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Beware of Malwares !!!

          If you are an active Facebook user, then there is a good chance that you have been exposed to malware at least once as you trolled through your friends’ news feeds. The recent statistics released by security firm BitDefender has claimed that approximately 20 percent of all news feeds on Facebook users led to malicious content, reports the BBC.

        The firm arrived at its figures after analysing data from 14,000 users who had installed its ‘Safego‘ security app. In a month since its launch, BitDefender also analyzed 17 million posts on the social network. By clicking on infected links in a news feed, the users risk having viruses installed on their computer. The majority of infections were associated with apps written by independent developers, which promised enticements and rewards to trick users into installing the malware, BitDefender said.

       These apps would then either install malware used for spying on users or to send messages containing adverts to the users’ contacts. Facebook has a thriving community of independent developers who have built apps for the social network. The vast majority enable users to tweak their Facebook pages, adding widgets, games or extra functions, such as delivering daily horoscope predictions.

Facebook said it already had steps in place to identify and remove malware-containing links. “Once we detect a phony message, we delete all instances of that message across the site,” the site said in a statement.

Crooks have targeted social networks, such as Facebook and Twitter, because of their vast number of users, said Rik Ferguson, a security researcher for anti-virus maker ‘Trend Micro‘.

“Because social networks are based on a community of people you trust, they’re an attractive target for malware writers,” he said.

“Because social networks are based on a community of people you trust, they’re an attractive target for malware writers,” he said.

“You’re more likely to click on a link from someone you trust,” Ferguson added.

Sharing Is SEXY !!!

Everyone of us blog to share our content with others. While doing so, we provide our readers the best comfortable ways so that they share our contents with others easily. You might have seen such a way of sharing widget. It is widely known as SHARING IS SEXY. The widget is nothing but consists of wide variety of social media and bookmarking sites icons that when mouse hovered raises up… The picture below is an example. And this is a small tutorial about adding the widget to each and every blog post that you do. (Only for Blogger)

Sign in to your blogger dashboard. Go to LAYOUT —> HTML
Do not forget to check the EXPAND WIDGET TEMPLATES option.

Now find ]]>
Below the above code,

div.sexy-bookmarks {

height:54px;

background:url(‘http://youraddress.com/folder/sharingsexy.png’) no-repeat left bottom;

position:relative;

width:540px;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks span.sexy-rightside {

width:17px;

height:54px;

background:url(‘http://youraddress.com/folder/sharingsexy.png’) no-repeat right bottom;

position:absolute;

right:-17px;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials {

margin:0 !important;

padding:0 !important;

position:absolute;

bottom:0;

left:10px;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials li {

display:inline-block !important;

float:left !important;

list-style-type:none !important;

margin:0 !important;

height:29px !important;

width:48px !important;

cursor:pointer !important;

padding:0 !important;

}


div.sexy-bookmarks ul.socials a {

display:block !important;

width:48px !important;

height:29px !important;

font-size:0 !important;

color:transparent !important;


}


.sexy-furl, .sexy-furl:hover, .sexy-digg, .sexy-digg:hover, .sexy-reddit, .sexy-reddit:hover, .sexy-stumble, .sexy-stumble:hover, .sexy-delicious, .sexy-delicious:hover, .sexy-yahoo, .sexy-yahoo:hover, .sexy-blinklist, .sexy-blinklist:hover, .sexy-technorati, .sexy-technorati:hover, .sexy-facebook, .sexy-facebook:hover, .sexy-twitter, .sexy-twitter:hover, .sexy-myspace, .sexy-myspace:hover, .sexy-mixx, .sexy-mixx:hover, .sexy-script-style, .sexy-script-style:hover, .sexy-designfloat, .sexy-designfloat:hover, .sexy-syndicate, .sexy-syndicate:hover, .sexy-email, .sexy-email:hover {

background:url(‘http://youraddress.com/folder/sexysprite.png’) no-repeat !important;

}


.sexy-furl {

background-position:-300px top !important;

}

.sexy-furl:hover {

background-position:-300px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-digg {

background-position:-500px top !important;

}

.sexy-digg:hover {

background-position:-500px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-reddit {

background-position:-100px top !important;

}

.sexy-reddit:hover {

background-position:-100px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-stumble {

background-position:-50px top !important;

