AngularJS is the first major JavaScript web application framework developed by Google, which was released in 2010, but now discontinued, haven reached end of life on December 31, 2021.

Google will no longer release security patches or updates for AngularJS framework, leaving the numerous websites and applications built using AngularJS less secure over time as more security weaknesses are discovered in the AngularJS framework which go unfixed.

Now, there is a good chance that your favorite website or application was built using AngularJS, that leaves them open to hackers and other malicious actors to inject their own code into the web applications and gain access to your data.

What can Web users do to remediate the Situation?



As a web user, there isn't much you can do about the situation, other than letting your developers to know about your concerns.



While the onus falls on the developers for your web applications and websites to make the neccesary update, it is important to note that discovering vulnerabilities in the framework can take longer time and larger effort, as AngularJS will become less attractive to target as more web applications and websites move to other frameworks.

However, it’s pretty difficult to say exactly how many users AngularJS still has, as the framework is mostly distributed as a JavaScript file referenced directly from a static server.

What are the Upgrading / Migration options available?



AngularJS end of support doesn’t mean developers need to abandon their existing applications, several ways exist to migrate and continue advancing their web solutions.

Google has positioned Angular as a “batteries included” framework with built-in best practices, intended to support every developer with migrating their applications, leveraging the ng update experience.

Additionally, there are other JS frameworks like React or Vue.js, to which they can migrate old applications. Albeit, it can be completed incrementally with inbuilt tools, such as ngUpgrade which is a special library that matches AngularJS and Angular components, with React having ngReact, ngimport and Vue.js, ngVue.

What AngularJS End Of Life means for Web Users?

Many people are employed in small businesses in Vancouver, WA, from accountancy firms and delivery companies to management or engineering industries and stylists. Invariably, the competition is tougher among these businesses to outdo one another in a cut-throat market.

By hiring Vancouver SEO services, local businesses can effectively adjust their online presence and become more visible and accessible to the public. It is among the most cost-effective and prudent marketing strategies to help Vancouver businesses scale new heights with ease.

3 Ways SEO can BENEFIT SMALL BUSINESSES IN VANCOUVER, WA



Here’s a list of some very incredible ways in which hiring a local SEO service provider can change your business for the better.



Attracts Customers Via Organic Search



Vancouver city is highly supportive of small businesses and is continually looking to launch new schemes and programs to help them flourish. Besides help from the city authorities, small business owners in Vancouver can boost their profits and overall performance by having a robust online presence. They can do this by hiring local SEO experts to work on their website and make it more accessible to city residents.

A fantastic advantage of SEO is that it can draw in many local customers to your website because over fifty percent of all web traffic comes from organic searches.

Moreover, many digital marketers can testify that most of the leads come from SEO-engaged website visitors in not just Vancouver but all of the United States.

Enhances Brand Recognition



When you permit reliable and reputed Vancouver SEO professionals to work on your website, they can do wonders within a short period. For one, they can make the web pages more user-friendly, ensuring visitors stay for a longer time on the website. More importantly, they can use local SEO to help your website rank higher on search engines, enabling your brand to become a lot more visible to your customers in Vancouver.

This is critically essential, especially if you are competing with another business for the same search term.

For instance, suppose you offer legal services in Vancouver, and other law offices are vying for the same clients as you. But when you invest in expert local SEO services and they do not, your website will rank while theirs will not. This will enable you to get valuable traffic that can be converted to sales quickly.

Excellent Return on Investment



On average, United States businesses collectively spend a little over 79 billion USD on digital marketing, proving how effective SEO strategies can be. This number is expected to increase vastly in the coming years. The scenario is quite similar in Vancouver and other Washington cities, with local businesses spending a considerable portion of their marketing budget on SEO. But the surprising aspect is that despite how the numbers sound, SEO services are pretty inexpensive to bear for most companies in the city.

Consider it with this example: A Vancouver business-to-consumer product selling company has an annual turnover of $5 million. From the overall marketing yearly budget of $600,000, the company allocates $180,000 to SEO. If the total yearly revenue from marketing is twelve percent, SEO is responsible for a significant portion of this return despite considerably less investment.

Inevitably, investments in SEO companies in the city are expected to grow higher shortly. The primary reason for this is the huge scope of profit that it brings for businesses of all scales and nature.

3 Ways SEO can Benefit Small Businesses in Vancouver, WA

The much awaited Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” has finally been released and now available for download, with some impressive improvements, including bug fixes.

While Linux Mint 20.3 comes bundled with the latest Cinnamon 5.2, but the changes remain the same for Xfce and MATE editions, with the exception of the desktop environment-specific enhancements.

There are several other key improvements and additions, many of which will be looked at below.

What's New in Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Release?



Linux Mint 20.3 is based on Ubuntu 20.04.3 and features Linux Kernel 5.4 LTS, which means all the capabilities and upgrades are available in this latest release.



Besides the core upgrades, there are also astethics changes, as the new wallpapers added to Linux Mint 20.3 will not disappoint you. The theme equally has been revamped with the accent color greatly improved, along with rounded corners for the windows, making up for a more modern look and appeal.

Albeit, the legacy theme package is still available for those who want the same look while keeping other benefits intact.

And the hinted surprise app, “Thingy” App is essentially a “Library” which serves as a document manager for Linux Mint by default, allowing users to download eBooks and other related files, with the app able to automatically detect it from the Downloads directory.

How to Download or Upgrade to Linux Mint 20.3?



Linux Mint 20.3 is now available for download as ISO images from the official website.

As the form of an ISO image (an .iso file) means it can be used to make a bootable DVD or a bootable USB stick. Checkout the guide here to help you download the right ISO image, create your bootable media and install Linux Mint on your computer.

Linux Mint 20.3 “Una” Release: What's New?

Log4Shell is a chain of vulnerabilities that affects millions of computers running the widely-used logging tool Log4j, and involves an obscure but ubiquitous piece of software.

While the vulnerabilities affect not only applications running vulnerable libraries, but also services using these applications, organizations may not readily know how widespread the issue is within their environment.

Microsoft’s unified threat intelligence team, have been tracking threats that exploit the remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities in Apache Log4j 2 referred to as “Log4Shell” and observed mass scanning by attackers attempting to thumbprint vulnerable systems, as well as scanning by security companies and researchers.

How to Detect and Remediate Vulnerable Apps and Systems?



Microsoft rolled out updates to provide a consolidated view of organizational exposure to the Log4j vulnerabilities on the device, software, and vulnerable component level, through a range of automated, complementing capabilities.



With the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint updates including the following: discovery of vulnerable Log4j library components (paths) on devices, discovery of vulnerable installed applications that contain the Log4j library on devices and dedicated Log4j dashboard that provides a consolidated view of findings across vulnerable devices, software, and files.

These capabilities are supported on Windows 11, Windows 10, and Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016; also supported on Linux, but they require updating the Microsoft Defender for Endpoint Linux client to version 101.52.57 (30.121092.15257.0) or later.

Additionally, there is a new schema in advanced hunting, DeviceTvmSoftwareEvidenceBeta, which surfaces file-level findings from the disk and offers the ability to correlate with additional context in advanced hunting of Log4j vulnerabilities. These new capabilities integrate with existing threat and vulnerability management experience and are been rolled out gradually.

Log4j Vulnerability: Microsoft offers guidance for detection of Log4Shell

This RAT, which is dubbed “DarkWatchman”, has been observed spreading by email, and represents a new evolution in fileless malware technique.

According to Prevailion’s Adversarial Counterintelligence Team (PACT), DarkWatchman uses a robust Domain Generation Algorithm (DGA) to identify its C2 (Command and Control) infrastructure and utilizes novel methods for on-system activity, fileless persistence, and dynamic run-time capabilities like self-updating and recompilation.

The PACT team reverse engineered the DGA and investigated the Threat Actor’s (TA) web-based infrastructure, with consolidated results of their analysis into the report.

What is the Delivery Mechanism and Methodology of DarkWatchman?



PACT identified full email messages that included intact headers and subsequently a spoofed sender, what's likely the true sender, the intended recipient, the attachment which was identified as the ZIP file containing the malicious logic file that functions as a dropper for the RAT.



The body of the email, contained additional lure material that would likely anticipate after reading the subject, sch as referencing the (malicious) attachment, and claimed to be from Pony Express which further reinforcing the spoofed address.

DarkWatchman utilizes LOLbins and other novel methods of data transfer within modules to avoid detection, with parts of the malware, including configuration strings and the keylogger stored in the registry to avoid writing to disk.

The initial sample analyzed appears to be targeting a Russian-speaking individual or organization, though the script is written with English variable and function names, PACT based on that assesses with moderate confidence that this is an initial access tool for use by ransomware groups or affiliates.

DarkWatchman: Next Evolution in Fileless Malware Techniques

Offensive Security has released the fourth point version of Kali Linux 2021 series, Kali Linux 2021.4, with a number of exciting new penetration testing tools and several improvements.

Kali Linux 2021.4 brings a number of improvements, such as improved Samba compatibility, enhanced Apple M1 support, ability to switch package manager mirrors, Kaboxer theming, coupled with updates to Xfce, GNOME and KDE desktop environments.

It also support the VMware Fusion Public Tech Preview thanks to having kernel 5.14 with the modules needed for the virtual GPU.

What's New In Kali Linux 2021.4 release?



Kali Linux 2021.4 has the Samba client configured for Wide Compatibility so that it can easily connect to any Samba server, regardless of the version of the protocol in use. It should make it easier to discover vulnerable Samba servers, without having to configure Kali.



With the latest update of Kaboxer tools, Kali Linux 2021.4 brings support for window themes and icon themes, allowing the program to properly integrate with the rest of the desktop without the usage of ugly fallback themes. Below is a quick run down of what’s been added to Kali Linux 2021.4:

  • Dufflebag - Search exposed EBS volumes for secrets
  • Maryam - Open-source Intelligence (OSINT) Framework
  • Name-That-Hash - Do not know what type of hash it is? Name That Hash will name that hash type!
  • Proxmark3 - if you are into Proxmark3 and RFID
  • Reverse Proxy Grapher - graphviz graph illustrating your reverse proxy flow
  • S3Scanner - Scan for open S3 buckets and dump the contents
  • Spraykatz - Credentials gathering tool automating remote procdump and parse of lsass process
  • truffleHog - Searches through git repositories for high entropy strings and secrets, digging deep into commit history
  • Web of trust grapher (wotmate) - reimplement the defunct PGP pathfinder without needing anything other than your own keyring


Additionally, the NetHunter app now includes The Social-Engineer Toolkit, which can be used to customize Facebook, Messenger, or Twitter direct message for social engineering attacks.

How to Upgrade to Kali Linux 2021.4 Release?



For existing users who are using the previous version of Kali Linux, they can simply run the following command to upgrade their system to the latest Kali Linux 2021.4:

sudo apt update && sudo apt -y full-upgrade


And for a fresh installation from scratch, you can download the ISO image from the official page for the different supported versions and systems.

Kali Linux 2021.4 Release: Improved Samba Compatibility

The Zorin team has announced the release of Zorin OS 16 Lite, which condenses the Zorin OS 16 experience into a streamlined distro, designed to run efficiently on low-spec computers.

While Zorin OS 16 is one of the most advanced and popular release based on Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS, offering a “Pro” edition which replaces the “Ultimate” edition that comes preloaded with a few apps and a couple of layouts. With the base edition, Zorin OS 16 “Core” still free, including all the essential features.

Now, Zorin OS 16 lite edition is powered by Xfce desktop environment for efficient performance with limited resources.

What’s New in Zorin OS 16 Lite Edition?



Zorin OS 16 Lite offers a refreshed with a revamped and refined appearance out of the box, with touches and animations that delightfully elevates your computing experience.



First, the taskbar is entirely new and re-written from the ground up to integrate well into the older desktop, now, it shows window previews when hovering over an app icon, allowing you a better overview of your workflow. It also includes the new Zorin Appearance from Zorin OS 16, designed to be even easier for use and navigation.

Zorin Appearance allows users to select a different desktop layout, and able to change the app and icon theme, with desktop font, and tweaking of other parts of the desktop to make experience truly personal.

Additionally, the Software store in Zorin OS 16 Lite comes pre-loaded with the app catalog of Flathub with the Snap store, and the Ubuntu APT repositories. And the built-in Software store also got many under-the-hood optimizations as well as UI improvements to make it easier to find and install apps from the different sources.

Furthermore, there is a new Sound Recorder app that provides a simple and beautiful way to record audio and speech and play it back. If perhaps, you’re creating a voice memo or producing a podcast, the Sound Recorder app will adapt to your workflow and makes the recording of the audio simply effortless.

How to Download Zorin OS 16 Lite?



Zorin OS 16 Lite and the Pro Lite are now available for download from the company's official website.

If you’ve already purchased the Zorin OS 16 Pro, you can download your copy of Zorin OS 16 Pro Lite from the download link in your purchase email.

Zorin OS 16 Lite Edition: What’s New?

The Firefox-maker is poised to introduce a novel sandboxing technology called RLBox in Firefox 95, which technology was developed in collaboration with researchers at the University of California San Diego and the University of Texas.

RLBox Sandboxing technology uses WebAssembly to isolate potentially-buggy code, making the isolation of subcomponents easier for more secure browsing and will be extended to all supported Firefox platforms (desktop and mobile), with five different modules: Graphite, Hunspell, Ogg, Expat and Woff2.

Even with these modules as untrusted code, or a zero-day vulnerability in any of them should pose no threat to Firefox with the RLBox technology in place.

How Isolating with RLBox makes the Difference?



The major browsers including Chrome, Safari and Microsoft Edge, all run Web content in its own sandboxed process, which in theory helps to prevent it from exploitations by a browser vulnerability to compromise your computer.



And having isolated things along trust boundaries, the next logical step is to also isolate across functional boundaries. This has meant hoisting a subcomponent into its own process, as Firefox runs audio and video codecs in a dedicated, locked-down process with a limited interface to the rest of the system. But, there are some serious limitations to this approach, it requires decoupling the code and making it asynchronous, which is time-consuming and could impose a performance cost.

As a result, nobody would want to seriously consider hoisting something like the XML parser into its own process, because to isolate at that level of granularity, we need a different approach.

Now, with RLBox, rather than hoisting the code into a separate process, it can instead be compiled into WebAssembly and then the WebAssembly compiled into native code and no need of shipping any .wasm files in Firefox, since the WebAssembly step is only an intermediate representation in the build process.

RLBox makes a big win on several fronts: it protects users from accidental defects as well as supply-chain attacks, and reduces the need to scramble when such issues are disclosed upstream.

How to Upgrade to the latest Firefox 95?



Firefox 95 is available for Windows, macOS and Linux, and can be downloaded from Mozilla's official site or from the respective app stores. But as Firefox updates happen in the background, users will only need to relaunch the browser to receive the latest version.

If perhaps you failed to get automatic update, you can manually update on Windows, by pulling up the menu under the horizontal bars at the upper right, then click on the help icon, which is the question mark within the circle. And select "About Firefox" and the upgrade will begin.

For macOS users, they should select "About Firefox" which can be found under the "Firefox" menu. And the page will show whether the browser is up to date or recommend the refresh process.

Mozilla tightens Sandboxing in Firefox 95 with RLBox technology

The process of discovering a new topic to write about, deciding the shape the material should take, formalizing your plan, and then actually producing it is known as content creation.

Furthermore, most content development processes include multiple rounds of editing with various stakeholders before the content is ready for publication.

Because content can take many different forms — blog posts, videos, eBooks, tweets, infographics, and advertisements, to mention a few – the process of creating it is multifaceted and not always as straightforward as it may appear.

Making Money with Your Content



We'll talk about how the rapid development of content creation is assisting people in making the most money. And how to make money by creating material that attracts attention and how to check for plagiarism using various tools before displaying your content to make a profit.

Produce Content Constantly



Consistency is the key to success. When you constantly write great content, you follow a better method gradually. You can't be inconsistent as a content creator if you are trying to make a living. If your audience enjoys your material, you have to keep making more content so they return.



Make sure that all of your content is unique and free of plagiarism. You can utilize various online plagiarism checkers to ensure that your audience is not turned off by receiving duplicate content.

When you stop meeting your audience's expectations and delivering consistent material, they will likely go on to someone else.

Make use of branded collaborations



If you want to build a long-term income flow, you must focus on your audience's perception of your brand. It's vital to create a one-of-a-kind experience that distinguishes you from the competition. It's tough, however, to create that rich and unforgettable experience on your own.

Form strong branded connections to help your content get traction. A branded partnership is when you collaborate with other businesses to share and cross-promote your content to their audiences.

Make Money with Your Work



Everyone fighting for attention on the internet is in a competitive atmosphere. Making money online will be difficult if you don't know what you're offering or who your target market is. As a result, only sell what you're good at to set yourself apart from the competitors.

You won't be able to make money if your information is plagiarized, so make sure you check plagiarism before putting it on show.

Ask yourself a fundamental question: why would consumers buy my products and use my content when they can get the same information and items from other reliable sources? It's at this point that you appreciate the value of focusing on a specific market segment. If you try to get to everyone, you'll end up speaking to no one. So, do what you're good at and find the right people to share your work with.

Make Exclusive Content Available



Making money online is not a one-time task when you offer something that is unique and amazing. It's not possible that you'll be able to make a few contents and start making money. You must be consistent, relevant, and outcome-oriented. You develop material to attract and build your audience first, and then you create new content regularly.

Let's pretend you still don't have any internet fans. It is where your premium content will come in to help your work. If you have something unique to share, there are many platforms that you can choose.

When creating material, you must ensure that it is 100 percent original and devoid of plagiarism. You can use an online plagiarism checker for this reason, which helps you check for plagiarism hence you can create original material that will appeal to your target audience.

Advertisements on Social Media



While selling exclusive material is a difficult business, you must still make sure that people know it. Social media advertisement may require some financial investment, but it will help you in attracting people who are unfamiliar with your content.

Direct Marketing



Direct advertising is frequently a good opportunity for content creators to make money. You can put clickable advertising on your website. After that, the advertiser will pay you for the revenue earned by tap. You can also include adverts in your YouTube videos, depending on the type of content you make. You will then be paid every time a user watches your videos' adverts.

While it is pretty simple, you must be cautious about the types of advertisements you run. Finally, you don't want to promote a product that may hurt your reputation.

Conclusion



While there are many options for content creators to earn money, start with the basics. Feel free to try several strategies to find which one works best for you. Experiment with something else if one of them isn't working for you. Make sure, however, that you establish yourself as an expert on social media.

Every day, work on increasing your network and developing a solid personal brand. Take advantage of every chance to promote the material that comes your way.

Build a following and monetize your work correctly. Most importantly, pursue your passions. You will be followed by money.

Learn what Content Creation is and How is it Profitable?

The Mint team has unveiled some updates about the new features in the upcoming release, Linux Mint 20.3, which release is just around the corner.

While the major upgrades in Linux Mint 20.3 includes the addition of MATE 1.26, against the previous Mint 20.2 release, which had MATE 1.24. Besides the updated version of MATE, it also brings a dark mode for XApps, and a brand-new mysterious app.

In fact, there are several key improvements and additions, many of which will be looked at here.

What New Features are Expected in Linux Mint 20.3 Release?



The most notable change is perhaps the addition of a dark mode for XApps, which change will affect all flavors of Linux Mint.



In the XApps also, the PDF reader gets proper manga support, by just hitting the left arrow key in manga mode, you are taken forward in the document, and the image viewer has received the ability to quickly fit into the width or the height of the displayed picture. And Cinnamon 5.2 brings multi-calendar events and events created in your calendars appears in your calendar applet. The applet also syncs with evolution-data-server, which enables it to support many other online calendars and apps.

Additionally, there is a mysterious app hinted at the Linux Mint blog, called ‘Thingy‘, which is currently on the Mint team’s GitHub account, and may serves as a document organizer app for Linux Mint. Albeit, there are still sketchy facts about the details and not much is known as at yet.

What's the Release Date of Linux Mint 20.3?



The first public beta of Linux Mint 20.3 will be released on December 18. It will perhaps unravel more of the features and changes to expect in the final release.

And the final release of Linux Mint 20.3 is still uncertain to come through this year, as the holiday season is fast approaching, however, ardent users will certainly welcome the gift of Mint 20.3 this Christmas.

Linux Mint 20.3: What's Expected Features and the Release Date?