Well well; Good morning everyone. Live from ‘Le Bed’. Am writing this article since sleep is late for its rendez-vous today. Well, Ish Sookun posted on his blog some hours ago about a link to an online game themed with a political message from a specific party running up for the 2014 General Elections in Mauritius. Yes, you heard it right, An Online Game.
As it can be noticed since the very start of the rise in political events and scoops this year – alliances, parliament on holidays and all – Mauritius has seen a rise in the use of Social Media, the Internet and Tech 2.0 as never before. Web TVs with live broadcast and professional video-edits is The tool of the moment with Radio Stations having their own Web TVs; a semi-private-tv-station culture using Youtube mainly as platform to stream, spread and share their media, the dive in Online Radio for a Newspaper Group, the extensive use of the Facebook platform, and now the newcomer to the list; That Online Game.
Well, this will be a quick post but very important one.
Scrolling through my Facebook feeds, i stumbled across a post from a technology page regarding a vulnerability in some Wireless ASUS Router with USB network storage capabilities. The fact was that anybody could access the contents of the devices without passwords and without much efforts. From wedding pics, to music files to personal videos; everything! After some diving, i found that some people have already had their data stolen by some malicious guy asking for $50 to return the data.
More after the break line..
Recently I had to transfer files from my Android Tablet to my PC for the purpose of an article. The simplest way was to use a thumbdrive as the tablet has a USB host feature, but to each time look for a thumbdrive, copy, disconnect, reconnect, browse … as lazy as I am, I had to find another solution which took lesser time and lesser moves. I could use Skydrive discussed in another article on my blog but I wanted a simpler method, that of a folder on my PC that pulls contents for a cloud location and that very same folder can be edited too from the tablet. I heard of Dropbox and upon reading its features, I was without any doubt that Dropbox was the solution I needed. So I decided to gave it a try and to write an article about it too.
My friends often complain that they do not have Microsoft Office installed on their computer and badly need to type a document. This usually happen after an OS reinstall. There exist options like Wordpad but most users are familiar and more at ease with the Microsoft Office application suite. Also, it may be that somebody is not at home but at some friend’s/relative’s house and need to create a Powerpoint Presentation but that friend uses OpenOffice or any other office application or worse they use iOS :S !! So, by hook or by crook, you need that ribbon interface and circle ‘File’ button. Well, good news; there exist an online version of Microsoft Office. Here’s a quick guide about how to use it;
Being an Internet user, means that somewhere somehow you have to have a private account accessible only after entering a string of alphanumeric characters known to you only or rather a Password.
A password is a secret word or string of characters that is used for user authentication to prove identity, or for access approval to gain access to a resource – Wikipedia
So, your password prevents unauthorised access to your personal messages, to your online storage service, to your bank accounts (online), to your social accounts (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, etc) and thus has to be as hard-to-guess as possible.