Sunday Summary: Nov 24, 2008 – Nov 29, 2008

If you have missed reading any of our Techtites Daily articles this week, below is a list of what we covered. November 24 – Control your Computer with your Mobile November 25 – ShellExView (Tool Tuesday) November 26 – Remember your favorite colors with Color Archiver November 27 – Five Tips to Secure Your Gmail Usage November 28 – Xoopit for Gmail (Firefox Friday) November 29 – SmitFraudFix (Security Software Saturday) Have you liked the articles so far? What would you like to see in the future?

If you have missed reading any of our Techtites Daily articles this week, below is a list of what we covered.

November 24 Control your Computer with your Mobile

November 25 ShellExView (Tool Tuesday)

November 26 Remember your favorite colors with Color Archiver

November 27 Five Tips to Secure Your Gmail Usage

November 28 Xoopit for Gmail (Firefox Friday)

November 29 SmitFraudFix (Security Software Saturday)

Have you liked the articles so far? What would you like to see in the future? Do write in and let us know.

SmitFraudFix (Security Software Saturday)

SmitFraudFix is a simple stand-alone DOS based tool that helps removes the following Desktop Hijack malware: Advanced Antivirus, AdwarePunisher, AdwareSheriff, AlphaCleaner, AntiSpyCheck, AntiSpyware Expert, Antispyware Soldier, AntiVermeans, AntiVermins, AntiVerminser, AntiVirGear, Antivirus 2009, Antivirus 2010, AntiVirus Lab 2009, Antivirus Master, Antivirus Sentry, Antivirus XP 2008, AntivirusGolden, AVGold, Awola, BraveSentry, IE Defender, Internet Antivirus, MalwareCrush, MalwareWipe, MalwareWiped, MalwaresWipeds, MalwareWipePro, MalwareWiper, Micro Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, PC Protection Center 2008, Personal Defender 2009, PestCapture, PestTrap, Power Antivirus, Power-Antivirus-2009, PSGuard, quicknavigate.com, Registry Cleaner, Security iGuard, Smart Antivirus 2009, Smitfraud, Spy Protector, SpyAxe, SpyCrush, SpyDown, SpyFalcon, SpyGuard, SpyHeal, SpyHeals, SpyLocked, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpySoldier, Spyware Guard 2008, Spyware Vanisher, Spyware Soft Stop, SpywareLocked, SpywareQuake, SpywareKnight, SpywareRemover, SpywareSheriff, SpywareStrike, Startsearches.net, System Antivirus 2008, TheSpyBot, TitanShield Antispyware, Total Secure 2009, Trust Cleaner, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, UpdateSearches.

SmitFraudFix is a simple stand-alone DOS based tool that helps removes the following Desktop Hijack malware:

Advanced Antivirus, AdwarePunisher, AdwareSheriff, AlphaCleaner, AntiSpyCheck, AntiSpyware Expert, Antispyware Soldier, AntiVermeans, AntiVermins, AntiVerminser, AntiVirGear, Antivirus 2009, Antivirus 2010, AntiVirus Lab 2009, Antivirus Master, Antivirus Sentry, Antivirus XP 2008, AntivirusGolden, AVGold, Awola, BraveSentry, IE Defender, Internet Antivirus, MalwareCrush, MalwareWipe, MalwareWiped, MalwaresWipeds, MalwareWipePro, MalwareWiper, Micro Antivirus 2009, MS Antivirus, PC Protection Center 2008, Personal Defender 2009, PestCapture, PestTrap, Power Antivirus, Power-Antivirus-2009, PSGuard, quicknavigate.com, Registry Cleaner, Security iGuard, Smart Antivirus 2009, Smitfraud, Spy Protector, SpyAxe, SpyCrush, SpyDown, SpyFalcon, SpyGuard, SpyHeal, SpyHeals, SpyLocked, SpyMarshal, SpySheriff, SpySoldier, Spyware Guard 2008, Spyware Vanisher, Spyware Soft Stop, SpywareLocked, SpywareQuake, SpywareKnight, SpywareRemover, SpywareSheriff, SpywareStrike, Startsearches.net, System Antivirus 2008, TheSpyBot, TitanShield Antispyware, Total Secure 2009, Trust Cleaner, Ultimate Antivirus 2008, UpdateSearches.com, Virtual Maid, Virus Heat, Virus Protect, Virus Protect Pro, VirusBlast, VirusBurst, VirusRay, Virus Remover 2008, VirusResponse Lab 2009, VirusTrigger, Win32.puper, WinHound, Vista Antivirus 2008, WinDefender 2009, XLG Security Center, XP Security Center, XPert Antivirus, Brain Codec, ChristmasPorn, DirectAccess, DirectVideo, EliteCodec, eMedia Codec, EZVideo, FreeVideo, Gold Codec, HQ Codec, iCodecPack, IECodec, iMediaCodec, Image ActiveX Object, Image Add-on, IntCodec, iVideoCodec, JPEG Encoder, Key Generator, LookForPorn, Media-Codec, MediaCodec, MMediaCodec, MovieCommander, MPCODEC, My Pass Generator, NetProject, Online Image Add-on, Online Video Add-on, PCODEC, Perfect Codec, PowerCodec, PornPass Manager, PornMag Pass, Pornovid, PrivateVideo, QualityCodec, Silver Codec, SearchPorn, SexVid, SiteEntry, SiteTicket, SoftCodec, strCodec, Super Codec, TrueCodec, VideoAccess, VideoBox, VidCodecs, Video Access ActiveX Object, Video ActiveX Object, Video Add-on, VideoCompressionCodec, VideoKeyCodec, VideosCodec, WinAntiSpyPro, WinMediaCodec, X Password Generator, X Password Manager, ZipCodec…

