Wednesday 18 January 2017

5G Will Let You Download 1GB File In 3 Seconds – Qualcomm

We are in the 5G zone and a new Internet experience waiting to be unleashed. Along with Samsung, Nokia, Alcatel etc in the 5G arena, Qualcomm is also pushing hard to bring 5G mobile telephone to you and me.While who will be first to bring the technology to users is anybody’s guess, Qualcomm showed what it can do with 5G tech at the recently concluded CES 2017 at Las Vegas, United States.
Qualcomm showed off to the gathered audience about the different ways it’s going to deliver better performance using 5G technology. Qualcomm CEO, Steve Mollenkopf, also shared interesting titbits in his keynote address at the CES gathering.
In his keynote, Mollenkopf said that 5G isn’t just the next version existing 3G and 4G technologies but a whole new ball game in the field of mobile telephony. Mollenkopf said that 5G will be the key driver of the new age technology like VR live-streaming, autonomous cars, connected townships, etc.
According to him, 5G is expected to change the entire industry as it’ll increase the data speeds and reduce the associated costs. Apart from these benefits, the best thing about 5G is its low latency compared to 3G and 4G which will help users achieve many unimaginable and mission critical operations. Moreover, Mollenkopf said that 5G will have an impact similar to the introduction of electricity or automobile and “affect entire economies and benefiting entire societies.”
The research commissioned by Qualcomm predicts that 5G value chain will support up to 22 million jobs and generate up to $3.5 trillion in revenue by 2035. It also predicts that the full economic impact of 5G is expected to be realized by 2035. It also said that the new 5G technology will allow users to download a 1GB file in 3 seconds flat. Due to its high speed and low latency, the users will be able to download a full-length 4K movie in 18 seconds. The 5G tech will also usher in a new Internet age as far as speeds are concerned.
We now have to wait for mobile service companies to adopt the 5G tech and provide 5G services to users. As per a report, 5G tech will be implemented in Japan as early as September 2017

Know how to get a free upgrade to Windows 10 legally

Microsoft finally pulled the plug on its free upgrade offer to Windows 10 on July 29, 2016 following a year-long promotional campaign. This means that Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 users cannot upgrade to the latest version of Microsoft’s operating system free of charge post the above deadline.
As of July 30, 2016, the upgrade notifications stopped and the GWX tool began disappearing. Theoretically, the only way to get a Windows 10 upgrade is to pay for it. However, it seems that you may still be able to legally upgrade to Windows 10 from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 and claim a free digital entitlement, without being forced to jump through any hoops.
Depending on if you select a Home or Pro edition, the price of Windows 10 in US ranges from $119.99 to $199.99
As long as you are using a valid version of Windows 7 or 8.1, the following method to upgrade for free should work on your PC.

Here’s how to upgrade to Windows 10 for free:
1. Visit the Download Windows 10 website.
2. Click Download Tool Now.
3. Once downloaded, run Microsoft’s Media Creation Tool.
4. Next, choose ‘Upgrade this PC now’ option and follow the on screen instructions.
5. Once done, you will be given a license key for Windows 10.
6. You can check on your digital license by going to Settings > Update & security > Activation
and activate the license key.
If you upgrade to Windows 10 using the method above, you will also be able to download the Windows 10 Creators Update which is tipped to be available in April this year. The Windows 10 Creators Update is expected to include a host of new features and could also have a fresh new look.

Wednesday 4 January 2017

The Best Top 10 Android Hacking Apps And Tools For 2017

It’s a fresh new year and we are back to our favourite subject, – hacking! The best way to begin the year is to bring out the latest Apps and tools for hacking and we start with Android hacking tools and Apps. Android is a great and powerful mobile operating system that has ever been built for smartphones. Since Android is an open source platform, it allows you to easily change your smartphone UI and customise the App by installing Android Custom ROMS. It not only offers millions of apps available in the market for free but also allows you to easily access multiple hidden features.
With the help of some great hacking tools, hacking is possible in Android devices nowadays. However, it is very important to know about the (ethical) hacking tools available on your Android smartphone.
In this article, we bring you a list of top 10 best Android hacking tools and apps that will turn your Android smartphone into a hacking machine. We have tried to bring in the latest hack tools and Apps. However, note that your device must be rooted in order to get the full potential of these apps.

