Top virus threats in 2007

McAfee Inc, a leading dedicated security technology company, on Wednesday announced its top ten predictions for security threats in 2007 from McAfee Avert Labs. According to McAfee Avert Labs data, with more than 217,000 various types of known threats and thousands more not yet identified, it is clear that malware is increasingly being released by professional and organised criminals.

Malware or malicious software is a software designed to infiltrate and damage a computer system without the owner’s consent. The expression is a general term to mean various forms hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or programme code.

Computers are an essential part of everyday life. As a result there is a huge potential for monetary gains by virus writers. With sophisticated techniques on the rise, it is becoming increasingly hard for the general user to identify or avoid malware infections.

In no particular order, McAfee Avert Labs’ top ten security threats for 2007 are:

1. Number of password-stealing Web sites will increase using fake sign-in pages for popular online services

2. Volume of spam, particularly bandwidth-eating image spam, will rise

3. Popularity of video sharing on the Web makes it inevitable that hackers will target MPEG files

4. Mobile phone attacks will become more prevalent as mobile devices become smarter

5. Adware will go mainstream

6. Identity theft and data loss will continue to be a public issue

7. The use of bots will increase as a tool favoured by hackers

8. Parasitic malware, or viruses that modify existing files on a disk, will make a comeback

9. The number of rootkits on 32-bit platforms will increase

10. Vulnerabilities will continue to cause concern fueled by the underground market for vulnerabilities

Top 10 computer virus threats in 2007

Money may make you a little bit happier

They say Money can’t buy happiness, or so the saying goes. But it may not be true at all.

Ed Diener, a University of Illinois psychologist, said that the connection was complex but that very rich people rated substantially higher in satisfaction with life than very poor people did, even within wealthy nations.

“There is overwhelming evidence that money buys happiness” said Andrew Oswald, an economist with the University of Warwick, in England. The debate, he said, is how strong the effect is.

In any case, researchers say money’s effect is small. It’s much better advice, if you’re looking for happiness in life, to try to find the right husband or wife rather than trying to double your salary, Professor Oswald said.

If You’ve Got the Money, Honey, You May Be a Little Bit Happier []

Shahrukh khan to host kaun banega crorepati (kbc) 3

amitabh bachchan photo

Kaun Banega Crorepati is an Indian game show. It was one of India’s most popular game TV shows.

First two parts (or seasons) were hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. Kaun Banega Crorepati Dwitiya (KBC 2) also hosted by Amitabh Bachchan. However show was closed by star plus (star network) after the host Amitabh Bachchan fell ill.

Now new is that king khan is all set to host 3rd part – KBC3. Shah Rukh Khan started his career in 1988 by appearing on various television series such as the war drama series Fauji playing the role of Commando Abhimanyu Rai and other series such as Circus.

Now the million dollar question – Will SRK make a better host than AB?

Update # 1 Official KBC3 website is online now here

Update #2 : I will post answer to entry question.

KBC cheat sheet question # 8: On which of these days in the month of Chaitra is Lord Rama’s birthday celebrated?

KBC cheat sheet question # 7: Which of these is issued by the income tax department?

1. Credit Card
2. Debit Card
3. ATM Card
4. PAN Card
Correct answer is PAN Card.

More info

=> Credit card is issued by Bank or Credit company
=> Debit card is also issued by Bank
=> ATM card is also issued by Bank to withdraw money but you cannot use the same for paying bills at merchant’s location.
=> PAN card is issued by income tax department, government of India.

Dhoom 2 movie review

Hrithik and Aishwary’s much awaited movie hits big screen today. I hope to see some real good action. Movies like KANK and Umrao jaan was all about tears. Now the million dollar question will Dhoom 2 open the door for the action movie?

