Monday, May 20, 2019

Phishing Email - Netflix Auto Subscribe cannot be renewed

For the record, this is an Netflix phishing email attempt that is recently going around and made it through spam filters. What to do?  Report them, goto bottom of page.


From :noreply@netflix.com <noreply-06990010.05@mentalcengeng.com>
 
Subject
 :
Re: Statement - The Auto Subscribe Cannot be Renew At-May 18 2019 [E6ILS]


SPAM/ PHISHING LINKs;  



Here's  a preview of spam link from Korea


But don't be fooled, this page could infect your machine



How to tell this is a Phishing email ?

  1. Check email address in full, if it's not from originating company then it's phishing.
  2. Hover over all links in email, if it's not from the apple.com site then forget it.

  3. The best way is to look at message source, see below.

How to examine Email Message Source ?

Now lets look at message source
  1. Outlook.com->Actions->View Message Source. 
  2. Gmail.com->More (down arrow to top right)->Show original.
Check for suspicious links, anything that does not originate from apple.com.


Report Phishing Email (not as Spam)

  1. Outlook.com->Junk (at Top)->Phishing Scam
  2. Gmail.com->More (downarrow to top right)->Report Phishing 

Report Phishing URLs at Google now 

If you have recieved this email take further action now by click these links

  1. https://www.google.com/safebrowsing/report_phish/


Report phishing at Microsoft and government agencies

  1. http://www.microsoft.com/security/online-privacy/phishing-faq.aspx


Saturday, May 18, 2019

Get BING's search algorithm for free

Microsoft has made one of the most advanced AI tools it uses to better meet people’s evolving search needs available to anyone as an open source project on GitHub. On Wednesday, it also released user example techniques and an accompanying video for those tools via Microsoft’s AI lab.

Microsoft uses vector search for its own Bing search engine, and the technology is helping Bing better understand the intent behind billions of web searches and find the most relevant result among billions of web pages.
The algorithm, called Space Partition Tree And Graph (SPTAG), allows users to take advantage of the intelligence from deep learning models to search through billions of pieces of information, called vectors, in milliseconds. That, in turn, means they can more quickly deliver more relevant results to users.
































Vector search makes it easier to search by concept rather than keyword. For example, if a user types in “How tall is the tower in Paris?” Bing can return a natural language result telling the user the Eiffel Tower is 1,063 feet, even though the word “Eiffel” never appeared in the search query and the word “tall” never appears in the result.

“Bing processes billions of documents every day, and the idea now is that we can represent these entries as vectors and search through this giant index of 100 billion-plus vectors to find the most related results in 5 milliseconds,” said Jeffrey Zhu, program manager on Microsoft’s Bing team.
To put that in perspective, Majumder said, consider this: A stack of 150 billion business cards would stretch from here to the moon. Within a blink of an eye, Bing’s search using SPTAG can find 10 different business cards one after another within that stack of cards.



Friday, May 17, 2019

Microsoft's new command line app for Windows Terminal

As of May 6th, 2019, after 30 years, Windows console (cmd.exe) has got a reboot. The new  Windows Terminal and Windows Console have been made open source and you can clone, build, run, and test the code from the repository on 
GitHub: https://github.com/Microsoft/Terminal

This is early stages so you have to build the exe.

For example, this is how the command line is consumed - you can change that now
https://github.com/microsoft/terminal/blob/master/src/host/ConsoleArguments.cpp


Official Microsoft Blog release
https://devblogs.microsoft.com/commandline/introducing-windows-terminal/