Your smart home devices could get you hacked

Your smart home devices could get you hacked

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A few years ago, a major part of the internet on the United States’ eastern coast faced blackout following the biggest cyberattack in the history of the internet. The reason was Mirai malware which initiated the IoT botnet attack that affected many websites including, Netflix, Amazon, Twitter, New York Times, Spotify, CNN, and PayPal. After the attacks, Cisco’s cyber threat intelligence arm--Cisco Talos found several vulnerabilities in the firmware of Samsung’s SmartThings Hub platform for its IOT devices. With these vulnerabilities, hackers could have gained sensitive information and accessed a number of smart home devices on the platform such as door locks, security cameras, and thermostats. How will you know if a hacker has targeted your smart home with a malware similar to Mirai bo
Earn up to Rs 80,000 per month through IRCTC. Here’s how

Earn up to Rs 80,000 per month through IRCTC. Here’s how

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New Delhi: Indian Railways is the fourth largest railway network in the world. Railways' tourism and catering arm IRCTC also offers online ticket booking and cancellation service. It may be noted that 55% of the total reserved tickets booked are booked online. It may be noted that IRCTC also have authorized ticket booking agents who can book unlimited e-tickets. IRCTC authorised agents can earn up to Rs 80,000 per month. When an agent user logs in, IRCTC application will authenticate the digital certificate, and if authenticated, it will allow him to book e-tickets only without applying any restriction on the number of tickets to be booked. As an IRCTC agent, you get Rs 20 per PNR in case of non-AC class and Rs 40 per PNR in case of AC class. Additionally, agents also get 1
Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram to Get Updates – What Will Change?

Facebook, WhatsApp & Instagram to Get Updates – What Will Change?

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There’s an 85% chance you’re listening to this podcast on a mobile phone. Listen up because this is for you. If you own a mobile phone or a computer, you’re likely to be one of the 2.3 billion who use Facebook or the 1.5 billion who use WhatsApp. Both Facebook and WhatsApp are going to go through a LOT of changes soon. So, to avoid any sudden, rude surprises, today we’ll tell you all the BIG changes that you’ll see on your two most used apps. Facebook held its annual F8 Keynote Conference. The conference is usually when the tech giant announces how it plans on changing its primary apps, i.e., Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and its Virtual Reality arm, the Oculus VR system. So sit back and listen. This is everything new that’s coming to Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram! First off – Fac
Exam stress? Shun fast food now

Exam stress? Shun fast food now

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Students, please take note. Increased stress during examinations is associated with eating a poor-quality diet including less fruit and vegetables and more fast food, say researchers. The research, published in the European Journal of Nutrition, suggests that students have difficulties eating healthy food and find themselves adopting bad eating habits, leading to stress. "Stress has long been implicated in a poor diet. People tend to report overeating and comfort eating foods high in fat, sugar and calories in times of stress. "Our findings looking at the eating habits of students during exam periods confirm this stress-induced dietary deterioration hypothesis," said Nathalie Michels, lead researcher from Ghent University in Belgium. The results are based on an anonymous online surve...
All you need to know about PM-SYM pension scheme

All you need to know about PM-SYM pension scheme

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Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan (PM-SYM) is a government pension scheme for unorganised workers that admits unorganised workers in the age group of 18-40 years with a monthly income up to Rs. 15,000. It also offers a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs. 3,000 a month after the subscriber turns 60. However, the worker should not be covered under any scheme like NPS, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation scheme or Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation Scheme, among other requirements, according to the EPFO. Here are key features to know about the pension scheme PM-SYM: 1. How to join pension scheme Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-Dhan Eligible individuals may visit the nearest common service centre to enrol under the PM-SYM, according to the provident fund body’s website. 2
Reliance Jio to launch ‘Super App’ consisting over 100 services

Reliance Jio to launch ‘Super App’ consisting over 100 services

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RIL has been proactively working towards launching online-to-offline (O2O) retail plans that will include providing over 100 services in one app. On the lines of Tencent-owned WeChat model, Reliance is aiming to launch ‘Super App’ that will allow its users to order goods and services on its platform and pay bills using its in-app payment services. The company is working to create a hybrid ecosystem, where customers would be able to buy online as well as shop offline. It plans to leverage its 300 million plus new mobile phone users. A Super App will help Jio users in all their digital commerce requirement, said Busines Standard report quoting a source close to the development. RIL might just do what Wechat has done in China. However, in India, several marketplaces and wa
International Labour Day 2019: 1st May, Theme, Celebration, Poster, History

International Labour Day 2019: 1st May, Theme, Celebration, Poster, History

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International Labour Day is also called the International Day of Workers and also the Day of May. It is used to celebrate to encourage many Labours which are on the National as well as International Level. On the Festival of the International Labour Day mainly 80 Nations of the World are given Holiday. Canada and United States are used to celebrate on the 1st September and are used to declare a holiday for many types of achievements of the Labours. It is a very Big celebration for the World and is celebrated on the 4th of May 1886. On that big event, many of the Labours were working for nearly 8 hours and many of the police were performing their duty to handle the people. At that time, someone threw a Bomb on the Crowd and then the police started firing on the Crowd and due to this four
Top music streaming apps in India: Spotify, Apple Music, JioSaavn and more compared

Top music streaming apps in India: Spotify, Apple Music, JioSaavn and more compared

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The music streaming space in India has certainly become more competitive, especially after the entry of big players like Spotify and Prime Music. Homegrown companies like JioSaavn, Gaana also are among the big names when it comes to music streaming. Then there is Apple Music as well. With several options available out there, it can be difficult to pick one. We compare the top music streaming services in India like JioSaavn, Gaana, Spotify, Prime Music, and Apple Music based on their subscription plans and pricing: Spotify subscription plans start at Rs 13 per day Swedish company Spotify made its debut in India earlier this year. The Spotify app can be downloaded for iOS and Android with subscription starting at Rs 13 per day. There is a monthly subscription plan as well called Spotify...
People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

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Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called "Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons." In it, Bowles talks about how, as she's continued to use her phone day after day, she's discovered a pain in her right thumb. She calls this "a depressingly modern condition in which the tendons around the thumb inflame as a result of repetitive strain," but one day, it got pretty serious — Eventually, my right thumb just stopped working. It could not muster the strength to press down on my phone. It was both numb and achy. And the pain that had started in my hand was now shooting down my arm. I had a problem, one I later learned was becoming common. Bowles says she soon discovered that many of her co-workers and friends had experienced sim
Gas Prices Rise, and Democrats Point the Finger at Trump

Gas Prices Rise, and Democrats Point the Finger at Trump

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WITH MILLIONS OF Americans set to hit the road Memorial Day Weekend and prices at the pump cresting $3 per gallon, top Senate Democrats on Wednesday traded the august halls of the Capitol for a noisy local thoroughfare to "Demand Lower Gas Prices." Speaking outside an Exxon near the Capitol, Sen. Maria Cantwell of Washington, the top Democrat on the Energy and Natural Resources Committee, called on President Trump to act and sent a pair of letters to the White House demanding the administration lean on OPEC nations to ramp up oil production. Cantwell was joined by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. And the spectacle of Democrats – generally seen as opposed to more fossil fuel production due to its impact on climat