» Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:34:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Revealing Pros and Cons of Magento vs. WordPress Fri, 19 Dec 2014 13:20:56 +0000 magento vs wordpress

magento vs wordpress

Webmasters eye building slick and chrome websites that do not skimp on features. A wholesome website that addresses every business requirement of theirs and appeals to their target audience in a great measure and effect is always a pre-requisite. And for the same, the business owners happily rely on content management systems.

Unarguably, the two content management systems that almost instantly come to mind when it comes to building a fully featured business website are Magento and WordPress. The question arises, which one to choose between the two? Each of these CMS platforms offers several advantages over the other. So, let’s get to the point right away:

How Do Magento and WordPress Compare Against Each Other

  • The Similarities

Let’s begin the comparison by highlighting few similarities between the two. Both, Magento and WordPress, are open source technologies that can be acquired for free. You can use them to start your own personal blog.

What takes both of these platforms above and beyond the platforms of the same genre is the fact that they are highly customizable and offer you a sea of options when you are looking to integrate new-fangled features with your website. There is no complexity or hassle involved since you have a suite of themes and plugins and extensions to choose from with either CMS.



  • The Differences

Magento and WordPress happen to be different in a lot of ways, and that is where the decision to go with either of them can be made. To begin with, not everyone can set up a Magento website. On the contrary, setting up a WordPress website can be a cake. And we are not talking about creating a WP site with the most basic features. WordPress instead can help even those with minimal technical knowledge in web development to construct a website that boasts of some seriously dynamic features. And it all boils down to choosing the right theme, and following it with the correct set of WP plugins that are only growing in number by the hour.

Magento website on the other hand cannot be accomplished by a non developer since it involves a comparatively more complicated process that only those aware of the nitty-gritty can carry out.

This also leads to cheaper WordPress site development since webmasters don’t have to hire a professional developer to get their website developed. At the same time, customization on Magento also needs a prior knowledge as opposed to customization in WordPress. The complexity spills on to the maintenance of the websites. Magento websites require constant maintenance as you can’t get complacent. WordPress on the other hand don’t need to be maintained with such an urgency. Updating a WordPress website is a matter of just hitting the update button and the process is accomplished in just a few seconds.

For e-Commerce, Magento Manages to Trump Over WordPress

For all intents and purposes, WordPress is a matchless content management system that can power you to create websites of all genres. Whether you wish to create a website around poetry or movie reviews, or you are eyeing creating a business website that advertises your services, WordPress proves to be the perfect launchpad. WordPress also facilitates developing feature rich eCommerce websites.

However, when you compare it with Magento pertaining to eCommerce website development, WordPress falls well short of the mark set by Magento. For undeniable reasons, Magento is the best platform for hosting and building eCommerce websites. The Magento architecture has been custom built to handle products and services and when you build yourt online store using this CMS, you can leverage its unrivaled power and eCommerce-specific functionalities that WordPress doesn’t boast with similar charge.

So, when building an SEO friendly and versatile website with utter simplicity of process is on your agenda, WordPress is the perfect choice. It can let you enjoy rich pleasures of a flurry of features that get better with each update.

But when building an online store that gives you complete control of the proceedings, do not look beyond Magento. While you may need a developer to build your website for you, you anyways can’t rely on a non-teh-savvy approach to building an eCommerce website that is meant to target a huge user base.

About The Author-

Edward Jones is a web developer who has an inclination towards blogging. As a professional working for OSSMedia Ltd., a WordPress development services, Edward’s area of expertise is quite vast and covers major CMS platforms like Drupal, WordPress, Joomla and Magento. If you wish to get in touch with him, do visit Ossmedia Ltd. – CMS Solutions.

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Split PST for Organized Manageability of Outlook Data: Know How Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:41:21 +0000 The continuous accumulation of email messages to the inbox sometimes leads to inaccessibility of the PST file, if MS Outlook is being used as the regular email client. This may occur due to corruption in the Outlook data file and may result in loss of data incorporated in the inbox, journals, notes, contacts, calendars, and other mailbox components.

Techniques to Reduce PST Volume

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Since, emails are the most important among other mailbox components as they contain crucial and sometimes confidential information; it is required to arrange the emails in such a manner that helps reducing corruption issues. This can be done via splitting the size of the PST file. Alternate solutions to reduce the size of the Outlook data file are:

  • Archiving items; or
  • Compressing PST

Archiving is the procedure to store emails in an archived folder and this includes the email messages or data that is essential but is not required frequently. Apart from this, file compression is another alternative that removes empty spaces and reduces attachments as well by compressing the size of the file.

Divide PST Volume using Advance Option

On the contrary, splitting of PST files can be done via professional solution that also offers to save files in an organized manner as well. This tool is known by the name of ‘Split PST’ and offers to save resultant files as ANSI or UNICODE type PST. The tool offers splitting files using either of four given options:

  • Split by Size
  • Split by Date
  • Split by Year
  • Split by Folder

In the upcoming sections, I will describe my experience with the tool in more detailed manner:

Split by Size:

This option offered me to split large volume PST into smaller partitions. Any size ranging from 5 MB to 10 GB can be specified within the ‘Select Size’ box and the file will be divided as per instructions. The file will be split into common volume and all the units are stored at selected location on disk. When this option is used to split PST files, the chances of corruption reduces to a larger extent.

