China’s Cyber Attacks on Indian Networks : HE News

China’s cyber army is making some suspicious attacks on Indian networks and they worrying India definitely. They are making attacks on private networks. What are there aims? , What are their reasons nobody knows. Chinas government is refusing to answer any questions related to this but sill this is issue can be much more serious than it looks.

They are answering like ‘hacking’ is a routine activity and it happens a lot all over the world everyday. Its not like china is planning some attack on all Indian cyber networks.

They are constantly scanning our networks and if this thing is avoided it can be a great issue of controversy in he future. Because such regular scanning will give them idea of all Indian networks and their security which in hacking termed as a fingerprinting. With the help of these fingerprints they can attack on Indian networks very fluently and go back without leaving many traces of the attack.

Many Indian government networks as NIC(National Infomatics science ) and MEA was under attacks in past few months but they were never disabled as a security was good enough till that point. But who knows they all back again with a bang.

One thing I wanted to say that Indian government ,Military and Indian cyber patrol should come together to face these issues to avoid the inconvenience in the future. These scans should be recorded and asked to Chinas government officials about such attacks.

Tools used in the attacks:

General tools of hackers like keyloggers, BOTs , and network mapping accessories are used in such attacks which is on low scale if we consider criminal hacking . But threatening fact is with he help of such tools they are getting very clear idea of Indian networks as I explained before.

As every hacking knowledgeable person knows BOTS are parasite programs that help hackers to hijack networks and make the network run as hackers wishes it. SO Bots is a considerable issue and action can be taken legally if they keep trace of these scanners.

Also random scans on networks with tools like superscanner can be done in these case by these Chinese hackers, SO cases are different but if we make think overall these Chinese attacks can be a serious issue.

So Indian government you should work on now , and be fast because things will not be under control if you get little late.

Reference : Times Of India , 6 May 2008

Writen By : Amol Wagh

Free Airtel Recharge for Prepaid Cellphones

This is trick by which mobile geeks use to play with  airtel recharge for free balance in India.
This trick is developed by engineering colleges student from pune and they always keep on trying for new vulnerabilities for free activation of mobile company services.

This trick is now outdated and posted here for educational purpose only .

When u recharge of 30 or 60 or 120u observe that the scratch no is some what like dis41198546115468………there r exactly 14 digits after 4119 u can see 8546try replacing 8546 with any no …….suppose u put 9867…………now in place of 11 try any tow same nos ……22 or 33 ….after that from those 9867 put 8679…………….(the last 3 digits similar and the first one appears in the last )now those two center nos 11…………….if u put 22 den the no shold start with 422…..

It may fail many times ………..u just have to keep trying with numbers….but 5th 6th 7th and 8th digit ………keep repeating in a different way as the 11th 12th 13th n 14th ones…the 6,7,8 digits are the same as 11,12,13 digits…….and the 5th ==14th digit try out with different numbers ………………It may not work always …the chances are 1 out of 30 tries

The Article is posted for Educational purpose only . We Do not take Any responsibility of using it for illegal purposes

10 reasons why PCs crash U must Know

Fatal error: the system has become unstable or is busy,” it says. “Enter to return to Windows or press Control-Alt-Delete to restart your computer. If you do this you will lose any unsaved information in all open applications.”

You have just been struck by the Blue Screen of Death. Anyone who uses Mcft Windows will be familiar with this. What can you do? More importantly, how can you prevent it happening?

1 Hardware conflict

The number one reason why Windows crashes is hardware conflict. Each hardware device communicates to other devices through an interrupt request channel (IRQ). These are supposed to be unique for each device.

For example, a printer usually connects internally on IRQ 7. The keyboard usually uses IRQ 1 and the floppy disk drive IRQ 6. Each device will try to hog a single IRQ for itself.

If there are a lot of devices, or if they are not installed properly, two of them may end up sharing the same IRQ number. When the user tries to use both devices at the same time, a crash can happen. The way to check if your computer has a hardware conflict is through the following route:

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Device Manager.

