Google, Motorola deal is now complete

by Ruchira on May 23, 2012

Googles Motorola acquisition closes up as Google has announced on their blog about the deal as complete. Some might argue it as bad cause of monopoly. But Motorola might find nice way ahead with its partnership of google.I’m wondering who will make the next nexus device 🙂

[click to continue…]

{ 2 comments }

Install Notepad++ on Ubuntu

by Ruchira on May 22, 2012

 

Notepad++ is my favorite text editor , Notepad … you name it. And when I switched to Ubuntu the ultimate thing lacking from it is Notepad++ its hard for me to live without it. So I have decided to install it using wine and this is how I did so,

[click to continue…]

{ 4 comments }

last night I have received a call from my boss saying billing system isn’t functional. I have checked and it gave a license key not found error message. I thought it was something like I forgot to pay and license got expired. So I logged to whmcs web site and it gave me the typical “Couldn’t connect to database”  mysql database error. I thought okay they might be doing some changes and it will eventually come online. But the next time when I took a look at whmcs web site few minutes after, it was fully offline and it came to my mind that something isnt right. So I have checked Webhostingtalk and the big news was about WHMCS getting hacked about an hour ago.

At the moment WHMCS web site is offline but their blog is up! On there founder of the software “Matt” says that, the attack was not done by any kind of exploit and its solely based on social engineering

Following an initial investigation I can report that what occurred today was the result of a social engineering attack.

The person was able to impersonate myself with our web hosting company, and provide correct answers to their verification questions. And thereby gain access to our client account with the host, and ultimately change the email and then request a mailing of the access details.

This means that there was no actual hacking of our server. They were ultimately given the access details.

This is obviously a terrible situation, and very unfortunate, but rest assured that this was no issue or vulnerability with the WHMCS software itself.

And the hacker  even took over the official @whmcs twitter account and still he is on the control of account.

[click to continue…]

{ 3 comments }

Yes I know Ubuntu is pretty. And you want to try it, Maybe you will fall in love with it and use it forever. This is what happened to me. I’m not new to Linux or Ubuntu. I’m using Ubuntu and Centos for ages on web servers. Even this blog runs on Ubuntu server. But I was new to WUBI Windows-based Ubuntu Installer. Basically what it does is install Ubuntu inside Windows, in common way Dual Booting.

[click to continue…]

{ 0 comments }

Thanks for evaluating my SEO

by Ruchira on May 21, 2012

A person named Maria Wilson sent me the below email

[click to continue…]

{ 1 comment }

 

Meizu the chinese dream phone vendor few days ago came up and announced that their famous Meizu MX smartphone is getting a quad-core upgrade.  And they have told that the processor is a Cortex-A9-based, 32nm HKMG (High-K Metal Gate) Samsung Exynos. So this will be the very first device to employ a Samsung exynos quad core chip but they haven’t announced the exact model. But A9 and 32nm manufacturing process hints at Samsung Exynos 4412  processor which 90% of the rumors predicted that , will be the processor on the Samsungs upcoming flagship Galaxy SIII.

[click to continue…]

{ 4 comments }

 

 

Galaxy SIII is coming on May 3rd. Thats 48 hour old news, But the curiosity is what Samsung has to offer on its beastly phone!  Galaxy SIII is a hit and still the best Android smartphone ever built all round.  Some sources says that GSIII will be an incremental upgrade to already successful GSII. But you know Samsung showed that it wants to stay ahead of the game with the Galaxy S series.

[click to continue…]

{ 1 comment }

Do you want to get Netflix,Pandora,Hulu and many more country specific content out side USA? Have you ever worried about your government,workplace,school or ISP limitations for web sites? Are you behind Great firewall of china? are you worried about browsing speeds with overloaded or slow web proxy services?

HTTP proxies or the VPNs are the best solution for you. And with squid cache you can make a nice HTTP proxy for your personal or family use.

This is a guide to setup versatile squid as a proxy, It will be password protected as a VPN so its great for personal use . And felt that its delivering blazing fast speed as same as I’m browsing without proxies.

So here is my guide to setup squid as a proxy server on ubuntu or debian for you!

[click to continue…]

{ 5 comments }