}

.sexy-stumble:hover {

background-position:-50px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-delicious {

background-position:left top !important;

}

.sexy-delicious:hover {

background-position:left bottom !important;

}

.sexy-yahoo {

background-position:-650px top !important;

}

.sexy-yahoo:hover {

background-position:-650px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-blinklist {

background-position:-600px top !important;

}

.sexy-blinklist:hover {

background-position:-600px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-technorati {

background-position:-700px top !important;

}

.sexy-technorati:hover {

background-position:-700px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-myspace {

background-position:-200px top !important;

}

.sexy-myspace:hover {

background-position:-200px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-twitter {

background-position:-350px top !important;

}

.sexy-twitter:hover {

background-position:-350px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-facebook {

background-position:-450px top !important;

}

.sexy-facebook:hover {

background-position:-450px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-mixx {

background-position:-250px top !important;

}

.sexy-mixx:hover {

background-position:-250px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-script-style {

background-position:-400px top !important;

}

.sexy-script-style:hover {

background-position:-400px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-designfloat {

background-position:-550px top !important;

}

.sexy-designfloat:hover {

background-position:-550px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-syndicate {

background-position:-150px top !important;

}

.sexy-syndicate:hover {

background-position:-150px bottom !important;

}

.sexy-email {

background-position:-753px top !important;

}

.sexy-email:hover {

background-position:-753px bottom !important;

}


And now find this code,

 




And below that paste this,












  • Do not forget to change the FEEDBURNER ID  with your feedburner id.

    Get your images here
    And this is how you get the SHARING IS SEXY widget.

           This is my hard time ever I had in my life. There were situations that troubled me a lot, but nothing was to this extent. Those things made me to be away from the world of international network for few 10 days. I was not able to update any of my online stuffs. This blog, my personal website, and my other social media pages like Twitter and Facebook, etc ….. And this have affected me in a lot of ways both offline and online. I was very sad to read the mail from IndiBlogger.in regarding my new rank. Obviously my rank has come down due to my online absence and because of my long gap of 10 days. I was very sad and worried when i opened my mail box to see 600+ UNREAD emails these days, some of which were very very important to be answered. I lost some huge things. I express my guiltiness to all my readers and subscribers regarding my absence this last 10 days. And definitely i will do compensate my absence in a better way.

            Operating Systems are considered to be the platform to interact with the computer. When many giants fight by creating their most wonderful beautiful operating systems, SilveOS team made a superb project called http://www.silveos.com . And it is basically a complete sliver light operating system which has almost all the basic applications that are necessity such as Rich Notepad, Simple Notepad, Paint, etc… It also gives its hands to the social media and provides some apps such as Twitter App, YouTube Viewer, Flickr Viewer and also a cool RSS Reader and so on… And there are also some other apps like Solitaire, Spider, Chess which will accompany you when you are really bored. Here are some of the snapshots of the SilveOS operating system.

           When you browse to http://www.sliveos.com, automatically the silver light application starts which is actually the booting process of the particular operating system. By default, the user is GUEST and you can simply login into the OS as a guest user and you can try the SliveOS. And obviously you can also create an account for yourself and you can simply login using that username and password.

     You can register here and after registration it will take you to the OS Desktop. And when you launch the Start Menu, you can see your username.

    You can see my username in the start menu.

    You can see my social media handle “InfiVivek” as the username in the start menu above.


     You can see the OS desktop in the essence of Windows 7. Ans you will also notice the icons of various applications.

    This is the FILE EXPLORER in the SilveOS.  And you can see some My Document folders and other stuffs. The below images are some of the basic applications such as text editors and paint applications that are present in the OS.

    Some entertainment softwares.

    A Media Player from which you can browse audio or video files from your computer and play them.
    Gadgets in the OS sidebar
    And the pictures below will show some social media applications like Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, and also an RSS reader.
    Twitter App

    YouTube Viewer

    RSS Reader
    It also has an inbuilt application for Microsoft Virtual Earth.
    Microsoft Virtual Earth
    And another important thing about the Slive OS is that it has an inbuilt Internet Browser which looks like below.
    This browser has three default search engine built-in search.Namely Bing, Google, Yahoo

    This OS has also the basic features or options like Control Panel where you can change your password for your username and even you can change the Wallpaper for your desktop. And so on….

