Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Java and Flash Security Fix That Everyone Ignores

As the cybercrime has advanced, patching of vulnerable software programs as soon as possible is the key to keep your system secure. Still, consumers are leaving their systems open to malicious attacks by failing to patch the two omnipresent software: 

Adobe’s Flash and Oracle’s Java.
Over the recent past 15 months, Java users with the unpatched version have significantly increased to a huge 50 percent, says the report released by a data vulnerability firm Secunia. Similar is the case with users of adobe flash player in the U.S., the number of users with the older versions reached 25 percent at the end of 2014, slightly up from a year earlier.

Software programs like Flash and Java, which run on almost every operating system are “boon for hackers”, said the director of research and security (Kasper Lingaard) at Secunia. “Since these programs run on various platforms, so the hackers can use it on every target”, he added.

Not surprising, the developers and users of cyber hacking tools popularly known as exploit kits, emphasize on both Flash and. Whilst the number of attacks from these exploit kits has significantly declined since the arrest of the famous hackers group known for the Blackhole exploit in 2013, still a number of exploit kits have showed up and almost everyone contains exploits for both these software.
The Styx exploit kit released in the later half last year possessed the ability to compromise systems through any of the three Java flaws. 

Whilst all the vulnerabilities were patched by Oracle, but cybercriminals know about the users as they tend to be slow to patch. FlashPack, another exploit kit, contains code that has the ability to compromise system using the four Flash vulnerabilities, which include three different bugs in Microsoft Internet Explorer and two Java flaws.

DevelopIntelligence mentioned in a recent story that Java was the most popular and main target of hackers back in 2013, but the number of attacks declined by one third in 2014 according to the Cisco’s 2015 Annual Security Report. A security firm trend Micro conducted a survey on these exploit kits and found that vulnerabilities in Adobe Flash are the most popular amongst these hackers
It is unclear why users have not patched. Both Oracle and Adobe have focused on security. Installing the latest version of Java should uninstall older, vulnerable versions of the program. Adobe regularly releases software updates. Both companies have added automatic update capabilities to their programs and have set the default setting to regularly check for and install updates.

Adobe insists all users to update to the latest version of the software. “The company has seen a drop-off in successful attacks” says Peleus Uhley, lead security strategist at Adobe Inc.

He also added "The majority of these attacks are exploiting not up to date software, so we strongly recommend our users to regularly update as a best defense against these malicious attacks” 

Other major companies also support the same strategy. Cisco found that companies and users that enable automatic updates are comparatively less vulnerable

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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Top 5 mobile phones in India

Keeping a track of the number of handsets that are being launched in the country is quite a difficult feat right now. The segment for affordable and middle segment phones is expanding very rapidly. There are quite a few handsets that deserve to be at the top. This article talks of the top 5 mobile phones which are not only great performers but provide bang for their buck. It comes as no surprise that most of the devices are Android ones, being the most popular operating system.

Moto Turbo 

Undoubtedly the Moto Turbo is one of the top 5 handsets that are there in the Indian market. The device works on Android Lollipop 5.0 and has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor embedded within. It produces great performance and is priced much below other flagship handsets from the crème de la crème of the market.
The phone has a 3900mAh battery embedded in it along with the Turbocharger from Motorola which provides 7 hours battery life within 15 minutes of charging the phone. The display unit is a QHD one that measured 5.2 inches. The internal machinery of the phone includes a quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 processor that clocks a speed of 2.7GHz. The RAM is 3GB. The rear camera is a 21MP one with autofocusing abilities. Low light photography is supported by the dual LED flash. The front camera is a 2MP one. The screen on the phone has water and dust resistant nano coating that protects the phone against spills.
It provides the best performance among all Android handsets and has great battery life. The build is sturdy and handy. The only drawback is the phone for a flagship level which produces noisy images.

