DynDNS is currently under attacked by DDos – May affect your site

DynDNS is currently under attacked by DDos – May affect your site

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]According to the Time Magazine deputy Tech Editor Alex Fitxpatrick, Third DDos attack is underway targeting Dyn. According to Deputy Time Magazine Dyn confirms that Mirai Botnet is accountable for today’s DDos attacks.
DNS provider DynDNS also known as Dyn.com was under aggressive DDos attack. If you use it for your website DNS you probably have experience this today.
The attack affects all those website or online service provider that uses Dyn.com for DNS resolution. The attack affected these sites.
• Paypal
• Netflix
• WordCamp
• Github
• Twitter
• Esty
• Soundcloud
• Spotify
• Amazon
• Heroku
• Shopify
• PagerDuty
• ZenDesk
• Braintree
• Fastly
• Cloudflare
And many other reputed brands.
This attack may affect any website shopping cart check if you are using DynDns services. The attack may affect some other features or services you are providing to customers.

• The external assets of website like fonts, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, images or anything you load from outside server. To fix it you need to move all your asses onto your own server and refer it locally.
• Twitter was taken down earlier today if API become unavailable it may affect users rights to share or tweet.
• Backups: If you stores backup on off server, make sure that domain is accessible and backup is not copied.
• Checkout: As previously mentioned if you payment method goes offline, it will affect transactions on your site and certain pages are inaccessible. Paypal was affected but recovered back.
If you are affected by DDos you should consider using another DNS provider. Amazon has done same to tackle the attack. You need to copy your DNS configuration on new DNS making it the authoritative DNS for your domain this take some time.
According to technical updates the attack appear to be attack on Dyn’s infrastructure. Technical team are working to neutralize the attack.

On last Friday the source code for Mirai malware was released to the general public. According to Brian Kerbs “The internet will soon be under attack from new botnets power unsecured routers, video recorders and other thing that can easily be hacked.

DownDetector shows that many reputed brands were in trouble.
According to Bloomberg that this may be revenful attack against Dyn.com
Dyn posted below update just few minutes after they get under attacked.

The main damages has been on US servers mainly. Servers in Asia and Europe are less impacted during all this scenario.
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Samsung hiding Note 7 exploding Secret

Samsung hiding Note 7 exploding Secret

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We all know Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 is going to be more disaster before it got any better. Now all of us wondering how much worse it’s going to get. Due to explosion reason Samsung was forced to discontinue its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone. An issue which is still not properly identified caused the Samsung Note 7 to explode and the problem exists ever after the Samsung official declared them “Safe” Phone.

The latest thing we come to know is an ongoing allegation that Samsung employee tried to bribe a man to keep him silent after his Note 7 began ejecting smoke in his hand before melting in front of him.

Samsung wanted to keep exploding problem a secretBefore the release of Galaxy Note 7 Samsung was one of the most trustworthy smartphone brands but after the release of problematic Galaxy Note 7 Samsung has come under criticism. During an official announcement by the Samsung, they said that affected Note 7 including batteries came from one particular supplier. And the phones that were sold in China were not equipped with batteries from that supplier.

Samsung thought Chinese Note 7 handset were safe but Soon we learned that wasn’t the reason and phone that were evidently safe began combusting as well.
Note 7 buyer in China were not happy.

The latest report from The New York time said that in past month several accidents has been reported dozens of handsets ended up Catching fire in China.
Zhang Song one of the Note 7 users said “He was using Galaxy Note 7 when it starts vibrating and ejecting smoke in his hands. He dropped the Phone and soon his friend begin filming as the Note 7 send out the smoke and melted right in front of them. After the incident, he contacted the Samsung authority and on the same day two employee showed up at his home.
According to Zhang, the employees offered him a brand new Galaxy Note 7 and $900 for the loss. The compensation wasn’t the benefit because he was about to get injured by the burning phone. He added that it was a bribe offered by the Samsung for his silence and agreement not to release a video that they recorded.

