Thursday, 31 March 2011

Set Your iPhone/iPad Before It's Too Late

Its more like "set your iPhone before it gets stolen" =)
Click on the image above

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Don't Steal Computer-Literate's Machine

Salam Readers

As usual, I was reading through #Brunei in the morning and I stumbled into a very interesting tweet by@gd14live. His tweet was "Don’t steal computers belonging to people who know how to use computers - via @forbes #Brunei"

So basically, I got curious. and check it out..

It was an article about an 18-year-old entrepreneur had his Macbook Air stolen at his college dorm in february. Well basically.. for some of us, once it is stolen. It is long gone. Basically inda dapat di trace balik. That's what Mark Bao assumed as well. So Mark decided to bought a new one

Then he got a chance to recover his laptop. How? Mark installed an online cloud back-up program on his stolen Macbook Air *sebelum kana curi lah tu* called BackBlaze.

After few months, he logged into the service for the first time and found out that his stolen Macbook Air is still being backed up.

Mark said that he looked around the files and found that the thief didnt remove the backup service and create his own user account on the system.

Mark could even see the thief's Safari browsing history, webmail site that contain the thief's email address (which revealed the thief's name), pictures and videos which included a video of the thief breaking out some dance moves. So Mark looked up the thief's name on Facebook and he discovered they had mutual friends at Bentley University.

Mark reported to the police and also decided to upload the thief's dance move video to youtube with the title "Don’t steal computers belonging to people who know how to use computers." The video got huge response and Reddit and Courtney Boyd Meyers at The Next Web pick it up.

Let's just say that after Reddit and The Next Web picked it up. The Thief had to returned the laptop to the campus police and sent Mark a facebook message.The thief plead for Mark to take down the YouTube video, Although Mark publicly shamed the culprit but he didn't include the thief's name which granting him some anonymity. Some other techies or tech savants who have had their computers stolen and done similar thing like Mark did have not been as kind. Here's another case where the tech savvy really Pwned the thief. click here

Here's the video that Mark Bao uploaded on YouTube. Click here

So basically, the thief just got Pwned and totally Epic #Fail. It was great for how Mark Bao manage to get his laptop back and plan to sell off his laptop and donate it to Red Cross Japan

Owh yeah.. I got the source of the story from @forbes.

Ok.. That's all what i'm going to share. Salam Readers

Wafiy HM

Monday, 14 March 2011

Miana Kan Tue? #2

Milah (bukan nama sebenar): Dapat di trace urang yang menggunakan FB ku tanpa pengetahuan ku? Kemarin FB ku kana gunakan then ia m'order kasut tempat 0nlineshopping @ FB.. In inbox, the Onlineshop says aku m'order kasut darinya and stated my name and my private phone no.. When I checked my sent item, mana ada.. Maybe deleted by that "hacker".. So do you have any solution? (the question is edited for more convenience)
Admin: There are certain ways how the "hacker" gain your FB authentication information. You may read further here on how people may obtain your password as well as simple tips how to secure your password. For your first question, eventually it is hard to successfully "trace" the person due to FB's prvacy terms unless if the hacker uses your computer, you may consider to use keylogger (click here to read further on keylogger) as an early precaution. There are millions of FB user around the globe and I think tracking every user's IP address might be less priority for FB team a.k.a "they don't usually care". Plus, you are not the only victim and FB might have a problem to cater and investigate all the cases.
Next step is to "look at your own mirror". How much information (about yourself) are you exposing in your FB account for public view? Some information that you gave to public may give them some points to "hack" your FB account. You may read my previous post on "How less valuable data may become a threat". Regarding your phone number, FB usually expose your email address along with your phone number to people who are in your friend list. Every FB users are recommended to hide these information. "Kalau bulih tah pakai nama samaran saja". To maximize your FB privacy setting, you may click here.
If you really want to dig this person out, ask the onlineshop to forward the message sent by the "hacker" earlier and also ask what day/time the message has been sent, then try to think like this "hacker". Hopefully you will gain some useful information from that.
Here are some useful tips:
  • Never give too much information about yourself in cyberworld
  • Change your password frequently
  • If possible, never share your computer with other people
  • When your computer is being used by other people, BE THERE to observe every actions
  • Never accept friend request from people you do not know in FB
  • "Sabar itu separuh daripada iman"
  • "Balas kejahatan dengan kebaikan"
  • Delete current FB account and create a new one or simply delete unfamiliar people in your friend list
Be more careful next time and bear in mind that internet is for EVERYONE including that kind of people. Other people might have even better solution for you. Those who have some other points to share with Anak IT readers regarding this matter, kindly post your comment =)
Sekian, wasslam.

Sunday, 13 March 2011

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Salam Anak IT readers...
Are you planning to buy Samsung Galaxy Tab P1000? Think twice because the big brother will be launched soon =)

Monday, 7 March 2011

Miana Kan Tue? #1

Fizul Hy: cana bleh atu laptop initial graphic card 1789MB....after upgrade to 64bit...jd 2549MB arh dxdiag...any idea?
ALai KoGawa: ok..i'll answer this as simple as possible to understand..hehehh.msa 32bit the system can calculate limited memories to be processed then when upgrading to 64bit the system it also upgrade the address memory amount like what u can see with ...ure graphic card which means it calculate at that amount and thus improve its video encoding and decoding methods..upgrading 64bits also likewise allow addressing more ram up to 16GB where 32bit conclusion for those upgrades..the bigger (which is 64bits) the more the system can hold and calculate the memory..hehehe..(p/s: kalau ada salah tolong betulkan..this is based on my expertise regarding hardware and software..hehehe)
Fizul Hy: okay...its based on its capacity that 64bit can hold...something like that?
ALai KoGawa: yeap..its something just like that..
Fizul Hy: thnx a lot ^^)