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Written by  Vardhini Mohan | Updated: September 9, 2020 02:55:02 pm 

Online Scams !

A scam is nothing but a dishonest scheme or a fraud. With the continuous advancement of technology, it has become way easier for people to make scam calls, etc.

Types of Online scams!

Online Scams can be through texts, calls emails, and even through online shopping. For example, SMS that pretends to be from your bank who try to get your details or money transfer. In such cases, check if the new text from the bank has any link, if there is a sense of urgency, or even if it isn’t secure. Also, there are Online Loan Scams, Online Banking Scams, Online University Scams.

So many online scams take place through online shopping websites. Check if the website is secure, is the payment method is secure. Again, if there is a sense of urgency and if the deal/doffer sounds too good to be true, it is mostly a scam.

Mails nowadays are a very easy platform for scammers. Mails that have spelling mistakes, a sense of urgency, that ask for any unnecessary details, etc, stay away from them. Remember to check and confirm the information about the sender.

One of the most popular ways of getting scammed is through phone calls where people pretend to be from your bank provider and collect sensitive information like your card details, address, etc.

What to do?

  • 1. Check if the number has already been reported as a scam by anyone else using an application like True Caller. Also, doesn’t mean that all the spam callers can be identified using such services.
  • 2. Spot the imposters when they try representing a Government agency, Trusted bank, or anyone you trust.
  • 3. Do not pay upfront for anything through one call or text. Research about it first.
  • 4. Do not give any sensitive information to the person through text, SMS, or mail for that matter. Keep your details to yourself until they confirm if they are who they are.
  • 5. Do not always fall for free offers, or discounts and give away your details. They pretend to take your details for formality purposes but mostly end up scamming you.
  • 6. Check if it is a recorded call. If yes, then they can cause more trouble than you think.

Lastly, I would suggest you sign up for free scam alerts from the FTC(Federal Trade Commission) to know any details or how to report online scams to police at ftc.gov/scams.

If you experience any scams, make sure to complain at ftc.gov/complaint.

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Written by Ajay Neman| Updated: August 18, 2020 8:59:02 am

According to the Harvard business review – Data science Is the “sexiest job” of the 21st century

What does data science actually mean? It is a blend of various tools, algorithms, and machine learning principles with the goal to discover hidden patterns from the raw data. Data science continues to evolve as one of the most promising and in-demand career paths for skilled professionals.

The one who wants to become a data scientist has expected a lot from it but who knows, in reality, they will meet it or not. In this article, we are going to highlight some of the expectations of data scientists and their reality in real life or in industry.

Expectation: People don’t know what “Data Science” does.

Reality: Some people think that it is all ML, AI, and/or custom algorithms. Others think it’s simply analytics. Many data scientists may spend a significant portion of their time on Extract-Transform-Load (ETL). The truth is – all of these things are possible! On the job, you may be asked to solve a hard problem and have minimal to no direction on how to reach the solution. Because people don’t know what data science does, you may have to support yourself with work in DevOps, software engineering, data engineering, etc.

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Expectation: Becoming a data scientist requires a Guinness brain or Ph.D. degree.

Reality: Now holding a Ph.D. Degree is an amazing achievement. It requires years of hard work and dedication. But it is not always necessary to get a ph. D. degree to become a data scientist. To understand these let’s divide it into two categories –Applied data science role and research role Applied data science is primarily about working with existing algorithms and how they work; you will not need a Ph.D. degree for it.

Most of the openings fall into this category. But what if you are interested in a research role, then yes you might need a Ph.D. degree. Creating new algorithms from scratch, researching them, writing scientific papers, etc. For eg. Ph.d. in linguistic will be immensely helpful to make a career in NLP( natural language processing )

Expectations: Data science is all about complex coding using different tools.

Reality: Data science is all about understating and solving the problems. Having some strong coding skills might be advantageous but it is not necessary. What is more important is your ability to frame business problems into actionable insights, collecting good data and understanding it, etc.

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Companies hiring data scientists will not consider the tool expertise alone instead they look for a professional who has a quiet combination of mathematical skills, programming skills, and business skills, etc. Day to day job also requires less tangible hard skills such as the ability to look and understand bias, problem-solving with messy data mostly created by third parties, validating findings, working in a team, and communicating effectively to present results in simpler terms.