    Will you believe me when i say that you can install your own programs in this operating system. Yes here it is.

    Installing an application from the Computer

    Installing an application from the Internet
    A Sudoku game is being installed…

    And yes, you might have enjoyed seeing these pictures. When i was trying the SliveOS, i was very sad to see a thing there. That is,

    The AD that is getting displayed below the task bar. Normally you won’t see the AD directly, you need to scroll down the page to see this. Off course they too need some revenue.



    Some fathers and sons spend their weekends flying kites in the park.

    When some dads and sons spend weekends by flying kites, Luke and Max thought differently !!!

    Luke Geissbuhler and his 7-year-old son Max thought it might be more fun to send an iPhone and an HD camera into space.

    The purpose was simple: to film some of that stuff that is beyond us. So they thought they’d attach their equipment to a weather balloon. Once it’s up there, they figured, the dearth of atmospheric pressure would ultimately burst it and send it back to Earth.

    It all seemed very clever but not exactly foolproof.

    As Geissbuhler and son say in their video: “It would have to survive 100 mph winds, temperatures of 60 degrees below zero, speeds of over a 150 mph, and the high risk of a water landing.”

    Still, the Wright brothers wouldn’t have been put off by such uncertainty, and they never had an iPhone with which they could track the route of their flying craft. So father and son did a little low-altitude testing and then wandered off to the spacecraft-launching mecca that is Newburgh, N.Y., and sent their balloon into the sky.

    The camera and the iPhone had been placed inside some handwarmers and, on the appointed day, father and son were their own two-man (with help) Mission Control in the park, as they watched their balloon sail off into the vast above.

    Here is the YouTube version of the attempt.

    The balloon burst after around 70 minutes. But it managed to record 100 minutes of footage. As if it knew its own way home, it came back to Earth 30 miles from where it had launched, which Geissbuhler attributed to “a quick ascent and two differing wind patterns.”

    This is a truly committed father and son partnership, so they searched for their flying machine until they found it “in the dead of night.” Yes, it was 50 feet up a tree, but the iPhone’s GPS and the camera’s external LED light led them to it.

    One can only wonder what their self-styled “Brooklyn Space Program” might attempt next. Perhaps a manned (and boyyed) space flight?

    Courtesy: cnet.com

    guys and pals.. suggest some good new #names for my sister’s #baby… the name must start with rhyme ‘no’, ‘ya’, ‘e’ ‘poo’

    The above one is called the QR code. And now Bit.ly url shortening service introduces this feature. It is not a big task for users to create this code.

    • Go to bit.ly
    • Copy your long URL and paste in the Shorten with bit.ly text box and click shorten.
    • And now copy the shortened URL and paste that url in another browser and add ‘.qr‘ at the end of the short url and press enter to get the QR code for your website.
    And now you can save them and post them in your blog or send them to your friend’s mobile. And To scan the code, you’ll need an app like QR Scanner (iTunes link) for the iPhone and iPod touch, or ShopSavvy for Android devices. 

    Wondered how this guy has that strong determination to win his life, He is a man with #cerebral #palsy http://ow.ly/2TlfN He won grt hearts

    This guy is looking too smart standing in front of a beach with a cooling glass and wearing Adidas T-Shirt.

          But the story of this guy will make you cry. This guy can move mountains if he wish and this guy can make some remarkable unbelievable things. When i say that this guy can move mountains, there is a little fact to be noted that this guy is not physically fit. He is a person with cerebral palsy.


          Few people might have by now clicked on the link “cerebral palsy” and might have gained some awareness about it. Few would not have done that and sure you will do it after reading the line which you are reading now… 


          Now you may ask yourself a question, how this guy can move mountains and do some remarkable things. Yes, he can do that. Why can’t he when he can claim himself as one of the eminent speakers of TEDxChennai 2010 edition. And off course he is the man who got standing applause first. With this post i have blogged some of the pictures that might make you feel surprised. And now here is the story of this guy.


