About ArunKumar@TWC

Arun Kumar is a Microsoft MVP alumnus, obsessed with technology, especially the Internet. He deals with the multimedia content needs of training and corporate houses. Follow him on Twitter @PowercutIN
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What is the Google RankBrain algorithm update all about?

What is the Google RankBrain algorithm update all about & how does it work? How does this machine learning Artificial Intelligence (AI) affect SEO? In my previous article on facts and myths of Artificial Intelligence, I wrote about Strong AI […]

Website Traffic Fingerprinting

What is Website Traffic Fingerprinting? Is it dangerous?

We had earlier written on Browser Fingerprinting where it was possible for websites to know who is the person visiting them. Website Traffic Fingerprinting or traffic fingerprinting is a similar method. It allows third parties to snoop on you and […]

pastejacking

What is Pastejacking and How to protect yourself

The easiest method to obtain any text and images from a website is to select it, copy it using CTRL+C keys and then paste it using CTRL+V. What if the pasted material is not what you copied from the website? […]

Polymorphic Virus

What is a Polymorphic Virus and how do you deal with it

In spite of all the anti-virus programs in the world, the scope of malware attacks doesn’t seem to slow down on the Internet and from there, to your computers. What makes some virus undetectable even by the best anti-malware software? […]

email harvesting

Email Harvesting – Methods and Prevention

Email Harvesting makes use of Harvesting Bots to obtain email IDs en masse from online sources – although offline sources are also made use of. This post looks at Email Harvesting and Email Scraping, methods used by spammers to obtain […]

Microsoft Privacy Principles - Cloud

How to choose your Cloud Service Provider

More and more business houses and even individuals are moving to the Cloud because of the benefits they provide. At the least, cloud service providers offer remote storage accessible from anywhere. There are different types of cloud providers – SaaS, […]

vivaldi browser review

Vivaldi Browser Review – Features, Tips and Tricks

Vivaldi web browser for Windows is now available for download. I have seen many peeps on the social networks, especially on Twitter, claiming it to be the best browser for power users of Internet. We had taken a look at the […]

Microsoft loves Open Source

Why is Microsoft hearting Linux & Open Source now?

There was a time when Microsoft was totally against Open Source software and considered many of them, including Linux, as opponents. However, 2014 saw an event where the stage backdrop said Microsoft loves Linux (with a heart symbol). In the […]

How to sit in front of computer: Computing ergonomics

Some people spend more than 6-10 hours a day in front of computers. They are so absorbed in their activities that they do not pay attention to their postures. Some might be bending heavily to look at the screen or keyboard […]

Methods of Social Engineering – How to protect yourself

We have written much about Social Engineering, and you might have read about it at other places too. Social Engineering is the method where social engineers (read: hackers) do not even not even have to touch a keyboard to get […]

Security threats in Smart Devices and Privacy Issues

A while back, an issue had come up with Samsung Smart TVs – that they collect whatever you speak in front of them and send the recording to some third party. This is done in the name of research so […]

Portable and Installer edition software

Difference between Portable and Installer edition software

Software that need to be installed take time as they connect to operating system and part of their procedure calls depend on the resources already available on computer. If those resources – e.g. a common DLL file – are missing […]

Discussion: Best Free Antivirus for Windows PC

There was a time when computer users did not have to worry about virus & malware. They simply booted their computer and started working on MS-DOS or Linux. As the operating systems got more complex, chances of leaving out “holes” […]

Contiki OS vs Windows 10 for Internet of Things

Contiki OS vs Windows 10 for Internet of Things

If you have been creating smart devices, you sure might have worked on Contiki OS. Almost all devices prior to the launch of Windows 10 IoT edition were either using Contiki OS or Linux for creating interactive smart devices that […]

Review of Dropbox for Windows 10 app

You might already be using the Desktop App from Dropbox to backup and sync your files and photos across devices. Dropbox has recently come up with an app that is perfect for low-memory devices such as tablets and phones running […]