Note: All content are intended for security research purpose only and should not be used illegally. Techworm will not be responsible for any consequences.

The top 10 best Hacking Tools and Apps for Android Smartphone

1. Nmap for Android

Nmap (network mapper) is open source security scanner used for network exploration by professionals. It works on both non-rooted and rooted smartphones. However, if your device is rooted then you have access to some more features. You can download this app on your Android device to scan networks for finding ports and system details.

2. FaceNiff

FaceNiff is an Android app that allows you to sniff and intercept web session profiles over the Wi-Fi that your mobile is connected to. It also finds the password for Facebook, Blogger, Twitter, Amazon, Tumblr, and more online accounts.
If you are using the same network as your victim is using and if your FaceNiff is turned on, then it will capture all Facebook ID and password which is logged in from the same Network. It comes with paid version but also there are many cracked versions on the internet.

3. AnDOSid

DOS or denial of service attack is a very dangerous attack because it takes down the server (computer). AnDOSid is a tool designed only for security professionals to let them carry out a DOS attack (HTTP post-flood attack to be precise). It is used to perform a DOS attack on websites or web servers using the Android device.

4. AndroRAT

AndroRAT, short for Remote Administration Tool for Android, is a client/server application developed in Java Android for the client side and in Java/Swing for the Server, whose goal is to give the control of the Android system remotely and retrieve information from it. Using the app, you can easily manipulate other devices, which is quite useful in case you’re away from your device and need to perform some task.

5. SSHDroid- Android Secure Shell

Secure shell or SSH is the best protocol that provides an extra layer of security while you are connecting to your remote machine. SSHDroid is a SSH server implementation for Android. This application will let you connect to your device from a PC and execute commands (like “terminal” and “ADB shell”) or edit files (through SFTP, WinSCP, Cyberduck, etc…). Windows users can rather control their device using FTP protocol. Yet another feature of this app includes extended notification control, Wi-Fi control, shared-key authentication, lock screen widget.

6. Hackode

Hackode is one of the popular Android hacking app, which is available on Google Play store for free. It is a toolbox for penetration tester, ethical hackers, IT administrator and cyber security professional to perform different tasks like Google Hacking, Reconnaissance, DNS Dig, Scanning Performing Exploits, Security RSS Feed and many more. This app contains tools like Google Hacking, Google Dorks, Whois check, Ping, Traceroute, etc. This app also provides easy to use tool and attractive interface making it one of the best Android hacking apps for beginners.

7. SpoofApp

SpoofApp is definitely used for fun over functionality. It allows you to spoof (Place) calls with any caller ID number. Basically, you can manipulate what number shows up on your friend’s smartphone when you call. Some other features include voice changer using which we can change our voice and can even record the entire conversation. To spoof calls, you need to buy SpoofCards which are sold separately. Overall a nice app for bringing smiles on your and your friend’s face.

8. WhatsApp Sniffer

WhatsApp Sniffer is a great Android hacking app, which works in tandem with the WhatsApp application. Using this app, you can hack private WhatsApp chats, pictures, audios and videos of your friends who are using your Wi-Fi Hotspot. You can manipulate pictures, videos, account info at your pleasure. Disable your antivirus before using this app, as it is easily detected by antivirus.

9. APK Inspector

APK Inspector is a great tool that any general app user will love. It is the perfect GUI tool for analysts to analyse the Android applications as well as understand the coding behind it. The main purpose of the tool is to reverse engineer any Android application. This means you can use this app to get the source code of any Android application and can edit it to remove license and credits.

10. Eviloperator

This app automatically connects two persons in a phone call making them feel that they called each other. The best part is that it can record and save the entire conversation.
Since there are a number of Android hacking tools, we might have missed some from the list! Let us know your favourite Android hacking tool in the comments section below.

