Think you know your stuff? Try a quiz!

Bright Hub have lots of new quizzes to test your knowledge.  Check out some of the quizzes :)

Example quizzes in Bright Hub:

Computer Security

  • Do You Know Computer Viruses?
  • How Safe Is Your Wi-Fi Connection?
  • How Secure is Your Computer?
  • Test Your Computer Security Skills With the Malware Open Challenge

Windows

  • A Quiz for Microsoft Word Professionals
  • Are You a Windows Expert? See How Much You Know
  • Are You an MS Office Expert? Test Your Knowledge
  • Think You Know Your Windows Computer?
  • New to Microsoft Word? Find Out How Much You Know!
  • So You Think You Can Use Microsoft Excel? A General Knowledge Quiz
  • Test Your Microsoft History Knowledge

Mac

  • Are You Up to Speed in Lion?
  • Test Your Knowledge of Apple History
  • Steve Jobs Said What?
  • Take the Mac Challenge: How Much Do You Know?
  • Test Your Computer Chops with Our Macintosh Guru Quiz
  • Test Your Steve Jobs Fandom: A Quiz

iPhone

  • Think you Know your iPhone? Take our iPhone quiz & find out
  • iPhone Games Quiz
  • There’s an App For That
  • Apple and the iPhone

Good luck or shall I say, hope you’ll get perfect score!

Malware Spam: Uniform Traffic Ticket. Aargh.. A bit old spam but not many AV will detect the malware.

Quoted below is an unsolicited email with malware attached:

Subject:  Uniform Traffic Ticket (ID: 31534)

From:  New York State Department of Motor Vehicles

New York State — Department of Motor Vehicles

UNIFORM TRAFFIC TICKET (ID:77810),


POLICE AGENCY
NEW YORK STATE POLICE
Local Police Code 3

THE PERSON DESCRIBED ABOVE IS CHARGED AS FOLLOWS
Time: 7:25 AM
Date of Offense: 07/02/2011
IN VIOLATION OF NYS V AND T LAW


4 Description of Violation

SPEED OVER 55 ZONE

TO PLEAD, PRINT OUT THE ENCLOSED TICKET AND SEND IT TO TOWN COURT, CHATAM HALL., PO BOX 117

Screenshot of the spam:

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This type of email is NOT new at all because I’ve seen similar spam last August.  The problem is the following:

  • End-users of popular web-based email services that only depend on free virus email scanner aren’t always protected from downloading unsafe file.  An example is Yahoo! email which is using Norton Antivirus.  It failed to detect the malware attachment: 

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Hopefully, people won’t fall into executing the Uniform traffic ticket.zip or extract and execute the uniform traffic ticket.exe file.

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Or else, they will have to remove Win32/Gamarue.B, a computer worm that can also spread through removable drives e.g. AutoRun virus, communicate to attackers server and download some files to the affected computer.

As you know already, Microsoft found out that their Malicious Software Removal Tool have detected 26.0% malware propagated through USB Autorun, 17.2% of malware have propagated through Network Autorun and 44.8% through user interaction.  More information of malware propagation in Volume 11 of Microsoft Security Intelligence report, released this month. 

The above email is one of the methods that a computer worm infects a computer and then spread to your network (home or office network).

Be very careful when receiving such email especially if you are in New York.  People who don’t live in New York or U.S.A have more reasons to delete this type of email.

Windows 8 and Windows XP

Finally.. I find time to download Windows 8 Preview.  Going to install it tomorrow and hope to see it work.  Will provide feedback, of course (if it’s not reported yet). If you haven’t download it and wish to try, get it at MSDN.

Are you using Windows XP? Get the Windows XP End Of Support Countdown Gadget.  Today, I have it installed as a sidebar gadget.  XP users still have many months to use XP :)  If your PC is still OK, keep using it but ensure it’s up-to-date with available security fixes.  If you want a new PC, get Windows 7 or wait for Windows 8.

10-6-2011 4-45-29 PM

Goodbye Mr. Steve Jobs

Even though I don’t have an Apple product (except installing Safari browser when I need to write or test something about it in a Windows computer.  Some family members are using iPad or iPhone and I find it as cool gadgets but don’t need or requite it right now), I’m sad to hear that Mr. Steve Jobs passed away that soon.  I mean, not only he was only 56 years old but he bid his goodbye as CEO only in August 24, 2011.  That’s only a month and 11 days ago :(

This post is to remember you, Mr. Jobs and to thank you for contributing to the world — some great and cool gadgets — that my family members are happy (also they loved it) using.  Even a 3 year old boy in the family loves your iPad.  He just can’t stop playing games, non-stop viewing his birthday photos/videos and also sketching anything after school or dinner (he is not allowed to use the iPad until he finished his dinner!).

10-6-2011 4-09-24 PM