Does your SmartPhone have StageFright?

The Android Open Source Project (AOSP), the leading smartphone operating system, is built on tens of gigabytes of source code. In all of that code a media library called Stagefright is used to processes several popular media formats. Since media processing is often time-sensitive, the library is implemented in native code (C++) that is more…

The difference between 4 types of malware

Since many of us out there have been using the internet for decades, it’s likely that most of us have had our systems infected by malware at one point or another. But how many of us actually know what the differences are between malware, viruses, trojans, and other online threats? For those without a clue,…

4 common data visualization mistakes

Data visualizations, when done properly, are the best and easiest way for us to understand a vast amount of information. Businesses are able to utilize data visualizations to great advantage, from summarizing annual sales report to visualizing marketing strategies in an easy-to-understand format, and much more. A poorly presented visualization, however, can not only show…

How to get attention on social media

If you’ve been at the social media game for quite some time and yet have seen little to no results, there may be a number of reasons behind this. It could be inconsistent branding, poor quality content, insufficient engagement with your audience, or pushing sales on every status update. However, there is one common trap…

4 data backup methods

Data is essential for running an organization, and it is certainly the central component of any business continuity plan. Without immediate and constant access to data, your business will come to a grinding halt. Worse still, in the event of a disaster you could risk losing valuable data if you don’t have a backup strategy…

7 things to do when your business is hacked

Hint: Success of the incident response team will depend heavily on the preparation done before the breach. The first thing an IT security executive should do after the corporate network has been breached is fall back on the incident response plan that was put in place well before attackers got through the carefully constructed defenses.…

A beginner’s guide to Facebook advertising

When it comes to using social media advertising to reach out to targeted audiences, Facebook is by far one of the most efficient platforms out there. The numbers speak clearly – advertising on Facebook has grown over 680% since 2010. More and more companies are jumping on the bandwagon, moving their budgets away from traditional…