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Windows VPS Security Guidelines

Hello Everyone,

Today, We are going to cover the Windows security aspect for Amazon Sellers.
As most of us are aware of the cyberattack, security breach and ransomware have become common these days, higher chances to loses the sensitive information in a few seconds like credit card number or paypal.

Would like to cover this topic on two prospective
– Common Mistakes
– VPS Security Guidelines

Common Mistakes we made and how to avoid it.
– Never share sensitive data over messengers i.e. WhatsApp, FB messenger they get sniff easily on your network.
– Avoid using week passwords like. 12345678, always add special character in your password i.e. Pa55w0rd@2020
– Don’t use the same password for all your accounts
– Always check the website security “SSL” before making online transactions

Now let’s move on to the VPS Security Guideline. first of all, you need to understand that the VPS services which you are using are self-managed and hosted on the public cloud.

Here are some precautnary measures for VPS users:

– Regularly change admin user password “Administrator” on a monthly basis
– Enable network-level authentication for Remote desktop connection (Probably Need Assistance from domain expert)
– Change your default RDP TCP port “3389” but make sure your ISP won’t block it.
– Never save sensitive information on VPS
– Never save sensitive documents/pictures on VPS (remove them as soon as the work is completed)
– Always try to use google chrome incognito mode
– Always log out your windows account after doing your work on VPS
– Share your VPS credentials with reliable persons only.
– Don’t share your VPS IP publically

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How To Change Your Password In Windows Server

Changing Your Windows Server Password Through Windows Control Panel

To change your password via the Windows Control Panel please refer to the following steps:
  1. Press the Windows key + X while logged into the server
  2. Select Control Panel
  1. Select Change account type
  1. Select the account you’d like to modify
  1. Select Change the password
  1. Enter the Current password
  2. Enter the New password
  3. Confirm the new password
  4. Click Change password
   
  • As always, if you have any questions or need any further assistance, please feel free to contact us.

AirBar: The plug-in touchscreen

You can now convert your laptop or PC into a touch screen with the help of a new device called AirBar.

Touch screen’s have become such a popular feature in laptops these days, and most laptop companies are moving towards them, but not every laptop or desktop model comes with the feature.

A Swedish company that goes by Neonode has developed a new device, AirBar, that would bring the touch technology to virtually any computer from your non-touch laptops to notebooks.

What is it and How does it Work?

AirBar is a small plug-and-touch bar that attaches magnetically to the bottom of your machine’s display.

When connected to your laptop via an available USB port, AirBar starts emitting a beam of invisible light across your screen that is used to track touchscreen movements and gestures.

The movements and gestures are then translated into corresponding inputs, making you able to use all the gestures including poking, pinching, swiping, zooming and scrolling around with your hand, in the same way, like on a touchscreen PC.

What’s Great about AirBar is that it even works if you have worn gloves, and with any other object.

It works well with any device running Windows 8 or Windows 10 or even with a Chromebook, but it still needs to have proper OS X support.

The AirBar is going to retail for $49 next month with its public launch in January 2016 at the CES event in Las Vegas. 15.6-inch screens size at present. Currently, the only size that Air-Bar accommodates is 15.6-inch screens.

Network functions virtualization (NFV)

Network functions virtualization (NFV) sometimes goes by another name in the industry — virtual network function (VNF). Often used interchangeably, both focus primarily on optimization of the network services, contrary to software-defined networking (SDN), which separates the control and forwarding plane for a centralized view of the network. Network functions virtualization, offers a new way to design, deploy and manage networking services, by decoupling the network functions, such as network address translation (NAT), fire-walling, intrusion detection, domain name service (DNS), and caching, to name a few, from proprietary hardware appliances so they can run in software.

It’s designed to combine and deliver the networking components needed to support a fully virtualized infrastructure – including virtual servers, storage, and even other networks. It utilizes standard IT virtualization technologies that run on high-volume service, switch and storage hardware to virtualize network functions. It is applicable to any data plane processing or control plane function in both wired and wireless network infrastructures.

What are the main benefits of Network Functions Virtualization?

  1. Deliver Agility and Flexibility: quickly scale up or down services to address changing demands; support innovation by enabling services to be delivered via software on any industry-standard server hardware.
  2. Reduce OpEX: reducing space, power and cooling requirements of equipment and simplifying the roll out and management of network services.
  3. Accelerate Time-to-Market: reducing the time to deploy new networking services to support changing business requirements, seize new market opportunities and improve return on investment of new services. Also lowers the risks associated with rolling out new services, allowing providers to easily trial and evolve services to determine what best meets the needs of customers.
  4. Reduce CapEx: reducing the need to purchase purpose-built hardware and supporting pay-as-you-grow models to eliminate wasteful over-provisioning.