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 

The Galaxy Note series is a great benchmark device when phablets are considered. If you want an Android handset with a gigantic screen, this is definitely one of the best for you. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is based on the Android 4.4 and has a super AMOLED display unit that measures 5.7 inches. The resolution of the phone is 2560X1440 pixels. The processor powering the device is a quad core on which clocks a speed of 2.7GHz. Its RAM is a 3GB one. The Galaxy Note 4 has an internal memory of 32GB that can be expanded via microSD card till 128GB. The front camera is a 3.7MP one while the rear one is 16MP. The phone supports options of connectivity such as Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, microUSB and EDGE/GPRS. The battery enabled in the device is a 3220 mAh one. It comes in colours such as blossom pink, charcoal black, frosted white and bronze gold. The design overhaul of the device is quite good and the display is crystal clear. The OIS camera which records 4K videos is one of the highlights of the device.

The only drawback of the phone is its extra-large size and the plastic rear panel which feels very flimsy.

Apple iPhone 6 

Apple is one of the largest smartphone companies and has a fan following like no other. Its latest offering, the Apple iPhone 6 has a great camera along with the fluidic performance of the device. The screen on the camera is a 4.7 inches one with IPS coating. It has a resolution of 1334X750 pixels. The glass has an oleophobic coating and is shatter proof. It is powered by a dual core processor that clocks a speed of 1.4GHz. The RAM is a 1GB one. The operating system built in is iOS 8. It comes with three options of storage space-16, 64 and 128 GB. The rear camera is an 8MP one with autofocusing abilities and dual LED flash. The front camera has a resolution of 1.2MP. Its options of connectivity are Bluetooth, 3G, Wi-Fi, EDGE/GPRS, micro USB and NFC. The sensors built into the device are barometer, accelerometer, compass, gyro and proximity. It is available in colours such as gold, silver and space grey. The camera on the smartphone is one of the best. The display unit is quite sharp and its brightness great. The performance of the phone overall is quite good. The phone’s design, however, has been criticized for being very slippery. Its battery life also requires a lot of rework.

Moto X 2nd Generation 

 The Moto X’s second generation is now at par with any of the other flagship devices from other companies. It has one of the best balancing and provides most bang for buck. The phone is a dual SIM one with dual stand-by. The display unit is 5.2 inches in length and has a resolution of 1920X1080 pixels. The Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is a quad core one and clocks a speed of 2.5GHz. The RAM enabled in the device is 1GB and it is powered by the Android KitKat 4.4. The second generation of Moto X has an internal memory of 16GB which can be expanded through microSD card support. The rear camera is a 13MP one which has a flash as well. The front one is a decent 2MP one. The options of connectivity included in the phone are micro USB, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, EDGE/GPRS and 3G. The sensors built in include compass, accelerometer and proximity. The battery embedded in the phone is a 2300 mAh one. The phone delivers smooth performance without lags. Its FHD display is premium and looks bright. The battery life is also very decent. The cameras on the phone continue to be a drawback. Also, its leather rear cover can be scratched quite easily.

HTC Desire Eye 

The HTC Desire Eye has been targeted at selfie crazy buyers. The phone is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. Both the front and back camera are 13MP ones. The display unit of the phone is 5.2 inches and the pixels resolution is 1920X1080 pixels. The body is water and dust resistant one. The quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocks a speed of 2.3GHz while the RAM in the device is a 2GB one. The internal storage space is 16GB which can be expanded to 128GB via microSD cards. The connectivity options in the phone are NFC, 3G, Wi-Fi, USB and Bluetooth. The battery in place is a 2400mAh one and the phone is powered by Android KitKat with the Sense 6 user interface placed on the stock Android version. The phone has a good design and the user interface renders a smooth performance. The twin 13MP cameras perform quite well. However, the phone’s price may be an inhibitor for most.

Author Bio : Mahesh Mehta is Chief Editor at 5 Random Things. He is known for his creative online marketing skills and specializes in handling web marketing efforts and boosting online conversion.
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Is Your Java Control Panel Playing Hide and Seek on Windows 8?

