• Hotbeds in Asia, Middle East

    During the first three months of the year, Kaspersky Lab researchers discovered a wave of new APT activity based mainly in Asia – more than 30% of Q1 reports were dedicated to threat operations in this region. A peak of activity was also observed in the Middle East with a number of new techniques used by actors. These and other trends are covered in Kaspersky Lab’s latest quarterly threat intelligence summary. In the first quarter of 2018, Kaspersky Lab researchers continued to detect cyber activities by advanced persistent threat (APT) groups speaking languages including Russian, Chinese, English and Korean, among others. And while some well-known actors didn’t show any noteworthy…

  • Blending Health, Convenience, Possible?

    I once went on a trip of fasting, after I learn from a Finnish expert of health, he came in Malaysia many years back.  I attended his session (FOC), which he shared on the idea of fasting, without food for days, just plain water.  I tried, it seems to work.  I forgot his name by now, I was 14 that time. However, the fast I did recently (some years back) was the pray for the nation, I did the half and full day fast, and praying for the nation. As the Ramadan is drawing closer, which is about sometime next month, we will be seeing many Muslim around the world…

  • Easy, Take It Easy

    I spent the Easter Sunday with the twins in Port Dickson, witnessing some breathtaking sunset in the evening before I began my journey back to the sub-urban, urban life. Since I have purchased the Leica, I love to start walking in the areas I will be at.  I spent time in Hong Kong streets, Bali tourists as well as non-tourist spots, the beautiful Rome streets, and breathtaking Vatican City, Sydney and the Blue Mountain, Jakarta streets, and Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka streets, shrines, temples, people on the streets, and I guess the journey to photograph the great things will continue.  I especially love taking pictures in places like Kampar, Slim…

  • Well, Well, Well, You Know This Day Will Cometh, Period.

    In today’s digital world, it has become commonplace for couples to depend on devices to communicate and stay connected to each other. However, according to the latest Kaspersky Lab study, there are not only pros of “connected love” but also cons that should be taken into account. For example, 55% of couples have argued about device overuse, highlighting how although devices often help to bring couples closer together, they can also push them apart and potentially put relationships at risk. Many people today depend on devices to stay connected with their friends and family, and the same is true for those in relationships. Indeed, couples today frequently use devices and…

  • Dandruff, Read This.

    Do you have dandruff? Several studies have shown a prevalence of dandruff of up to 50% in the general population[1]. While dandruff is not contagious or physically harmful, it can cause sufferers to present as messy or unhygienic; and cause embarrassment and a loss of self-confidence[2]. Dandruff can have several causes, with dry skin being the most common cause of flaking dandruff[3]. Other causes include, irregular or incorrect scalp and hair care, over-shampooing and sensitivity to hair care products. There are many anti-dandruff treatments. While the majority of anti-dandruff treatment are effective in reducing the formation of dandruff flakes, there is a concern that hair and scalp can be stripped off…

  • Sandbox, On The Cloud, Saving Big Bucks For Your Business

    I came across this update from Kaspersky Lab, which I think it is pretty exciting for companies which are posed with threats, especially when threats are getting more complicated and sophisticated. The brand launched Cloud Sandbox with the following highlights:- No additional hardware investments, so saving on CAPEX Subscription base, so when you do not need it anymore, just stop.  Imagine the amount of hardware you need to think what to do with them when you switch system Detonate suspicious files in a virtual environment, instead of at your own hardware and the risks, oh boy, too high Overall, you also get the best security expert minds at your side…

  • It’s good to be still alive

    Last Friday, I accidentally dropped a metal furniture on my right toe. The pain was severe, I sought medical help, treated with some pain killer.  I went home and then to work without able to control the pain, was really bad. Fast forward to 6 days later, I could feel slight pain, but I think the toe is slowly recovering.  I missed my routine exercise, but what the heck, I could still do exercise that does not require my toe to be involved. On the toe accident, I just want to reflect a moment in my life how I could possibly loose my life, just like how a metal furniture…

  • HomePod

    I love music. Retna and I share about the same taste in music.  Not that all the genre we could listen together, but we have some common artists we listen together on regular basis. I also have music I listen to with our kids. When AirPlay first arrived on the iOS, we opted for KLIPSCH KMC 3, which is a portable speaker, with super great sub woofer, which we played it outdoor a lot when washing the cars.  We then placed it inside the living room, for anyone to enjoy the great sound of music. Later through a trip to Taipei, we discovered Bangs and Olufsen, which was installed inside…