Archive for the ‘Security’ Category

  I thought I had carefully controlled what other people I choose to share my photos and my personal information with me on my Facebook and I was really careful about what third-party Facebook applications I allow to have access to personal details such as my birthday, my status updates, my photos, my location and educational […]

WebSockets WebSockets is an advanced technology that makes it possible to open an interactive communication session between the user’s browser and a server. With this API, you can send messages to a server and receive event-driven responses without having to poll the server for a reply. As you might know, WebSocket is disabled in Firefox […]

Using ssh as a proxy or encrypted tunnel to browse the web can sometimes be necessary: When you’re at some public place but need to login securely to your work place. When local access restrictions make life really difficult. I use SSH for the security reasons. I want to make sure that my security and […]

  MarkMonitor Inc, USA based company who is responsible for over 110 domains including google.com.pk, microsoft.com.pk, paypal.pk, domain control panel hacked, last night and some sites are still down as of (24th November, 2012) Google Pakistan’s home page (google.com.pk) is “hacked” by Turkish hackers putting a message which says “Pakistan Downed”. Paypal site is still […]

  Recently, in Pakistan many companies have started offering email marketing. These companies collect email data from various sources, and then start sending emails in bulk. Majority of these email marketing companies are using Google groups to send emails. Google groups enables them to build an email database and thru these groups then can send […]

  You can download a w7 security benchmark from https://benchmarks.cisecurity.org/en-us/?route=downloads.multiform. In addition to the recommendations there you may want to:   1. Disable Teredo tunneling. http://www.mydigitallife.info/how-to-disable-tcpipv6-teredo-tunneling-in-vista/.   2. Unbind Client for Microsoft Network and Printer and File sharing from all network adapters.   3. Disable Remote Desktop service.   4. Disable UPNP device host.   […]