Monthly Meetup - September

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What is DNS

DNS means “Domain Name System”. Basically it’s the system that translates an domain name into an IP address ( which is the unique identifier of some piece of hardware on a network.


GDevelop 5 (a foss 2D game engine)

GDevelop is an open-source, cross-platform game engine designed for everyone - it’s extensible, fast and easy to learn.

You can download GDevelop 5 from here. :point_down:

You can download assets from here. :point_down:


RegretsReporter extension
With the RegretsReporter extension, you can immediately take action to send the recommended videos that you regret watching—like pseudoscience or anti-LGBTQ+ content.

A privacy-Enhanced Mode is an option that improves privacy when embedding videos on third-party sites. When enabled, YouTube won’t store information. It uses a new URL as to deliver the video to the site.


Epic Games and Apple Lawsuit

Epic Games vs Apple is a current lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple in August 2020, related to Apple’s practices in the iOS App Store. Epic Games’ founder Tim Sweeney had previously challenged the 30% revenue cut that Apple takes on each purchase made in the App Store, and with their game Fortnite, wanted to either bypass Apple or have Apple take less of a cut. Epic implemented changes in Fortnite purposely bypass the App Store payment system, prompting Apple to block the game from the App Store and leading to Epic filing its lawsuit.


UI Design and UX Design

It’s common for people to use these terms interchangeably, or sometimes incorrectly.

At the most basic level, the user interface (UI) is the series of screens, pages, and visual elements, like buttons and icons that enable a person to interact with a product or service.

User experience (UX), on the other hand, is the internal experience that a person has as they interact with a product or a service.

As a designer, you must understand the user and their requirements when designing a product that will eventually be used by many people around the world. Therefore, it should be simple to understand and use regardless of the background of the user.


What is a Malware and a small insight about the Joker Malware?

A malware is a any software intentionally designed to cause damage to a computer and/or a network etc. A wide variety of malware types exist, including computer viruses, worms, Trojan horses, ransomware, spyware, adware, rogue software, and scareware.

One of the latest malwares found in September is the Joker Malware, which belongs to the Trojan class. It basically pretends to be a legitimate app in the Play Store, but once the user downloads and installs it, the malware triggers and it conducts billing frauds either by sending SMS messages to Premium cost numbers or by repeatedly making purchases using the users’ account, also the billed amounts will indirectly go to the Joker malware operators. So far this malware only affects android users.

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Hacktoberfest is a month-long open source celebration that happens on Ocboter annually. You can help drive the growth of open source and make positive contributions to an ever-growing community. All backgrounds and skill levels are encouraged to complete the challenge.

What you need to do is just make 4 pull requests on any GitHub hosted public repository.

  • You need to have a github account
  • Git installed
  • Sign up in the official hacktoberfest site
  • Pull requests can be made in participating GitHub-hosted repositories/projects , classified with the Hacktoberfest topic.
    The Best part is that you will receive a Hacktoberfest T-Shirt and a sticker pack for your participation.

You can sign up anytime between October 1 and October 31. []

Happy Hacking !!!