Often if a device has a problem a yellow ‘!’ appears next to its description in the Device Manager. Highlight Computer (in the Device Manager) and press Properties to see the IRQ numbers used by your computer. If the IRQ number appears twice, two devices may be using it.

Sometimes a device might share an IRQ with something described as ‘IRQ holder for PCI steering’. This can be ignored. The best way to fix this problem is to remove the problem device and reinstall it.

Sometimes you may have to find more recent drivers on the internet to make the device function properly. A good resource is www.driverguide.com. If the device is a soundcard, or a modem, it can often be fixed by moving it to a different slot on the motherboard (be careful about opening your computer, as you may void the warranty).

When working inside a computer you should switch it off, unplug the mains lead and touch an unpainted metal surface to discharge any static electricity.

To be fair to Mcft, the problem with IRQ numbers is not of its making. It is a legacy problem going back to the first PC designs using the IBM 8086 chip. Initially there were only eight IRQs. Today there are 16 IRQs in a PC. It is easy to run out of them. There are plans to increase the number of IRQs in future designs.

2 Bad Ram

Ram (random-access memory) problems might bring on the blue screen of death with a message saying Fatal Exception Error. A fatal error indicates a serious hardware problem. Sometimes it may mean a part is damaged and will need replacing.

But a fatal error caused by Ram might be caused by a mismatch of chips. For example, mixing 70-nanosecond (70ns) Ram with 60ns Ram will usually force the computer to run all the Ram at the slower speed. This will often crash the machine if the Ram is overworked.

One way around this problem is to enter the BIOS settings and increase the wait state of the Ram. This can make it more stable. Another way to troubleshoot a suspected Ram problem is to rearrange the Ram chips on the motherboard, or take some of them out. Then try to repeat the circumstances that caused the crash. When handling Ram try not to touch the gold connections, as they can be easily damaged.

Parity error messages also refer to Ram. Modern Ram chips are either parity (ECC) or non parity (non-ECC). It is best not to mix the two types, as this can be a cause of trouble.

EMM386 error messages refer to memory problems but may not be connected to bad Ram. This may be due to free memory problems often linked to old Dos-based programmes.

3 BIOS settings

Every motherboard is supplied with a range of chipset settings that are decided in the factory. A common way to access these settings is to press the F2 or delete button during the first few seconds of a boot-up.

Once inside the BIOS, great care should be taken. It is a good idea to write down on a piece of paper all the settings that appear on the screen. That way, if you change something and the computer becomes more unstable, you will know what settings to revert to.

A common BIOS error concerns the CAS latency. This refers to the Ram. Older EDO (extended data out) Ram has a CAS latency of 3. Newer SDRam has a CAS latency of 2. Setting the wrong figure can cause the Ram to lock up and freeze the computer’s display.

Mcft Windows is better at allocating IRQ numbers than any BIOS. If possible set the IRQ numbers to Auto in the BIOS. This will allow Windows to allocate the IRQ numbers (make sure the BIOS setting for Plug and Play OS is switched to ‘yes’ to allow Windows to do this.).

4 Hard disk drives

After a few weeks, the information on a hard disk drive starts to become piecemeal or fragmented. It is a good idea to defragment the hard disk every week or so, to prevent the disk from causing a screen freeze. Go to

* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-Disk Defragmenter

This will start the procedure. You will be unable to write data to the hard drive (to save it) while the disk is defragmenting, so it is a good idea to schedule the procedure for a period of inactivity using the Task Scheduler.

The Task Scheduler should be one of the small icons on the bottom right of the Windows opening page (the desktop).

Some lockups and screen freezes caused by hard disk problems can be solved by reducing the read-ahead optimisation. This can be adjusted by going to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System Icon-Performance-File System-Hard Disk.

Hard disks will slow down and crash if they are too full. Do some housekeeping on your hard drive every few months and free some space on it. Open the Windows folder on the C drive and find the Temporary Internet Files folder. Deleting the contents (not the folder) can free a lot of space.

