Hacking Etiquette- Ethical Hacking 101

August 7th, 2016 | Posted under Computer Advice, Internet Trends, Miscellaneous, The Internet | No Comments »

Hacking Etiquette- Ethical Hacking 101

Hacking Etiquette- Ethical Hacking 101

 

Ethical hacking has and always will be a controversial topic. But that does not stop it from being one of the most efficient ways of fool proofing you website’s security issues. Generally, these people are experts in networking and internet protocol, and have been hired by an establishment to attack its website, so as to seek out potential keyholes in its security system that malicious hackers might be able to exploit. Though they use the same types of methods as their less morally aware counterparts, the main difference is that they report potential threats instead of exploiting them for personal gains.
It is also known as penetration testing, white hat hacking and red teaming.
The first instances of ethical hacking were during the 1970s, when the US Govt. used red teams to hack its own systems.

Hacking Etiquette- Ethical Hacking 101

Certified Ethical Hacker

It is a course offered by the EC-Council (International Council of E-Commerce Consultants) which makes ethical hacking a legally certified profession. It authorizes the holder to find out weaknesses in specific systems using the same knowledge, methods, and resources as a normal hacker.
C|EH 312-50 is the Exam code. The certificate is of edition 7.1 updated on 14 -6- 2011.For more Information, go to http://www.eccouncil.org/certification/certified_ethical_hacker.aspx

The minimum requirements for the course are at least two years of job experience at a security related post.  This is important as it helps in weeding out malicious hackers. There are other screening measures also.
Even after earning the certificate, there are further background checks and other security screenings for obtaining security clearances before they are offered jobs at government agencies or private firms.

A professional ethical hacker can earn anywhere between 1.75 to 9.5 lakh rupees per year depending on his skill level and employers.

Etiquette

Ethical work mentality

An ethical hacker should keep the company’s interest above all other things. Having hidden agendas and exploiting the scenario for one’s own agenda is a strict no-no.

Respecting Privacy

The client –hacker relationship should be strictly confidential. Any information the hacker comes across while on the job should not be leaked in the future for any reason at all.

“Know thy Enemy “

Intent

1)      Discovery of vulnerabilities and hidden doors from a hacker’s viewpoint.

2)      Testing efficiency of current security and defenses.

3)      Efficient risk management.

4)      Enforce vendor made claims about the security of their products.

 

In order to protect yourself you have to be your enemy. Ethical hackers do this by thinking like a potential hacker out to damage the system. Using the same methods as the repeatedly attack the system till they finally spot a flaw. This flaw is then reported to the website owners who take corrective measures.
Security vulnerabilities may continually appear. Hackers will continue to evolve and exploit even newer vulnerabilities previously not even looked at. This is why regular testing is necessary. And that is Ethical hacking will never go out of fashion no matter how many controversies it gets into.

 

 

 


Use Green Web Hosting To Make Profits

September 18th, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice, Green Living, Green Web Hosting | No Comments »

Use Green Web Hosting To Make Profits

Use Green Web Hosting To Make Profits

Green web hosting is quite a recent development in the field of web hosting. The primary concern of the people is that using internet to globalize businesses takes up resources in the form of electricity. The rate of growth of this globalization is so high, that within a few years, consumption of energy for the purpose of web hosting will surpass all other major sources of pollution. So it is crucial that these hosting companies prove that they do not adversely affect the environment in an attempt to increase sales or increase the number of customers.

Some of the ways by which you can profit by web hosting are explained below.

 

Renewable sources

Use Green Web Hosting To Make Profits

The main issue for any web hosting company towards environmental pollution is electricity, which uses fossil fuels. So to overcome this, they can move towards renewable sources of energy like solar panels or wind farms, which are replenished in nature, as well as eco-friendly. Moreover, they are cheaper to use, so greatly reducing the expenditure on power sources.

Centralization

A centralized green web hosting company is the one in which all the green appliances are managed under a single authority. These companies benefit a lot more than those companies who only use some of the green appliances to cater the clients. As a result, this tends to decrease the daily operational cost.

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Popularity

As green web hosting is gaining importance with each passing day, people are also encouraged to use their services from them and avoid the others for the protection of nature. This can be utilized in the sense that many other companies can buy shares of the green web host to upload their web sites. This will allow the web hosts to make a profit out of it.