Zhang says that Samsung cheated the Chinese consumer by telling them there was no problem with Note 7 in China. That’s why he bought Note 7
So far Samsung has not responded to Zhang’s allegation. The Video is embedded.

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How to use iPhone 6S Camera

How to use iPhone 6S Camera

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This article is a step-by-step guide that will tell you how to use iPhone 6s camera for the best results. IPhone 6S camera has many professional features that you can make the best of. Let’s see how to use iPhone 6S camera to get the best shots ever!

How to Use IPhone 6S Camera

Touch Home Button and find the camera icon on the first Home Screen with default apps.  Touch the camera icon to open it.

Photo Modes

IPhone 6S camera has several photo modes to choose from. Drag the screen left or right and choose from modes such as Photo, Square, or Pano for shooting stills, square-format photos or panoramas.

Grid Display

grid displayGo to Settings > Photos & Camera and then turn on Grid. Grid helps you align your shots.  It divides the screen into nine equal parts and helps you compose your shot.  For best results, place your subjects at the intersection of two grid lines.  In landscape photography, grid helps you keep the horizon straight.

Burst Mode

burst-mode techforsoftHold down the shutter button for a second to activate burst mode.  In burst mode, iPhone 6S camera takes about ten photos in a second.  This lets you capture the shot with the best exposure and minimal blur.  This tool is great for capturing action. When you release the shutter button, you are presented with all the shots in a sequence. Now you can choose the one to keep and let the camera delete the rest. This mode is best to capture scenes with unpredictable movements.

Read about Mirror iPhone to tv without wifi

Focus and Exposure

lock focus and exposure techforsoftUse autofocus or manually set focus and exposure desired results.  IPhone 6S has great autofocus ability that gives you best results in most settings. However, if you want to focus an area of your choice, just tap the part of screen you want. The camera adjusts the exposure itself.

However, if you don’t like the exposure after you set focus for photo, you can adjust this manually as well. Check the screen to see if the image is too bright i.e. overexposed or too dark i.e. underexposed and adjust accordingly. You can see a slider on the screen with a Sun icon.  Swipe up to increase exposure and down to decrease exposure before taking the photo.

HDR Photos

 hrd-photos-techforsoftHDR is a great photography tool in iPhone 6S camera.  It stands for High Dynamic Range. With HDR enabled, the camera uses three levels of exposure for the same setting and creates one properly exposed photo by combining the results. This is a handy tool when the scene is set in high contrast with both bright and dark areas in the same setting. HDR are best for landscape photos to capture more detail in bright sky and darker foreground. Tap HDR at the left side of the camera and choose from Auto, On or Off.

However, HDR doesn’t work well with action photography. Since it blends three photos in a row, the action figures get blurred. To make sure you get the best results, save photos with both HDR and non-HDR. Go to Settings > Photos & Camera, and turn on Keep Normal Photo in HDR section.

Live Photos

live photos techforsoftThis is an exciting feature which lets you capture a short moving image along with its background sound. In Live Photo Mode, press the shutter button to capture moments just before and after.  This works best with kids, moving objects and other fun moments. Live Photos is only available on iPhone 6S and later.

Now you know how to use iPhone 6S camera to its fullest.  Capture your life moments like never before and preserve them fresh as ever.

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Verizon wants $1B discount after news of hacking

Verizon wants $1B discount after news of hacking

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_text_separator title=”Verizon wants $1B discount on Yahoo deal after reports of hacking, spying”][td_block_text_with_title]According to the sources Verizon is looking for a $1 billion cut off its pending $4.8 billion agreement for buying the Yahoo.

The request comes after the bad news get too much viral and caught the attention. According to Yahoo massive hacking was likely “State sponsored”. The stolen information includes e-mail, addresses, Phone numbers, date of birth, password.

Earlier this week Secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance court ordered Yahoo to scan emails for terrorist signatures.

After the news Time Armstong is getting cold feet and pretty upset for not disclosing the situation. He’s saying can we get a discount? This might be hard to get the Yahoo to roll back the price.

