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14-Year-Old Japanese Boy Arrested for Creating Ransomware

apanese authorities have arrested a 14-year-old boy in Osaka, a prefecture and large port city, for allegedly creating and distributing a ransomware malware.

This is the first such arrest in Japan which involves a Ransomware-related crime.

Ransomware is a piece of malware that encrypts files on a victim’s computer and makes them inaccessible until the victim pays a ransom, usually in Bitcoins, in order to get the decryption keys for the encrypted files.

Ransomware has been around for a few years, but currently, it has become a major cyber threat for businesses and users across the world.

Just last month, the WannaCry ransomware hit over 300,000 PCs within just 72 hours, wreaking havoc worldwide.

The recent arrest came after the teenager, who is a third-year junior high school student, created a ransomware virus and uploaded its source code on the Internet, according to multiple Japanese media.

The student, who admitted to the allegations, combined free encryption software to develop his own ransomware infection and then uploaded it to a foreign website and even taught people to download and use it to spread further for financial gain.

The teen also advertised the website through social media, including Twitter, telling users “I made ransomware. Please feel free to use it,” the sources said.

According to Japanese police, the teen’s ransomware allowed a downloader to infect victims’ computers, demanding payment in digital currency. His ransomware framework has been downloaded over 100 times.



The authorities have not revealed the identity of the teenager, but have informed that the student just took about 3 days to create the ransomware program using his personal computer.


The student also told the authorities that he learned to code on his own and created the ransomware out of curiosity in order to become famous.

The Japanese police spotted the ransomware during “cyber patrolling” in January and confiscated the teen’s computer after searching his house in April.

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System Restore on Windows 10 Computers

If something goes wrong with your Windows 10 computer, due to a new app installation or a recent driver upgrade, simply trying to uninstall or roll back the driver doesn’t always work. That’s where Windows 10 System Restore comes in, as it essentially lets you jump back to a previous time, when Windows was working just fine.

But how does that work, you ask? Well, it does that by creating “restore points” from time to time, generally when you install a new piece of software, or a Windows 10 update. Plus, it creates one every week anyway, and you can do so manually anytime.
Windows 10 restore points are effectively an image of the important Windows stuff, your system files, registry settings, and hardware drivers themselves. It doesn’t take any of your personal documents into consideration, so this isn’t a backup by any means. Depending on your system settings, a small part of your hard-drive is dedicated to storing these restore points, which automatically clears out the old to make space for the new. You’ll still need to back up all your personal data yourself, but Windows 10 restore points can help troubleshoot software issues on your Windows PC.
When you open System Restore, you’ll be presented with the available restore points, which will allow you to return to a specific time in the past. In short, Windows 10 System Restore allows you to revert to a state when your computer was working just fine.
Before you use the feature, you should know how it impacts your computer. Since Windows 10 System Restore doesn’t make a backup of your personal documents, restoring your system won’t change any of them. Instead, it keeps a track of all the apps you had, so once you choose a point, any apps that were installed after that will be gone, and the uninstalled ones will come back.
Once the process is done, you will need to re-run the installers/ uninstallers to properly get rid of the ones you don’t want. Thankfully, Windows 10 does present you with a list of affected programs, making this process simpler.

How to set up System Restore on Windows 10

By default, the Windows 10 System Restore option is only turned on for your primary drive, which contains all the necessary Windows files. If you’d like to extend that coverage, follow these steps:
  1. Hit Start, and type in “restore”.
  2. Choose Create a restore point.
  3. In the System Protection tab, under Protection Settings, you’ll see a list of available drives on your computer, with an On or Off label next to them.
  4. Choose the appropriate drive, and click Configure.
  5. Select Turn on system protection to enable System Restore. It should be on by default for C:.
  6. On the same dialog box, adjust the Max Usage slider as you prefer. The more room you make, the farther back you can choose to go later.


How to create a restore point on Windows 10

In some cases, you might want to create a restore point yourself, for example, if you’re about to install an app or a new driver from an unconfirmed source. Here’s how to go about that:
  1. Hit Start, and type in “restore”.
  2. Choose Create a restore point.
  3. In the System Protection tab, under Protection Settings, click Create.
  4. Then, give it a memorable name, and hit Create.
  5. After less a minute, you’ll be presented with a success message. Click Close.

How to use System Restore on Windows 10

Hopefully, you’ll never actually have to bother with this. But should that troubling day arrive, here’s how you can restore your system to an earlier point:
  1. Hit Start, and type in “restore”.
  2. Choose Create a restore point.
  3. In the System Protection tab, under System Restore, click System Restore.
  4. A new dialog box will give you a brief description of System Restore. Choose Next.
  5. On the next page, you’ll see the available restore points, with a date next to each of them. Select the desired one, and click Scan for affected programs.
  6. In a new dialog box, you’ll have two different lists – the top one shows programs that will be deleted, and the bottom one shows programs that will be restored. Once you’ve noted the important ones, click Close.
  7. If you’re ready, choose the appropriate restore point, and click Next.
  8. Windows 10 will ask you to confirm. Go through the details, and then click Finish.
  9. In a final dialog box, System Restore will inform you that it “cannot be interrupted”. Click Yes to begin.
The Windows 10 restore process will take over your computer, and finish in about 15 minutes, more depending on your CPU and hard-drive speed. Once it restarts, you can login to see if everything is working fine. If it didn’t have the desired result, you can revert to your latest system settings instead, since System Restore always creates another restore point before starting itself.

