Friday, March 25, 2005

Security threats? Nope, I am not talking about the security threats of CM who cancelled his UK visit but Web Security. Symantec found 17000 different types of viruses and worms as of 31st December. This means up 64 per cent from mid year! One of the fastest growing threat is from 'phishing' attacks which lure people to websites that appear to be owned by banks or other firms and dupe them into giving passwords, credit card numbers or other key information. Phishing...a growing serious problem and threat to exposure of confidential information. Many of these viruses are Trojan horses that install a programme that allows hackers to remotely access a computer and find passwords or monitor key strokes. Emails have virus threats but increasing is 'phishing' and attacks on servers and web applications.

Now, I read these two books long back and wrote the reviews. I share these with my readers. But believe me, Net isn't a safe place when it comes to buying on the Internet and for sure, this has always been my Tech read. You never know who's the prying eyes watching you from Hell (Or heaven? god knows!)

A chance glance read,'Google Hacks' at a local Bookstore, this one's not the cup of tea for a casual surfer. If one is an HTML expert and excel in scripting language, here's a pick and a cool read. It helps trying new ways to innovate, charges a hacker for productive and constructive use of web enhanced applications. I have a Google Developer Key for 'sambhaav' but never really knew how to use it and this book has tremendous info on the API application. Web Developers would benefit greatly with this book, no doubt, with tips on how to build and modify scripts that can be custom based application on google. This book, not for surfers or casual web designers like me but who indeed aware of Programming and using codes n scripts n perl n xml n what not! Google is an ultimate research tool and a great search engine with good ad words links I like - my fav nex to 'yahoo' search and sure, my websites feature top with key words 'net newspaper for kids' and sure, you find all stars. Google Hacks - a great read for all Web Developers.

Recently I heard the Al Zazira website being hacked! Kewl!!! I wonder, was the Firewall system so poor of such a big website? Picking up this one, Hacking Exposed reveals how high profile sites and e commerce sites are penetrated. The book has endless Network security details and provides indepth knowledge of Operating systems, network applications and devices. Though it may motivate to educate Hackers, this book if seen on positive side, helps one to understand the security flaws in general that occur to hinder the website performances. System Administrators and Top Net Executives need to read the books to get 'Security Alert' & safeguard their interest to prevent any vulnerability. Administrative procedures help defeat from hack attacks to systems and counter measures make it ineffective.Techniques to hacking are exposed and breaking into telephony, firewalls systems etc. the various topics covered up.The Book Exposes what's really happenning on Network - Though for a common surfer its just a passing read but very useful to Tech buffs and interesting read to students who would be interested to know the way of the Wizard Networking. In Process of reading, one gets to be aware of how to use Hacking software but to the defensive point to take measures to point of protection. Normally not much into Technical reading, I recommend this book as a very good piece if you really wanna know the 'Hack Game' - Enjoy the Read!

Btw, Happy Holi and Happy Easter too!

- ilaxi

Thursday, March 24, 2005

It seems that in the case of CM Narendra Modi's visa refusal, the anti Narendra modi NRIs has played a major role - Namak ka karz chuka rahe hai! On the other hand big shots seem to be goofing around that Apna sikka hi khota hai phir US ko kya kehna! Mixed Opinions, diverse feelings! Well, well, the case of Visa refusal stands as an 'Insult' to the Sovereignty of the nation, US has persistently showed its 'Super Power' and definitely, this isn't an Individual issue but every Indian need to rise and say 'I am an an Indian and Proud to be an Indian' instead of allowing the Americans to make internal wars for which, they are super natural! Anyways, finally our Mr. Narendrabhai is going to UK and again, his past is like the 'Black Friday' as anti campaigns have started. Is there ever a word 'Forgiveness'- Mr. Papa Bush can only say this!


Tuesday, March 22, 2005

How oft parents ignore the Art of Parenting! In extreme cases, the result turns out to be today's Breaking story of a student on a killing rampage in Minnessota, Red Lake High School.

It's the nick of hour to Stop Kids from Crime, Stop them to be Criminals! An Italian Criminologist, Cesare Lombrose theorized that most criminals arise mainly from environmental conditions such as urban pressures, poverty and a poor home life. Kids, especially Teenagers who are negativistic, destructive, aggressive and delinquent have strong influence on others trapped under their unhealthy murkiness attitude. Crime is everywhere and so is corruption. The Mob frenzy in Gujarat Riots, directly or indirectly made many kids the victims of Crime. Let the Community flare influence last no long as they tremble in fear, shatter their faith and live in a state of anxiety with the environmental influence upon them. Let there be the right Parental influence, after all! Built the Pillars of character with No Political Influences!!!

Here's one of my Articles: Protect Kids from Crime-Stop them from being Criminals!

  • Crime n Kids

  • -ilaxi

    Monday, March 21, 2005

    CM Narendra Modi spoke to an Indian-Americans audience over satellite telling them that a "disinformation campaign" was being launched to malign India. Modi asked Indians living in that country to act as ambassadors to counter the propaganda being launched by certain motivated groups having vested interests in defaming India. To a question on the visa denial issue from a participant in the US, Modi said "I have no reaction. I believe only in action".


    And here comes the Action....!

    The US is reconsidering the denial of visa to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, a leading Congressman and founder of India caucus group Frank Pallone said today. He said he would work to get Modi's visa restored."If there is difference of opinion, there should be a dialogue and not attempt to shut out a view point," Pallone said at a meeting convened by the Association of Indian Americans of North America. Modi addressed the meeting via satellite from Gandhinagar after he was denied the US visa. "The US government is reconsidering the case," he said adding, however, that he is not sure about the outcome. Pallone also stressed on the need for India to ensure that it maintains its secular character, saying that religious fundamentalism, whether Christian, Muslim or Hindu, has no place in the modern world.

    No wonder, Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi at his address of 'Bharat Swabhimaan Rally' organised by the BJP here on the issue said, "I am not warning USA. But they should not forget that the frail looking Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi shook the foundation of the Britishers because of the insult". Any resemblance to Gandhiji?


    one wanders....

    - ilaxi