Google Talk Authorization Flaw – Which was NOT

Last year around November, when i mailed Google security team regarding this issue, they rejected the idea. However while working on a side project of mine, i realized Google has fixed this one now. Problem Consider a scenario when user1 (google apps user) sends a google talk invite to user2 (non-google apps user). What happens next? Well user2 gets an email…

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How to hack Google Hurdles Basketball Slalom Canoe 2012 Doodles

This post will quickly go through basic hack which will maximize your score / minimize your time in Google Doodle Olympics 2012. We will use a Free Windows Based Macro Utility called AutoHotKey. You can now define any keystrokes in a .ahk file and convert it to .exe. The AutoHotKey will simulate those key/mouse strokes to your machine. In this…

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The Curious Case of Rising Malwares on Android

Android is getting bigger and with prediction of 1 million devices being activated daily by mid August, 2012 its becoming popular day by day. The volume of malware surged in the first quarter of 2012. In particular, there’s been a flood of new types of password-stealing Trojan applications, malware targeting Android users, rootkits, and botnet infections. According to McAfee the…

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DNS Down

Why You Should Always Use Free Public DNS

Today’s Incident of Facebook not opening in India made one thing clear: You cannot rely on default DNS of your ISP. Following ISPs were observed to block Facebook: MTNL BSNL Tikona Reliance Airtel Earlier, Indian Govt had requested Facebook and Google to screen the content. This time, No Public statement was released, but it was observed nationwide, but yes things were back to…

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Rant, Web

Why Can’t Google Fix its Own URLs?

[Update: 12th June, 2012 9.31PM IST] The URL seems to be working fine. Google has fixed it after all. Today, I was trying to submit a URL to Google. As usual i simply opened Google and searched for “add url to google” , Google returned me the following results. The Top Result actually gives a 404 error (Jan 22, 2012…

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