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Xoopit for Gmail (Firefox Friday)

As your email inbox grows in size, after a while managing it can be quite a tedious task. And even worse is if you attempt to search for attachements in there. This is why Xoopit is a real blessing!

As your email inbox grows in size, after a while managing it can be quite a tedious task. And even worse is if you attempt to search for attachements in there.

xoopit

This is why Xoopit is a real blessing! Xoopit is a Firefox addon that really enhances your Gmail. Upgrade Gmail to search, browse & share files, photos & videos. Use Google Search while composing mail in Gmail. Get information about people in a Gmail conversation.

Xoopit works for Gmail, Google Mail and Google Apps users.

Xoopit

Download Xoopit Firefox Addon

Five Tips to Secure Your Gmail Usage

Last week, MakeUseOf reported more domains being stolen, all owned by Gmail users. Brandon from GeekCondition reported a proof of concept. However, Google has replied stating that Gmail has no vulnerabilities.

Last week, MakeUseOf reported more domains being stolen, all owned by Gmail users. Brandon from GeekCondition reported a proof of concept. However, Google has replied stating that Gmail has no vulnerabilities.

In this post I’ll highlight a few tips on how to use Gmail safely. These apply to Google Apps as well.

Tip 1: Always use https

Gmail offers you the option to force usage of https always. You can activate the same by navigating to Settings > General.

Set Gmail to Always use https

Tip 2: Check your filters regularly

Regularly check your Gmail filters to see that there are no unknown filters or redirects. You can access the filters at Settings > Filters.

Tip 3: Check where you are entering your login information

Before entering your login information, stop and take a look at the address bar of your browser. Always login only if the address starts with http://www.google.com/accounts/

Check your addressbar before entering login information

Tip 4: Check your account activity

At the bottom of every screen in Gmail you have a thin line called Last Account Activity.

Monitor your Last Account Activity

You can click on Details to view information of where all you are currently logged in as well as Signout of all activity.

Activity on this account

Tip 5: Logout when you are done checking mail

Once you have finished checking your email, hit the signout button at the top right. Do this especially if you are sitting on a shared computer. As a added security, clear the browser cache, cookies and temporary files after signing out.

Do you have any others tips that you use for securely browsing your Gmail account? Comment below.

In.com Mail out of Beta – Future Posting Enabled

In.com, the world’s smallest email address, which launched less than three months ago is now out of beta. In.

In.com, the world’s smallest email address, which launched less than three months ago is now out of beta. In.com has become extremely popular among Indian websites.

In.com’s email service Mail.in.com is now out of beta. The email services boasts of 10GB space, an AJAX interface and several features:

  • 24 hour / 7 day / 365 days a year helpdesk
  • Direct access to mail through Mail.in.com site
  • Inbox Loads Twice as Fast
  • Instant Compose Mail Tab
  • Better Inbound Spam Filtering
  • Basic Mail interface : For those with slow connections, or old browsers
  • Linked Messages : See all mails related to a message in a single place
  • User Details : See all mails, attachments and keywords from user

Plans for the future:

  • FutureMail
  • InDrive: use the entire 10GB of your mailbox to upload and share files
  • Mobile Mail with Downloadable App and WAP mail
  • Instant Messaging with many popular IM services and IN.com Friends

FutureMail allows you to compose and email and send it at a future date. Below is a screenshot I pulled from my Inbox where I set it to send on 30th November.

Send as Future Mail

Besides email, In.com also offers News, Music, Videos and Games.

WordPress 2.6.3 to 2.6.5 Update File

The latest WordPress update fixes one security problem and three bugs. The security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x.

WordPress

The latest WordPress update fixes one security problem and three bugs.