How to fill up adsense appeal form for Invalid Activity


Invalid traffic appeal

FORM 

Full Form Details:

Q:-)How do users get to your site, mobile app, and/or YouTube channel? How do you promote your content? *

Ans 🙂 Users reaches to my contents via google search engine include google,
        bing or Youtube channel and other youtube features.
        Some traffic reaches via social also include facebook and twitter.

Q 🙂Have you or your site, mobile app, and/or YouTube channel ever violated the AdSense program policies or Terms & Conditions? 
 If so, how? Also, include any relevant information that you believe may have resulted in invalid activity. *
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Ans 🙂  My some of youtube channels videos got one or two copyright strikes under community guidelines,
         but not have any invalid click activity before this. These violations also due to my mistakes,
         and happened unknowingly or due to negligence. I don’t me unknowingly.

Q 🙂 What changes will you implement to help improve ad traffic quality on your site,
 mobile app, and/or YouTube channel? *
……………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

Ans 🙂  First of all, I really apologize for any invalid activity and condemn like
         these activities and also for those mistakes which happened by unknowingly
         and my negligence. Further now, I assure to adsense and youtube to be genuine
         adsense partner. I started using adsense partnership about a year ago and
         tried my best to do and valid activities. If my adsense is restarted
         I will do everything according to adsense policies and try to get away
         from any invalid activity which violate any term and condition.

Q:-)Please include any data from your site, mobile app, and/or YouTube channel
traffic logs or reports that indicate suspicious IP addresses, referrers, or requests which could explain invalid activity. *
………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

Ans 🙂  Dear Google, this is first time that my adsense account is disable due to like this invalid clicks activity,I could not record my suspicious IP address, traffic log & reports. I also apologize again for this negligence too.As must as I know about my site or adsense I have mentioned. I only appeal to ignore any server or light invalid activity to my accound and give me first and last chance to work properly on my adsense account. I accept my mistakes which happened by unknowingly and my negligence.
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Getting Call from 777888999 won’t Explode your Phone, stop believing Fake Rumours!

A new hoax/rumour is on the air stating that a number 777888999 is probably a death number and can explode your phone if it rings you. Well, Please stop believing such stupid hoaxes and NO! It wont explode, Oh God!
Recently, A message has been circulating warning people that answering a phone call from a specific mobile number may set their handset on fire and render them dead. According to the message, answering a call from the number 777888999 could prove fatal, because answering the call will make your phone explode which is not going to happen.
Facebook pages and family WhatsApp groups have been abuzz with texts like:

“URGENT ? pl don’t attend any Call of mob no …777888999….if u attend. Call your mobile will blast …..pl share to your friends …,” and “Savdhaan ish No.777888999 Se call aya toh utana nhi, nhi toh ye aapke akhri call b hosakta hain”.

To be specific, the number, according to a Truecaller search, belongs to “Don’t Receive Virus”. Pretty ominous, right? Of course it is not a verified number, and it is listed under “tax agency” (haha) and has been reported by 77,573 people.
First and foremost, nine digit mobile numbers do not exist in India. Of course it can be an international number, but phone numbers can’t make your ordinary phone explode. So stop making this rumour a viral thing and scaring other people too. Also, I wonder if someone really owns it, How many nightmares we would be getting himself every night!

How To Delete a Skype Account

 

Delete Skype

Unfortunately, it is not possible to delete a Skype account in its entirety. However, if you are no longer interested in using your account, you may remove all of your personal information from the Skype database, making it impossible for other users to find your account.Close My Skype Account

Delete Personal Information on Skype
If you don’t want other users to search for you in Skype directory, you must first remove all the personal information you provided when creating your profile. This information includes your name, gender, date of birth, email address, phone number, and location.

Sign in to your Skype account, and click on your username in the menu bar. Click on Manage. Your browser will open and direct you to your profile page:

  • Go to the Personal Information section and
  • click on Edit.

You may now clear your profile of you personal details.

Modify Your Skype Avatar

The next step is to “delete” your personal avatar. Note that it is not actually possible to delete your avatar, but you do have the option of changing it to something more general.

Log in to Skype and select Skype > Profile > Avatar.

You may now select your new image.

Delete Your Account from the Login Screen

To delete your account from the login screen, close Skype, and click on your computer’s Startmenu.

Type Run and press Enter. Then type

%appdata%Skype
and click on OK.

Delete the folder with the name of your Skype account.

Remove Username from the Skype Directory
Go to the online homepage and log in to your Skype account.

Next, click on Account and password followed by Delete an account. This procedure will take about two weeks.