    And to start, he is a proud recipient of National award in 2008 by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as “Best Employee With Cerebral Palsy” given by the honorable Vice President of India on 3 Dec 2008. The beloe are some of his proud moments…

     
    This guy, when born was normal like us. But due to the jaundice, he got this effect. And Siddarth was emphasizing on one issue that this Cerebral Palsy is not a disease. 
           Siddarth spent 9 years of his life at home because schools were not ready to accept him. But one school in bangalore was kind enough to accept him and educate him. They taught him type writing. He wrote his exams with a type writer till his 8th standard.(With this one hand that too with one finger). He has done Masters in Economics from Loyola Madras. He wanted himself to be treated alike others. His parents gave him support but Siddarth was brave enough to design his life with his own efforts. That is the kind of attitude with which he  came upto this level in the society. Since he was not accepted by few schools during his childhood, there is a obvious age difference. And that was bridged by the way he was

    – Double promoted from UKG to 2nd std





    – He completed his 6,7,8 in one half year.

    Thanks to teachers who bridge his age gap.
    And here are some of the pictures that was snapped at TEDxChennai during his speech…

           Actually we the official bloggers of TEDxChennai occupied the last seats of the IC & SR Auditorium, IIT Madras, where the TEDxChennai was organized. Just before our seats, his father and mother was sitting and they were voluntarily informing us and their neighbors that they are the Siddarth’s parents. I found they were really proud hearing his speech. We asked Siddarth’s father’s name, and he was good enough to give his business card. Off course there was standing applause for his father too.   

                     Awesome Awesome and Awesome. This is what i can say. The TEDxChennai curator Mr.Kiruba Shankar and team made the event mind blowing, magnificent, and a kick ass event. My 1st TEDx event to attend. And really gained an interest that is kindling me to be a organizer of such a TEDx. I had a chance to attend the event for free. Since i am the official blogger of the event. I am the TEDxChennai’s Official BloggerFor others 3000 was the ticket, but the speakers delivered a stuff that is all most equal to 10,000 bugs. Some people who attended the TEDxDelhi claimed that TedxChennai is better than the previous. Here is the proof.

    And I am very happy that 
    I am the official blogger of TEDxChennai.

    This is my 
    TEDxChennai IDCard

    TEDxChennai was on the 10th date of 10th month of 10th year of 2000 millennium !!!

            We the group of Official Bloggers and Official Twitters occupied the last row of the wonderful world class auditorium. Here are the group of Bloggers and Twitters…

    Here is the line up, Shalini, me, Arthi, Ashoka Varshini, Varun Kumar, Amar, Vasant Govind (from left to right)…

            And another news about the Tweeting team is that they made the hash tag #TEDxChennai the trending tag on 10.10.10. Hats off to them….. As an official blogger i had to go with speakers words as they talk and i need to blog them. We were 5 bloggers totally and acted in a cyclic manner, each one took a speaker and blogged the speakers words….

                    Here is the some of the pictures that i have snapped with some great entrepreneurs and personalities like,

    Here is me, Kiruba Shankar and my friend Amar….

    Me and Lara Stein (Director of Licensing, TEDx, TED) and my friend Varun Kumar
    Me and Chinmayi, the Singer

           This meeting was really a great opportunity for me to mingle with some great personalitites personalities like
    Dr.S.ChinnyKrishna (Founder of Blue Cross Community),
    LakshmiPratury Host, the INK Conference,
    GuitaristPrasanna,
    KirubaShankar (Founder, Business Blogging, F5ive Technologies),
    Ms.LaraStein (Licensing Director, TEDx, TED),
    Dr. AnandaShankarJayant (Classical BharathaNatiyam dancer),
    RasmusAnkersen (Peak performance coach & best selling author). and so on….

                 If i want to add all the fellow personalities whom i met here, then i must write about nearly 400 people, since all those people who came there were really superb they are doing something that is unimaginable. They rock in their fields, ranging from doctors, scientist, teachers. There i felt and noticed a wonderful diversity of people. Amazing and amazing….

           And Mr.Kiruba Shankar is really a thirsty man. He announced the next TEDxChennai 2011 edition at the end of the TEDxChennai 2010 edition. It will be on ” 09.10.11 “. Just watch the date. It is on the 9th date of 10 month of the 11 year of 2000 millennium series. Go here for more informations: www.tedxchennai.com

    And for more pictures from TEDxChennai:

    http://picasaweb.google.com/itsmevivekanandan/TEDxChennai02
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