The Agent Smith Android Malware

The “Agent Smith” Android Malware: Facts

Researchers from the security firm Check Point Software Technologies discovered in July 2019 a new type of malware affecting Android devices. Dubbed as Agent Smith, it works by replacing a portion of selected Android apps with its own code. The malware does not steal data from Android users or cause their devices to malfunction beyond […]

Triada: The Android Malware

Triada: The Android Malware

Triada is a malware that targets Android devices. It is specifically a module mobile Trojan that exists mostly in the RAM of devices and actively uses privileges to substitute system files with malicious ones. Initially, it worked by exploiting root vulnerabilities, thus gaining root access and leveraging access privileges. However, it later came preinstalled in […]

The Advantages and Disadvantages of PNG

The Advantages and Disadvantages of PNG Format

Portable Network Graphics or PNG is a file format for compressing digital images developed initially as an improved and non-patented replacement for Graphics Interchange Format or GIF. However, this format has now been used as a better replacement for the JPEG standard. The Advantages of the PNG Format 1. Lossless Compression: One primary advantage of […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of JPEG

Advantages and Disadvantages of JPEG Standard

JPEG is a compression standard for digital images. Note that JPEG is an initialism for Joint Photographic Expert Group, an organization that created and maintains the JPEG, as well as the JPEG 2000, and JPEG XR standards. The standard has several file formats to include the JPEG Exchange Image File Format and JPEG File Interchange […]

The Three Factors of User Authentication

The Three Factors of User Authentication

Websites and apps are increasingly utilizing layered authentication to promote security and privacy online. As a backgrounder, layered authentication is an identity and access management process that uses two or more layers based on the so-called factors of authentication. A user needs to present two or more factors to grand him or her access to […]

Hard Disk Drive: Advantages and Disadvantages

Pros: The Advantages of HDD 1. One of the notable advantages of a hard disk drive or HDD is that it is cheaper when compared to a solid-state drive or SSD. An SSD with a similar storage capacity can be twice more expensive than an HDD. What this means is that computers with an HDD are […]

Solid-State Drive: Advantages and Disadvantages

Solid-State Drive: Advantages and Disadvantages

Pros: The Advantages of SDD 1. Compared to a hard disk drive or HDD, one of the advantages of a solid-state drive or SSD is that it has a faster read-write speed because of the absence of moving parts. It is specifically 25 times to 100 times faster than HDD, which in turn, means wider bandwidth, […]

OLED vs. IPS LCD: Which One is Better?

OLED vs. IPS LCD: Which One is Better?

Two display technologies currently dominate the consumer electronics market. These are organic light-emitting diode or OLED displays and in-plane switching liquid crystal display or IPS LCD. As a backgrounder, an OLED uses organic compounds that emit light in response to an electric current. On the other hand, an IPS is a specific type of LCD […]

The Pros and Cons of Augmented Reality

Augmented reality or AR involves the addition of digital elements such as graphics, audio, haptic feedback, and other sensory information to the real world, thus creating an immersive and interactive user experience. The Pros of Augmented Reality: Benefits and Applications The applications of augmented reality or AR come from the fact that it augments or […]

The Pros and Cons of Big Data

The Pros and Cons of Big Data

Big Data is not just a fad or a buzz terminology. The rate at which societies in developed and developing countries generate data has become a goldmine for organizations seeking to use large data sets to understand their audience and improve their performance. This article concisely discusses the pros or advantages, as well as the […]