Greater good

Usually small companies refrain themselves from getting a green web host of their own for the initial cost. But they can be encouraged to work for the greater good, so that they can altogether work for the benefit of mankind, and help each other to utilize resources efficiently. Thus it should be the main aim of any green web host to influence more companies to come forward.

Expansion

Expansion is one of the ways by which a green web host can extend their limits to provide a better solution to environmental pollution. They can improvise in other ways, like acquiring certificates for installing other alternative sources, and try to reduce the cost. They can be innovative, and can go for creating large scale awareness, and increasing popularity among the people.

Green hosting is still very fresh and mostly conceptual. Though there are many companies who took initiatives to be a green host, there are several more that came forward to help them out. Recently they have been encouraging non-profit organizations to play an active role in maintaining the earth clean and green by planting trees and finding out ways of saving energy. Making profits out of it is alright, but there is still more to explore. To actually harmonize with the nature, it needs more support and collaborations and to develop the web hosting system accordingly. There is a lot of popularity yet to gain, and lot to expand and centralize in order to get the most out of it.

 

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How to optimize the performance of gaming website

September 13th, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice, Internet Trends, The Internet, Web Hosting | No Comments »

How to optimize the performance of your gaming website

One of the major attractions in a computer is playing games. Many people have a passion for computer games but one cannot enjoy a game over the computer if it runs very slowly. Various things are responsible for slow running of a computer and a slow running computer is the major cause of poor game performance. The common symptoms of poor gaming are poor quality of video display, disturbances in audio playback, fragmented game play, and sloweness of video game. Below some tips are given which will help o one to run the games smoothly.

How to adjust for best performance of games

By clicking the start button, right click the computer. Then click on properties and next on advance system settings, then type password to continue. Next click settings in performance on the advance tab. Next click adjust for best performance on visual effects tab and then press ok. To close the systems properties dialogue box press ok. Now test your game. If you face problem check the hard disc.

How to optimize the performance of your gaming website

 

Check hard disc Drive space

Delete the unnecessary files and save the unused files in a CD, DVD or USB drive. By doing this you can get more disc space and your computer will run faster.

Scan Disc should be done once in a week

Scan disc checks your surface folder file errors and corrects them. If your computer was not shutdown properly it may create errors. If this happens again and again it will slow down your computer. So always ensure to shutdown your PC from start menu.

Stop opening multiple programs at a time

Opening several programs at a time slower your gaming speed. So whenever you are playing games don’t run any other program.

Install anti-spyware system

Your computer will be slower if spyware and viruses enter into in. System resources will be infected by the spyware and viruses thereby make it slower.

Run disc defragmenter once a week

As one adds more programs and files to the computer it causes fragmented files which is another cause of slow running of the computer. The work of disk defragmentation software is to organize all your files and make them to access you faster.

Minimize the size of your webpage history

The web page in your computer is visited by internet explorer. Every day it organizes them into a page history. One can store several days’ page in it, but it slows down one’s system. More than one week’s web history should not be stored at a time.

How to optimize the performance of your gaming website

 

By doing all the above things if you still face problem in improving the gaming speed then you can install a game performance improving device. These devices improve your game performance speed by the touch of a button. They improve your game play and game stability so that you can enjoy playing games on your PC. They free your RAM and make sure that your PC runs at high performance so that you can enjoy the game to the maximum. They work on window vista, window 7 and window XP.

 

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Windows XP Keyboard Shortcuts

August 8th, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice | No Comments »

Computer is part of our daily essentials in life. They have become a gadget of almost everyday use for people of every age. Bounceweb had gathered a list of Basic Keyboard Shortcuts that are fully compatible for your Windows XP operating system.