Empty the Recycle Bin every week to free more space. Hard disk drives should be scanned every week for errors or bad sectors. Go to

* Start-Programs-Accessories-System Tools-ScanDisk

Otherwise assign the Task Scheduler to perform this operation at night when the computer is not in use.

5 Fatal OE exceptions and VXD errors

Fatal OE exception errors and VXD errors are often caused by video card problems.

These can often be resolved easily by reducing the resolution of the video display. Go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-Display-Settings

Here you should slide the screen area bar to the left. Take a look at the colour settings on the left of that window. For most desktops, high colour 16-bit depth is adequate.

If the screen freezes or you experience system lockups it might be due to the video card. Make sure it does not have a hardware conflict. Go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Device Manager

Here, select the + beside Display Adapter. A line of text describing your video card should appear. Select it (make it blue) and press properties. Then select Resources and select each line in the window. Look for a message that says No Conflicts.

If you have video card hardware conflict, you will see it here. Be careful at this point and make a note of everything you do in case you make things worse.

The way to resolve a hardware conflict is to uncheck the Use Automatic Settings box and hit the Change Settings button. You are searching for a setting that will display a No Conflicts message.

Another useful way to resolve video problems is to go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-System-Performance-Graphics

Here you should move the Hardware Acceleration slider to the left. As ever, the most common cause of problems relating to graphics cards is old or faulty drivers (a driver is a small piece of software used by a computer to communicate with a device).

Look up your video card’s manufacturer on the internet and search for the most recent drivers for it.

6 Viruses

Often the first sign of a virus infection is instability. Some viruses erase the boot sector of a hard drive, making it impossible to start. This is why it is a good idea to create a Windows start-up disk. Go to

* Start-Settings-Control Panel-Add/Remove Programs

Here, look for the Start Up Disk tab. Virus protection requires constant vigilance.

A virus scanner requires a list of virus signatures in order to be able to identify viruses. These signatures are stored in a DAT file. DAT files should be updated weekly from the website of your antivirus software manufacturer.

An excellent antivirus programme is McAfee VirusScan by Network Associates ( www.nai.com). Another is Norton AntiVirus 2000, made by Symantec ( www.symantec.com).

7 Printers

The action of sending a document to print creates a bigger file, often called a postscript file.

Printers have only a small amount of memory, called a buffer. This can be easily overloaded. Printing a document also uses a considerable amount of CPU power. This will also slow down the computer’s performance.

If the printer is trying to print unusual characters, these might not be recognised, and can crash the computer. Sometimes printers will not recover from a crash because of confusion in the buffer. A good way to clear the buffer is to unplug the printer for ten seconds. Booting up from a powerless state, also called a cold boot, will restore the printer’s default settings and you may be able to carry on.

8 Software

A common cause of computer crash is faulty or badly-installed software. Often the problem can be cured by uninstalling the software and then reinstalling it. Use Norton Uninstall or Uninstall Shield to remove an application from your system properly. This will also remove references to the programme in the System Registry and leaves the way clear for a completely fresh copy.

The System Registry can be corrupted by old references to obsolete software that you thought was uninstalled. Use Reg Cleaner by Jouni Vuorio to clean up the System Registry and remove obsolete entries. It works on Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows 98 SE (Second Edition), Windows Millennium Edition (ME), NT4 and Windows 2000.

Read the instructions and use it carefully so you don’t do permanent damage to the Registry. If the Registry is damaged you will have to reinstall your operating system. Reg Cleaner can be obtained from www.jv16.org

Often a Windows problem can be resolved by entering Safe Mode. This can be done during start-up. When you see the message “Starting Windows” press F4. This should take you into Safe Mode.

Safe Mode loads a minimum of drivers. It allows you to find and fix problems that prevent Windows from loading properly.

Sometimes installing Windows is difficult because of unsuitable BIOS settings. If you keep getting SUWIN error messages (Windows setup) during the Windows installation, then try entering the BIOS and disabling the CPU internal cache. Try to disable the Level 2 (L2) cache if that doesn’t work.

Remember to restore all the BIOS settings back to their former settings following installation.