The $15 Raspberry Pi Rival

On paper, the Pine 64 is as powerful as the $35 Raspberry Pi 3. It can be a PC replacement, and the most expensive model, with Wi-Fi, is priced at $29.

The primary shipments are going to backers that poured a total of $1.7 million into a Kickstarter campaign to develop the computer. Pine64, the computer’s maker, is shipping out small batches after delays and slowly ramping up production, according to posts in the company’s forums and on its Kickstarter page.

There are currently three models of Pine 64 listed on the company’s Web site. The cheapest, $15 model is out-of-stock, but the $19 and $29 models, which can be pre-ordered, will ship no later than May, according to the site.

The Pine 64 is similar to Raspberry Pi 3 (Amazon price) in many respects. It has a 64-bit ARM-based Cortex A53 CPU, MicroSD slot, Ethernet and HDMI ports. But Pine 64 has better graphics, with an ARM Mali 400 MP2 graphics processor capable of rendering 4K video — the Pi 3 is capable of 1080p video at 60 frames per second. The Pine 64 has two USB ports, while the Raspberry Pi 3 has four USB ports.

The base $15 Pine 64 model has 512MB DDR3 RAM, while the $19 model has 1GB of DDR3 RAM, a 5-megapixel camera port and MIPI video port. The $29 model has 2GB of RAM and also Wi-Fi, which is also a key selling point for Raspberry Pi.

Pine 64 is also able to run Android and Remix OS, a version of Android for PCs.

Anticipation for the Pine 64 computer has been growing since its initial announcement in December, and it is more than likely to stir up more competition for its rivals.

3 Things to expect in the near future with 5G

5G aims to be 100 times faster than our current wireless technology and even speedier than what Google Fiber offers through a physical connection to the home. The incredible speeds and responsiveness achieved with 5G open up new possibilities, and the technology had people buzzing at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, this week.

“5G will take it to the next level,” said Cristiano Amon, president of Qualcomm’s chip business. “There will be “ubiquitous connectivity from all sorts of devices.”

Do be mindful of the hype surrounding 5G. The earliest mobile deployments likely won’t happen until 2018, with broader availability in the years after.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t dream about what’s next. Here are a few things you’ll be able to do with Five-G.

  1. Hollywood-like Web speeds

Pages usually take a second or two to load, even on a fast connection. With 5G, those results will come immediately.

Or if you wanted to kick back and download a movie, it would zip to your device in 15 seconds instead of the 6 minutes it takes via 4G.

  1. Remote health care

Telemedicine becomes feasible with Five-G, whose communication lag is brief enough to permit doctors to perform some procedures remotely, said Matt Grob, chief technology officer of mobile-chip maker Qualcomm. Carriers can set up 5G networks so those medical procedures get priority over someone watching YouTube videos.

The lag time is so minuscule that doctors could use robots to operate on you from 1,000 miles away. People in remote regions can be treated by specialists, even if they’re halfway across the world.

  1. Self-driving cars

5G networks can respond fast enough to coordinate self-driving cars, either with cars talking to a central controller at a road intersection or communicating with each other.

“You can imagine no traffic lights in the street — the cars are crossing, but they’re not bumping into each other,” said Volker Held, head of innovation marketing at network equipment maker Nokia

Microsoft Takes on Oracle, Opening Up Database Software to Linux

Microsoft Corp planned on Monday to announce its move into a new business, unveiling a database software that works with a rival to its Windows operating system, a move that takes aim at a market long dominated by Oracle Corp. The new database product will work with the Linux operating system. The move is the latest to show Microsoft’s increasing willingness to work with competing products, a radical change for the once fiercely protective company.

In an era of excessive amounts of data, much of it used by companies trying to win more business and establish competitive edges, data management has become critically important.

Overall database-software sales, well north of $30 billion, and have kept rising even though spending in information technology has been generally lackluster, said Gartner analyst Merv Adrian.

“If you look at the companies that are transforming and disrupting industries, it is often with data at the core,” said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president for cloud and enterprise at Microsoft. “All of them are using data in a much richer way now to understand their customers.”

Microsoft’s SQL Server business has been behind No. 1 Oracle, which has more than 40 percent market share in database software and works with Linux, Adrian said.

Microsoft covers 21.5 percent of the market, he said, pushing International Business Machines Corp from second to third place in 2013. The product is one of Microsoft’s biggest business lines. SAP SE also competes in the area.

Under Nadella, Microsoft has made many products compatible with other systems, including Apple’s iOS. Late last year, it opened its cloud service, Azure, to customers of Red Hat, a company that makes a popular version of Linux.

Raspberry Pi 3: Model B

The Raspberry Pi Foundation on Monday announced the availability of the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B for US$35, the same price as the previous model.

