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 […]

LED Lamps vs. Fluorescent Lamps: Which One Is Better?

LED Lamps vs. Fluorescent Lamps: Which One Is Better?

Fluorescent lamps started replacing incandescent lamps in the 1950s following the commercialization of the underlying fluorescence technology. These lamps soon dominated the market in the 1980s and the 1990s. On the other hand, light-emitting diode or LED lamps were under development as early as the 1960s, but these fixtures only produced light in the low […]

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 […]

QLED vs. OLED: What Is The Difference?

QLED vs. OLED: What Is The Difference?

QLED or quantum light-emitting diode is a new type of display developed, manufactured, and marketed by Samsung. It is based on quantum dot technology in which nanosized particles called quantum dots are used to produce light and generate colors. Nonetheless, despite having a somewhat similar sound to OLED displays, QLEDs are different. What is the […]

Benefits of Continuously Variable Transmission

Although continuously variable transmission or CVT has several disadvantages when compared to a manual or traditional automatic transmission, it also has notable benefits or advantages that make it a popular type of transmission nowadays. The Pros: What Are The Benefits or Advantages of Continuously Variable Transmission? 1. A notable benefit of continuously variable advantage is that […]

Drawbacks of Continuously Variable Transmission

Continuously variable transmission or CVT is a type of automatic transmission with several benefits or advantages stemming from its gearless nature that allows automatic and seamless changes in the engine-wheel speed ratio. However, despite its growing popularity, it is important to note that CVT has disadvantages and limitations. The Cons: What are the Limitations and […]

macOS Review: The Pros and Cons

macOS Review: The Pros and Cons

The Pros of macOS: What makes macOS a Good Computer Operating System? 1. Comes With Useful Free Productivity Apps The selection of free Apple-developed apps preinstalled in a Mac device or available for downloaded through the App Store is another advantage of macOS. For example, there are office productivity apps such as Pages, Numbers, and […]