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MOBILE FIRST MEANS WHAT? IT MEANS SMS FIRST, OF COURSE. THE ONLY GORILLA IN MOBILE… IS SMS TEXT MESSAGING OF COURSE. 4.5X BIGGER THAN TOTAL GLOBAL SMARTPHONE APPS ‘ECONOMY’ (source: http://communities-dominate.blogs.com)

 

Keypoints:-

  1. There are more mobile phone accounts than humans alive.
  2. SMS text messaging is used by 75% of all mobile phone users on the planet by SAP latest numbers February 2015.
  3. SMS text messaging today in 2015 has more than twice the active user base than total installed base of all smartphones across all OS platforms, whether they use apps or not.
  4. If you are now pursuing a mobile strategy, and are thinking ‘mobile first’ of course you have to go SMS first.

DIGITAL REACH IN 2015 OF ALL HUMANS ALIVE (7.2B PEOPLE)

DEVICE USERS % OF HUMAN POPULATION
iPhone 300 million download iPhone apps 4%
Tablets (any OS) 600 million 8%
Whatsapp 900 million 12%
Facebook on mobile 1200 million 17%
Skype 1200 million 17%
Android 1300 million 18%
Facebook (all tech) 1400 million 19%
PCs (all types) 1500 million 21%
eMail on mobile 2200 million 31%
Mobile internet 2200 million 31%
eMail on any tech 2500 million 35%
Internet on any tech 3000 million 42%
SMS 5400 million 75%

 

 

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Virus Infected E-mail from contact@bioaqriland.com

If you received such e-mail with attachment, delete it immediately as the attachment is a virus/malware/trojan.

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Please send us quotation for attached.      

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   Yuenac@cosco.com
  COSCO Marine Engineering (S) Pte Ltd
 52 Penjuru Lane Singapore 609213
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 Tel: +65 6261 8009
 Email: commercial@coscomarine.com.sg
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 Don't print except absolutely necessary

 

Virus Infected E-mail from Adeoti.Famurewa@dhl.com

If you received such e-mail with attachment, delete it immediately as the attachment is a virus/malware/trojan.

Refer to DHL web site for more information — https://www.logistics.dhl/global-en/home/footer/fraud-awareness.html

Dear Sir,

This is to inform you of the arrival of your shipment on the above
Airway bill number and in the attached document through our Worldwide
Parcel Express Service.

THIS SHIPMENT HAS BEEN CONSIDERED DUTIABLE BY THE CUSTOMS SERVICE AND
WOULD BE RELEASED SUBJECT TO THE PAYMENT OF THE TOTAL DUE ON DUTIES AND
TAXES AS ANALYZED IN THE ATTACHED DOCUMENTS AND BELOW INVOICE SUMMARY.

KINDLY EFFECT PAYMENT OF THE TOTAL DUE BELOW WITHIN 7 WORKING DAYS
EFFECTIVE FROM THE DATE THIS LETTER IS RECEIVED AND FORWARD THE PAYMENT
DETAILS . This is to avoid shipment incurring demurrage charge and the
subsequent transfer to Government warehouse after 28 days as required by
regulations.

INVOICE SUMMARY ATTACHED:

ADMINISTRATIVE FEES

Administrative Fees are charged on every clearance as DHL handling
charge. This is 4% of Total Duty (ON THE MINIMUM OF $10.00) and Taxes
and 5% VAT, which should be paid along with duty into our GTB account
provided below.

DEMURRAGE CHARGE

DEMURRAGE CHARGE SHALL COMMENCE 8 WORKING DAYS FROM THE DATE YOUR
SHIPMENT IS SCANNED INTO THE CUSTOMS BOND AND ENDS ON THE DAY DUTY IS
PAID. THIS CHARGE SHOULD BE PAID ALONG WITH TOTAL DUTY TO AVOID DELAY IN
RELEASE OF YOUR PACKAGE. MINIMUM CHARGE $5.00.

PAYMENT DETAILS

PAYMENT MODE

ACCOUNT NUMBER

BRANCH SORTCODE

ACCOUNT NAME

ACCOUNT TYPE

BANK

Online Payment

0138852358

0-58152227

DHL International LTD

Current

stanbic Bank

Cash Payment

0011528581

N/A

DHL International LTD

Current

stanbic Bank

CASH PAYMENTS SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH STANBIC BANK BRANCHES NATIONWIDE.