The new hardware upgrade, boosts the single-core processor of the original Pi to a faster, more capable quad-core chipset in the Pi 3. The current model is based on a 64-bit chipset that runs faster than the Pi 2’s 900-MHz quad-core, 32-bit ARM Cortex-A7-based hardware. The credit card-sized computer board adds WiFi and Bluetooth support.

“The new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B offers a higher level of performance than any other Raspberry Pi board on the market,” said Claire Doyle, global head of Raspberry Pi at element14.

It “allows customers to develop specific applications and build new projects. We can’t wait to see what customers will do with it,” she told LinuxInsider.

The upgrade to the Raspberry Pi hardware is a big deal for several reasons, said Jeremy Bray, owner of Cyberspace Fortress. The built-in support for WiFi and Bluetooth means users no longer have to buy third-party dongles to get those services.

“That means you are not taking up the Pi’s four USB ports to get that functionality, so you can now use those ports for other things. When it comes to business applications, I have seen businesses customize them for their own uses. It‘s really just up to the business and their imagination for how it can be used in their business,” he told LinuxInsider.

The Raspberry Pi will be even more suitable for advanced computer training in classrooms, noted Craig Brown, president at PicoCluster, an educational platform based on Raspberry PIs.

“The bump from 900 MHz to 1.2 GHz allows for faster processing. This is particularly welcome for clustered application learning and certainly any application or learning environment that we’re running. This also makes it much better suited as a desktop replacement in classrooms and homes,” he told LinuxInsider.

“Overall, this is a great way to upgrade our clusters while giving us a chance to reduce costs,” he said.

Cloud Storage: NAS

A Cloud NAS (network attached storage) is remote storage that is accessed over the Internet as if it was local. The storage is usually hosted by a third-party service provider, who charges the customer a fee based on capacity and bandwidth but also used for backups and archiving. In the enterprise, the off-site storage might be proprietary, but the chargeback method would be similar.

A simple example of a well-known cloud in the world of computing is Dropbox or Google Drive. If you use these products to upload, store and retrieve data, then you know what a cloud is without realizing it. More specifically, clouds are networks of servers connected together in a way that allows centralized data storage and access to various services and resources. There are many kinds of clouds, but the two basic categories of cloud are public and private.

The well known private type of cloud is a network-attached storage (NAS) device-based cloud – the Seagate® Personal Cloud Home Media Storage device is a great example. A NAS device acts as a central secure location where you can backup or store and access your files. You can connect with a variety of devices such as media players, gaming consoles and smart TVs. Unlike desktops and laptops, a NAS device offers a simple OS that focuses on doing a small subset of tasks as efficiently and securely as possible. The streamlined OS makes a NAS easy to set up, and the device’s flexibility allows for a wide variety of activities – you can even share a printer through a NAS.

The benefit of any type of cloud is the potential for the data it stores to be accessed at all times. Whether you’re using massive storage servers to host a cloud like Facebook, or a NAS device for your small business or home, immediate access to your data is important. Using a handheld device and any available Internet connection, cloud solutions make it possible for you to access your data right away from anywhere. The main drawback, however, is that the data transfer rate (DTR) is only as fast as the network connection the data is accessed over.

NextBit Robin: The Cloud Based Smartphone

If you’ve owned a Smartphone over the past few years, you’ve used it for numerous things such as: sending messages, using apps, capturing photos and video, or playing games. It’s no secret that installing apps and games and taking photos and video with your phone rapidly consumes the storage available to you, and it doesn’t take much to hit storage limits on your phone.

When you do run out of space, which you likely will, there are three ways to deal with it. You could buy a phone with more storage to begin with, or pick one that has the option for storage expansion. (Most people do neither of these things.) You could plug your phone into your computer and offload pictures and video to make space. Or, you could go nuclear and delete apps, games, photos, videos, and music from your phone to make room for other fun stuff you want to do with it.

None of those options are really great when you’re in a pinch and just want to take a few more photos, but what if you didn’t have to worry about storage at all? That’s the promise Nextbit is selling with the Robin, a $399 Android phone available for purchase starting today.

The Robin is a typical mid-range Android smartphone that comes unlocked and works with AT&T or T-Mobile (a CDMA version for Verizon and Sprint is expected later this year), but it’s paired with Nextbit’s own cloud-storage service and some clever software to make sure that you don’t run out of space on your phone when you most need it. It’s a superior promise, and Nextbit’s solution is unique, though it still needs some work before you can truly forget about storage and just use your phone as much as you’d like.

Is Nextbit’s concept is better than its execution?

The future of this system — seamlessly combining on-phone storage plus cloud storage — might not be tied to a specific phone at all. It doesn’t take a huge leap of logic to see this same concept offered as a feature on another device, whether that’s something integrated into Android itself or added on top of it.

If that happens, Nextbit’s real innovation will be the idea of its cloud storage system, not the Robin itself. Ideas are great, but when it comes to buying a phone, spending $400 on an idea might not be that great.

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