Microsoft Most Valuable Professional – MVP (again)

Super excited to be awarded by Microsoft for the 10th time in a row as Most Valuable Professional in the domain of "Enterprise Security" under the named award category of "Cloud and Datacenter Management". A decade is a good thing, right :) For the sake of clarity, It's awarded for non-commercial community contributions, commercially benefiting contributions are not counted It doesn't have to be saying good about Microsoft only, they are pre

Mont Blanc India – An interesting fraud or a real bad way of handling operations

Mont Blanc India – An interesting fraud or a real bad way of handling operations
UPDATE: Looking at the comments on this blog so far, it's definitely a scam, not a bad way of handling operations On the 9th December 2019, I received an SMS that genuinely piqued my interest. Ordinarily, I wouldn’t entertain any unsolicited offers but I am a luxury fountain pen fanboy, and Mont Blanc is a highly coveted name. Add to that, the SMS sender had a Sender-ID, (i.e. QP-MONTDE, QP-MONTBI etc.) which (I believe) is not very easy to...

Another Entrepreneurial Milestone

Another Entrepreneurial Milestone
I am delighted to announce that my company "Junco Technologies" has been acquired by  Quick Heal Technologies Ltd in an all stock deal.. As you may be aware, Quick Heal is one of the leading IT security solutions company listed with the Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange.However, I will continue to be the proud owner for ClubHack, as it will remain as a community driven initiative to bring security awareness in common people who use com

What keeping me busy these days?

What keeping me busy these days?
Have heard this question so many times from many friends & well wishers lately. Where are you absconding these days? What projects are you doing these days? What keeps you busy these days? Se here's the answer.Friends, I'm taking a lean time in my career as of now to spend more time with Sanay. I'm still active on facebook but almost inactive on twitter and other places. Work wise gone into a safe zone so that I can keep earning enough and still enjo

Someone is trying to hack me!

Someone is trying to hack me!
Yeah! You read it right. Someone is trying to hack me!While you'll be reading it as "HACK me", I'm still thinking "hack ME".----------------------------Dear Attacker,I don't have anything interesting enough for you to break into my machine and steal it.a) I don't have anything related to national security on my laptop which you can make use ofb) I'm not a billionaire that you can scoop off something, rather people know I'm as broke as any other average guy

Misty Rhythms – What a music band

Misty Rhythms – What a music band
I remember in good old days when I was in school & I heard this music band called "Misty Rhythms".The album was called as "Aye Laila" & had one song with a music video which got somewhat popular due to fresh born MTV in India those days. (Can anyone point me to the actual music video of that song?)I had the "cassette" of this album but slowly with death of tapes, I lost this album. I searched online many times to buy a CD/DVD version but never got

A dream come true

A dream come true
You all know my passion behind ClubHack. It started with a passion of creating a platform for information security enthusiast to come under one roof & share knowledge.While this was my passion I had a dream too. My dream was to have the international fame information security guru Bruce Schneier as a guest in my event. In this 4th year of ClubHack, the Keynote address was delivered by my idol.Bruce Schneier delivering his keynote address @ ClubHack2010

Free or Cheap Google TV alternatives

Free or Cheap Google TV alternatives
Google announced launch of http://google.com/tv and everybody including me is very excited about the whole concept as well as the product.But for a lot of those geeks who don't want to bleed from their pockets for the sameORThose geeks who can't wait for GoogleTV to come to their country have 2 nice optionsRemember, these are opensource products hence free for personal use but might need some hardware, hence calling them as "cheaper options"1) Myth TV http

am I your ssladmin ?

In March this year, there were few shouts about US government forcing certifying Authorities (CAs) to had over SSL key to decrypt mail transfer. Personally I'm not worried till the time the decrypted data is with any govt but it would be a serious issue if anyone else reads my data. Old school hacks using fake SSL were popular till sometime where the adversary used to issue a fake certificate and client application (mail client/browser) would throw a warni

How to setup twitter anywhere

How to setup twitter anywhere
Today twitter announced public availability of @anywhere which I thought of giving a shot.Yes it's easy to setup and works like charmSTEPS:1. Go to the dev site of twitter anywhere2. Login using your twitter account & go ahead to create an application3. All inputs asked are pretty much intuitive4. Go to you APP detail page & take a not of your API key5. On your website simply add the code snippet preferably at the end just before <script src="h