TO AVOID DELAY IN RELEASE OF YOUR SHIPMENT, ENSURE CORRECT WAYBILL
NUMBER (TRACKING NUMBER) IS CLEARLY INDICATED ON THE BANK COPY OR IN THE
REMARKS DESCRIPTION FIELD FOR ONLINE PAYMENTS AND FORWARD PAYMENT
DETAILS

QUERIES /COMPLAINTS ON CUSTOMS CHARGES

For queries and Complaints on charges should be directed to our customs
Desk through los_duty@dhl.com; losgcsdteam@dhl.com

INFORMATION ON TRADE & CUSTOMS DUTY AND TAXES

For more information on Trade & Customs Duty and Taxes please visit
Customs website www.customs.gov [1]

Yours Faithfully,

Davids Malachi

CUSTOMS CLEARANCE MANAGER

Regards,

ADEOTI FAMUREWA

GATEWAY CUSTOMER SERVICE DESK ADVISOR

DHL EXPRESS

LOS Gateway
International Airport. Nahco Shed,

E-MAIL: adeoti.famuewa@dhl.com

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message is from DHL and may contain
confidential business information. It is intended solely for the use of
the individual to whom it is addressed. If you are not the intended
recipient please contact the sender and delete this message and any
attachment from your system. Unauthorized publication, use,
dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this E-Mail and its
attachments is strictly prohibited. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This message
is from DHL and may contain confidential business information. It is
intended solely for the use of the individual to whom it is addressed.
If you are not the intended recipient please contact the sender and
delete this message and any attachment from your system. Unauthorized
publication, use, dissemination, forwarding, printing or copying of this
E-Mail and its attachments is strictly prohibited.

How to Make Civilization IV Run in Windows 8.1 64-bit

Civilization IV will give you these error messages in Windows 8.1 64-bit:-

  • “The program can’t start because D3DX9_32.DLL is missing from your computer. Try reinstalling the progrom to fix the problem”; and
  • “Error loading shader libraries”

If these solutions do not work:-

  1. re-installing Civilization IV in “compatibility mode” as mentioned in Microsoft Community; or
  2. running “dxwebsetup.exe” to re-install DirectX version 9 as mentioned in Microsoft Community;

Then these will 100% solve the problems:-

  1. download “d3dx9_32.dll”, unzip and copy to folder “C:\Windows\SysWOW64”; and
  2. download “d3dx9_31.dll”, unzip and copy to folder “C:\Windows\SysWOW64”; this dll will solve “Error loading shader libraries”

This is because Windows 8.1 64-bit does not have “d3dx9_32.dll” and “d3dx9_31.dll” by default.

Source: https://forums.civfanatics.com/threads/to-those-with-d3dx9_32-dll-problems.232577/page-3

Reasons:-

  • Windows 8.1 64-bit by default is installed with DirectX 11 and it does not have all the dll files (d3dx9_xx.dll) of DirectX 9;
  • DirectX 9 is required to run old games such as Civilization IV  that support Windows Vista and below.

How to Solve the Problem of “mcpu.exe – Application Error : The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)”

Applies To:

  • MOBITEK MobiGATE Model SG-B-4-L / SG-B-8-L series (model having LAN port)
  • VCOM version older than 4.5.11

 

Problem: Windows applications not able to run or the whole PC/server will hang.

  1. In “Windows Task Managmer”, “mcpu.exe” will appear everytime VCOM connects to modem in MobiGATE then will disappear:-
  2. After running VCOM for few days, Windows will show an error message “mcpu.exe – Application Error : The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)”:-

  3. “Windows Task Manager” shows high memory usage:-
  4. This will caused other Windows applications not able to run or the whole PC/server will hang:-

 

Solution: VCOM version older than 4.5.11 has memory leak, causing high memory usage. Therefore, need to install version 4.5.11.