Everybody seems to keep harping on the term, Java nowadays. However, you are rather clueless about what they are actually referring to, and what it does. Well, Java refers to a specific computing platform and programming language. It was initiated in 1995 by Sun Microsystems. Since it is highly secure, quick in its functioning and trustworthy, Java has sustained until today. Naturally, many websites and applications prefer to remain in alignment with Java.

•    The Java software is free to download from the official website of the company. In fact, you should keep updating it regularly.

•    Every new version has improved features, which enable the Java applications on your desktop or laptop to function better, exhibit stability of performance and keep your browsing experiments safe and secure.

•    Java is not compatible with the Windows Surface tablet, as its plug-in remains unsupported. If this tablet takes recourse to operating systems like Windows RT or Windows RT 8.1, it will become compatible with the applications found in the Windows Store.

According to reliable experts from computer technical support service, you may follow any of these two methods to access the Java Control Panel.

Method I:

•    First, ensure that your mouse points towards the right-hand corner at the bottom of your Windows 8 screen.

•    A single click of the mouse pointer will reveal the “search charm.”

•    As you begin typing “control panel,” a number of suggestions will show up. Select control panel.

•    The control panel has its own search icon; type Java Control Panel into this box. When a suggestion like Java Control Panel shows up, select it.

•    Check if your Java software is enabled or disabled.

Method II:

•    The “search charm” may be opened by tapping Windows logo key + W.

•    When this box shows up, key in Java Control Panel.

•    Now, click on the Java Control Panel icon, for checking if this software is enabled or disabled.

As per the opinion of MICROSOFTWARE team support, if you wish to enjoy your Internet experience without any hitches and glitches, you must ensure that Java is installed on your computer.
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Samsung Galaxy S5 vs Samsung Galaxy S6

The South Korean smartphone manufacturers, Samsung is all set to launch their latest flagship smartphone device, the Samsung Galaxy S6 in India. The Galaxy S6 would be the successor to the Galaxy S5, which was launched last year, but failed to grab success and revenue for the company. Many Galaxy S5 units are still waiting for their buyers in the market. For which, the price of Samsung Galaxy S5 was brought down to almost 50% of its launch price.
Now, with Galaxy S6, Samsung is in the mood to re-capture the flagship smartphone market, where Apple is shining once again. To understand the difference between the Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, here we bring you one-on-one comparison of their hardware specifications and software support.
Samsung Galaxy S5 vs. Samsung Galaxy S6


The Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6, both sport a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display, which produces 16M vibrant colors while playing high-definition games and Full HD videos. Samsung is known for its innovative smartphone displays. The Galaxy S5 and S6 follow the same. However, the display of Samsung Galaxy S6 is far better than that of Galaxy S5. The S6 produces a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels at a brilliant pixel density rate of 577 pixels per inch. On the other hand, the Galaxy S5 produces a resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels at 432 pixels per inch.

The display of Samsung Galaxy S6 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, while the Galaxy S6 features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. The Samsung Galaxy S6 sports one of the most brilliant and innovative displays, ever added on Samsung Galaxy Smartphones.

Processor & RAM

The developers at Samsung never commit a mistake, while powering high-end flagship smartphone devices. Both, Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 support multi-tasking feature with an ease. They both can run various applications and games simultaneously without any complaints. For which, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is powered by an Exynos 7420 chipset, 1.5GHz Cortex-A53 Quad-core and 2.1GHz Cortex-A57 Quad-core processor, coupled with 3GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy S5 has been powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801chpset, Quad-core 2.5GHz Krait 400 processor coupled with 2GB of RAM.

No doubt, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is better than S5 in terms of processor and RAM. It can run almost each and every big application and high-end graphics game, you want it to run.

Operating System
The Samsung Galaxy S5 runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, which can be upgraded to Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 runs on updated Android 5.0.2 Lollipop operating system out-of-the-box. Both Samsung Galaxy S5 and S6 would easily support one more OS version update in future.