Yahoo/AOL will cross 1 billion consumer if the deal ends in the first quarter, with goal to reach 2 billion users by 2020.

Sources said that the AOL boss Tim Armstrong flew to West Coast to meet with the Yahoo executive to talk for a price reduction.

Meanwhile Yahoo deal team is pushing hard against any attempt for a price negotiation. Yahoo is clearing Verizon that a deal is a deal and they has no legal way to change the terms. But the two giant companies are continuing discussions.

Former Acting CEO Ross Levinsohn in an interview to CNBC on Wednesday tells. “If I’m sitting at Verizon right now…From business point of view I will surely go back to Yahoo and ask them for a discount.  On Thursday Yahoo shares drops by 3 cents to $43.68 while Verizon closed unchanged at $50.26.

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How to Copy a DVD

How to Copy a DVD

You have a large collection of DVDs from personal memories to store bought or borrowed DVDs and they are wearing out.  DVDs are large and bulky but equally fragile.  They are prone to scratches and can develop internal bad sectors.  Careless storage as well as long-term storage harms your DVD and you need to keep a backup to avoid data loss.  Hence, you must know how to copy a DVD.

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to take DVD backup once you know how to copy a DVD properly and efficiently.  Read along to know various methods to copy your DVD.

How to Copy a DVD to DVD

Two disk Drive method

If you have two burners or a single burner and a reader, copying DVD to another DVD is a breeze.  Just insert your original DVD in the reader and the blank DVD into the burner and use any DVD burning software and you’ll get a duplicate in no time.

One disk Drive method

Most people don’t have two burners but a single burner to burn their DVDs.  No need to fret because you can copy a DVD with a single burner easily enough.  To get a DVD duplicated, you need proper burning software and your PC as the middle machine.  Choice of software depends upon the DVD you want to rip and the Operating System on your PC. Once you copy you DVD files onto your PC, then you can write the Video_TS file to another CD to duplicate your DVD.

How to Copy a DVD to PC 

Windows 10/8/7

VLC Media Player:  If you have homemade or unencrypted DVDs to copy, VLC Media Player can do it for you.  It has an internal convert function that helps you rip regular DVDs.

  1. Insert your DVD into the drive.
  2. Launch VLC media player.
  3. Go to MEDIA>Convert/Save
  4. ‘Open Media’ window will popup. Under the ‘Disc’ tab, click ‘DVD’ and then browse to find Video_TS folder.
  5. Then choose the settings for audio and subtitles.
  6. Click ‘Convert/Save’ button. There are more settings on the ‘Convert’ panel.  Fill them up.
  7. Browse to set output directory and output name.
  8. Click start to start copying.

However, if you want to copy encrypted DVD to PC, then VLC Media player cannot help you.

Read about Best streaming sites for movies

DVD Copy Software

If you want to backup you huge collection of store bought DVDs to your PC, you need a third party DVD Copy Software.  There are many in the market, free and premium.  Before you buy them, read their reviews and choose the best.  You need reliable software to copy your DVDs to prevent any data loss or viral attacks.  The software chosen should be able to copy DVD to ISO image or DVD folder and copy to a single MPEG2 file having original video tracks and Dolby Audio.   Many flaunt built-in recovery engines with bad sector removal as well.

After you’ve installed the software follow the steps noted below:

  1. Insert DVD
  2. Find the folder that contains files to copy
  3. Select DVD tracks, soundtracks and subtitles.
  4. Select an output options and format.
  5. Start copying

DVD copy solution for MAC

Roxio Toast is easy-to-use DVD authoring software that makes DVD copying easy for unencrypted DVDs for Mac users.  However, if you want to copy encrypted DVD with CSS encryption, you need third-party software like Handbrake to copy your DVD on Mac.

Please Note:

  1. Remove DVD Region codes, UOPs, CSS encryption as well as check Disney’s Fake options before copying an encrypted DVD.
  2. Copy sector by sector if your DVD is heavily scratched, freezes during playback, or is slightly damaged.  Also not that in instances of damaged DVD, some data might be lost.
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