbIE). How to change hostname and computer name in Ubuntu or Debian. Cómo cambiar el nombre de host y el nombre de computadora en Ubuntu o Debian.