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What is Open Source?

Today, there is a lot of hype about open source in the IT Industry.

But the Question is that what is OpenSource?

Some People Say that opensource means free software i.e. the software which is said to be open source software will be freely available to the masses.

Other says that if the software is open source software then the “sourcecode” of the software i.e. the programming instructions are also available.

Actually, the above said things about open source are true but the actual power of open source is even more than this.

Android OS – Boom in Mobile Operating System

Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance. It had a worldwide smartphone market share of 59% at the beginning of 2012, and as of year 2012 there were 500 million devices activated and 1.3 million activations per day.

There are a host of advantages that Android OS has like Open Platform/License Free, Robust OS Kernel, Innovative Library Packages, Easy Application Development, Rapid Improvement, etc.
The advantages are listed below:-


How to Keep your computer virus free

Is your computer speed is similar to the speed of a tortoise? Is your computer drives contain double the number of folders that you have created? Do you often get mysterious error messages? Is your computer hangs every time; you open 2 or 3 applications simultaneously?

Well if you are facing any of the problems listed above then your computer is infected with ‘Viruses’.

Steps to regain access to your Hacked Facebook Account

Today facebook is one of leading social networking site. It was launched in February 2004, owned and operated by Facebook, Inc. Today Facebook has millions of users, which is a milestone for any company plying its trade on the Internet.

Facebook has evolved rapidly from a raw social networking website into a billion dollar company in a short span of time.

Facebook hosts valuable data of all its active users, which pertains to their personal details, contact details, geographic details, and other information related to interests, hobbies, and favourite hangouts.

CRIME : New SSL/TLS attack for Hijacking HTTPS Sessions

Two security researchers claim to have developed a new attack that can decrypt session cookies from HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) connections. From the security researchers who created and demonstrated the BEAST (Browser Exploit Against SSL/TLS) tool for breaking SSL/TLS encryption comes another attack that exploits a flaw in a feature in all versions of TLS.

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