Why are teenagers obsessed with Sarahah?

Today we will talk about a new app which is creating a buzz in the market. This new app is very popular among the teenagers all over the world. This app lets you post comments on your friends without showing your identity. Yes this is truly anonymous app where the sender’s identity will not be revealed. The app is called Sarahah. Sarahah is already in the top downloaded apps in both IOS and Android app store. In this article what we will know what makes this application so special and how it is promoting cyber bullying.

Application development:

The app was created by a developer of Saudi Arabia. Zian Al Abidin Taufiq created this app so that people can send honest feedback to their employees in workplace.

He named the application Sarahah which means honesty in Arabian. The application behaves according to its name. One can post on its review of the person through this app.

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Well we assume the reviews will be honest because the recipient does not have any way to know who sent the comment. The app soon became popular among the teenagers as they can post anything without revealing their identity.

How does the App works:

The app is very simple however you need an account with Snapchat also. First, you need to create your account on the website of this app. After you sign up you will get a custom link, people can click on this link and send their messages.

Sir to distribute your link most teenagers are using Snapchat. Snapchat is the most popular distribution platform for Sarahah. People post a custom link in a snap and share with their followers.

So now your followers can click on the link anytime and send you anonymous message. This message is truly personal no one can see it except for the person. However, the teenagers really want people to know what people are commenting on them.

Therefore, they take a screenshot of the messages and post it in their Snapchat account. So people usually get all types of comments some are nice, some are flirty and some are cruel and mean also.

It is no doubt that this no restriction is promoting cyber bullying. Bullying is very common in High Schools. So with the help of this app students can take it to the Internet also.

Teen’s obsession:

As we have mentioned before this application is very popular among the teenagers and they are kind of obsessed with it also. A lot of people are already sending the snaps with Sarahah’s link in it.

Many teens say that they are getting positive reviews and comments from their peers. However this seems to be very tough for the girls. They’re getting many sexual comments on this app. Racist people are taking full advantage of this application and bullying people.

Many parents are worried about the children’s safety and self esteem. However this is not the first instance of cyber bullying and many apps like this have surfaced before also. Gossip apps like curiouscat.me, ask.fm, yik yak and others have already got teenager’s interest.

Therefore it is simply up to the parents to guide their children on this app. However we protect that this will not be a long run application. Soon people will get bored of this and they can move on to something else.

Currently teenagers are exploring the potential of this app and sharing their messages via Snapchat. Since the app does not provide any way to reply if the person who send the text message. So the gossip really on the Snapchat and the subject is from Sarahah.

If you want to download the app, you can download it for free from your phone’s app store.

Best Security Software for your Computer in 2017

This year in May a terrible ransomware attacked the whole world. It affected 150 countries and many organizations. The malware is known as Wannacry. This was a major attack that opened people’s eye towards their internet security. Many people ignore internet security because of the expenses. After this attack, people should become more conscious towards it. Therefore, today we will talk about malwares, Trojan and viruses. So read this article to know about it if you do not know. At the end we recommend some security software which can protect you from future attacks like this.

Why you need internet security software:

This might be the first large scale attack but not the last. Many small attacks like this happen every day. So learn about it and protect yourself before it is too late. Many people in developing countries do not buy premium and original antivirus.

So if you think like you do not need premium security then the wannacry ransomware attack is a perfect example for you. The internet is full of Trojan, virus, worm, malware, spyware and many other stuffs.

Everyday thousands of these viruses are created and uploaded on the internet. People download a lot of stuffs from the internet. Most of these are free stuffs from non authentic websites.

The worms and malware are especially in these sites. So if you ignore your internet security now. Then you leave yourself open to future ransomware attacks.

What are virus, malware and Trojan?

Many people think that they are the same things. Well the only common thing between them is that they are programs that infect the computer.

They are just software and application which you use every day. The difference is that you don’t know what they are doing or that they are even in the computer.

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A virus is a least harmful because it just damages the computer and its data. While malware or Trojan can steal data from your computer and leave no trace of it.

Imagine all your passwords of internet banking, social accounts like facebook and other important stuffs being with an unknown person. It is scary, right? That is what they do.

So if you are still now convinced of your security let’s talk about wannacry ransomware. Hope it will make you reconsider your decision.

Wannacry Ransomware:

We have talked about malware, virus and Trojan. What is a Ransomware? As the name suggests, ransomware locks the computer it affects and asks the owner to pay ransom in order to get access to your files again.

It is just like kidnapping your computer and asking you to pay ransom for it. Wannacry is the name of the group which launched the attacks on global scale.

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Russia, Ukraine and Taiwan were the most affected countries. How did it attack you ask? Well the attackers send email to the owners with a downloadable link.

People who caught the bait and downloaded the software, got affected. The attackers demanded a ransom of 500 Euros.

Experts say that the malware used vulnerability in windows and used it to lock the computer. They also believe that if people pay the ransom, there is no guarantee that they will get their computer back.

If you think you are far from these countries and the attack has stopped, then you are wrong. The attack is still on the way to your home.

