Friday, December 18, 2009

twitter got hacked in the morning

Visiting the site shows this message:

Thursday, December 17, 2009

How to edit the User Agent string

How to edit the User Agent string

To change the User Agent string, just enter about:config as an address in the address bar of FireFox, the location where you normally enter a URL (link). I recommend to preserve the original value, which you can get when you enter just about: in the address bar.

append your value for general.useragent.extra.firefox or general.useragent.override.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trend Micro 2010 Future Threat Report has released

Some of the key factors in report are
-- It's all about money, so cybercrime will not go away.
cloud computing and virtualization--attack vectors for Internet Protocol v. 6--threts associated with Social media and social networks -- Windows 7 will have an impact since it is less secure than Vista in the default configuration. -- Risk mitigation is not as viable an option anymore-even with alternative Browsers /alternative operating systems. -- Malware is changing its shape - every few hours. -- Drive-by infections are the norm - one Web visit is enough to get infected. -- New attack vectors will arise for virtualized/cloud environments. -- Bots can't be stopped anymore, and will be around forever. -- Company/Social networks will continue to be shaken by data breaches.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Burn the flock

while exploring Flock I ignored one most important feature of browser its security & vulnerability response. As Flock is based on firefox it has many added features plus all bugs & vulnerabilities of firefox.
Flock team says they has 2 weeks gap on security vulnerability i doubt on it & i believe they are way behind in fixing security hole. although 2 weeks itself a lasrg gap specially when attackers got all knowledge from Firfox bugzilla.
I realize this this flaw when i got complain of spam from my face book & twitter account . That indicate that my system got attacked by some malicious program using some firefox vulnerability. & eventually use Flock as weak spot.
Finally i uninstalled the Flock & get back to firefox.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Flock on the Fire

IE, Firefox, Opera, Google Chrom these are some well known browsers. Among them IE has most of the share then comes Firefox from Open source community. Every browser has some unique features with respect to usability & security.
Browsers are integral part of a desktop & normally use for surfing sites . Recently i came across a beautiful browser named Flock which provides me a new feeling of surfing

Flock is built on the Mozilla Firefox open-source browser, so it has all the features i have to expect in a high-quality web browser, like intuitive buttons and menus, personal customizability, enhanced privacy protections, and automated updating. However, Flock is much more than that! The Flock Social Web Browser has been fully integrated with a wide range of social networking websites and popular blogging tools. So with Flock, we can now keep in touch and share text, links, pictures, video and more with friends, family and co-workers across the entire internet with unparalleled speed and seamless ease.
I can keep logged in myself in to my various social site from yahoo webmail to twitter without keep opening various tabs. For now i am loving it & Exploring Flock.