Read Also : China border authorities secretly have been installing spyware apps on tourists phone

How to Delete Skype Account on Mobile (Android or iOS)

The account deletion process on mobile devices is pretty much the same. Let’s take a look:

  • Launch Skype on your mobile
  • Tap your Skype Name
  • Go to Settings by tapping the Gear icon on the top right corner
  • Tap Account & Profile and then Close your account
  • Verify your id and password to proceed
  • Go through the list and click Next
  • Mark the checkboxes and list the Reason
  • Now, tap Mark account for closure

Also Read How To Delete Your Gmail Account

Delete Your Gmail Account

If you’ve decided that you no longer want to use your Gmail account, you can choose to remove your email address from your Google account. Deleting your Gmail address will delete your emails and content saved within Gmail but note that it will not delete your Google account, Google search history, or any other information associated with your Google account such as YouTube history or your Google+ page. 

Note that once your Gmail account is deleted, you will no longer be able to access any of your emails. We highly recommend backing up any files that you’d like saved. 

How To Delete Your Gmail Address

Sign in to your account and head to the My Account. Under the section labeled Account Preferences, click on the option that reads Delete your account or services


Click Delete products



All of your active Google accounts will be listed here. Click the Gmail option and then follow the onscreen instructions: 


Click Remove Gmail permanently and verify your selection. You will be asked to provide a new primary email address with which to log in to other Google services (i.e. YouTube). 

Once you’ve confirmed your selection, you will be sent an email from Gmail with the subject Gmail Removal Confirmation. Click on the link to reconfirm your account removal, and then click on Verify to finalize the removal. 

Your Gmail account will be removed from the server with 48 hours. 

Six WhatsApp Features You May Not Know About

Six WhatsApp Features You May Not Know About

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two factor authentication protects your WhatsApp in case of phone theft
  • Replying to a specific message clears the air in conversations
  • WhatsApp lets you manipulate text for better emphasis as well
WhatsApp is the most used instant messenger in India, and many parts of the world. There are many things we would like to see on WhatsApp, but the fact is that the Facebook-owned company has been making a lot of steady improvements. Today, you can do things like make a video call, or add a GIF, and a whole lot more. Here are some of the not-so-obvious WhatsApp features that you may not be aware of, but will find useful.
1) Two-factor authentication
Recently, WhatsApp rolled out two-factor authentication for its chat service. If you recall, there’s no username and password you need to use WhatsApp – you just need to type your phone number and verify it via an OTP SMS. If someone steals your phone, even if the phone is locked down, they could take out your SIM card and put it in a different phone. With just that much effort, they would have access to your WhatsApp account, as it would just require an SMS to verify the new phone. By enabling two-factor authentication, you can protect yourself from such fraudulent behaviour, as it will ask you to set a six digit passcode, which WhatsApp will ask every time you try to re-verify your account. And in case you forget your passcode, there’s a way to reset it via email too.
2) Reply to a specific message in a group chat
This might have happened to you – while conversing, you reply a little later, and it leaves the other side wondering about the context. In WhatsApp conversations, press and hold on a particular line of text, and hit the backward arrow button that appears on top on Android (or tap ‘reply’ on an iPhone). This lets you quote the particular message in a conversation, which you can comment on. Also, tapping on a quoted WhatsApp reply scrolls the conversation to the position of the original message.
3) Find out who’s read your message in a group chat
In a one-on-one conversation, it is easy to figure out whether the recipient has read your WhatsApp message, thanks to the blue coloured double tick symbol. But in a WhatsApp group conversation, it’s not as obvious to tell who exactly from the group has read your message. There’s actually an easy way to find this out – press and hold the message and hit the ‘i’ button on the top on Android (‘info’ on an iPhone). Here, you’ll get to see how many people from the WhatsApp group have read this particular message. In iOS, you can also just hold and drag the message to the left to go to that menu.
4) Listen to voice messages discreetly
Some people prefer sending WhatsApp voice messages instead of typing text. A common problem with this is that hitting the ‘play’ button makes the voice message play on the speakerphone by default. This may be a problem when you’re in the vicinity of others and would prefer if they didn’t hear it.
The solution is simple – just hit the ‘Play’ button and put the phone to your ear – it will automatically switch from speakerphone to the earpiece and play the WhatsApp voice message back there.
5) Manipulate text for better emphasis
There’s certain syntax that you can apply to manipulate text for better emphasis on WhatsApp. For example, applying an asterisk before and after words (e.g *like so*) makes them appear in bold in the WhatsApp conversation. Similarly, adding underscores (e.g _like this_) makes text appear italicised, and words enclosed inside two tilde symbols (~) strikes them off.
6) Message a user in a group to get their attention
Last but not the least, adding an @name in a WhatsApp group conversation lets you alert other users that they’ve been mentioned inside a group, similar to @mentions on Twitter.
So there you have it. Here’s hoping you discovered a useful WhatsApp feature or two that will make your usage better. Have any tricks of your own to share? Let the world know via the comments below

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