Monthly Archives: June 2017
Many organizations in the west have been crippled by the ‘Petya’ ransomware attack – from leading firms to local businesses, all seems to be at the target list of this ransomware. Spreading at an alarming rate, Petya is considered as the next big ransomware after WannaCry.
On this very tuesday, firms in Ukraine got hit by GoldenEye, a new strain of the Petya ransomware and as of now, thousands of computers around the world are getting locked up by this fast-spreading ransomware.
“Big businesses are getting hit. An entire hospital is shut out of its system. And suddenly, Petya’s everywhere – Considered as the next big ransomware attack”.
If you are wondering about ‘how this ransomware works’, then –
Petya takes over computer and locks all the files – then, it demands money in terms of digital currency, i.e. Bitcoin and if you fail to pay, you lose all your files. The new ransomware attack not only encrypts crucial files but your entire hard drive and then forces your computer to restart.
It also deletes the computer’s event logs to cover its tracks and hide from analysts. Mostly it is vulnerable to windows computers. Petya’s modus operandi is believed to have an optional pattern as the malware tries one option and if it doesn’t work, it tries the next one – Which is why, it is believed to possess a better mechanism for spreading itself than WannaCry.
As far as the profits from this ransomware are concerned – GoldenEye, being a variant of Petya, was sold on the forums on the dark web since last April as a ransomware service. The buyers are believed to get 85 percent of the profit, while the malware’s creators get 15 percent.
And if you are thinking about the fix, then – researchers believe that ‘It is very, very important to patch your systems’ and it was also noted that the ransomware runs on boot, meaning that if you can disrupt a system before Windows boots, or if you encounter a “Check Disk” message, you can avoid having your files encrypted by quickly powering down.
As per Microsoft, additionally, for the current variant of ransomware – administrators can stop the spread within a network from the Windows Management Instrumentation by blocking the file C:\Windows\perfc.dat from running.
Administrators can also shore up their defenses by using Microsoft’s Local Administrator Password Solution to protect credentials that grant network privileges.
So, if you are using a Windows system, then make sure to patch it and protect yourself and your firm from the security breach.
There are millions of websites on the internet, but only a few stand out and leave a good impression on the user’s mind. What is the reason behind those websites standing out? Well for reasons, they are ‘Elements’ that make a Website worth using. So, the top seven elements of a good Website Design are –
Web design is the crux of any digital web experience. Any business that needs to grow, both online and offline, requires a digital platform – that is a ‘website’. Businesses that do not have a professionally created website risk losing potential customers on the Internet. The customers are always beforehand evaluating the company and the products offered on the website even before they decide to make a purchase or get into business with you. The Web design determines how the sites look, the ability to understand what is needed to make a website functional and easy to use, but at the same time make it aesthetically appealing to the user etc. So, it is a really important factor that your website seem professional & secure or you might lose the credibility and assurance from the customers. The perks of getting apt Web design services from a professional company:
Custom design: When you opt for the ‘Custom Design’ alternative, the web agency you hire, should know that your site should be created to suit your business. The web designer should focus on evaluating your business and products and design the website according to the business requirements. Also, a professional web designer is not confined to any restrictions as compared to the Do-it-yourself site builders, who limit the capabilities of their site and often restrict graphics and text. It is boon to your business as you can customize the designs according to your business demands.
Web Designers are quite affordable & reliable: Many a times, business owner think the web designing process as an expensive process but what they don’t know is that there are many web designer or developers who can create a website all by themselves, often working within any budget.
But Web design agencies have the additional benefit of working fast, because of the team effort involved. It might cost more to hire an agency on per hour basis but only a few hours would be required and the work will be done faster than ever. Also, If your company has an interesting project, a good web design provider will likely work within your estimated budget.
Web Designers develop from scratch: The business owners who are concerned with authentic brand identity should always know that the web designers work from square one or in easy words, from the scratch. Templates are often made in the context of “what appeals to the mass”. If you want your brand to stand out from the pack, you want a website that is tailor made to the needs of your brand.
