The Cure for Project Failure - by Wrike project management software [ Infographics ]



Is your company among the 70% of the organisations that suffered at least 1 failed project in the past year? With companies losing $109 Million " for every $1 billion invested in projects and programs, continued project failure is fatal to businesses. First diagnose the problems that plague your projects, and then discover the 4 tried-and-true antidotes to project failure. 

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The Cure for Project Failure - by Wrike project management software

Should Upgrade to Window 10 ? Feedback from user

 

This post was sponsored by EaseUS.

 

I upgraded my OS (operating system)   from window 8.1 to window 10.  In start I was pleased by its performance as the return of the start menu, adaptive and sleeker. It was more like window 7, moreover the feature no more full screen apps and four-way window snap makes it more interesting. And Cortana was truly helpful because of cross-device functionality but after few days I encountered some problems in this OS. I would like to discuss these problems with you as they are continuously making it difficult for me to use this OS.

Less free storage

 

Windows 10 is a worthy upgrade but it requires a lot of space in your machine. So after doing some research I found one thing that after installing window 10 the previous version of OS is still lingering in the background taking up the space more than required. Your older version of windows doesn’t disappear into the air. This is going by the name of ‘windows.old’.

Privacy

 

As I am not a fan of sharing my things or data  with others.  After doing some digging I found some data sharing defaults in windows 10. So I recommend all users to review this problem. Use the start menu and search for setting app and click privacy in it. When you have opened this you will see in the left hand pane, you will see many areas in which your machine is sharing data. Kindly spend time on this so that you may know in which things/data  you are comfortable sharing with others.

No downgrade 

 

Another problem I faced is no downgrade is available in this OS one month later after upgrade.

Data loss

 

This is the biggest problem you will face in windows 10. If you have important files music/videos stored somewhere in drive C data would be lost. Other data would also be lost from your PC but mainly from C drive.

No system restore

 

Initially the system restore option is not available by default. You could turn this option on but this is a long procedure and it is a time taking one.

Cannot play a DVD

 

It does not come with a app to play DVD on. So to play movies you have to use VLC or other players.

Compatibility

 

Some software and hardware are not compatible with windows 10.


Data recovery software:

 


Now if you are facing the fourth problem discuss above then I have a solution for you. I am going to introduce you the best data recovery software for you from that you can recover your data easily by following three steps. And one more thing this is also memory card recovery software as well. So if you have lost some important pictures, or documents from the memory card then you can get it back through this software.

EaseUS data recovery:

 


EaseUS is the best data recovery software available in the market that helps its user with their data loss problems. Or we can say this is the best memory card recovery software available in the market. It is a solution to your every data loss problem. You only have to follow three steps to get back your amazing pictures back in your SD card. It is the award winning memory card data recovery software. It can easily get your lost data back


Steps:

 

•    Launch the program
•    Scan your device
•    Preview and Recover


Step 1. Connect your SD card with your PC with the help of card reader. After that launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select the file types you want to recover. Then click the next button to move towards the next phase

Step 2. Select the SD card where loss happens and select the "Scan" option, the software will quickly scan the selected SD card to find all your affected files.

Step 3. After you are done with scan, then you can preview your recovered data so you can select out of them which you wanted to recover.Then, click "Recover" button to get them back once.


 PS : This article is intended as a reference .

3 Notorious Productivity Killers and How to Fight Them [ Infographics ]


The 9-5 workweek is no longer standard. We're mostly just working however many hours it takes to get everything done. That's why it's important to study how to be as productive as possible—so you can lessen the amount of time you're in the office and still complete all your to-do items. Read about the top 3 productivity killers and how you can beat them in order to get home early. 

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3 Notorious Productivity Killers and How to Fight Them - by Wrike project management software

Here's how to stop Facebook from secretly listening your conversation

Facebook is  using people’s smartphones to listen to what they say. But don't worry, here is an easy solution to stop it


It seems like Facebook have decided to take their advertisement service to the next level. We are already familiar with news that says that Facebook now tracks you even if you don't have an account or even if you have logged out of your account. There's nowhere to hide across the web, especially from the marketing and advertising companies.