Dhoom2 is directed by Sanjay Gadhvi. Cast includes
=> Aishwarya Rai ( Sunehri – criminal)
=> Hrithik Roshan (Aryan aka Mr A – hi tech criminal )
=> Abhishek Bachchan (Jai Dixit – ACP )
=> Bipasha Basu (Shinali – ACP )
=> Uday Chopra (Inspector Ali )
=> Rimi Sen ( Sweety Dixit -Guest Appearance)

Dhoom 2 movie poster and photo


Ali and ACP Jai try to catch a big fish – Aryan, a hitech international criminal. will be seen doing roller-blading, sky diving, sand boarding, snow boarding, jumping off a cliff (with Aishwarya) and various other extreme sports in this movie. Aryan is in Mumbai. And cops are trying to catch him.

This is the first time you will see Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai working together. Sunehri offers him a parternship he cannot refuse. And the game of cat (cops) and mouse (thief) begin. During this game they move from Mumbai to Rio, Brazil… who wins???

My Rating

=> 4/5 [ go watch it! It is better than James bond movie ;) ]

This movie is also dubbed into Telugu and Tamil Languages. This seems to a new formula to avoid remakes.

PS3 first impression

It is not available in India. But it is launched in Japan. Japanese gamer Teruma Naito from Oda City was one of the lucky few to bag a PlayStation 3. Here he gives his impressions of launch day and his early experience with the console:
The news footage of more than 1,000 people lined up outside the first shop to sell the PS3 in Tokyo was phenomenal.

I have never seen anything like that before in Japan. Such was the competition that apparently people were going to the length of paying homeless people up to 10,000 yen (£45) to line up on their behalf

The PS3s internet capabilities are impressive. By using the analogue sticks to move the mouse pointer, I was pretty much able to do everything from view videos on YouTube, download photos and videos attached to my e-mails and even do on-line banking and complete a money transfer.

Maths finds the perfect way to cut a cake


Here is some advice on cutting the perfect cake.

From the article:
The art of cake-cutting requires care and skill to ensure no party is left feeling cheated or envious. Now, however, parents and party hosts can approach the task with a little more confidence mathematicians claim to have found the perfect way to cut a cake and keep everyone happy :D

Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing

As Windows Vista hits the Release to Manufacturing milestone, Microsoft looks back at what it took to build the most heavily tested, highest quality and most secure operating system in the company’s history.

Microsoft says Windows Vista is its most heavily tested operating system ever, with deep investments made to ensure greater security, reliability and usability. But after all the time, expense and effort to get it right, does Windows Vista meet the quality bar? For answers to this and other questions about the quality of Windows Vista, PressPass spoke with Sven Hallauer, release manager and director of program management at Microsoft.

Q&A: Windows Vista Released to Manufacturing

Write smart resume: Words that Weaken Your Resume

Yahoo hotjobs posted some nice tips about how to make your resume stand out.
From the article:
More than just your accomplishments make your resume stand out. How you communicate them matters too.

A strong resume gives potential employers a concise, clear picture of your skills and experience. And, it’s the crucial first step in securing an interview and hopefully a job offer.

For maximum impact, keep your resume as concise as you can. You need to include all your achievements in only one to two pages, so don’t waste space on meaningless words. Plus, an employer doesn’t want to spend time trying to understand vague phrases or decipher confusing jargon.

Words That Weaken Your Resume []

Easy to use free accounting software from Microsoft for Windows XP

Accounting software use to record and processes your financial transactions within functional modules such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and trial balance. In short you can keep track of your expenses, purchases and incomes etc.

Large business use specially developed accounting software. Small business or individual may purchase software from local computer stores. It varies greatly in its complexity and cost.

Microsoft is offering easy to use free accounting software called Microsoft Office Accounting Express 2007. It is an essential tool for managing your business finances. Whether you’re a small or home-based business, you can use this simple accounting program to make pen and paper-based tasks a thing of the past.

With the familiar look and feel of Microsoft Office, Office Accounting Express 2007 is easy to use and helps you save time, get organized, and do business online.

You only need to enter data once so you can save time managing everyday financial tasks. All of your customer and financial information is stored in one place so that you have a complete view of your business. You also have the tools you need to sell online through eBay and get paid faster.


  • Easy to learn and use
  • It saves time
  • Store and organize all your information in one place
  • Get reports of your financial position

Free Download

=> You can download software here [208 MB]