On the camera front, the Samsung Galaxy S5 houses a brilliant 16 Megapixels (5312 x 2988) autofocus rear camera with LED flash and features like face detection, Geo-tagging, HDR, touch focus, smile and face detection, dual shot, simultaneous image and HD video recording and much more. This rear camera can record 2160p videos at 30 frames per second. For selfies, this smartphone gets a 2 Megapixels front-facing camera.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 also houses a 16 Megapixels (5312 x 2988) autofocus rear camera with almost similar advanced features. However, this one gets a better 5 Megapixels front-facing selfie camera, which can record 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. It also carries features like Auto HDR and dual video call.


For storage, the Samsung Galaxy S5 comes in 16GB and 32GB on-board memory options, which can be expanded up to 128GB using a MicroSD card. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 cones with 32GB, 64GB and 128GB on-board memory options, which cannot be expanded.


For connectivity, both Samsung Galaxy S5 and Galaxy S6 support almost similar features, including-
4G LTE, 3G, GPRS with EDGE
Bluetooth 4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X
Wi-Fi, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi Hotspot
NFC, Infrared, MicroUSB, MHL TV-Out, USB Host
3.5mm Audio Jack and more


The Samsung Galaxy S5 is fuelled by a 2800mAH Li-Ion battery, which claims 390 hours of stand-by, 21 hours of talk time and 67 hours of music play time. On the other hand, the Samsung Galaxy S6 is fuelled by a comparative weaker 2550mAH Li-Ion battery.

Price in India
The Samsung Galaxy S5 is selling for Rs.28,999 in India. And the Samsung Galaxy S6 is expected to be launched with a price tag of around Rs.48,999 in India. No doubt, the Galaxy S5 is far cheaper than the S6, but the Galaxy S6 is far better than S5.

Author Bio:The author is an expert in mobile technology and loves to write about different handsets launched. He has listed the specifications Samsung Galaxy S6 for the readers to make an informed buying decision.

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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Tips for expanding your business online

With the changes in the shopping trends of the customers, many entrepreneurs are promoting their business online. This has become an effective way to reach the customers that spend busy schedule in day. Online shopping offers them a great convince of fetching the product at their doorstep and this stands to be a big reason against the popularity of online shopping today. Like any type of business, even online business needs effective campaign to promotion.  

There are many ways to promote the business online. In this current article let us discuss few effective ways to promote your business online. 

Business listing sites    

This is one of the effective ways the business owners should not forget when they choose to promote business online. A wide range of products are available for sale through these business listing sites and millions of customers reach free ads to purchase different products. When your product is listed on these sites, there are good numbers of chances that your product / business is exposed to wide range of customers in short span of time. The cost you incur to promote the product through these business listing sites is very less when compared to other promotional methods. As these business listings have good search engine rankings and advertisement listed on these listing sites will become popular in no period of time.

Search engine optimizing 

This is another big marketing strategy fallowed by many to promote their business online. The strategies implemented in search engine optimization aim at increasing rankings of the webpage for targeted keyword in the Google search results. This marketing strategy allows your website to stand on the top of the search results and gain the attention of the targeted customer. This is long term and continuous process and one should have a great deal of patience to get the results in this search engine optimization.  

Different strategies fallowed by the marketer to promote the website through search engine ranking include link building, article submission, press releases and directory submission. The results on the search engine optimization do not happen overnight and you cannot be assured about the results from this strategy unless you bring up genuine back links to promote your business. Apart from all the above, you should be ready to make a good amount of investment continuously to promote your business through search engine optimization.

Banner printing  

Many companies choose to go with online banner printing to promote their business. This process of banner printing includes promotion of their business or product on the other websites in the niche group. There are good chances that your business will be promoted easily in no time with this kind of promotion. Here is catch; promotion of the website through banner printing solely depends on the acceptance of the website on which you want to promote the business. The business owner may also ask you to promote their business on your site stating the terms of mutual benefit and you should be ready for that.  