  • CTRL+C (Copy)
    CTRL+X (Cut)
    CTRL+V (Paste)
    CTRL+Z (Undo)
    DELETE (Delete)
    SHIFT+DELETE (Delete the selected item permanently without placing the item in the Recycle Bin)
    CTRL while dragging an item (Copy the selected item)
    CTRL+SHIFT while dragging an item (Create a shortcut to the selected item)
    F2 key (Rename the selected item)
    CTRL+RIGHT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next word)
    CTRL+LEFT ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous word)
    CTRL+DOWN ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the next paragraph)
    CTRL+UP ARROW (Move the insertion point to the beginning of the previous paragraph)
    CTRL+SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Highlight a block of text)
    SHIFT with any of the arrow keys (Select more than one item in a window or on the desktop, or select text in a document)
    CTRL+A (Select all)
    F3 key (Search for a file or a folder)
    ALT+ENTER (View the properties for the selected item)
    ALT+F4 (Close the active item, or quit the active program)
    ALT+ENTER (Display the properties of the selected object)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Open the shortcut menu for the active window)
    CTRL+F4 (Close the active document in programs that enable you to have multiple documents open simultaneously)
    ALT+TAB (Switch between the open items)
    ALT+ESC (Cycle through items in the order that they had been opened)
    F6 key (Cycle through the screen elements in a window or on the desktop)
    F4 key (Display the Address bar list in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    SHIFT+F10 (Display the shortcut menu for the selected item)
    ALT+SPACEBAR (Display the System menu for the active window)
    CTRL+ESC (Display the Start menu)
    ALT+Underlined letter in a menu name (Display the corresponding menu)
    Underlined letter in a command name on an open menu (Perform the corresponding command)
    F10 key (Activate the menu bar in the active program)
    RIGHT ARROW (Open the next menu to the right, or open a submenu)
    LEFT ARROW (Open the next menu to the left, or close a submenu)
    F5 key (Update the active window)
    BACKSPACE (View the folder one level up in My Computer or Windows Explorer)
    ESC (Cancel the current task)
    SHIFT when you insert a CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive (Prevent the CD-ROM from automatically playing)
    CTRL+SHIFT+ESC (Open Task Manager)
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    3 Basic Steps to Speed Up your Computer

    July 27th, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice | No Comments »


    Tired of having a slow computer? Are you planning on trashing your old computer just to buy a new one that can suit the taste of speed? Is your newly purchased computers are starting to wear off its speed? Well, before doing such things it would be wise if you conduct some basic steps in boosting up the speed of your computer. Otherwise, these simple steps will save you a lot of money just to purchase a new computer or hire a computer technician.

    Before we begin the three simple steps, we need to answer this question first – Why is a computer slowing down?

    Many of us are not aware of how computer operates. They are just like us who gets tired, and imagine what your body would feel when you have overly used all your strength? Our body gets heavy, and our mind is starting to process slow. This theory also goes with computers because as time goes by, users tend to install numerous applications such as games, softwares, video, and music files. Some of us even download different tools, or applications for their computer. It’s true that at first we can’t notice the stability, and speed of our computer, but sooner you will start to realize that the system of your computer is starting to slow its pace. Also, as we surf the internet, the browsers that we use stores temporary files into the computer.

    Now to begin with the three easy steps:

    First thing that you should always remember is to have an arsenal for your computer. Anti-virus are needed to be installed into your computer if you are always surfing the internet, downloading files, or using external storage devices. This Anti-Virus protects your computer from virus, spyware, trojans, and others. There are different types of anti-virus program such as ESET Nod 32, Kaspersky, AVG Anti-Virus, and each of them are not created equally.

    Next is to clean up your disk. By doing that, you can improve the performance of your computer because it can free up sapce on your hard disk that are being idle in your computer system. Disk Clean Up tool can also identify files that you can safely delete. This files can be remove by the user just like the use of recycle bin, and it can temporary remove files from your browser. Some of this tools has extra features that can delete error reports.

    To run the pre-installed disk clean up tool you must open My Computer, right click on the C drive, then go to properties. On the general tab click ‘Disk Cleanup’ to start the disk cleanup process.

    For the final procedure, you must be fully aware of all the running programs in your computer. Check your task manager if there are any running applications, then find, and determine the programs. Some of these programs are not visible in your system because it might be a spyware, or virus. If you are familiar with the running applications, and if not in use, close them because they can slow down the system. Be sure not to close any running applications that you don’t recognize because it will greatly affect the stability of your computer.

    By the way, if you are running a computer rental then I would suggest that you can use this software.

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    How to shut down the computer properly

    July 3rd, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice | No Comments »

    Computer is considered to be as one of the most essential things in life. They have an extremely wide range of functionality, and their usability seems to be limitless. However, it is important for an individual to know their part when using a computer. Shutting down your computer properly ensures the safety of your files. They are saved properly into your computer, and most especially it can save energy. Best of all, the computer will start quickly the next time you use it.

