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  Can we believe our eyes?


Several days ago, one of our customers submitted a sample (SHA1: fbe71968d4c5399c2906b56d9feadf19a35beb97, detected as TrojanDropper:Win32/Vundo.L). This trojan hijacks  the hosts “vk.com” and “vkontakte.ru” (both social networking sites in Russia)and redirects them to 92.38.209.252, but achieves this in an unusual way. A common  method used to hijack a website and redirect it to a site of the attacker’s choice is to add an entry in the Windows hosts file located in the %...

   Window,Software,Eye,Weired     2011-08-22 12:12:16


  The 9 lines of code of Google


Are you still remembering the then hot debated news about Oracle suing Google allegedly copying a small portion of codes from Oracle's Java in 2010. At that time, Oracle experts estimated that Google owes Oracle between $1.4 billion and $6 billion in damages if liable. But the court thought Oracle was eligible only for statutory damages for that copying, which were not expected to exceed a few hundred thousand dollars. At last, Oracle agreed the zero damage result. Are you curious about whi...

   Google,Java,Open source     2014-08-15 20:29:52


  Different types of font icons


A website with just text belongs to the pre Web 2.0 era. A modern site will have different icons appearing on different places on the site. This will give the visitor a better visual feeling. But to have a set of consistent and well crafted icons is not an easy task. It may even require a dedicated icon designer to design them. Fortunately, we now can use font icons provided by many people around the web. Today we will introduce some of them. Font Awesome Font Awesome is an open source font ico...

   font icon, web design, font awesome     2015-07-19 06:22:48


  GUI vs CLI: Operation vs Expression


Consider this user interface for a car:The goal of these interfaces is to make you operate something, and operate it efficiently and safely. The grooves and clicks and limits constrain the range of motion and the number of choices. The visual look heavily hints at how to actively use it. They are usually not hard to learn. More importantly, the learning curve plateaus. Once you learn how to drive a car, there’s not much progression after that. Boundedness is an im...

   GUI,CLI,Operation,Expression,Programmer,IDE     2011-10-25 10:31:26


  Networking Terminologies


Portmaps sudo apt-get install -y portmap Portmap is a part of ONC RPC (Open Network Computing Remote Procedure) collection of software for implementing remote procedure calls between Computer Programs. It is widely used by NFS (Network File System) and NIS. Portmap is a server that converts RPC program number to DARPA protocol port number. It must be used in order to make RPC calls. Network Infomation Service (NIS) sudo apt-get install -y nis NIS is a client server directory service provi...

   Linux,Network programming,Network file system     2012-02-16 06:22:30


  Haxe: Another multiplatform language


There are two kinds of programmers: One is using different languages to solve problems, the other is inventing languages to solve problems. Haxe is an emerging open source programming language which is universal, powerful and easy-to-use. Some languages claimed they were multiplatform languages, such as Java, C# and ActionScript. They all are based on some platforms, Java has JVM, C# has .Net and ActionScript has Flash Player. While Haxe is a trule multiplatform language, it can be used to devel...

   Haxe,Multiplatform,Open source     2012-06-11 08:08:28


  New Linux kernel fixes power-saving issues


Greg Kroah-Hartman has released long-term kernel 3.0.20 and stable kernel 3.2.5. Both contain just a single bug fix that allows PCIe power-saving technology ASPM (Active State Power Management) to be used on systems with a BIOS that activates ASPM on some components, but states in the FADT (Fixed ACPI Description Table) consulted by Linux that ASPM is not supported. According to Matthew Garrett, who developed the patch, the change can reduce the power consumption of a Thinkpad X220 by 5&nbs...

   Linux kernel,Power saving,Fix     2012-02-08 10:10:36


  6 Reasons Why Devs Should Learn Ruby on Rails


Ruby on Rails has during the last ten years become an increasingly popular framework for web app development. The current shaky economy and rapidly changing tech environment requires the art of app building to be faster and more cost-effective. That's why becoming fluent in Rails might be a great way for developers to expand their knowledge, which can land them a number of great jobs or interesting projects, as well as grant access to a thriving community. Let's start with the basics – wha...

   Ruby on Rails,Advantage     2014-07-25 10:56:29


  Android create button tutorial


This tutorial assumes that you already have an activity and are using an XML layout. Open the layout XML and add the button element.  Assign an ID with the “@+id” operator.  The + tells Android to generate an ID for this element so that you can reference it in your Java files. This is an example. Your layout and text elements will probably be very different. In this example case, the ID of the button is “close”. <Button android:id="@+id/close" android:lay...

   Android,Simulator,Button,XML,Tutorial     2014-11-07 08:30:10


  What has Google done on improving programming languages


Google is now becoming the most innovative IT company in the world. Every now and then they would deliver one revolutionary product to us such as Google Glass, Google Fiber, Automatic Mobile Cars etc. All these great products are backed up by the powerful software system built into. Google has used many programming languages to develop these software and they have put much resource in improving the programming languages they use and we use today. What has Google done in improving programming lan...

   Google,Programming     2014-02-21 09:36:34