Best Internet Security Softwares:

So if you have changed your mind and want to buy security software then we would like to help you in your search.

We have a list of some of the popular softwares that provide a air tight security. These are not only secure but a true value for money.

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Worth considering:

McAfee Total Protection – McAfee do not hamper the system performance much. It has fair malware protection strength. McAfee has a good two way firewall protection. It also schedule timely computer backup. PC tuneup feature improves computer’s performance. All the features will cost you $44.99.

Panda Global Protection – It has all the above features with additional special ransomware protection and virtual keyboard. However, it impacts performance of the computer heavily. You can get it for $47.49.

Esset Smart Security – It has all the features as above expect for special ransomware protection. However it has added anti theft protection and webcam protection which will not allow malicious software to open you webcam and mic without your permission.

The malware protection is good and has a very little impact on computer’s performance. You can get the protection at $59.99. It is totally worth considering.

Nortan Security Deluxe – Norton does not have the above features. It just provides an excellent malware protection. However, it is very heavy on the system and makes it slow. At the price of $39.99 it is not a bad deal.

Trend Micro Internet Security – The features include secure browser, special ransomware protection and file encryption. The protection is very good but the system impact is harsh. It will cost around $39.95 and its worth considering.

Total Value for money:

Bitdefender – It has all the above features with virtual keyword, anti – theft, and two-way firewall. The great thing is that it does not hamper system performance and provides a very good malware protection at the same time. All the features are in just $44.99 is a good deal.

Kaspersky – If you want all the good features in one place without burning a hole in the pocket, this is it. It has all the good features like webcam protection, secure browser, encryption and others. It only lacks anti theft but provides a security which is beyond comparison.

Moreover, it is very light and does not slow the computer at all. It is recommended by all the major review sites. Kaspersky Total Security will cost only $59.99 and it is totally worth buying. Refer here for more details.

Moreover, the software provides protection from phishing sites which can protect you from accidently giving your password to the hackers. The back up and tune up features are also very healthy for the computer and your data.

So there you have it. Hope this article will help you making a wise decision. As the price of the software is nothing as compared to the ransom.

Best Android Games in June 2017 for all age

Are you looking to download a new game from the play store? We are here with 10 games of 2017 which have gained popularity in short time. Here is the list of games which we consider the best games of June 2017.

The list has games from different genres like action, arcade, RPG, sports and others. So check the list of games below.

Pokemon Magikarp Jump:

Is you are a pokemon fan then you might find this game interesting. Till now you have catch pokemon and use them in battle. However now you have the chance to train you pokemon also. The objective of this is to train your Magikarp to jump higher.

You can fish different kind of magikarp and collect them in your pond. You can compete with other players also to see whose Magikarp jumps higher. Game is a good time pass for kids. However adult anime fans can also give it a try.

pokemon magikarp jump

Fancy Pants Adventure:

If you like the Anger of Sticks then this arcade game will be a choice for you. The objective is to save your sister. However, you will encounter many dangers on the way like ninjas, pirates and others.

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Fight the enemies and you will get items to help you in fighting or change your looks. It is a quite interesting game. FCA is suitable for all ages. If you are looking for some casual gaming this will be perfect for you.

Karma Incarnation 1:

This is a fun casual game which all should try. Game is again suitable for all ages. It is a blend of puzzle and adventure. You will play the role of a strange creature named Pip. You will face decisions throughout the game which will decide the outcome of the game.

The game is totally unique and the graphics are hand drawn. Karma Incarnation is one of the games that you will enjoy each time you play it all over again. So go ahead and download it from Google Play Store for free.

Skullgirls:

Skullgils is a fighting game presented by line corporation, who created the popular messaging app Line. The graphics are good and the game has a RPG like progression. This was popular in other platforms and recently was available for android also.

Injustice 2:

Injustice 2 is a better version of the last game by Warner Bros. If you love fighting games with high quality graphics, this will not disappoint you. It has more characters, more special attacks and a lot more action than its predecessor.

Build you team and progress through the game by unlocking special features. The game has a good storyline which adds to the good things about the game. So go and install in on your android devices for free now.

The Elder Scrolls – Legends:

The game is the new app from the Elder Scrolls franchise. With new features and looks this game is a good pick for the casual gamers. So go and download it for free now.

Galaxy on Fire 3:

This game is way better than its previous versions. The mission is to find the person responsible for explosion on a planet. Unlock new space ships and battle through the space. A good game that can be handled easily by mid range phones.

Zombie gunship Survival:

Like the undead games? This is perfect FPS game for you in which you will launch attacks on the zombies from your AC-130. Previous Gunship Zombie games were very popular. So you can try this one is you haven’t played yet.

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Pro Evolution Soccer 2017:

A nice game for the football fans. It has both  multiplayer and single player mode. The game controls are very good. So if you want a football game then try this one.

Iron Blade:

This is good choice for someone who wants a long Role Playing Game. Intense graphics and good stoyline makes the game popular. It is developed by Gameloft which is one of the well known developers of games.

So that concludes our pick for this month. Check this website for more articles related to technology and subscribe to our blog for the updates on your email.