The security issue is an XSS exploit discovered by Jeremias Reith that affects IP-based virtual servers running on Apache 2.x.

The first fix prevents accidentally saving post meta information to a revision. The second prevents XML-RPC from fetching incorrect post types. The third adds some user ID sanitization during bulk delete requests.

As usual, I’ve made available an update file to upgrade your WordPress 2.6.3 blog to 2.6.5. The file as per the changeset between 2.6.3 and 2.6.5.

If you are running any version prior to 2.6.3 then you will need to first update your blog to 2.6.3.

Download WordPress 2.6.2 to 2.6.3 Update File from DivShare

Remember your favorite colors with Color Archiver

I’m a big fan of tiny utilities that are designed for one purpose to do what they promise to do without eating up a tonne of your bandwidth to download and use. Color Archiver is one such utility. Developed by Priya Ranjan, Color Archiver allows you to pick and save colors and thereby create a color palette.

I’m a big fan of tiny utilities that are designed for one purpose to do what they promise to do without eating up a tonne of your bandwidth to download and use.

Color Archiver is one such utility. Developed by Priya Ranjan, Color Archiver allows you to pick and save colors and thereby create a color palette. You can then quickly browse and select these colors for your future usage.

Color Archiver

Color Archiver becomes a perfect tool when you are designing your website and / or working with CSS files.

It also includes a search feature to help you find colors by name thus finding those already existing ones.

Download Color Archiver

ShellExView (Tool Tuesday)

A shell extension is an in-process COM object which extends the Windows’ abilities. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components. E.

A shell extension is an in-process COM object which extends the Windows’ abilities. Most shell extensions are automatically installed by the operating system, but there are also many other applications that install additional shell extension components.

E.g. Installing WinZip or Winrar or JetAudio on your computer will create a menu when you right-click on a file or folder. This menu is created by adding a shell extension to the system.

Installing a lot of software ends up creating tonnes of shell extensions. After a while you’ll find your right-click menu totally clogged and extremely painful.

ShellExView displays the details of shell extensions installed on your computer, and allows you to quickly and easily disable and enable each shell extension.

ShellExView

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Control your Computer with your Mobile

While studying I choose to keep my laptop on my table and lie / sit back on my bed and read either documents or Powerpoint presentations. It definitely is not the best of positions because I need to keep reaching towards my laptop and scrolling. Then I found Mobilewitch Bluetooth Remote Control.

While studying I choose to keep my laptop on my table and lie / sit back on my bed and read either documents or Powerpoint presentations. It definitely is not the best of positions because I need to keep reaching towards my laptop and scrolling.

Then I found Mobilewitch Bluetooth Remote Control.

Mobilewitch Bluetooth Remote Control allows you to control your computer from distance. The main purpose of this software is to turn your mobile phone into a universal PC remote control.

The program comes with some requirements, viz. you need to have Java Runtime installed, bluetooth on your computer and a phone that support J2SE along with bluetooth.

The program consists of two parts, Mobile Application and PC Server. You need to run the PC server first before you run the mobile application.

Mobile Witch Remote Control PC Server MobileWitch on your Mobile Phone

The program provides three modes. The keyword mode allows you some really minimal options for your keyboard and it is not really useful. The mouse mode is extremely useful because you can use the number keys to move your mouse. The application mode allows you to control Explorer, Powerpoint, Winamp, Windows Media Player and Internet Explorer.

I did face a few problems with the application hanging on my mobile phone if I do not always search for devices and instead select an already existing. However, for that is worth it ensures that I can lie back comfortably and operate my laptop 🙂

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Sunday Summary: Nov 17, 2008 – Nov 22, 2008

If you have missed reading any of our Techtites Daily articles this week, below is a list of what we covered. November 17 – Quick Media Converter (Multimedia Monday) November 18 – Quickly rename files with PFrank (Tool Tuesday) November 19 – GluTV (Website Wednesday) November 20 – How to find updates to your drivers (Tool Thursday) November 21 – How to use your own Domain with FeedBurner (Feeds Friday) November 22 – Make your XP/Vista Windows move like in Windows 7 (Software Saturday) Have you liked the articles so far? What would you like to see in the future?

If you have missed reading any of our Techtites Daily articles this week, below is a list of what we covered.

November 17 Quick Media Converter (Multimedia Monday)

November 18 Quickly rename files with PFrank (Tool Tuesday)

November 19 GluTV (Website Wednesday)

November 20 How to find updates to your drivers (Tool Thursday)

November 21 How to use your own Domain with FeedBurner (Feeds Friday)

November 22 Make your XP/Vista Windows move like in Windows 7 (Software Saturday)

Have you liked the articles so far? What would you like to see in the future? Do write in and let us know.