9 Overheating

Central processing units (CPUs) are usually equipped with fans to keep them cool. If the fan fails or if the CPU gets old it may start to overheat and generate a particular kind of error called a kernel error. This is a common problem in chips that have been overclocked to operate at higher speeds than they are supposed to.

One remedy is to get a bigger better fan and install it on top of the CPU. Specialist cooling fans/heatsinks are available from www.computernerd.com or www.coolit.com

CPU problems can often be fixed by disabling the CPU internal cache in the BIOS. This will make the machine run more slowly, but it should also be more stable.

10 Power supply problems

With all the new construction going on around the country the steady supply of electricity has become disrupted. A power surge or spike can crash a computer as easily as a power cut.

If this has become a nuisance for you then consider buying a uninterrupted power supply (UPS). This will give you a clean power supply when there is electricity, and it will give you a few minutes to perform a controlled shutdown in case of a power cut.

It is a good investment if your data are critical, because a power cut will cause any unsaved data to be lost.

How To Clear/Recover BIOS Information or Password

Inspired from one of the comments on our Year old post about how to reveal BIOS password, I am posting this comment in the form of post.

Post By : Tony  & His Email ID is: robfluth5@gmail.com

Following are the two methods suggested by our reader for clearing BIOS:

A. By Using the Motherboard Jumper:

In most motherboards CMOS battery is soldered, which makes it difficult to remove the battery. In this case we use another method.

Almost all motherboards contain a jumper that can clear all CMOS settings along with the BIOS password. The location of this jumper varies depending upon the motherboard brand. You should read your motherboard manual to check its location. If you don’t have the manual then look for the jumpers near the CMOS battery. Most of the manufacturer label the jumper as CLR, CLEAR, CLEAR CMOS, etc.

When you find the jumper, look carefully.  There will be 3 pins and the jumper will be joining the center pin to either left or right pin. What you need to do, is remove the jumper and join the center pin to the opposite pin. e.g. if the jumper joins center pin to left pin, then remove it and join center pin to right pin. Now wait for a few seconds and then again remove the jumper and join the center pin to left pin.

Make sure to turn the PC off before opening the cabinet and resetting the jumper.

B. By Using Software:

I have found that BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is the most effective.:
BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool is a program that works instantly to remove any lost or forgotten BIOS/CMOS password. Simply boot your PC to DOS and execute the program, and get access to forgotten BIOS/CMOS passwords in just seconds

BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool  Service:  http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/

Earn Recharge In 3 Easy Steps With CouponChaska

Online recharge was quite time-saving for every mobile or DTH user out there, but what if you can avail it for free? and add saving even more while shopping, how crazy is that?
Well, It’s all possible thanks to CouponChaska.com, that is offering amazing Flipkart coupons and Yepme coupons for shopping online for Indian consumers. Apart from these stores, they also offer amazing discounts on Amazon India, Jabong, FabFurnish, Dominos, Redbus, Lenskart and more.
So how much does it take to earn some free recharge? – It’s quite simple.
All you have to do is, chose coupons from CouponChaska.com, when ever you are shopping for electronics, food, fashion or furniture products. You simply use the coupon, and more you buy the more amount of free recharge you can avail.
free-rechargeSo at the same time you are shopping for your favorite things, you will also get an add-on balance for your smartphones.  For particular amount of  purchasing, you earn a different amount of recharges, starting from Rs.10.
This portal has regularly updated coupons for number of popular online portals, so you do not have to waste time searching for good deals. So shopping will become cheaper, efficient and super quick.
Don’t forget to check out CouponChaska.com, for saving on your online purchases! Also, let us know what do you think about this great deals portal in comments section below.
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Zoutons.Com – Smart Way Of Saving In Online Shopping!

Nobody hate deals and discounts, no matter they are shopping in a physical store on the online shopping sites like Snapdeal, Flipkart or Amazon. If you have recently heard about the Diwali Snapdeal Sale, millions of Indian buyers enjoyed shopping online at massive discounts.

