Introduction to RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service)

The cyber threats come in all shapes and sizes, from benign adware that is now considered legacy threats as they have become easily detected and removed to ransomware capable of locking your device, website and\or files. Ransomware authors are continually progressing with their methods have recently developed a new breed of threat called ransomware-as-a-service or also known as RaaS. What is RaaS? The ransomware itself has been around for many years now, but unfortunately, it had not been fully recognized as a top threat until a widespread attack of WannaCry virus in 2017. The attack began in Europe but moved swiftly to reach more than 250,000 computers in 116 countries in less than a week. WannaCry affected not only home users but also government organizations, hospitals, telecommunication providers, and universities. Once a computer is infected with ransomware, the user cannot access the files or programs at all until he pays an amount of money to the attacker within a limited period. Attackers usually demand about 600 – 1000 USD worth of Bitcoin from each computer. Now put in mind that WannaCry is not RaaS, but a conventional form of ransomware, albeit a powerful one. Ransomware falls under the RaaS category…

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Selenium Authentication with Azure

Selenium is open-source automated testing which is used for web applications across many platforms and browsers. It is also very much similar to Unified Functional Testing. Selenium does web-application automation whereas testing can be done by using selenium tool which is known as Selenium testing. Selenium has four components: Selenium Remote Control (RC) Selenium Grid Selenium Integrated Development Environment (IDE) WebDriver Selenium Remote Control (RC) Selenium Remote Control is used to write automated web application against Hyper Text Transfer protocol website with JavaScript. Selenium Remote Control comes in two parts:

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What is Keylogger?

In the basic terms, a keylogger is special software that can record keystrokes on computers. This function is added to most of the keyboards, and it generally looks harmless. But once it is in the hands of hackers, it may work like a potential tool to steal essential information. You might be interested to know how keylogger works and how it can pose a threat to the cyberspace. The article also includes details about how to protect yourself from being a keylogger victim. Keyloggers as a major security threat Keyloggers pose serious problems to the users and the sensitive data stored in their system. They may use keystrokes to track some usernames and passwords that are typed by pressing keys on the keyboard. Hence, attackers can gain easy access to account numbers, PIN codes, email IDs, passwords to online shopping, and other credentials. Once hackers are able to gain access to the personal and sensitive information of users, they can use those details to execute money transactions. Keyloggers can pose major threats to the state-owned companies and reputed businesses as well. The prime motive of the keyloggers is to interfere with the events that are controlled by key pressing, and…

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Understanding the Importance of API Testing and Why You Should Be Doing It

So what is API testing exactly and why is it important part of your app development process? First of all, let’s first define what API (Application Programming Interface) is. Put simply, an API is a set of functions, procedures, and other points of access which applications or operating systems make available to programmers that allows it to interact with other software. It’s somewhat similar to a user interface, but acts as a direct software connection to lower-level functions and operations. APIs are more complex in that usually only trained, knowledgeable programmers deal with them. With that out of the way, the next question is: what’s API testing? API testing focuses on the business logic layer of the application, which works on a much deeper level than other types of testing. This is different from GUI testing, which is able to test the look and feel of an application. Instead of using user inputs and outputs, you use software to send calls to the API. You then receive an output and note down the system’s response. Depending on the testing environment, you’ll most likely be writing your own code to test the API. Programmers should consider using an API testing tool…

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What is IoT? Different IoT platforms with a free option

We hear about the Internet of Things (IoT) for quite some time. I think it is safe to say that IoT started with the first internet message sent on 29 October 1969 over ARPANET.  It appears that Kevin Ashton first pronounced the term of Internet of Things in 1999. I could be wrong, but I’m fairly sure the phrase “Internet of Things” started life as the title of a presentation I made at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in 1999. Linking the new idea of RFID in P&G’s supply chain to the then-red-hot topic of the Internet was more than just a good way to get executive attention. It summed up a valuable insight, which is still often misunderstood. Kevin Ashton

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How Machine Learning Has Affected Online Casino Business

The online casino business is a lucrative venture injecting significant revenue to various countries. With the improvement of technology and the birth of artificial intelligence, the gambling industry will experience tremendous growth. Many online casinos are already leveraging machine learning in their database management. While consumers in other sectors are predictable, online casino users are unpredictable. Therefore, gaming companies need to collect a massive amount of data and analyze it to understand the consumers. Machine learning is affecting the online casino business in the following ways. Data Collection and Analysis The gambling industry is famous for analyzing consumer behaviors and using the information to create personalized services before the introduction of artificial intelligence, online casinos utilized loyalty programs, and club cards. Nowadays, gaming companies can collect tons of data from their customers. The data comes from how gamblers interact with online platforms and their preferences. They aim to understand the reason behind consumer behavior, for instance, why they choose specific games, when they switch games or stop playing. Analyzing the data requires complex systems. Machine learning simplifies the process by collecting and analyzing the data and presenting it in a way that decision-makers can interpret. Top-rated casinos are leveraging these…

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Why could computer science be the career for you?

Deciding what you want to do in life has always been tricky for many; while some people know what they want to do from a very young age, others often are not sure where they fit in with regards to career paths. In a world of infinite opportunities, this shouldn’t come as a surprise. After all, why stick to one career when something else might take your fancy a few months or years down the line? As it takes years to study and train to qualify for any specific job, you have to be sure it’s right for you. An area that could be the answer to any conflict in your mind is computer science, as it covers many industries, is constantly changing and offers a variety many industries lack. Why computer science? An industry that’s continuously growing, and expected to continue to grow and grow, you’re almost guaranteed to not only find jobs with a computer science degree but a career with extended longevity. This isn’t surprising; it’s already been noted that technology is changing how we live, and is destined to change how we’ll work one day too. This is because the technology itself is accelerating at an…

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