Split by Date:

When PST files are divided based on the date particulars, the divided proportions are saved into more organized manner. This way, it becomes easier to locate the file while searching for a particular data. The data are divided into two categories; one is for saving older data that contains emails prior to and till the date that is being selected and another one is for storing data that is generated after the prescribed date.

Split by Year:

This feature not only allows storing data year by year, but also serves as the data archiving. The older data when stored in a separate folder can be used as backup. Appropriate dates can be provided to the ‘From’ and ‘To’ boxes and data will be divided and saved accordingly. The data prior and up to the specified date in the ‘From’ box will be saved separately and the data afterwards and till the date provided in the ‘To’ will be saved separately.

Split by Folder:

Dividing MS Outlook PST volume by folder will create single PST for each mailbox folder. For example: ‘inbox. PST’ will be created for saving the contents of the Inbox folder; likewise ‘sentitems.pst’ for saving Sent Items data and so on. The volume of the resultant files can be adjusted by providing specified units in terms of MB. This option can be considered as a managed way of saving large data as it offers more arrange-ability as well as controlled volume of folders.

Therefore, it can be concluded that PST when divided using ‘Split PST’ tool offers more unified storage of data. This tool enables to store data into various forms and offers more data manageability as well as an easy location with fast search-ability. In my opinion, the tool is well versed with all required features and rather offers supplementary advantages while splitting and storing Outlook data files.

Author: Peter Baris

As the author of MS Outlook Tools, Peter has an experience of more than 20 years in the IT industry. He is now working with an expert data recovery firm. Having quality expertise in the Office products, especially in Microsoft Outlook he loves to solve user queries by providing excellently suitable solution like : Split Outlook PST File, Outlook PST Recovery, Outlook Conversion, Outlook PST File Manageability etc.

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The Future of Communication Tue, 04 Nov 2014 05:28:37 +0000 The art of writing letters, if not dead, is bleeding badly. Today practically everything aside from hard legal contracts is taken care of via email or instant messaging (IM). Even our talking, especially landline telephony, has become shorter, being replaced with a combination of the aforementioned forms of communication, plus an even shorter one: Short Message Service text messaging (SMS). It seems that many major messaging apps are adding new users at the rate of 15 percent or more every three months, and these users are spending three hours a week or more doing what? Not talking. Not letter writing. They’re messaging, either with IM or SMS.

Although practically every enterprise still has a PBX at hand, or one of the IP variety, there are new pressures compelling a change to the equation. The economics of email are wonderful — it’s practically free. We’re also finding that the near-real time communication provided by these alternative methods is good enough to serve most of our needs. Not only that, but we’re also seeing that these methods, being text-based in nature, or merely words on a screen, are necessarily a less personal method of communicating. And we’re okay with that, strangely enough.

But what’s really the last nail in the coffin of landline telephony is the arrival of mobile broadband. Yes, this is much more recent, yet it marks a significant transition away from staid desk phones over to mobile devices. In many ways, this is closer to an optimum way to do telephony, as it also adds more forms of data communication that can expedite quicker communication.

Putting all this together, it’s not hard to see how the alternate forms of communication have become so popular in business circles as of late. It would seem that in many ways, messaging is the new voice, especially if you take it in the sense of the early days of Skype, and how they expanded the voice business. They got people to talk simply by virtue of being free, even if the app wasn’t perfect. Skype nicely opened up the consumer market, which translated well into the business market. That pattern is set to repeat with regard to messaging apps, and this will complement the impact of email.

It’s also predicted that more and more users will be moving away from voice altogether, given that by 2025 around 75 percent of the workforce will be digital natives and will have grown up in a world where the iPhone and Android have always existed. Not only has this market already started moving away from voice to text communication, but they’re also eschewing the desk phones for mobility and convenience.

Granted, much of the data presented here is consumer-driven, yet generally speaking, the overarching trend is clear. The consumer experiences are working their way into the business environment, so it makes sense that the messaging trend follows the same pattern. Just the same way that Skype grew the pie for voice communication, messaging will do the same for text communication. Employees love it because it’s fast, easy, and they’re used to it in their personal lives. Businesses love messaging because it’s cheaper than voice. Much cheaper than voice.

When short and sweet is what you’re looking for, messaging can bring a lot of value to your business. Examined in that light, Facebook’s acquisition of WhatsApp makes much sense. Maybe it won’t be a player in the business space in the next year or two, but it’s clear the world is shifting to shorter, starker forms of communication. It’s also obvious that the Millennials don’t mind that it lacks the personal touch or warmth of voice or other more archaic forms of communication. But like other things, there are compromises to be made when innovation comes. If messaging isn’t part of your UC plan, then you’d better not blink. You might miss the biggest thing since sliced bananas.

About The Author

Michelle Patterson is excited with the new technologies that are threatening to change the way we stay in touch and communicate, particular in business. She works with companies that are introducing these technologies to make understanding them easy for regular people.

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A Complete Guide for Email Hacking Thu, 05 Jun 2014 06:02:08 +0000 How Email Works?
  • Email sending and receiving is controlled by the Email servers. All Email service providers configure Email Server before anyone can Sign into his or her account and start communicating digitally.
  • Once the servers are ready to go, users from across the world register in to these Email servers and setup an Email account. When they have a fully working Email account, they sign into their accounts and start connecting to other users using the Email services.