The best 10 VPN service providers for anonymity and security – 2017 edition

In order to improve your online privacy and security, using a VPN (Virtual Private Network) service is arguably the most effective measure that one can opt for. VPN is a network technology, which links the private network over internet using encryption methods. It is generally preferred by government agencies, corporates, educational institutions, and private citizens to facilitate easy access of remote users to secured private networks.
In comparison to private networks, VPN is not only economical and flexible, but it also allows VPN users to maintain their anonymity and protect themselves from being snooped. A VPN can be used to access region-restricted websites, shield your browsing activity from prying eyes on public Wi-Fi, and more. However, one should be aware that there is no such thing as a one-stop-shop when it comes to protecting your privacy and staying secure while using the internet. Therefore, VPNs should be considered as an important tool in your internet toolbox.
Basically, VPN works on 4 protocols:
• IP security (IPSec): IPSec utilizes two methods to encrypt its user’s data: a) transport mode or b) tunnelling mode. Encryption of message within the data packet by transport mode is also termed as Payload, whereas inscription of the whole data packet is known as Tunnelling.
• Point-To-Point Tunnelling Protocol (PPTP): This is the most widely used protocol; PPTP uses the tunnelling method wherein PPTP stores data within the PPP packets, which are further stored inside the IP packets and transported to the desired destination.
• Layer 2 Tunnelling Protocol (L2TP): It works on two major features: L2TP Access Concentrator (LAC) and L2TP Network Server (LNS). LAC is a device which terminates the call, whereas LNS authenticates the PPP packets as seen earlier in the PPTP.
• Transport Layer Security (TLS) and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) i.e. TSL/SSL: This system uses a combination of authentication and encryption, which leads to the sharing of data between the servers and client.
In this article, we bring the top 10 VPN service providers that not only offer privacy but also data security.

1. PureVPN

PureVPN is based in Hong Kong, which has the advantage of being out of view of the prying ‘14-eyes’. It has gained a reputation for being a respected provider with solid encryption, global server coverage, and state-of-the-art software. It uses 256-bit grade encryption and boasts more than 500 servers across 141 countries.
While it does not monitor or record any activity that passes through its servers, but it does acknowledge of keeping a record of connections and bandwidth, which it says is in order to optimally manage its servers. It also offers the more secure OpenVPN protocol and maintains its own DNS servers.
Features include a Kill Switch that ensures that your actual IP is never exposed should the VPN drop. It also has split tunnelling, which routes specific apps to access the internet via their local internet connection and other specific apps via their VPN connection at the same time. You can select a location either by city or by activity, such as online sports streaming, and it will connect you to an optimal server.
PureVPN Pricing is reasonable at $4.99 per month, and you can pay via anonymous payment methods such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express, PayPal, Discover Card, Bitpay, CoinPayments, PaymentWall, Alipay, Cashu, and much more. Further, there is a 7-day money back guarantee, as long as you don’t go beyond 3GB. Additionally, PureVPN offers 24/7 support in case you have technical or other difficulties.

2. Ivacy

Founded in 2007, Ivacy was the first VPN service to offer Split Tunnelling feature. It has recently been revamped and with impressive new features, it is one of the most secure VPN services that are around. One of the newest privacy providers in the world, Ivacy offers robust encrypted tunnelling with an uncompromising Zero Logging Policy. Ivacy VPN secures subscribers’ activities and data using leading edge tunnelling protocols (PPTP, OpenVPN, SSTP and L2TP)& military grade AES-256 bit encryption.
Ivacy VPN Apps have been developed in-house ensuring there is no foreign code or malware injected to deliver advertising and pop-ups. The apps are quality tested to ensure optimal performance on all compatible operating systems.
Ivacy VPN never retains any data the provider ensures nothing is ever available against user accounts. Servers automatically delete all connection time stamps and connection data every 48 hours ensuring you are 100% anonymous and completely safe when using Ivacy VPN.
URL: Ivacy VPN

3. TorGuard

TorGuard will give you “No logging policy” and will also provide you a second layer of data security with IP configuration, which is very tough to find users IP. No logs are monitored. TorGuard VPN has multiple Socks proxy servers and VPN’s around the world. The entire data is wrapped into single packet by encryption via tunnel method through secure servers and then this data is again connected to the BitTorrent cloud, which gives it the second layer of insulation from being attacked.
Currently, TorGuard maintains 1600+ servers in over 50 countries across the world and are in continuous expansion. It retains its control on all hardware though it seeks partnerships with data centers who can adhere to strict security criteria. All servers are arranged and managed exclusively by TorGuard’s in house networking team through a single, secure key. TorGuard advises its clients to use OpenVPN connections only and for encryption use AES256 with 2048bit RSA for better security. It runs OpenVPN and will do so on Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android and iOS.
URL: TorGuard