Sounds scary right ? Well there is more to it. Facebook now uses people's phone mic to listen to conversation. Yes you heard it right.

Professor Kelli Burns has accused the social networking giant of listening to mobile phone audio of users through one of its features that are only available in the US. Prof. Burns teaches Mass Communications at the University of South Florida and he has managed to open a Pandora’s Box by suggesting that Facebook app might have been prying over unsuspecting users.

Professor Burns has said that the tool appears to be using the audio it gathers not simply to help out users, but might be doing so to listen in to discussions and serve them with relevant advertising. She says that to test the feature, she discussed certain topics around the phone and then found that the site appeared to show relevant ads.

Prof. Burns also proved this by enabling microphone feature on her mobile phone and spoke that she would like to go on a safari: “I’m really interested in going on an African safari. I think it’d be wonderful to ride in one of those jeeps.

Within 60 seconds there appeared a post on her Facebook feed about a safari story, which was posted around three hours before.



But according to the social network’s spokesperson: “Facebook does not use microphone audio to inform advertising or News Feed stories in any way. Businesses are able to serve relevant ads based on people’s interests and other demographic information, but not through the audio collection.”

This feature was introduced in 2014, around two years back and it is being purported by Facebook that it never “always” listens to or stores “raw audio” at all, but it does listens.

Here is how you can stop facebook from listening via your phone's mic


You can easily turn off the microphone on your mobile phone and if you do so, Facebook won’t be able to turn it on even if it wanted to. 


If you use iPhone, turn off microphone by following this pattern:

Settings> Privacy> Microphone.

If you are an Android users , you need to do this:

Settings> Privacy> Facebook> Permissions.

3 Easiest Ways to Create Video Content Quickly and Conveniently



Practically every blog owner, prospective social media influencer or content producer in general nowadays wants to create video content due to its capacity to be distributed to a wide audience. Assuming you lack any sort of background in creating video content however, it can be a bit tricky to get started – which is why you might want to make these three easy ways of creating video content your first ports of call.

Using a smartphone

Nowadays almost every smartphone is capable of recording videos, so why not use yours to create video content? While a smartphone may not be the best way to create elaborate videos, you can certainly use it to create one of those ‘talking head’ styled videos that you see. If you do decide to create video content using a smartphone just be sure to place it somewhere that is stable and level – or use a tripod.

Using a video slideshow

Instead of recording video content with a camera, you could create a video slideshow using images. By adding in some background music and a voiceover as well as some nice animated transitions – you could create a fairly decent piece of video content in the style of a presentation. If you want to step it up a notch you could even look into adding some other forms of animation – possibly to the text or other elements of the slideshow.

Using screen capture

 

Another easy way to create video content, screen capture will let you record footage directly from your screen – making it perfect for guides or tutorials about anything computer-related. To create videos using screen capture you’ll need screen capture software, but that’s pretty much all it takes. Just be sure that the software you opt to use is able to include voiceovers, background music and any other elements you want as part of your video.

Assuming you do opt to use screen capture to create video content, start by trying out Movavi Screen Capture. It is the easiest video recorder that you’ll find, and at the same time will allow you to exert full control over the type of video that you record.

In addition to allowing you to set the capture area, audio source and frame rate, Movavi Screen Capture will also allow you to highlight keyboard and mouse actions. Furthermore it comes with presets to help you to save and optimize your video content for various devices and platforms – including online video sharing platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Vimeo.

On your part all you need to do to create video content using Movavi Screen Capture is plan out the content you want to create. Once you do you’ll find that recording the footage really is a piece of cake.

My Interview With Russia Today , an International News Channel



Few months back when WhatsappWeb was made public, I found few flaws in it. Whatsapp released its web client which is called as WhatsappWeb and as soon as it was released everyone was curoious to know if there exist some kind of bug in it. Even i was curious to know .