    Hoping this article will help you provide useful guidelines on How to shut down the computer properly.

    In order to do that you must :

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    How to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    May 4th, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice, Web Design Tutorials, Web Hosting | No Comments »

    How to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    Red5 is open source free software. This software is implemented using Java language by taking the help of reverse engineering protocols of AMF and RTMP. This software is meant for supporting recording and streaming audio and video formats over net and also for publishing live streaming of events like soccer, TV shows etc. This software is also helpful for tunneling HTTP via RTMPT and sharing objects. This software and its applications have become so common these days that most of the common social networking sites like Facebook, openmeeting and many others use this software. If one need to use Red5 hosting services for online broadcasting of audios and videos or for storing these audio and video files there is a need of dedicated red5 server. These servers are used for streaming these flash videos over net in real time. In real practice channels are provided to broadcast these video streaming and also void spaces are allocated on these dedicated Red5 servers which are to be used by clients.

    Types of video formats supported by Red5

    The format supported by Red5 for streaming videos includes mp4, FLV, M4A and ACC. For live streaming of flash videos the formats supported includes VP6, Nelly Moser, Speex, NSV, Sorenson etc.

    The steps to be followed to stream flash videos using Red5 hosting are as follows

    The first and foremost step is to install the Oflademo application with the help of the Red5 software using graphical user interface. So at first we need to open the browser window and then navigate to that IP address and then click on the link which appears.

    How to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    Once the installation appears select the Oflademo application and then click on the installation tab.

    how to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    The file to be streamed will automatically go to the directory of Oflademo application under the web application directory of the Red5 directory. If one wants to be sure about the writ ability of this directory then he has to switch to the consol mode and type appropriate command.

    how to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    The next most important step is to copy the flash video file to the dedicated red5 server and from there this flash file will be streamed in the world wide web.

    how to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    The next step is to configure the flash player which will be pointing to that dedicated Red5 server. Mostly JW player are used as this player automatically configured itself by suing the default available on that site. There are also other flash players available on net like the adobe flash player which is also very common and gets installed as a plug in with the browser.

    how to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    Now two essential flash variables are required to complete this procedure. They are .file which is the FLV file and another one is the URL of that dedicated Red5 server which gives us the path of that application.

    how to stream flash videos from your website with Red5 hosting

    Thus we see that its very easy to use Red5 software to stream flash videos from our website and also provides us tools to stream vides in real time processing.

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    Importance of proper indexing for better searching in your database

    March 25th, 2011 | Posted under Computer Advice, Web Design Tutorials | No Comments »

    Importance of proper indexing for better searching in your database

    Importance of proper indexing for better searching in your database

    Indexing is a term used to describe a process involving the improvement of speed in data retrieval in a database table. Though indexing takes up a computer’s hardware resources, but it is advantageous when it comes to software performance, because any data retrieval is much faster.

    Proper indexing has its benefits in the following applications.

    Softwares using indexed information

    Some sophisticated automatic softwares and algorithms use indexed database for different purposes like regularly updated websites, large public databases, research project databases etc. The advantage of these softwares is that they employ many intelligent methods to index for faster search response. The softwares also continuously make these methods efficient so that the indexing is done at a faster rate with more efficiency and consume less hardware resources.

    Information users

    With increasingly more content being available to the users people are using the internet and other online resources more frequently. Many people are busy checking out new information on particular subjects. Companies are also generating large volumes of information every day and without proper indexing these data are only as good as trash. If the data is not properly indexed then the data is not available to the numerous employees of the company. If the data is indexed, there are less chances of the data being missing or being overlooked by common users. With commercial indexing softwares, users are given a high degree of freedom to a huge databank of information in a very short duration.

    Indexing for portal or intranet architecture

    Many growing industries are backed up by a strong internet backbone. This also facilitates huge data storage and processing of those on real time. But to do real time searches within a intranet network for data retrieval, indexing is a very important requirement for efficiently carrying out the job. This has also made the overall information system very efficient and responsive.

    Indexing also has its own advantages over other data retrieval techniques.

    Other data retrieval methods like tables in MySQL are not as efficient or fast as indexing of same data. Though the data, that is being indexed is indexed one way and needs to be indexed again once the data is changed. In case of tables the data can be changed very easily.

    Indexing takes up the least amount of space compared to all data retrieval systems. It is fast and also gives quick and easy modification capabilities. This in turn gives an efficient system when considering for a commercial use.

    Types of Indexing

    There are many types of indexing available like bitmap indexing, dense indexing, sparse indexing, reverse indexing etc, it is a tool to mainly locate data efficiently in a huge pool of arranged or may be raw information. After the data is located, then other techniques retrieve the data fast. In covering index, which is a special case, the index also contains the data fields, which make the overall system performance very fast. But it may take up more memory space due to its special fields to which it owes its characteristics.

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    The power of UNIX and Linux over other operating system

    November 20th, 2010 | Posted under Computer Advice, Internet Trends, Software | No Comments »

    The power of UNIX and Linux over other operating system

    Linux and UNIX based operating systems have gained a lot of popularity in the recent years. While Linux operating system is available under general public license and is available freely, the UNIX is the same as that of Linux but it is copyrighted name that only big companies can use. It has almost the same features as that of the Linux operating system and also shares the same advantages with it. The Linux kernel that first came up as a project work of a student in the early 1990’s has now become a worldwide success. The Linux kernel can be modified as and when required and all you need to know for this is any of the programming languages such as c, python etc.

    The major advantages of Linux or UNIX over the other operating systems are the following

    Stability

    Linux or UNIX operating systems are much more stable than the others. Even if an application  in Linux crashes which is itself very rare, then generally no harm is done to the kernel itself and the problem can be solved just by re installing that particular application.

    Free software

    Linux kernel is available at complete free of cost and most of the applications that come with Linux are also available freely. Although UNIX is copyrights but still the applications are free here as well.

    Runs on old hardware

    Linux can run on any machine and it has minimum hardware requirements. It can run even on the old 386 or 486 machines because of its minimum RAM requirements.

    Security

    Till date no virus threats have been reported that has affected the Linux or the UNIX kernel. There is no need of installing any antivirus programs and still remain protected while you use Linux or UNIX.

    Open source software

    Linux and UNIX are open source software whose code is available to all the users worldwide and you may choose to debug any problem that you may find out or add any module that is necessary to suit your specific needs.

    Portability

    Websites that you design on a UNIX or a Linux based platform can easily be hosted on other operating systems servers as well but the reverse is not always true.

    Choice (freedom)

    With a Linux running on your system you have the power to control each and every single thing on your computer right from the way it looks to the way it functions.

    These are some of the basic advantages of a Linux or UNIX operating system. It gives the power in your hands to change around the working of your operating system according to your needs and demands. Due to this feature Linux which once started as a project work of a student has now attained great popularity among the users worldwide. If you are really ready to add on changes make modifications to your operating system, Linux is the best choice for you but for those who are happy with just basic computing needs, they can chose other operating systems which do not support modifications and still costs more than Linux or Unix.

    The power of UNIX and Linux over other operating system

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    Libraries based on Java and JavaScript

    July 8th, 2010 | Posted under Computer Advice, Internet Trends, Software, The Internet | 1 Comment »

    Libraries based on Java and JavaScript

    With every passing day, automation is becoming increasingly popular; a well-programmed machine is replacing many men in almost every job. Even the horizons of programming language have broadened with time. Programming languages such as Java, C, C++ and scripts such as JavaScript, etc are being put to more use than ever before. Java and JavaScript with its wide range of libraries have proved to be a boon. Let us discuss some of the most useful libraries based on Java and JavaScript.

    Ajax

    Asynchronous JavaScript and XML is a group of technologies that uses a combination of HTML and CSS to create interactive web applications. It uses dynamic display and enhances the interaction between the information and the user.

    JQuery

    It is free, lightweight, open source software designed to simplify scripting on the part of the client. It can be used to create animations, handle events, create plug-ins and develop Ajax applications, thus enabling the creation of powerful and dynamic web pages.

    JScript

    This is another scripting language library that is used in Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. Jscript is nothing but the same as JavaScript but under the purview of Microsoft. However, it comes with the additional feature of supporting conditional compilation.

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