All the time we should be very cautious. Everything that comes from an unknown source should be treated dangerous no matter how inviting it may seem. Malwares and viruses are usually hidden from too-good-to-be-true offers but in the end, it will just lead you to opening your portals for harmful links.
Just recently, an organization lead by SophosLabs analyst Graham Cluley, discover a malware that has been hidden behind a new version of the famous Roovio mobile’s “Angry Birds” called “Angry Birds Space”.
The game has become the game of the tech world ever since it was introduced and some people might not be able to distinguish which one is a legit version.
Basically the game is not an official Google Play (formerly Android Market) game. It came from a third party source that Cluley refused to name.
“The Trojan horse, which Sophos detects as Andr/KongFu-L, appears to be a fully-functional version of the popular smartphone game, but uses the GingerBreak exploit to gain root access to the device, and install malicious code.” – This is what you get the time you would download the game from the unknown source.
Eventually the Trojan is connected to a remote website that would further install malwares into the infected Android smartphone.
There are times that even the simple gesture of getting your phone out of your pocket is so time consuming. However, we need to do so because we might miss some important messages or calls. If only everything can be checked just like checking time through our wristwatches.
The mentioned desire has been the inspiration of Sony to make something as convenient as your wristwatch yet as useful as your smartphone thus the birth of SmartWatch. It is a wearable timepiece that allows owners to read their text messages, emails, and social media updates — all from their wrist.
It is connected to your Android phone through bluetooth and whatever update your smartphone gets will be sent to your SmartWatch. It comes in a black rubber strap but there are also other colors like pink, white, mint, gray, and blue for color conscious clients.
The device is made of OLED touch sensitive 1.3 inches screen and whenever someone calling your smartphone it’ll vibrate and diplays notification on the screen.
“With just a tap, touch and swipe, SmartWatch turns from a watch displaying the time to a remote information center for your Android smartphone,” Sony said in a statement.
At this era, most of us are all eyes on our smartphones or perhaps on our laptops to check our social networking sites. Our day can’t be complete without checking it out.
There are even some users that are sharing almost everything that they’re doing, from the food they’re eating, places they’re visiting and whole a lot more. Being able to have this comfort at this time, there is no doubt that with proper usage, these social networking can be the best tool to solve crimes.
Just like what happened to a man on Johannesburg last Saturday. While on the road, he was stopped by two armed men and forced him to get inside his trunk. He was fortunately carrying his cellphone and texted his girlfriend about what happened. Instead of asking help to the police, she tweeted the incident: “Be on the look for DSS041GP. my boyfriend has just been hijacked and is in the boot please RT [retweet].” One of her friends forwarded the tweet to to @PigSpotter, a Johannesburg-based Twitter user known for posting messages about speed traps and roadblocks set up by local police.
From then on, the tweet reached the authorities and 2 hours later, the car has been found and drove to a roadblock. The carjackers escaped on foot but the man on the trunk was rescued safely.
There are however downsides on this great technology. It can also be a means of spreading scams and harmful information. Everyone should be responsible on everything that they’re sharing.