Email Travelling Path

  • Let’s say we have two Email providers, one is and other is, ABC is a registered user in and XYZ is a registered user in
  • ABC signs in to his Email account in, he then writes a mail to the and click on Send and gets the message that the Email is sent successfully.
  • But what happens behind the curtains, the Email from the computer of is forwarded to the Email server of Server1 then looks for on the internet and forwards the Email of the for the account of XYZ. receives the Email from and puts it in the account of XYZ.
  • XYZ then sits on computer and signs in to her Email account. Now she has the message in her Email inbox.

email hacking

Email Service Protocols


SMTP stands for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. SMTP is used when Email is delivered from an Email client, such as Outlook Express, to an Email server or when Email is delivered from one Email server to another. SMTP uses port 25.


POP3 stands for Post Office Protocol. POP3 allows an Email client to download an Email from an Email server. The POP3 protocol is simple and does not offer many features except for download. Its design assumes that the Email client downloads all available Email from the server, deletes them from the server and then disconnects. POP3 normally uses port 110.


IMAP stands for Internet Message Access Protocol. IMAP shares many similar features with POP3. It, too, is a protocol that an Email client can use to download Email from an Email server. However, IMAP includes many more features than POP3. The IMAP protocol is designed to let users keep their Email on the server. IMAP requires more disk space on the server and more CPU resources than POP3, as all Emails are stored on the server. IMAP normally uses port 143.

Configuring an Email Server

  • Email server software like Post cast Server, Hmailserver, Surge mail, etc can be used to convert your Desktop PC into an Email sending server.
  • HMailServer is an Email server for Microsoft Windows. It allows you to handle all your Email yourself without having to rely on an Internet service provider (ISP) to manage it. Compared to letting your ISP host your Email, HMailServer adds flexibility and security and gives you the full control over spam protection.

Email Security

  • Now let’s check how secure this fast mean of communication is. There are so many attacks which are applied on Emails. There are people who are the masters of these Email attacks and they always look for the innocent people who are not aware of these Email tricks and ready to get caught their trap.
  • You have to make sure that you are not an easy target for those people. You have to secure your Email identity and profile, make yourself a tough target.
  • If you have an Email Id Do not feel that it does not matters if hacked because there is no important information in that Email account, because you do not know if someone gets your Email id password and uses your Email to send a threatening Email to the Ministry or to the News Channels.
  • Attacker is not bothered about your data in the Email. He just wants an Email ID Victim which will be used in the attack. There are a lots of ways by which one can use your Email in wrong means, i am sure that you would have come across some of the cased where a student gets an Email from his friends abusing him or cases on Porn Emails where the owner of the Email does not anything about the sent Email.

Email Spoofing

  • Email spoofing is the forgery of an Email header so that the message appears to have originated from someone or somewhere other than the actual source. Distributors of spam often use spoofing in an attempt to get recipients to open, and possibly even respond to, their solicitations. Spoofing can be used legitimately.
  • There are so many ways to send the Fake Emails even without knowing the password of the Email ID. The Internet is so vulnerable that you can use anybody’s Email ID to send a threatening Email to any official personnel.

Email Bombing

Email Bombing is sending an Email message to a particular address at a specific victim site. In many instances, the messages will be large and constructed from meaningless data in an effort to consume additional system and network resources. Multiple accounts at the target site may be abused, increasing the denial of service impact.

Email Spamming

Email Spamming is a variant of Bombing; it refers to sending Email to hundreds or thousands of users (or to lists that expand to that many users). Email spamming can be made worse if recipients reply to the Email, causing all the original addressees to receive the reply. It may also occur innocently, as a result of sending a message to mailing lists and not realizing that the list explodes to thousands of users, or as a result of a responder message (such as vacation(1)) that is setup incorrectly.

Email Password Hacking

  • There is no specified attack available just to hack the password of Email accounts. Also, it is not so easy to compromise the Email server like Yahoo, Gmail, etc.
  • Email Password Hacking can be accomplished via some of the Client Side Attacks. We try to compromise the user and get the password of the Email account before it reaches the desired Email server.
  • We will cover many attacks by the workshop flows, but at this time we will talk about the very famous ‘Phishing attack’.


The act of sending an Email to a user falsely claiming to be an established legitimate enterprise in an attempt to scam the user into surrendering private information that will be used for identity theft. The Email directs the user to visit a Web site where they are asked to update personal information, such as passwords and credit card, social security, and bank account numbers, that the legitimate organization already has. The Web site, however, is Bogus and set up only to steal the User’s information.

phishing attacks

Phishing scams could be:

  1. Emails inviting you to join a Social Group, asking you to Login using your Username and Password.
  2. Email saying that Your Bank Account is locked and Sign in to Your Account to Unlock IT.
  3. Emails containing some Information of your Interest and asking you to Login to Your Account.
  4. Any Email carrying a Link to Click and asking you to Login.

phishing email hacking

Prevention against Phishing

  1. Read all the Email Carefully and Check if the Sender is Original
  2. Watch the Link Carefully before Clicking
  3. Always check the URL in the Browser before Signing IN to your Account
  4. Always Login to Your Accounts after opening the Trusted Websites, not by Clicking in any other Website or Email

Securing your Email account

  • Always configure a Secondary Email Address for the recovery purpose.
  • Properly configure the Security Question and Answer in the Email Account.
  • Do Not Open Emails from strangers.
  • Do Not Use any other’s computer to check your Email.
  • Take Care of the Phishing Links.
  • Do not reveal your Passwords to your Friends or Mates.


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Basic Concepts of Ethical Hacking Sun, 01 Jun 2014 07:03:01 +0000 what is hacking

What is Hacking?

  • The Art of exploring various security breaches is termed as Hacking.
  • Computer Hackers have been around for so many years. Since the Internet became widely used in the World, We have started to hear more and more about hacking. Only a few Hackers, such as Kevin Mitnick, are well known.
  • In a world of Black and White, it’s easy to describe the typical Hacker. A general outline of a typical Hacker is an Antisocial, Pimple-faced Teenage boy. But the Digital world has many types of Hackers.
  • Hackers are human like the rest of us and are, therefore, unique individuals, so an exact profile is hard to outline. The best broad description of Hackers is that all Hackers aren’t equal. Each Hacker has Motives, Methods and Skills. But some general characteristics can help you understand them. Not all Hackers are Antisocial, Pimplefaced Teenagers. Regardless, Hackers are curious about Knowing new things, Brave to take steps and they are often very Sharp Minded.

What is Hacker?

  • Hacker is a word that has two meanings.
  • Traditionally, a Hacker is someone who likes to play with Software or Electronic Systems. Hackers enjoy Exploring and Learning how Computer systems operate. They love discovering new ways to work electronically.
  • Recently, Hacker has taken on a new meaning — someone who maliciously breaks into systems for personal gain. Technically, these criminals are Crackers as Criminal Hackers. Crackers break into systems with malicious intentions.
  • They do it for Personal gain, Fame, Profit and even Revenge. They Modify, Delete and Steal critical information, often making other people’s life miserable.
  • Hacking has a lot of meanings depending upon the person’s knowledge and his work intentions. Hacking is an Art as well as a Skill. Hacking is the knowledge by which one gets to achieve his Goals, anyhow, using his Skills and Power.
  • Most people associate Hacking with breaking law, therefore calling all those guys who engage in hacking activities to be criminals. We agree that there are people out there who use hacking techniques to break the law, but hacking is not really about that. In fact, hacking is more about following the law and performing the steps within the limits.

Hacker vs. Cracker

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What Is the Difference Between a Hacker and a Cracker?

  • Many articles have been written about the difference between Hackers and crackers, which attempt to correct public misconceptions about hacking. For many years, media has applied the word Hacker when it really means Cracker. So the public now believe that a Hacker is someone who breaks into computer systems and steal confidential data. This is very untrue and is an insult to some of our most talented Hackers.

There are various points to determine the difference between Hackers and crackers

  • Definition – A Hacker is a person who is interested in the working of any computer Operating system. Most often, Hackers are programmers. Hackers obtain advanced knowledge of operating systems and programming languages. They may know various security holes within systems and the reasons for such holes. Hackers constantly seek further knowledge, share what they have discovered, and they never have intentions about damaging or stealing data.
  • Definition – A Cracker is a person who breaks into other people systems, with malicious intentions. Crackers gain unauthorized access, destroy important data, stop services provided by the server, or basically cause problems for their targets. Crackers can easily be identified because their actions are malicious.
  • Whatever the case, most people give Hacker a negative outline. Many malicious Hackers are electronic thieves. Just like anyone can become a thief, or a robber, anyone can become a Hacker, regardless of age, gender, or religion. Technical skills of Hackers vary from one to another. Some Hackers barely know how to surf the Internet, whereas others write software that other Hackers depend upon.

Types of Hacker

Let’s see the categories of Hackers on the basis on their knowledge.


  • The Real Hackers are the Coders, the ones who revise the methods and create tools that are available in the market. Coders can find security holes and weaknesses in software to create their own exploits. These Hackers can use those exploits to develop fully patched and secure systems.
  • Coders are the programmers who have the ability to find the unique vulnerability in existing software and to create working exploit codes. These are the individuals with a deep understanding of the OSI Layer Model and TCP/IP Stacks.


  • Admins are the computer guys who use the tools and exploits prepared by the coders. They do not develop their own techniques, however they uses the tricks which are already prepared by the coders. They are generally System Administration, or Computer Network Controller. Most of the Hackers and security person in this digital world come under this category.
  • Admins have experience with several operating systems, and know how to exploit several existing vulnerabilities. A majority of Security Consultants fall in this group and work as a part of Security Team.

Script Kiddies

  • Next and the most dangerous class of Hackers is Script kiddies, They are the new generation of users of computer who take advantage of the Hacker tools and documentation available for free on the Internet but don’t have any knowledge of what’s going on behind the scenes. They know just enough to cause you headaches but typically are very sloppy in their actions, leaving all sorts of digital fingerprints behind. Even though these guys are the teenage. Hackers that you hear about in the news media, they need minimum skills to carry out their attacks.
  • Script Kiddies are the bunnies who use script and programs developed by others to attack computer systems and Networks. They get the least respect but are most annoying and dangerous and can cause big problems without actually knowing what they are doing.

Types of Hackers on the basis of activities performed by them.

White Hat Hacker

  • A White Hat Hacker is computer guy who perform Ethical Hacking. These are usually security professionals with knowledge of hacking and the Hacker toolset and who use this knowledge to locate security weaknesses and implement counter measures in the resources.
  • They are also known as an Ethical Hacker or a Penetration Tester. They focus on Securing and Protecting IT Systems.

Black Hat Hacker

  • A Black Hat Hacker is computer guy who performs Unethical Hacking. These are the Criminal Hackers or Crackers who use their skills and knowledge for illegal or malicious purposes. They break into or otherwise violate the system integrity of remote machines, with malicious intent.
  • These are also known as an Unethical Hacker or a Security Cracker. They focus on Security Cracking and Data stealing.

Grey Hat Hacker

  • A Grey Hat Hacker is a Computer guy who sometimes acts legally, sometimes in good will, and sometimes not. They usually do not hack for personal gain or have malicious intentions, but may or may not occasionally commit crimes during the course of their technological exploits.
  • They are hybrid between White Hat and Black Hat Hackers.


Another type of Hackers are Hacktivists, who try to broadcast political or social messages through their work. A Hacktivist wants to raise public awareness of an issue. Examples of hacktivism are the Web sites that were defaced with the Jihad messages in the name of Terrorism.


Cyber Terrorist

There are Hackers who are called Cyber Terrorists, who attack government computers or public utility infrastructures, such as power stations and air-traffic-control towers. They crash critical systems or steal classified government information. While in a conflict with enemy countries some government start Cyber war via Internet.

Why Hackers Hack?

  • The main reason why Hackers hack is because they can hack. Hacking is a casual hobby for some Hackers — they just hack to see what they can hack and what they can’t hack, usually by testing their own systems. Many Hackers are the guys who get kicked out of corporate and government IT and security organizations. They try to bring down the status of the organization by attacking or stealing information.
  • The knowledge that malicious Hackers gain and the ego that comes with that knowledge is like an addiction. Some Hackers want to make your life miserable, and others simply want to be famous. Some common motives of malicious Hackers are revenge, curiosity, boredom, challenge, theft for financial gain, blackmail, extortion, and corporate work pressure.
  • Many Hackers say they do not hack to harm or profit through their bad activities, which helps them justify their work. They often do not look for money full of pocket. Just proving a point is often a good enough reward for them.

Prevention from Hackers

What can be done to prevent Hackers from finding new holes in software and exploiting them?

  • Information security research teams exist—to try to find these holes and notify vendors before they are exploited. There is a beneficial competition occurring between the Hackers securing systems and the Hackers breaking into those systems. This competition provides us with better and stronger security, as well as more complex and sophisticated attack techniques.
  • Defending Hackers create Detection Systems to track attacking Hackers, while the attacking Hackers develop bypassing techniques, which are eventually resulted in bigger and better detecting and tracking systems. The net result of this interaction is positive, as it produces smarter people, improved security, more stable software, inventive problem-solving techniques, and even a new economy.
  • Now when you need protection from Hackers, whom you want to call, “The Ethical Hackers”. An Ethical Hacker possesses the skills, mindset, and tools of a Hacker but is also trustworthy. Ethical Hackers perform the hacks as security tests computer systems.
  • Ethical Hacking — also known as Penetration Testing or White-Hat Hacking —involves the same Tools, Tricks and Techniques that Hackers use, but with one major difference:
  • Ethical hacking is Legal.
  • Ethical hacking is performed with the target’s permission. The intent of Ethical Hacking is to discover vulnerabilities from a Hacker’s viewpoint so systems can be better secured. Ethical Hacking is part of an overall information Risk Management program that allows for ongoing security improvements. Ethical hacking can also ensure that vendors’ claims about the security of their products are legitimate.
  • As Hackers expand their knowledge, so should you. You must think like them to protect your systems from them. You, as the ethical Hacker, must know activities Hackers carry out and how to stop their efforts. You should know what to look for and how to use that information to thwart Hackers’ efforts.
  • You don’t have to protect your systems from everything. You can’t. The only protection against everything is to unplug your computer systems and lock them away so no one can touch them—not even you.
  • That’s not the best approach to information security. What’s important is to protect your systems from known Vulnerabilities and common Hacker attacks.
  • It’s impossible to overcome all possible vulnerabilities of your systems. You can’t plan for all possible attacks — especially the ones that are currently unknown which are called Zero Day Exploits. These are the attacks which are not known to the world. However in Ethical Hacking, the more combinations you try — the more you test whole systems instead of individual units — the better your chances of discovering vulnerabilities.

Steps Performed By Hackers

  1. Reconnaissance
  2. Scanning
  3. Gaining Access
  4. Maintaining Access
  5. Clearing Tracks

Working of an Ethical Hacker

Obeying the Ethical Hacking Commandments:

  • Every Ethical Hacker must follow few basic principles. If he do not follow, bad things can happen. Most of the time these principles get ignored or forgotten when planning or executing ethical hacking tests. The results are even very dangerous.

Working ethically:

  • The word ethical can be defined as working with high professional morals and principles. Whether you’re performing ethical hacking tests against your own systems or for someone who has hired you, everything you do as an ethical Hacker must be approved and must support the company’s goals. No hidden agendas are allowed! Trustworthiness is the ultimate objective. The misuse of information is absolutely not allowed. That’s what the bad guys do.

Respecting privacy:

  • Treat the information you gather with complete respect. All information you obtain during your testing — from Web application log files to clear-text passwords — must be kept private. Not crashing your systems:
  • One of the biggest mistakes is when people try to hack their own systems; they come up with crashing their systems. The main reason for this is poor planning. These testers have not read the documentation or misunderstand the usage and power of the security tools and techniques.
  • You can easily create miserable conditions on your systems when testing. Running too many tests too quickly on a system causes many system lockups. Many security assessment tools can control how many tests are performed on a system at the same time. These tools are especially handy if you need to run the tests on production systems during regular business hours.

Executing the plan:

  • In Ethical hacking, Time and patience are important. Be careful when you’re performing your ethical hacking tests. A Hacker in your network or an employee looking over your shoulder may watch what’s going on. This person could use this information against you. It’s not practical to make sure that no Hackers are on your systems before you start. Just make sure you keep everything as quiet and private as possible.
  • This is especially critical when transmitting and storing your test results. You’re now on a reconnaissance mission. Find as much information as possible about your organization and systems, which is what malicious Hackers do. Start with a broad view of mind and narrow your focus. Search the Internet for your organization’s name, your computer and network system names, and your IP addresses. Google is a great place to start for this.
  • Don’t take ethical hacking too far, though. It makes little sense to harden your systems from unlikely attacks. For instance, if you don’t have a internal Web server running, you may not have to worry too much about. However, don’t forget about insider threats from malicious employees or your friends or colleagues!
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A Complete Brief Tutorial About “TROJANS” & Its Removal Tue, 20 May 2014 10:59:54 +0000 This tutorial will include the understanding concept of Trojan, Dangers created by Trojans, how they can come to your computer, how do they destroy you and your data. How many types of Trojans are there, how Trojans are attached behind other applications and finally the most important, Detection of Trojan on your computer and their prevention to safeguard your system and your data.


Knowing the Trojan

A Trojan is a malicious program misguided as some very important application. Trojans comes on the backs of other programs and are installed on a system without the User’s knowledge. Trojans are malicious pieces of code used to install hacking software on a target system and aid the Hacker in gaining and retaining access to that system. Trojans and their counterparts are important pieces of the Hacker’s tool-kit.

Trojans is a program that appears to perform a desirable and necessary function but that, because of hidden and unauthorized code, performs functions unknown and unwanted by the user. These downloads are fake programs which seems to be a original application, it may be a software like monitoring program, system virus scanners, registry cleaners, computer system optimizers, or they may be applications like songs, pictures, screen savers, videos, etc..

  • You just need to execute that software or application, you will find the application running or you might get an error, but once executed the Trojan will install itself in the system automatically.
  • Once installed on a system, the program then has system-level access on the target system, where it can be destructive and insidious. They can cause data theft and loss, and system crashes or slowdowns; they can also be used as launching points for other attacks against your system.
  • Many Trojans are used to manipulate files on the victim computer, manage processes, remotely run commands, intercept keystrokes, watch screen images, and restart or shut down infected hosts.

Different Types of Trojans

  1. Remote Administration Trojans: There are Remote Access Trojans which are used to control the Victim’s computer remotely.
  2. Data Stealing Trojans: Then there are Data Sending Trojans which compromised the data in the Victim’s computer, then find the data on the computer and send it to the attacker automatically.
  3. Security Disabler Trojan: There are Security software disablers Trojans which are used to stop antivirus software running in the Victim’s computer.

In most of the cases the Trojan comes as a Remote Administration Tools which turns the Victim’s computer into a server which can controlled remotely. Once the Remote Access Trojan is installed in the system, the attacker can connect to that computer and can control it.

Some famous Trojans


Components of Trojans

Trojan consists of two parts:

  1. A Client component
  2. A Server component.

One which resides on the Victim’s computer is called the server part of the Trojan and the one which is on the attacker’s computer is called the client Part of the Trojan. For the Trojan to function as a backdoor, the server Component has to be installed on the Victim’s machine.

trojan components

1. Server component of the Trojan opens a port in the Victim’s computer and invites the Attacker to connect and
administrate the computer.

2. Client component of the Trojan tries to connect the Victim’s computer and administrate the computer without the
permission of the User.



A Wrapper is a program used to combine two or more executables into a single packaged program. The wrapper attaches a harmless executable, like a game, to a Trojan’s payload, the executable code that does the real damage, so that it appears to be a harmless file.

Hackers use Wrappers to bind the Server part of the Software behind any image or any other file. Wrappers are also known as Binders.

Generally, games or other animated installations are used as wrappers because they entertain the user while the Trojan in being installed. This way, the user doesn’t notice the slower processing that occurs while the Trojan is being installed on the system—the user only sees the legitimate application being installed.

Mode of Transmission for Trojans

trojan mode of transmission

Reverse Connection in Trojans

Reverse-connecting Trojans let an attacker access a machine on the internal network from the outside. The Hacker can install a simple Trojan program on a system on the internal network. On a regular basis (usually every 60 seconds), the internal server tries to access the external master system to pick up commands. If the attacker has typed something into the master system, this command is retrieved and executed on the internal system. Reverse WWW shell uses standard HTTP. It’s dangerous because it’s difficult to detect – it looks like a client is browsing the Web from the internal network.

Now the final part ….

Detection and Removal of Trojans

The unusual behavior of system is usually an indication of a Trojan attack. Actions/symptoms such as,

  • Programs starting and running without the User’s initiation.
  • CD-ROM drawers Opening or Closing.
  • Wallpaper, background, or screen saver settings changing by themselves.
  • Screen display flipping upside down.
  • Browser program opening strange or unexpected websites

All above are indications of a Trojan attack. Any action that is suspicious or not initiated by the user can be an indication of a Trojan attack. One thing which you can do is to check the applications which are making network connections with other computers.

One of those applications will be a process started by the Server Trojan.

You also can use the software named process explorer which monitors the processes executed on the computer with its original name and the file name. As there are some Trojans who themselves change their name as per the system process which runs on the computer and you cannot differentiate between the Trojan and the original system process in the task manager processes tab, so you need PROCESS EXPLORER.

TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) view

tcp view trojan

  • TCP View is a Windows program that will show you detailed listings of all TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) endpoints on your system, including the local and remote addresses and state of TCP connections.
  • On Windows NT, 2000, and XP, TCP View also reports the name of the process that owns the endpoint.
  • Active connections will appear in Green Color. You can always Right Click on the check the properties of the application.
  • Once you have got hold of the Trojan application, you can Kill the active connection and the running process and then delete the physical application file. This will make you recover from the attack of Trojan.

Countermeasures for Trojan attacks

Most commercial antivirus programs have Anti-Trojan capabilities as well as spy ware detection and removal functionality. These tools can automatically scan hard drives on startup to detect backdoor and Trojan programs before they can cause damage. Once a system is infected, it’s more difficult to clean, but you can do so with commercially available tools. It’s important to use commercial applications to clean a system instead of freeware tools, because many freeware removal tools can further infect the system. In addition, port monitoring tools can identify ports that have been opened or files that have changed.

The key to preventing Trojans and backdoors from being installed on a system is to not to install applications downloaded from the Internet or open Email attachments from parties you don’t know. Many systems administrators don’t give users the system permissions necessary to install programs on system for the very same reason.

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What Can Business Intelligence Do For Your Company? Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:14:50 +0000 business intelligence

Business intelligence is the name applied to a category of applications and technologies used to gather information which helps companies make better commercial decisions. Essentially it allows managers to understand what has happened, when it happened, and what effect it has had.

What is included?

A business intelligence system will draw its data from several sources. This may be from traditional reporting methods, things like key performance identifiers and other metrics, automated alert thresholds that monitor processes and sales, dashboards and one-off queries.

It may use techniques like online analytical processing (OLAP) in order to interpret information and view it from different perspectives. The current trend towards big data, extracting information from large databases of customer and other information, also represents a major factor in business intelligence.

Much of the data needed for business intelligence can be gleaned from the existing analytical functions in things like ERP packages; however, often companies lack the time and resources to exploit it properly.

Self-service BI

Thanks to the power of desktop analytical tools like Microsoft Excel individual employees have long had the ability to perform their own analysis on small amounts of data. Larger volumes have meant relying on standard reports or dashboards provided by the IT department,

The problem is that in an age when businesses increasingly rely on data for decision making the data produced in traditional ways can’t keep up. New reports produced by the IT department often lead to additional questions which require yet another report to answer.

It’s little wonder then that managers increasingly want the ability to extract and analyse information for themselves. Products like Microsoft’s Self-Service BI and Power BI facilitate this by making it easier to extract information from various sources for analysis using familiar desktop tools like Excel and SharePoint.

This cuts the need for costly and complex database projects and means that end users can produce their own reports and visualisations, helping them to uncover new insights.

Unlocking the value of data

There’s little doubt that business intelligence can help to transform your data analysis and lead to more timely and effective management decisions. But it’s often the case that enterprises have large volumes of data locked away in their computer centres that isn’t being properly exploited.

Business intelligence, particularly when there’s a self-service element puts that data into the hands of the people who can use it to good effect and benefit the company in the process. Critically it improves the speed of analysis, allowing management to react to events much more quickly than with traditional reporting.

Of course making the most of business intelligence may need some initial infrastructure investment, placing information in a centralised data warehouse for example, but this is likely to pay for itself in greater efficiency over the long term. This also has advantages for the IT department in that the data is in a location that’s easier to secure and provide controlled access to.

By drawing on the power of existing data and making it more available, business intelligence can help organisations get ahead of their competitors and for that reason it’s something companies can’t afford to ignore.

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Professional Web Designers Enjoying the Freedom of Web Design, Code-Free with Webydo Mon, 10 Feb 2014 03:53:42 +0000 The web design industry is rapidly growing and picking up speed and in order to keep up with the demands of the everyday challenges, website developers and designers both need to come up with innovative methods to stay afloat. The graphic and web designers are always on the lookout for stronger and more professional platforms that will assist them in making web design and development more efficient. With the current method of the designer and developer work model, a lot of energy and time is lost, not to mention that over 70% of the budget generally goes to hiring the developer. The answer to this old method is Webydo, the leading online professional design platform that is enabling professional designers to take full control of their designs from start to finish, code-free.

web design

What are the challengers that graphic designers are facing?

Creating HTML websites for their clients can pose as a tedious challenge for graphic designers, due to the external communication, price and constant back and forth with the developer to achieve site perfection. The technological barriers were the main problems, as while creating a functional website the entire planned graphic design must be converted into HTML code, which is one heck of a job. The designers have to be in constant communication with their clients, both while creating the website, and also managing the developer and keeping up with the maintenance and management of the site.

The Solution, Webydo

Webydo has created an effective solution to all the above problems and its integrated pattern of work has helped in the formation and easy regulation of creating and managing hundreds of websites. Already more than 50K professional designers from around the world have already created more than 100K websites with Webydo’s robust platform. What makes Webydo so powerful is that while a designer is focusing on the creative aspect of the project, their designs are simultaneously being converted to VC3 validated code in the background. To create a responsive website that has cross browser capabilities and can be edited for mobile, tablet and the web is all made possible in with Webydo’s highly advanced platform.  Updating and managing the sites, are also relatively easy. This is not just a solution, but a ‘next-generation software’ which saves both time and money.

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Professional Features

What sets Webydo apart from the other site creators are their incredible professional features. Firstly, the content management system or CMS was designed to allow designers to have full control over the project. They can set site permissions and grant access to different users to contribute to the editing process, while also locking specific areas of the site so they won’t be disrupted. There is also the option to build your brand, by adding in your or your clients brand logo and sending branded invoices to clients without having to use a third party platform.

With the sophisticated online design studio provided by Webydo, it is even more intuitive for a professional design to create a website. One just needs to put his ideas and designs within an a blank canvas, allowing designers to truly enjoy the freedom of creativity without worrying about writing code. The familiar interface for graphic designing provided by Webydo includes layers window, grid generators, smart guides, videos, ability to insert images, menus, widgets, galleries, ecommerce and many other professional utility. Thus, where code writing required multiple days, Webydo, has brought down the entire process to a matter of a few minutes. So, in this era where everyone has the value of time, this software helps in making its effective usage for the right purpose.


The future of Webydo is in the hands of the designer. What this means for you is that you have a direct say and voice in the future development of this powerful online platform. Webydo created their Participate page so that the community of designers can submit new features suggestions, vote on what others have added and watch as their suggestions are created in real time for them to use on the platform.

Try out Webydo free, create a site and let unleash your creative side. You can create a free account and enjoy 1GB of storage, up to 15 pages of page creation and publish immediately on a Webydo subdomain. If you are looking to upgrade you have the option as well to do so for $7.90/ month when billed annually or $9.90/ month when billed biannually and will have up to 2GB of storage, unlimited bandwidth, unlimited page creation and can host your site on a custom domain.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments below, we’d like to hear what you have to say.

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OLX: Free Online Platform of Classifieds to Buy & Sell Products Mon, 27 Jan 2014 16:37:47 +0000 olx homepage

Do you hear about OLX? is an online shopping site. It is the best and top leading online platform of classifieds in India. If you want to buy or sell something then simple go to and post an ad over there of your product at free of cost. It is widely used especially for cell phones in India. Yes, cell phones are mostly bought and sold over

You can sell and buy about everything like:

  • Mobile Phones
  • Vehicles
  • Electronics & Technology Products
  • Home & Lifestyle Products
  • Real Estate
  • Jobs & Services

And much more…

Yes, is categorized with a wide range of variety of products and services.

olx ad category

When is started? is started in 2006 and with due respect of time it took its place on top in India and worldwide. It was launched globally and it is the best place to buy or sell products fastly and effectively.

You may also like OLX YouTube Channel where you can find various reviews and OLX videos and lot more info about

Best of offers its services in more than 40+ languages and is making business in more than 96+ countries. The offices are located worldwide like Mumbai, New York, Beijing, Moscow and many more.

How it works?

Simply go to and choose your category of your desired product either you want to sell or you want to buy.

OLX TV Campaign has widely launched its TV commercials in a great way. You might have seen OLX TV ads many times in your television with funny acts and stories. I personally like theme very much; the way it begins and the way it ends with a slogan “where buyers meets sellers” and “sab kuch bikta hai”. It is absolutely terrific.

You can watch the OLX TV advertisement video below as an example:

Thing I like the most about OLX

OLX has a very neat and clean interface of its official site Also OLX has its official app on Android and I recommend it as a must installed app in your smartphone. Simple install OLX app in your android smartphone and easily make your way to OLX to buy or sell your product.

So, I consider it on the top of all classifieds. So just choose your product and call the buyer or seller within seconds. J

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Guide to Unlock any Android Pattern Lock in 3 Minutes Tue, 21 Jan 2014 14:28:36 +0000 Android Smartphone Apps


Pattern lock is the most commonly used lock system in android smartphones. Pattern lock is inbuilt in smartphones. It is the most loved and used locking system as compared to PIN or Password lock. In case of mine, about 90% of my friends use pattern lock in their smartphones. It is a high security lock system means not easily to unlock with any simple trick.

But the hack trick is really simple to unlock/hack it. Well make use of it for personal smartphones not your friend’s; as everybody loves his/her privacy. You can try to amaze your friend but do not try for any personal matter.

So, you may think what is the matter to hack it?

Many guys forgets the unlock pattern of their smartphone pattern lock and firstly it will be locked for 30 seconds after wrong pattern attempts. But if many attempts are made then it is locked permanently and be unlocked only using registered Google account.

Android Pattern Lock

Wrong pattern lock android

Some go to service centers to unlock their smartphone and have to spend lot of money. But why? There is another simple way too. Let’s start it.

Follow below steps to steps to unlock your android smartphone lock:

  1. SWITCH OFF your android smartphone.
  2. Now press VOLUME UP key and hold it, then press HOME BUTTON and hold it too, then finally press POWER BUTTON and hold it too (basically you have to press all these three buttons for some seconds).
  3. Then, the phone will start up with an android start menu (you may have never seen it before).
  4. Then use HOME BUTTON to go UP and DOWN in the android menu
  5. Choose the third scheme that is DELETE ALL USER DATA.
  6. After that, your smartphone will TAKE SOME TIME and will RESTART automatically.

Congrats, you are done.

There is no pattern lock now in your smartphone. It is simple and very basic trick. You may lose your phone data but it is absolutely simple and free of cost. Hope you guys liked it and make use of it.

Comment below for help regarding some point or error.

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