The Coby MP828-8GBLK 8GB touchscreen video MP3 player is currently available in Canada via Future Shop. Priced at just $ 59.99, the gadget features a 2.8-inch touchscreen display, allows you to enjoy music, videos, and photos everywhere you go. The Coby MP828-8GBLK provides a digital camera, an 8GB of storage capacity, a USB 2.0 connection, a simple touchscreen control, an integrated speaker system, a microSD card slot, an integrated FM tuner and a built-in rechargeable battery. [Product Page]
According to the report, the firm found over 5,000 malware apps specifically targeted at Android devices at the beginning of the year – and that number has risen dramatically, to around 20,000 apps in a more recent accounting. That’s more that quadruple the number of malware threats in just over 6 months!
Even worse, the report continues, stating that there could be up to 130,000 malicious apps targeted to Android by the end of the year if the threat continues to grow at its current rate. That’s more that 25-fold growth in a one year period.
That’s a pretty horrifying growth rate – a virtual pandemic heading straight to over 50% of the smartphones in the U.S.! The report also notes that the Google Play app marketplace (which Google does attempt to curate) is often used to distribute malicious apps – in fact, they argue that Google Play (and not third-party markets) is the source of most malicious Android apps! According to the report, more than a dozen malicious apps were downloaded over 700,000 times before they were removed by Google.
Meanwhile, iOS has had a grand total of one malware attack ever – and it’s debatable whether that should even be considered malware!
Yahoo! joins the growing list of websites suffering security breaches. Just one day after social networking site Formspring gets hacked resulting in about 420,000 user accounts compromised, Yahoo’s user-generated contributor network Yahoo! Voices experienced a massive security breach with more than 400,000 usernames and passwords stolen and briefly posted online.
Unlike the Formspring breach wherein the data posted were encrypted, Yahoo’s account info was stored unencrypted so the list of usernames and their corresponding passwords were posted in text. And it’s not just Yahoo accounts that are affected here as Yahoo! Voices also allows users to sign in using non-Yahoo! email addresses. Gmail, MSN, Hotmail, Comcast and AOL user accounts were also included in the list of compromised accounts. Even more serious is the fact that there are also some accounts using .gov and .mil addresses indicating possible government and military accounts.
There is a silver lining to the situation, though. The group who were apparently responsible for this breach claims that it was only done to alert the company of the website’s security weaknesses, leaving a message for the company wherein they ask that those responsible for the domain’s security will look at this as a “wake-up call, and not a threat”.
Yahoo is already working to fix the website’s vulnerability while an investigation is still under works. The company has already released a statement saying that the data stolen was an older file from Yahoo Contributor Network acquired when the company purchased Associated Content and that less than 5% of the posted account info had valid passwords. Nevertheless, the company has issued an apology to its users and also alerted them, particularly those with compromised accounts, to change their passwords and get to know Yahoo’s online safety tips.
Now if you’re wondering whether your account is one of those compromised, there is a way to find out. Sucuri Malware Labs has a website where you can check if your email is included in the leak. Simply go to labs.sucuri.net then enter your email address on the query box and it will tell you whether or not your account has been compromised.
#Friday5 is a weekly giveaway that rewards 5 of our Twitter followers with a free copy of either a Mac or iOS app each and every Friday! Cool huh? But wait, there’s more…. each of the lucky five will also pocket a $ 10 iTunes voucher! Hurrah!
#Friday5 – BrandNewBoy !
We have hooked up withOozoo to give away 5 copies of BrandNewBoy - a great RPG for iPhone and iPad based on the Unreal 3 engine! BrandNewBoy would normally set you back $ 3.99 (currently on sale for $ 0.99), but we’re giving away 5 copies today for free!
To enter the giveaway all you have to do is follow @macdrops (our new giveaways and discount deals Twitter account) and RT the below message on Twitter.
BrandNewBoy is this week’s @MacDrops #Friday5 – An awesome RPG based on the Unreal 3 engine! http://mctr.st/Sjx4hz
What is BrandNewBoy?
From the developer:
Rookie doesn’t know who he is, or how he got here, but one thing has been made terribly clear: he’ll have to fight to stay alive if he wants to find out. Brandnew Boy is heart-stopping, breath-taking 3D combat adventure built on Unreal Engine 3 for an unbelievable iOS action experience.
Congrats to @INDiANATC, @Vercose, @CrystalLewis60, @JaymesHayes, and @hangin_out – the winners of today’s Friday5! They each won a copy of BrandNewBoy and a $ 10 iTunes voucher!
The 5 winners will be chosen at random. The competition is open to everyone (there is no regional restriction), and runs for two hours after this post is published. Winners will be announced on this page and on Twitter.
In order to claim an iTunes voucher you must have an iTunes account. If you do not have an iTunes account (or can’t create one) we will draw another winner at random from the four remaining app winners and reward one of them with the voucher
“The honey badger has been referred to by the Guinness Book of World Records as the most fearless animal in all the animal kingdom. It really doesn’t give a $ #!7.”
This quote from “Randall” in the famous honey badger video tells you all that you need to know about succeeding in social media. To get the audience, retain the fans, and get the likes/retweets/+1s/repins/subscibers/whatevers that drive your social media engagement, you have to be fearless. This applies to both personal accounts as well as business accounts.
All too often, we see clients and potential clients who are exceptionally conservative with what they post. Boring is boring. Bland is bland. If you aren’t willing to shake things up a bit and post things that are truly interesting and able to generate conversation, there’s really no reason to post other than as a basic presence tool (which is acceptable for some companies).
If you want or need to go beyond having a space filled on your marketing checklist, then applying boldness and controversy to your social media posts is the way to go. It’s not that you have to necessarily make people angry or take on a contrary position on things, but it’s possible to be bold and pick a side when posting.
Don’t be afraid of what people will say about your posts. Be afraid that they’ll say nothing. That’s when social media fails.
Here’s the honey badger video with foul language and all: