Books I read in 2018

2018 has been a soul-satisfying year for the bibliophile inside me, as I was able to complete 22 books. I’d kept a target of 20 books. This was possible mostly because I re-read the Harry Potter series after having an impromptu discussion with one of my colleagues.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to review all of them, but I would like to list the top 5.

So, tada, the top 5 books I read in 2018:

  1. Educated by Tara Westover
  2. When Breathe Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
  3. The Four, Hidden DNA of tech Giants by Scott Galloway
  4. Leading by Sir Alex Ferguson
  5. How to Almost Fail at Everything and still win Big by Scott Adams

Hope to read 30 books by the end of this year.

Solution for WannaCrypt attacks

As you all know, the recent WannaCry ransomware attacks had hit the cyber world last week and have affected various Govt. and non-Govt websites in across 73 countries. The vulnerability was reportedly leaked from a govt. agency. Recent reports suggest that some govt. offices in Kerala was also affected by this.

‘Prevention is always better than cure’ in this kind of cyber attacks as we are witnessing more and more attacks. Using genuine or supported versions of operating systems or FOSS based OS like Linux, updating the system software regularly are some of the precautions we can take.

Anyway, Microsoft has released solution to all the products affected by this including old Windows XP (which they stopped support.)  and here’s the link for the same.

Customer Guidance for Wannacrypt attacks