Author-Bio: Hannah is an Engineering graduate and SEO Analyst by profession. Writing on multiple topics and blogging is her passion. She is been writing on web from past two years and presently working for Free ads

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

Best mobile under 15000 in 2015

The whole world depends on mobile phones; it is among the most convenient and pioneering inventions in recent times. It is a phone packed with advanced operating system that supports mobile payment mechanisms, motion sensors, Wi-Fi, web-browsing, camera, touchscreen interface, GPS navigation, media player and personal digital assistant.

When mobiles first came into the market, they were built with simple operations, but now the market is filled with smartphones catered to various sections of economic society. For those who are keen on an efficient yet reasonable mobile under Rs 15,000 the options are plentiful. Take a note of these phones.

Second generation Moto G:
Motorola is credited for their professional phone packages and the trend continues with the second generation Moto G. It operates on the advanced Android operating system and is packed with series of apps that can be downloaded for free of cost. It is covered with rigid Gorilla Glass 3 display, it has an 8MP camera and water resistant casing, and it is also scratch resistant. It has a vivid 5-inch screen display with 720x1280 pixel resolution power. It runs on Android 4.4.4 KitKat operating system (now updated to Android Lollipop 5.0) and powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. It costs Rs 12,999.

Asus Zenfone 5: 

It is a professionally designed phone with quality built and display attractiveness, and it is known to be the ideal devise for ardent photography buffs, and also for those who are into thrilling entertainment. It is built with 2GB RAM, and it scratch resistant, and is packed with series of amazing multi-media, and the prime selling features are high-end software technology, admirable camera and cloud storage management app. Asus Zenfone 5 is a proficient and feature rich devise and the main concern is inefficient battery with 2110mAh capacity. It has a 2MP front and 8MP rear camera with flash, it runs on Android 4.3 operating system and powered by 1.6GHz dual-core Intel Atom processor with 2GB RAM. The internal storage power is 8GB and it can extend to 64GB with the aid of micro-SD card. It costs Rs 9,499.

Microsoft Lumia 730 dual SIM:

Nokia Lumia 730 (Dual SIM, Grey) It is engineered with Microsoft’s signature Windows Phone 8.1 operating system, and the first sight attraction is acquired by the vibrant 4.7 inch screen. The prime selling feature is the novel scratch resistant OLED display, and it is the mystery behind the phenomenal blend of colours. The 5MP front camera is just too perfect to make video calls, and the devise is engineered with editing options and in-built filters. It has the Office Mobile feature where users can edit spread sheets and word documents, connected to the high-tech OneDrive which is an advanced cloud storage compartment designed by Microsoft. Here Maps is known to be the most appreciated navigation system, and it is packed with messaging apps and social networking sites.
 The phone is powered by Snapdragon 400 quad-core processor that operates at speed of 1.2GHz and the efficiency is contributed by Adreno 305 graphics, with 1GB RAM. The internal storage capacity is 8GB and it can expand to 128GB through microSD card. It functions on 2,200mAh charge. It costs Rs 13,681.

Blackberry Z3:
Owning a Blackberry phone is a unique experience all together and possessing Z3 is simply marvellous. According to reports, it is a devise for anyone who is highly dependent on messaging and e-mailing. The technology is developed from Blackberry 10 operating system and it comes with pre-installed Documents and BB Messenger. It has a keyboard to conveniently and efficiently type anytime and anywhere and it is also packed with multitude of multi-media features.
 Its battery potential is commendable and operates on an advanced 2500mAh lithium ion charge, and it easily lasts for a day. It has a colourful 5-inch screen with 960x540 resolution power. The 8GB internal storage can be expanded to 16GB with the aid of microSD card. It costs Rs 13,650.