On the day it got released, i found two bugs on it. And to my surprise my findings went viral. It got covered in almost by all the popular newspaper, online news portal, etc . Few of them are : International Business Times , The Hacker News , The Assam Tribune , Infosecurity Magazine , etc. Even the popular British security analyst Graham Cluley  shared his valuable opinions about my findings in his blog. 


Few days later I found the flaw I was interviewed by Russia Today, one of the top International News Channel of the World.  As they don't have a studio in my city so the interview was done on skype.

Here is the Text version of my Interview with Russia Today.


Russia Today : Can you tell us more about the two exploits that you've discovered in the new WhatsApp Web messenger ?

Indrajeet Bhuyan : Well I have discovered two vulnerabilities in whatsapp. 

  • Whatsapp photo privacy bug
Whatsapp gives us the option to hide our profile picture from others. Whatsapp offers 3 options a. everyone b. contacts c. nobody. If we set privacy to contacts only then only the people who are in our contact list can view our profile picture. But The new version of WhatsApp Web allows us to view a user’s profile image even if we are not on the contact list of that user. Even if the user has set the profile image privacy setting to "Contacts Only," the profile picture can be viewed by out of contacts people as well. Here is the video demonstration that I made :
  • WhatsApp Web Photo Sync Bug
Two weeks back when whatsapp released its web client called whatsappWeb they said that all the messages will be synced. Means if we send a message from our phone it will appear on the whatsappweb too and if we send a message from whatsappweb the message will appear in our mobile too. Now if we delete a message from mobile then the chats get refreshed in whatsappweb and the message that was deletes in the mobile gets deleted. But the same does not happen with photos. 

If we send a photo from our mobile it appears in our whatsappweb too and then when we delete the photo from our mobile , the photo appears blurred in our mobile as it is deleted but the same does not happen in whatsappweb. It does not get refreshed like the other time it did when user deletes a text. The photo is still accessible by Whatsapp Web as the photo does not get deleted from its web client, revealing the fact that mobile and web clients of the service are not synced properly. Here is the video demonstration that I made :
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vxEi2E5Wnew

Russia Today : I know I use WhatsApp a lot, so do most of my friends. What do these discoveries really mean for users like me and them ?

Indrajeet Bhuyan : Well it’s not the most serious privacy breach that has ever occurred but whatsapp gives its users an option to hide their profile photo from unwanted people. The fact of the matter is that WhatsApp users chose to keep their profile photos private, and their expectation is that WhatsApp will honor their choices and only allow their photos to be view-able by those who the user has approved. But that does not happen here as it can be viewed by other people too which in some way gives the user a sense of insecurity. And violates their privacy.

Russia Today : What can these exploit discoveries tell you about the privacy protections that WhatsApp's new program offers ? You know it's been a hot topic ever since the Snowden leaks.

Indrajeet Bhuyan : Snowden leak was about leaking data to government agencies. If that thing exists in the WhatsApp, government agencies can access data via some kind of backdoor. Privacy issues like I found or what some researchers generally finds are the result of the bad testing of the codes. Sometimes people ignore weakest links which can lead to potentially dangerous vulnerability. WhatsApp already confirmed the end-to-end encryption which is still in roll out phase. We can expect something good. But it will also not help much if there are privacy holes like this.

Russia Today : The developers of WhatsApp have quite a budget - so how come it's "regular hackers" like you, and others from India, China and Russia, that seem to be making key exploit discoveries, and not these American companies with a budget it seems ?

Indrajeet Bhuyan : Budget does not matter. They have high budget, bug team for security and people from big university. Here in India and other Asian countries, there are various talented people who are hardcore hackers and can do lot more thing. Most of the security hall of fame of different companies like Google, facebook etc are filled with Indian and other Asian security researchers and hackers. But education and degree process here does not allow them to be the employee of these companies. I have seen many underground hackers who are not actually graduate but they are much better than computer security graduate students.