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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Yahoo Phishing Alert !

Beware there is a forward mail around the web which has a phishing link. You might recieve this phishing link saying that your friend wants to share his recent photos with you. This phishing site is hosted in Geocities and If you click this link, you will be taken to Yahoo Photos like phishing site and if you enter your ID and pasword, your Yahoo ID is lost!

What is Phishing?
Phisihng is an fraudulent activity to acquire some sensitive information like passwords, PIN numbers etc. Phishing site is a website which looks like a genuine website and fools the user to enter the sensitive information.

How to prevent Phishing?
1) Dont enter sensitive information in a website unless you are sure that it is a genuine website.
2) Use phishing prevention methods provided by sites like Yahoo.
3) Dont click a link which you recieved from a complete strager.
4) Be aware about the current news about Phishing sites in the web.
5) Use antiphishing softwares.

Worst case Schenario:
If you are a victim of the Phishing and you lost your Yahoo ID and password, follow these steps,

1) Try to change your password ASAP (If your password is not changed after a phishing attack)
2) If your password is changed then try to recover your password by providing the necessary information like DOB in this link.
3) If you dont remember necessary information to recover your password then contact Yahoo to reset your password. Send an email to And Try calling 866-562-7219
4) If none of the above steps worked then report it to and say "bye bye" to your Yahoo ID and learn from your mistakes. Spread the world so that others will be wary of these kinds of Phishing links.

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Monday, September 18, 2006

Linus Torvalds Usenet post for releasing Linux!

Many of you might know that Linux Torvalds used the comp.os.minix usenet group to release his Linux operating system.For couple of days I was searching for his post which announced the birth of Linux. Finally found it in comp.os.minx usent group. Read the post which revolutionized the world with Linux!!.The link for the Usenet post is here
Take a look at the post which made history!

Monday, September 04, 2006

Why not try Linux?

One fine day I had this question in my mind.... Why not try Linux??? I have been using Windows Since 2000 and I really got bored. So I thought Linux is worth a try.

Being a newbie to linux there were many surprises for me. One of them is the Live CD. Live CD was pretty new to me (May be for you too!). And explored further and found many live distros. Some of them are Damn Small Linux, SLAX, Puppy Linux, Ubuntu etc. Also I was exploring other unix like systems BSD(DragonFlyBSD) and Solaris. Belenix, It is the Live distro based on OpenSolaries created by an indian(In SunMicrosystems, Bangalore). So i couldnt resist myself from trying it out. Out of the all the live distros i liked SLAX due to its good look and feel(Yes, I didnt learn much of the linux yet, but started learning).

What is Live Distro?
If you are wondering what a live distro is then here is what you want. Live Distro is a OS which runs directly from CD! You need not install any of the above OS. Instead put the OS CD and boot directly from the CD!! I always had a hard time installing linux in my windows machine. I always screwed up my windows when i tried to install linux! So if you know the trick please let me know... Still I find it difficult. Surprising thing for me is most of these disros, after booting they can run directly from RAM!!!!

Its not just these Live Distros surprised me. I found that Linux can be run inside Windows using some Virtualisation softwares like VMWare! And also some Linux emulators are available. Some of the popular Linux emulators are Boscs and qemu.

Are you a Linux Newbie??
If you want to learn Linux then I highly recommend one of the above mentioned live distros. Most of them can even boot from a Pen Drive(Lessthan 128 MB)!. So download it and start learning. Do you need learning materials? Dont worry, visit LearnLinux. Linux Documentation will also be useful for your linux adventure. Join me as a Linux newbie, I will keep you posted about my findings! Lets have fun!

Sunday, September 03, 2006

New generation AntiVirus

* Are you a Home user OR Small Enterprise??
* Do you want to keep your computer free from Virus, Worms, Trojans, Malwares, etc without paying any one?
* Do you want to keep your computer safe and secure without installing an antivirus??

If you answered YES for any of the above questions, then you have to take a look at new generation of online Antiviruses! These oline Antivirus doesnt require any installation and you can scan for virus from the browser itself! Most of these Antivirus were written for Windows users and some of these are available for Linux, Solaris users too.

The notable Online Antivirus is Trend Micros HouseCall Antivirus. The Panda ActiveScan is another popular one in this category. HouseCall antivirus requires Java Runtime Environment installed. HouseCall also comes as an ActiveX Control, in this case it requires IE. Panda ActiveScan too requires IE since it uses ActiveX Control.

Nowadays more and more applications are becoming online. After Online office applications, it is the turn for online antiviruses!!!

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Moving my blog

I have decided to move all my blogs to Initially i thought about categorizing my thoughts and writing it in seperate blogs. Hence i went for seperate blog sites. since im not an avid blogger yet, i wanted to write one blog and want to have some focus. The following blogs are discontinued from today and moved to,

Discontinued blogs,

So from now visit to read my blog!!
Happy surfing!! Hope you like it!