Expectations: Participating in data science competition translates to a Real-Life Project

Reality: Participating in a data science competition is an excellent part of your Data Science journey.

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An IP address as such is usually shown as 4 octets of numbers from 0 to 255 represented in decimal rather than binary form.

For example, address 168.212.
Android users can click on the network name in their WiFi settings, and the IP address will be displayed. Your public IP address is the primary IP address to which your home or business network is connected. This IP address connects you to the world and is unique to all users.

How do you get an IP address?

Click Start -> Control Panel -> Network and Internet -> Network and Sharing Center. and go to Details. The IP address will be displayed. Note: If your computer is connected to a wireless network, click the wireless network connection icon.

What can someone do with your IP address?

Can someone use your IP to hack your device

There are tens of thousands of ports for each IP address, and a hacker who knows your IP can try to force a connection by brute force. If the person succeeds, he might get access to your credentials. But this happens only when the hacker has your Private IP address, which is almost impossible to be tracked.

Can you trace the IP address of a cell phone?

Mobile phones and IP tracking

So when you use a static IP address like most cases at home, you left a tracked IP in your emails or whatever you do online, in this case, yes the IP of your cell phone can be tracked and even being exactly on the map if someone has advanced technologies and network algorithms.

Can your IP address be hacked?

Hacking someone through their Public IP address is very difficult. This is because internet service providers and routers have firewalls. However, hackers who obtain your address can obtain valuable information about you, including your city, state, and zip code.

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Is it legal to track IP?

But do not worry! We are pleased to assure you that IP address tracking is legal when used for B2B purposes. IP addresses registered in a company are taken into account as public information which means the company can legally track and process this data.

Can it show history?

There is nothing inherent in an IP address that has anything to do with its history. There is nothing inherent that has anything to do with its history. However, because it uses your IP address to communicate over the Internet, there are records of its use.

Can anyone follow my browsing history?

Despite the privacy precautions you take, there is someone who can see everything you do online: your Internet Service Provider (ISP). … While these solutions can prevent advertisers and anyone using your computer from viewing your browsing history, your ISP can still see all of your movements.

How can I hide ?

The easiest way is using a VPN Service

When you are connected to the Internet using a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you will be assigned to a new one that is provided by the VPN Service. There are many more advantages to using a personal VPN service over a proxy, such as high-speed bandwidth, usability, a secure connection, private access to blocked sites, and the ability to choose the country and city where it appears to be.

There are hundreds of VPN companies to choose from … many of them poor or shady.

Some of the reviewed VPN providers are:

Also, Use the Tor browser

Tor browser (like Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) is a free software program that is downloaded to your computer that hides your adress every time you connect anonymously. This free process is layered with heavy-duty encryption, which means your data is layered with security and privacy protection.

COVID 19 (CORONAVIRUS) disease is the worst pandemic that is being faced by the world in today’s time. It is an infectious disease causing a mild to moderate respiratory illness and spreads primarily through the saliva droplets or discharge from nose or when the infected person coughs or sneeze. It started from the city Wuhan, China on Dec 31, 2019.

Symptoms

Every person is affected differently, but there are some most symptoms that will help you to remain in the alert situation and call for a medical emergency in case of worse condition People with mild symptoms can be given treat treatment in the home by keeping them in isolation.
• Difficulty in breathing or shortness in breath
• Chest pain
• High fever
• Loss of speech or movement
• Loss of taste and smell

Prevention Techniques

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Since cure has not be found ,there are few prevention for infection which are as follows:
• Maintain the social distancing (1m) with the person coughing or sneezing.
• Wash your hands regularly with soap and water, or alcohol-based sanitizer.
• Cover your mouth and nose with cloth or masks especially when you move out.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose ,face frequently.
• Stay home if you are not feeling well.
• Stay away from large gathering.

Facts about COVID-19

• Snow and Cold weather cannot kill coronavirus.
• Hot bath and hair dyers cannot kill coronavirus.
• UV devices cannot kill the virus.
• Vaccines against pneumonia cannot kill the virus
• It is genetically related to other coronavirus found in bats

Myths about COVID-19

• Antibiotics will work against the pandemic of COVID-19.
• Good nutrition can prevent the disease.
• Rinsing your nose with saline can prevent the virus
• It is spread by a few spreaders.
• The product named coronavirus was sold last year.