4. IPVanish

This creates a secure environment for day to day web usage. Before user logs onto the net, it is essential to establish IPVanish VPN connection, which will convert entire online data into encrypted tunnel including emails, data transfers, online banking, instant messaging and all online browsing. The encrypted data cannot be intercepted by any third party including ISP (Internet Service Provider). It supports P2P traffic. It uses OpenVPN, L2TP, and PPTP Protocols for its operations.
URL: IPVanish

5. BTGuard

This service is based on proxy service where the user is able to hide their true IP address from the rest of the world. This is a service specially built for the BitTorrrent users to protect their anonymity. BTGuard was just a basic proxy service that user would need to configure to avail the BitTorrent service. However, now BTGuard is becoming a handy tool with its easy to install software to protect their anonymity. It also has an encryption tunnel software for users who require special security for their data. BTGuard stores username, password and e-mail addresses; however, the IP addresses are never stored.
URL: BTGuard

6. BolehVPN

It hides true location of the user by encrypting and encapsulating the entire data, which passes through the VPN, thereby making it difficult for the snoopers or the third party to intercept or decode the internet traffic. Various features of BolehVPN can be listed such as it protects the user by masking the IP address. Further, the data is encrypted throughout i.e. to and fro when it passes the VPN server, it accelerates the P2P. It also hides the true location of user due to which user appears to hail from a different location. Lastly, it also helps users to bypass certain corporate firewalls. It is based on Open VPN and SSL VPN.

7. HideIPVPN

It is based on combination of PPTP, SSTP, L2TP, IPSec, OpenVPN and SmartDNS. It is compatible with a huge list of operating systems Windows, Mac, Linux, Routers etc. HideIPVPN offers a very high quality of anonymity to its users on the internet wherein user can access even the blocked websites, surf the web anonymously, hide the IP address and encrypt user’s data. It does not restrict access to any online sites or services. All data going out and coming in via VPN is encrypted, secured and it also hides IP address, which means one can safely access secure websites without anyone intercepting the connections.
The encrypted data is hidden from user’s ISP and network administrator too, which means only user and the destination will be able to see what is being sent. SmartDNS service helps the user to access more than 35 online media services from around the world hence it is ideal for anyone who has limited cable access to TV channels, by using HideIPVPN user can change their DNS name and hence get easy access to the blocked TV/media servers.

8. SlickVPN

An IP address acts as a digital signature which helps to detect the location of the user to any website or to the Internet Service Provider i.e. ISP. SlickVPN hides the true IP address of user by assigning them an anonymous one hence enabling user to hide their location from snoopers. If any user connects to SlickVPN, a connection will be created between user’s computer and our servers.
SlickVPN encrypts any data transmissions or online activity so that user’s presence is anonymous. In addition, the connection is also secured by SlickVPN so that the internet activity, usernames, passwords, emails, instant messages, downloads, uploads, etc. are shielded from third party.
URL: Slick VPN

9. Unspyable

This uses an Off-Shore VPN service wherein VPN encrypts the entire internet connection and creates an encrypted tunnel between the user’s computer and the server chosen by user from the preferred list of servers. Whenever user browses the internet, all the websites which user visited would see the address of the remote server and not the real IP address of the user. Due to the encrypted tunnel between user and server, user’s IP address is now anonymous. Hence, none of user’s information is available on the local network nor to the local ISP or to government censors and monitoring.
For users who want a higher security Unspyable also offers the Multiple Hop VPN wherein just as in Off Shore VPN the data is made to pass through a multiple off shore hops / servers which is very difficult to crack. Major benefits of this VPN are: it provides secure and private offshore email logs which is not saved or monitored, correspondence is secured using hot spots, and anonymity of IP address.
URL: Unspyable VPN

10. NordVPN

This provides a great 256bit AES OpenVPN protection and there are PPTP and L2TP/IPSec connections available. As soon as user connects to the NordVPN, a tunnel is created between user and the server and all the data in this route is encrypted. It is also one of the only VPNs to allow Tor over VPN and has a double-hop encryption system which cannot be cracked. Tor over VPN is an advanced privacy solution provided by NordVPN.
The basic principle here: User first connects to NordVPN server, which then routes all traffic through a widely known Tor network. Here, the data is encrypted within NordVPN layer at the initial stage and later sent to the Tor network. The Tor is more safer for privacy as the encrypted data is made to route through a few Tor hops and finally reach its destination helping in maintaining the anonymity of user’s vital information and also DNS traffic is  routed through the Tor network user’s will be able to access ” .onion websites” or the hidden websites just using NordVPN.

