Thursday, 27 October 2016

Blue screen of death with a support number? Beware the malware scam

A new tech support scam displays a fake blue screen of death (BSoD) in an effort to trick users into installing malware on their Windows computers.
In this particular case, Hicurdismos masquerades as Microsoft Security Essentials, the anti-malware product that came pre-installed on all machines with Windows 7 and earlier.

Wednesday, 26 October 2016

RYNO Motors... Ok: I've never seen anything like this before!

They say: One-wheeled, electric-powered. A machine that has no greater footprint than you do. Capable of operating at speeds up to 10 miles per hour – or as slowly as a casual stroll. ...up to 10 miles of travel per charge.

I say: thanks, but no thanks. I'll stick to more conventional forms of transport...

Barry Sheene Movie - Announcement Teaser

Development is well underway to bring the incredible life story of the cheeky, charismatic racing legend Barry Sheene to the silver screen. Universally loved, Sheene was many things, a cockney rebel who always did things his way, a playboy who loved life in the fast lane, and a champion who became an icon. The timing of this project, hot off the back of similar biopic epics 'Senna' and 'Rush' in recent years, is perfect, with this year and next marking the 40th anniversaries of Sheene’s two premier class world championships.

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Reading for today: on God's guidance

The Lord will guide you continually, giving you water when you are dry and restoring your strength. You will be like a well-watered garden, like an ever-flowing spring.
Isaiah 58:11, NLT

Though the Bible never uses the word guidance, it does speak of a Guide. We may seek guidance, but God provides something better—himself.

Many of us struggle to understand and discern God’s guidance for our lives. We ask questions like: Should I marry or not? Should I marry this person or that person? Should I have another child? Should I join this church or that one? Which profession should I follow? What job should I take? Is my present line of work the one to stay in? Herein lies the major distortion of knowing and doing God’s will. Does God lead and direct in these areas? Yes. Does he come out and overtly tell us what to do? Rarely.

So how does God guide us? Consider these principles:

God’s guidance concerns itself more with our steps than our overall journey.
God’s guidance is more preoccupied with the present than with the future. 
God’s guidance has less to do with geography and more to do with morality.
God’s guidance is more interested in our character than our comfort.
God’s guidance is not insider information.
God’s guidance is that we pursue the Guide more than guidance.

In seeking God, his plan will be revealed. His way will lead back through his Word. If the step is more critical than the journey, and the present is of greater consequence than the future, and the Guide more essential than the guidance, what is needed? We need to know the right step to take. We need to know what we must do in the present. We need to know the Guide. God does not guide us magically; he guides us relationally. Therefore, the Bible must be studied so we may become acquainted with the ways and thoughts of God. God’s aim is that we become his companions who walk with him. He already knows us. Now he wants us to understand and know him. The more we understand him, the more real our relationship will be with him and the more likely we are to keep in step with him in the direction he is taking us.

No One Is Buying Smartwatches Anymore

Remember how smartwatches were supposed to be the next big thing? About that...
The market intelligence firm IDC reported on Monday that smartwatch shipments are down 51.6 percent year-over-year for the third quarter of 2016. This is bad news for all smartwatch vendors (except maybe Garmin), but it’s especially bad for Apple, which saw shipments drop 71.6 percent, according to the IDC report.

Monday, 24 October 2016

Internet of Things Scanner - by BullGuard

Check if your internet-connected devices at home, are public on Shodan.
If they are, this means they are accessible to the public, and hackers.

What is the Internet of Things?
The Internet of Things is a network of physical objects such as household devices, smart TVs and security cameras that are connected to the internet.

What is Shodan
Shodan is a search engine for the Internet of Things.
Shodan allows users to find devices that are publicly accessible on the internet, and which may be vulnerable to hackers.

BullGuard Online Drive is reaching end-of-life: new backup options...

Given the growing popularity of cloud-based storage we are introducing a new feature that enables you to directly back up your files from BullGuard to Google Drive and Microsoft's OneDrive. 

As you're probably aware you can already back up directly from BullGuard to Dropbox. With the addition of Google Drive and OneDrive you now have greater choice for your preferred storage option. 

You can create an account with Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive within minutes. If you already have an account with one of these providers you simply use that. 

You can encrypt your back ups and protect them with a password known only to you. This means your photos and documents are always secure and safe from prying eyes. 

To offer these new services we will be removing the BullGuard Online Drive. The changes will come into effect when you renew after 15 November, 2016. 

What do you need to do?

If you don't have any files backed up today, you don't need to do anything. 

If you have files backed up on BullGuard's Online Drive all you need to do is transfer them to Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive after 15 November or ahead of your subscription renewal. 

If you have any questions please contact our 24/7 BullGuard Support Department

Kind regards,
The BullGuard Team