Gionee Marathon M3:
Gionee Marathon M3 is a trendy looking phone, the screen beauty and viewing angles are laudable. Apart from just sporting a classy design, it is a phone with incredible battery power and runs at 5,000mAh, and it is a convenient piece to chat for hours on end and discuss fun or business stuff. On 2G network, it offers 50 hours talk time and it is a hefty phone and weighs 180g.
The rich screen presence is contributed by 5-inch HD display and it functions on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and powered by 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM. The internal storage power is 8GB and it can be stretched to 128GB with the aid of microSD card. It has a 2MP front and 8MP rear camera with LED flash. It costs Rs 14,000.

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G:
Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 has a vividly impressive design and apart from the dynamic bright layers, it is the perfect 4G installed devise. It supports LTE-TD network connection and the software and hardware capacities are well-suited for the price offered. It costs Rs 9,999.
 It has a 5.5 inch HD screen with pixel density output of 267ppi, and function on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and powered by 1.6GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor with memory power of 2GB RAM. The 8GB internal storage is expandable to 64GB through micro SD card. It has a 5MP camera, which is great to indulge in endless selfie moments and front 13MP camera. The battery efficiency of the phone is significant and operates on a 3,100mAh charge, and the connectivity options are micro USB, Bluetooth 4.0, 3G, 2G and Wi-Fi.

Huawei Honor 3C:
Huawei Honor is an efficient and stylish phone and a marvel of the sub Rs 15,000 category, it functions on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean operating system. The fine screen presence is acquired by 5-inch HD display and is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek processor. It has an 8MP camera with advanced LED flash technology, a source of amazement to soak in selfie moments and the front camera is engineered with 5MP capacity. The internal storage power is 8GB and it can extent to 32GB through microSD card and the battery potential is 2,300mAh. It costs Rs. 13,500.
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5 Whatsapp Tricks That Will Surprise You

Whatsapp is an instant messaging app that you can easily download on your smartphones and others as well. You will have to pay a small subscription fee to enjoy it for a year. In India Watsapp is still free,  and they are going to keep it free for some time and it is a good news for all the Indians.  This app is amazing and it is likely that the majority of the people are not aware its tips and tricks. There are so many and here are 5 of them explained

Blue Ticks Of Misery
You might be aware of the blue ticks and there are many privileges which these blue ticks take away. Recently the Whatsapp technicians have found the error and they are silently working over it. Users can access their privacy via settings and then they can disable the receipts. This feature is only available for the Android users.

See When Messages Are Seen
The blue ticks can be considered as the worst thing that is spoiling your relationships. After last seen this is another issue that couples are facing these days. But there is one other way by which you can totally irritate your mates. 

Go to any chat, tap, hold on any message that you have sent and then followed by the information options. This will show that your Watsapp messages are delivered and also read instantly.  It also works for group messages. 

Send Public Messages Secretly
If you have any generic announcement to make, then Watsapp is the right platform. If you really don’t want to make announcements, but still want to share then this feature is amazing for you. It is similar to the feature in Gmail (BCC). Tour recipients are going to get messages that you composed privately.  There is a search bar at the top left corner and here you will find broadcast list. From here you can send messages secretly.

Back Up Your Chat History
Whatsapp is aware that how much important your chat means to you and this is why they offer you with back up services. So if your yearly subscription is getting over use this trick. For iPhone users, there is a backing in history option and this can be done automatically by setting it to monthly, weekly schedules.  You can click on the chats you desire and create a backup.

For Android users, there is a Watsapp folder in your gallery where all your messages are backed up there.

Conversation Shortcuts
There might be certain people with whom you chat more often; it will be a good idea to create shortcuts on your home screen directly. Tap and hold to the chats and a tab will pop up choose add to shortcuts option and your shortcut will appear on the home screen. This feature is only for Android users. 

There are plenty of tricks and tips that will let you explore more about Watsapp. Leran them and surprise your friends  and stay at the top. you canlearn them easily from the internet.

Author Bio:- This article is written by Ashish Kamble who is owner of where you can find  funny videos for whatsapp 

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