Prefetch files (.pf) – How to view them

Prefetch files (.pf) –  How to view them
Every time you run an application on Windows box, a prefetch file is created in "c:WINDOWSPrefetch". This file with extension .pf keeps information for optimizing the load time of the application (as the name suggests).I always wanted to see what's there in the .pf file. Recently NirSoft has released a tool called WinPrefetchView which can be used to see the content of these files.image source : nirsoft.netNote: This website http://nirsoft.net is a wonder

The year 2009

The year 2009
On the brighter side :)# Shifted to Delhi from Pune.# Bought another car.# Worked for Commonwealth Games 2010.# Finally got married to Stuti.# Went to Puri & then Nainital for honeymoon.# Delivered talks/lectures in IIM Ahmedabad & IIT Madras.# Tajmahal & Delhi tourism with Stuti along with few more places in north.# Decided to quit Commonwealth Games 2010.# Organized ClubHack2009.# Organized Indo-UK cyber security roundtable conference in Club...

Smartphone Security Tips

Smartphone Security Tips
image: wikipediaChristmas & New year is here and its the time many people buy/exchange gifts. So if the next shiny gift in your hand is a smartphone, then remember following tips to be safe & secure your data.1. Don't loose track of your phone.This one goes non-technical. Don't loose the sight of your smartphone. Keep you eyes on it when you leave it anywhere, especially at the airport security checkin. The nature of data stored on phone makes it

two one za two

two one za twotwo two za fourtwo three za sixmany of us have grown up mugging this and I always wondered what is this ZA, is it a synonym of "equals to" ??Just a casual browsing today answered this long pending query of mineits actuallytwo 1s are twotwo 2s are fourtwo 3s are sixThanks to the anonymous who clarified this thing to me today.If we divide the whole table in columns, I always thought that its the "1st column" being counted "2nd column" times giv

Download the Google Chrome OS Virtual Machine

Download the Google Chrome OS Virtual Machine
Last week, Techcrunch reported rumors of the release of the Google Chrome OS. They stated that the info came from a reliable source, and indeed that source was reliable. Google had an event at their headquarters, and indeed provided new details and a demo of the Chrome OS. The Chromium Blog has some great videos that provide some additional information about Chrome OS as well. The Chromium OS source code is available for download (Chromium OS is the open-

Password analysis from 10,000 leaked Hotmail passwords

On 5th October theregister reported more than 10,000 password were leaked mysteriously on pastebin.com. See this tweetAs a followup study "Acunetix Web Application Security Blog" did an analysis on the kind of password people use.Some interesting findings are as follows-Statistics: The list initially contained 10,028 entries.There are 8931 (90%) unique passwords in the list. The longest password was 30 chars long: lafaroleratropezoooooooooooooo.The shortes