But even if you have missed that sale, you can keep yourself updated with the ongoing sales, discounts and amazing deals throughout the year with – Zoutons.com

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It is a one of the most useful portal that will save not only your time while shopping but your money as well. Zoutons keeps a record of all the sale, discounts & deals offered at India’s top e-commerce portals like – Flipkart, Myntra, Snapdeal, Amazon,  Homeshop18 and so on.

Snapdeal, as we know from many years offers a versatile variety of products and has proved itself with timely delivery and good quality of customer service. They are constantly offering coupons and discount to their existing or new customers, which are always ready to use at Zoutons.

The website has a simple to use interface, where you can view and activate coupons for Snapdeal and other Indian e-tailers. Once activated, you can use these coupons while checking out on the particular sites, and save some cash.

Each of the coupons is displayed for everyone else, so make sure you take advantage of them before it expires or stock ends. I will recommend you subscribe to Zoutons with email, so you wont miss even a single deal on Snapdeal.

Users can share, vote and save the coupons by registering a free account at – Zoutons.com, And don’t forget to mention how much you have saved using the Zouton, in following comments section.

 

CollegeDunia – Comprehensive Search Engine To Find The Best Management Colleges Across India

Numerous opportunities are rising in management sector, and without a doubt it is one of the hottest career options students are willing pursue.

Even though there are hundreds of institutes already available in India, and new ones starting their operations every month, it is hard for students to bet on any college without knowing its past record. A lot of thought need to put for this kind of research, and students are looking for more and more information about each of the management college.

Understanding this need, CollegeDunia has created a much-needed platform for qualified professional undergraduates and graduates across India.

Management Colleges IndiaCollegeDunia is a search tool that looks out for the best management colleges out there for number of management courses in general management, consulting, business strategy, training and development, recruitment, human resources, employment relations, public policy, business consulting etc.

With each of the colleges listed in this portal, you will find an in-depth information about the courses, facilities and fees.

Apart from the communication information, each of the mentioned college has been well reviewed by the team CollegeDunia. They have rated each of the management college based on its education facilities, student performance and overall placement history.

Placement History Management Colleges India

You can even find the average salary and maximum salary of the students placed in every institutes, which can be very hard to find unless you know some previous students from those colleges.

Apart from academic information, you can watch videos and photos from colleges, which will help you make the decisions right away.

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Such information can only be availed after  spending hours of time, and CollgeDunia has made it so simple. Apart from being a great college search engine, it also has vast information about the various national and state level exams conducted across the country. Each of the exam detail also contains meticulous information like the eligibility, fees, applicable management colleges, important dates and much more.

I will highly recommend CollegeDunia to each of the Indian student, for pursuing education in variety of fields. This will help them save huge amount of time, and dedicate most of their hard work for studies. Check out more information at – www.collegedunia.com

All new features of iPhone 3GS – Specifications & Review

There is no significant difference between the logic boards of 3G and 3GS. The ‘S’ associated with the latter stands for speed. Means it gives faster access & working with iphone 3GS.

Processor of Apple iPhone 3GS

The main Samsung processor used in 2G and 3G has been replaced with S5PC100 in 3GS. It is been found that samsungs fastest processor in 3GS is set to run at 667 MHz when the maximum can be set to 833 MHz.Apple is under-clocking the processor speed to about 72 per cent seemingly for longer battery life. But the user reviews predict that apple iphone 3GS is having less batter life compared to iphone 3G.

It seems like they have scarified battery life for speed. According to some people’s opinion – If you hava a gadget that can perform anything in this world but have nothing to power it efficiently what’s use of it.

Apple iphone 3GS

A faster processor at lower clock frequency will consume less power than a slower processor.The chip also comes with HD video capability of 720p (720 vertical lines with progressive scanning).

The memory has been doubled to 256 MB. iPhone 3GS includes iPhone OS 3.1 with over 100 new features such as cut,copy and paste,MMS,spotlight search and a landscape keyboard. iPhone 3GS customers will get access to more than 50,000 applications from Apple’s App Store. which makes things handy for iphone user. It ensures that they ll get widgets for everything.