Here are your options, please choose one:-

How to Recover From Ransomware Attack

1st Attack: 2019-Nov-20

2nd Attack: 2020-Jan-9, encrypted file with “Harma” suffix

  1. Shut down all PCs on the network.
  2. Disconnect all LAN/ethernet cable from all PCs to prevent any LAN or internet connection.
  3. A PC is infected by ransomware if the files in the PC are encrypted and cannot be opened.
  4. One by one, connect each PC to internet, update virus definition of Windows Defender (or anti-virus software) and run full scan.
  5. Take note of the date and time the files are encrypted on all PCs.
  6. The PC having encrypted files with the earliest date & time is the 1st PC being infected.
  7. On another clean PC that is not connected to the LAN, run full scan on the back-up files and Windows image files that were created by Windows Backup.
    1. If you do not have any back-up of files and a recent copy Windows image file before the attack then recovering from ransomware attack is impossible.
  8. Once the back-up files are scanned and certified clean, then back up a copy of all back-up files and Windows image onto a separate external hard disk.
    1. In case the back-up files and Windows image files are infected when doing restore, you still have a back up copy.
  9. After all PCs are scanned and cleaned by Windows Defender (or any anti-virus software), one by one:-
    1. restore each PC using Windows image that is dated earlier then the date of ransomware attack.;
    2. run Windows update to update all Windows securities (KB);
    3. using Windows Defender (or any anti-virus software) to run a full scan to ensure that there is no trace of ransomware after Windows has been restored;
    4. then finally restore all files that are encrypted by ransomware from Windows Backup.
  10. DO NOT connect all PCs to the LAN at the same time.
  11. One by one, connect PCs to LAN and internet, monitor if there are any files that are encrypted. If there are none, then connect another PC to the LAN. Repeat until all PCs are connected to LAN and internet.

 

PREVENTION

  1. Usually, ransomware is an attachment in e-mail and if e-mail has been identified has the entry of attack, then change the e-mail address.
  2. Enable e-mail redirection for non-spam mail to the new e-mail address.
  3. Delete the old e-mail address that is constantly being attacked by spammer when all customers, suppliers, etc. has been notified on the new e-mail address.
  4. Configure e-mail client, e.g. Thunderbird:-
    1. NOT to download or retrieve all contents of e-mail;
    2. set to download e-mail without any attachment or only the header of e-mail only;
    3. if the e-mail is from a known sender, then only download the full message with attachment.

 

SECURITY

  1. Avoid running PC in 24 hours x 7 days, set PC to sleep or shut down at 10 pm every night and wake up at 8 am every morning:-
    1. use Task Scheduler to put PC to sleep at night;
    2. use BIOS setting to boot up PC in morning.
  2. Change the RDP port number after recover from a ransomware attack.
  3. Set anti-virus software to perform a full scan  everyday instead of quick scan on PC.
  4. Remove all user accounts of Windows and replace them with new user accounts as hacker may have obtain the Windows user account.
  5. Review Windows Firewall — remove any unused applications or ports.
  6. For SERVERLINK:-
    1. configure Brute Force

    2. set time period to allow external RDP connection in Working Hours

    3. enable Ransomware feature
    4. set Homeland to only allow IP address from home country

 

BACK-UP

  1. Create a back up policy that back up files and Windows image in these locations:-
    1. external hard disk that is connected on LAN;
    2. cloud or web hosting that is connected via internet;
    3. removable external hard disk that is NOT connected on LAN or internet.
  2. Back up all files using Windows Backup on daily basis to external hard disk that is connected on LAN.
  3. Save Windows Image using Windows Backup on weekly basis or daily basis to external hard disk that is connected on LAN.
  4. Back up all files in external hard disk to cloud (Drop Box, One Drive, etc.) or to web hosting server that is connected via internet.
  5. Back up all files in external hard disk that is connected on LAN to removable external hard disk that is disconnected from LAN and internet.
  6. Here is a list of useful back up softwares:-
    1. EastTec Backup
    2. SyncBack
    3. CarotDav

How to Solve LibreOffice Crashing When Printing Document that has Image

Problem: LibreOffice crashed when printing document that has image. Non-image document is not affected.

Applies to:

  • all version of LibreOffice from version 5 and above. Version 4 and below are not affected
  • printer model Fuji Xerox CP 05 b

Solution: download the latest printer driver from printer’s manufacturer and use the latest version. In our case, the latest driver is version 2.6.19.0 from FujiXerox web site.