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

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

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

Free WebApp Security Testing Tools

A lot of tweets today informed me about launch of Damn Vulnerable Web App (DVWA) which is basically an aid for security professionals to test their skills and tools and help web developers better understand the processes of securing web applications.I had an old list of tools/plug-ins/utilities etc which can be helpful while playing with DVWA and I'd like to share the same for you to learn WebApp Security better.Proxy Servers:WebScarab: http://www.owasp.o

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

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-