Many new features like Compass, Voice Control, Spotlight Search & much more small small things. And available in 16GB & 32 GB variants

We have covered some of the untold things in iPhone 3GS, You can view the well known Technical Specifications on official website of iPhone 3GS

Hacking Site For Everyone To Learn Great Things

I was just surfing google and i came across a site viz. ‘Hack This Site’ This site is free and promotes noobs, learners and hackers to learn, hack and show out their skills.

This site is an open learning environment run by online hackers and anarchists. It provides articles on hacking, resources, hacking challenges and discussion on the latest happening in the world of Hackers and Hacking. Beside ample of learning knowledge provided and discussions, wargames on hacking challenges of following topics are available for its user (registration is free) :

Realistic Missions : You are given websites with security flaws and you work as a freelance hacker. Many organisation provide you with what you have to do and you have to hack it for social cause. The tricks learned in this challenge can be applied in real world too.

Application Challenges : You require in-depth knowledge about programming and operating system and it test the manipulation of applications on your machine.

Basic Web Hacking : It deals with the Client Server HTTP web hacking.

Logical Challenge : A hacker must have a very clever thinking, so in this section they have to solve puzzles viz. are not related to programming or say computer itself. It helps in developing the mind of a hacker.

Stegonography Challenges : Everyone have to hide something for which encryption is important and this section deals with all the encryption related stuffs.

Javascript Challenges : Javascripts are no longer used to give effects, they are now used to develop applications which helps in hacking out stuffs. You have to overcome this one too.

Extbasic challenges : Reading code is the simplest way to find exploits. Nothing more need be said.

HTS (Hack This Site) is a open community where all users can contribute and develop the site. It has a very friendly atmosphere and owes an IRC channel too where users can play Q&A games on and related to Hacking.

Plus it has its own store where users can buy clothes, mugs, mousepad with their logo for home and office use in daily life.

You can visit this site @ www.hackthissite.org

Top 5 Security Benefits Of Cloud Storage

Cloud storage has become one of the hottest concepts and buzz terms in technology in the last few years, and indeed its benefits are simple to see. Most notably, cloud storage systems offer incredible convenience benefits, allowing remote storage and access of files from a variety of devices. But moving beyond basic convenience, data security is also a significant aspect of cloud storage, and one that offers both fresh concerns and unique benefits.

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Here are 5 of the most significant security benefits you can enjoy with access to a unique cloud storage system.

1. Centralized Data

The #1 security benefit is less of a specific feature and more of a broad concept. Whether you’re using data on your iPhone, your desktop computer at work, your home laptop, etc., all your data can be centralized in one secure location in the cloud. Not only does this offer the aforementioned convenience, but it also keeps this data securely stored in the event that any one of these devices is compromised (as in lost, stolen, broken, etc.).

2. Secure Data Centers

The specific protection varies depending on your cloud provider, but the bottom line is that storing data in the cloud means that the physical hardware behind the storage system can be located in a secure off-site location. For example, popular cloud provider Sharefile offers its users SSAE 16 audited data centers, which essentially means that they are subjected to the most stringent security standards.

3. Encrypted File Transfer

Depending on the cloud provider you use, you may also receive specific security for the transfer of your files, either to the cloud, or with other users of the same network. This security benefit is particularly useful in business settings. The ability to send encrypted file transfers can be extremely valuable in ensuring the privacy and integrity of your data transfers.

4. Disaster Recovery

We’ve already covered the concept of centralized data, allowing you to maintain access to your work even if your devices become damaged. But it’s also worth noting that disaster recovery can apply to entire systems, businesses, networks, etc. For example, if an entire office’s computer network crashed, a major website went down, or a virus infected a branch of a company, data stored on the cloud could be preserved and recovered in each scenario.

5. Specific Storage Control

Finally, you can also enjoy specific control over file transfers, storage options, etc., which is particularly useful for those in charge of larger networks or businesses. Full control over who can access which files, etc., gives you unprecedented management of your company’s online data sharing and access.