New technologies & Visual approach: This digital world is changing drastically. With each day passing, new technologies, new ways to draw traffic to your site, computer code etc. are dynamically changing. When using a professional web designer, you can stay assured that the site is being created with the latest technologies and according to the latest trends, for optimal success.
As per Visual Approach, the professional designer will make sure that your color scheme, text and navigation are designed to be user-friendly. It’s been a fact that the mass doesn’t like hyped and complexed websites and prefer much more moderate and appealing ones.
So, as per reliability, a real web designer or web design agency is favorable enough rather than trying to create a good website all on your own. For professional Website Design or Web development services, feel free to get in touch with Mag Studios OR call us at +91 99100-70501.
With the advent of Nokia’s newly launched phones, the brand just revamped its image in the marketplace too. Nokia just became the talk of the town right after acquiring ‘Withings’. On Tuesday, the brand announced a planned takeover of health and fitness accessory maker ‘Withings’, in a deal valued at €170 million. The health accessory maker had been on Nokia’s buying list since April 2016 and now officially after taking over, Nokia just launched its digital health tracking ambitions by launching two new products.
The first one is Nokia Body, a BMI Wi-Fi connected scale and the second one is Nokia BPM +, a compact blood pressure monitor – adding to the ‘health revolution’ agenda of the health mate app. Both are the first new products born out of the acquisition and are available now under the all-new & rebranded, Health Mate app.
Withings made a variety of health and fitness-related products and were perhaps best known for their Activite hybrid, smartwatch range – an iPhone-compatible smartwatch that kept tracks on the person’s fitness and sleep.
Now that, Withings is no more a brand and Nokia took their tech-reign – How do you think the future of the rebranded company will be?
Hiring a suitable Pay-Per-Click agency is a tough task; But after hiring comes the part of managing. At times, many companies fail to keep tabs with the work that their PPC agencies are doing for them, hence leading to slow business growth. So, here we have a few tips for you to manage your PPC agency successfully and ensure your business a boastful growth:-
Always evaluate their PPC strategy – Every PPC agency you will meet is either goal driven or data driven but as a business owner, it is your duty to specify the results you want from them. You have to bluntly clarify what your goals for advertising are. If your PPC agency is just doing search ads then you are missing a lot from their service; other than just Google Search ads, can they even do Facebook ads, Bing/Yahoo ads, Banners Ads etc. So, make sure their PPC strategy suits your business and proves to be a ROI.
Have full access– It is a must for every business owner to have full access to the PPC based accounts, be it Google Adwords, Google Analytics, Facebook Ads or any other account, the agency is managing for you. For obvious reasons you need to keep tab on the work that they are doing for you & have a right to know exactly what they are doing with your money and also how they are spending it.
Routine reports are the key – It is important to track your monthly reports. If you seek monthly data reports, then clarify in the very beginning and this way you see a summary of what is being done, and what is planned for upcoming months. Make sure that they put everything in the reports, what you are expecting from them. If your goal is Return on Investment, that needs to be on their standard report. So, it is up to you to receive the details routinely, or else you might even loose the purpose of hiring the PPC agency.
Stay in touch with the Handler – Stay in touch with the person who is managing your PPC account. Get to know, how many accounts are they handling other than yours-what are the new strategies that they are coming up with (every now & then)- what should you be expecting from them and most importantly how are they going to cater to your needs. Although, the PPC terms can be difficult to understand, but it is easy to evaluate your ROI from PPC advertising.
Get regular account updates – Stay Updated! It is more or less a regular update for your business to witness growth routinely. You’ll want to check up on your PPC consultants to make sure they are regularly working on the account & knows exactly what is going on with the account, you pay them to manage. Get an insight to the history of their strategies that they have used and aimed for achieving the goals-whether or not, they are using new strategies or aiming at new audience etc. If you will stay updated, then there is higher probability to assure yourself a boon than a bane.
So, If you are looking for a professional PPC agency in India, which can cater to all your needs and assure you immense business growth, then feel free to visit Mag-corp.com Or call us at +91 99100 70501.