Top  programming languages to learn in 2017

Coding or programming has risen as one the most lucrative career options of 2016 and will continue to do so in 2017. As the tech landscape continues to grow especially with the oncoming deluge of Internet of Things, the need for programmers and other affiliated coding skills will continue to rise. However, pursuing the right programming language can be a big challenge given the fact that there are close to 300 different programming languages one can learn. It’s no secret that coding skills are highly sought after and often very well remunerated in the I.T industry. But it’s not possible for one to learn every language, and some skills are more valuable than others.
Making the right choice is very important as coding skills are highly sought after and often the highest paid job positions in tech companies. As a programmer, learning the 300+ languages is not the option, nor is selecting a dud programming language. Therefore it is important to know how to choose a programming language, what is the best way to learn that language, and how your choice might affect your prospects of getting the right job.
In this article, we have compiled data from different rating agencies and have tried to come out with the best programming languages preferred by businesses, educational institutions and other players in the tech sector.
For years C++ and Java have been hogging the programming language space probably because both these languages are favourites among educational institutions. Every year these institutions churn out thousands of students with Java and C++ skills. What would happen if the demand for C++ and Java suddenly fall down and tech companies opt for a newer programming language? The best way to decide the best programming languages is the indexing and rating sites which rate programming languages based on different criteria like polls and job requirements or payouts. So let us first analyse what these indexing sites say for programming languages in 2017.


One of the most popular rating index for programming languages is TIOBE Index. It measures the popularity of programming languages based on the number of search engine queries which contain the language as a keyword. TIOBE stands for “The Importance of Being Earnest” and is maintained by the TIOBE Company based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
TIOBE indexes only the Turing-complete languages, hence it does not consider SQL and HTML. As on 30th November, TIOBE lists Java as the most popular programming language followed by C and C++  with ranks 2 and 3, respectively. For the first time in 2016, Visual Basic and Python got higher rankings as compared to Javascript, and Assembly language managed to climb to the top 10 programming language list as well.


Unlike TIOBE, Github ranking relies on in-house rankings based on the total number of repositories a specific programming language is made in.  Ahead of its annual conference in September 2016, Github shared its latest coding language rank and contrary to TIOBE, Javascript is the top coding language used on Github. Github ranking should be accorded due importance because it has 19.4 million active repositories and above 5.8 million active users over last 12 months.
Based on the two ranking indices and other requirements we try to decipher the best programming language for you in 2017.

Programming languages to learn in 2017

As the rank indices show, Java and Javascript will perhaps remain industry favorites with their web-based services. If you are keen on entering Google, its GO programming language is the best option. Ruby is a favorite among the startups and it doesn’t look like its popularity will reduce anytime soon.
Among the new languages, Mozilla’s RUST and Facebook’s HACK (Over 90% Facebook code is being written in it) are bound to make it to TIOBE and Github top 10 list soon.
The other programming languages which can guarantee a good career option are :
• R : With data science emerging as a top job destination, R is the go-to language for upcoming data scientists. If you are into statistics and data analysis, R is the language you need to add to your portfolio. Data mining and data science could make R the most sought after language in 2017 if you go by the increasing number of jobs related to R advertised on job portals.
• MATLAB : Once a hardcore language for mathematicians and scientists, MATLAB is back as the interest in analytics and statistics is growing. More developers are going back to MATLAB as the complexity of mathematical analysis is increasing.
• SQL : As more and more people are getting onboard technology; the database has been increasing exponentially. If you are interested in managing the database, SQL is made for you. Termed Special purpose language, SQL is made for a special purpose, unlike general purpose language. Used almost everywhere where database management is required. SQL is a great skill to learn.
• Arduino : It is said that the future belongs to Internet of Things connected devices and if IoT is the future, Arduino is the mainstay coding language. The embedded-based programming will drive the IoT push in 2017 and choosing it as a career option may be the best career decision you ever took.
• Swift : Like an Apple jobe, choose Swift! When Apple, in response to developers’ complaints, decided to come up with Swift to replace Objective-C, it was bound to be a favorite among the developers. If the mobile side appeals to you, then learning Swift should be a part of your 2017 resolutions!