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Today morning http://www.download.com seems to be getting some maintenance activities done. Upon loading, the site greets you with a message

This site is temporarily unavailable for maintenance and will be back online in a few hours.

Thank you for visiting this CNET Networks site.

Hope it cmes back soon 🙂

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Technofriends Team

How to Open Password Protected PDF’s

There are sometimes genuine reasons to unlock or crack a password protected PDF file. You have the legal right to open the encrypted PDF document but forgot the password like in the case below.

Say one of your former colleague created some critical sales reports in PDF format but he is not working with the company anymore. In his absence, you have no option but to crack the PDF password in order to open, read or print these PDF files.

There are basically two types of PDF protection – the original PDF creator can either restrict opening the PDF file itself or he can restrict others from modifying, printing or copying text and graphics from the PDF file. Read More >>

Technofriends Team

Keyloggers: How they work and how to detect them (Part 1)

This report by Viruslist.com holds all the information you will ever need about Keyloggers.

Click here for more >>

   

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Spoofing Explained : Another attempt to cover Hacking fundas

Hey people… Hope you guys are enjoying our writeups. Today, lets talk a little about Spoofing/Phishing. Lets first start by telling you our motive… We purely wish to teach and make you guys understand what spoofing is all about. Staying informed is the best way to defend yourself in this world.

What are we going to teach you?

We are going to make a fake Yahoo mail page which will fetch the details ( actual Yahoo User id and password) from you and send it to us. ( rather than sending to the Yahoo Server) ;). As a sincere request, please dont type your correct credentials. ( if you do so, do change them after this experiment).

So lets start off now…

  1. We have created a fake Yahoo page at http://technofriendsadmin.googlepages.com/WelcometoYahooMail.htmMain Page
  2. You need to visit the site. We can send this page to you as well… please request this page from us by commenting this post or mailing us at technofriendsadmin@gmail.com
  3. When you click Sign In! on the submit page, the details are sent to our server rather than being sent to the Yahoo server.
  4. How can it be used by Potential Phishers/Spoofers? The spoofers can send you a mail saying that please update your account details and enjoy further/enhanced benefits. Upon clicking of the link, the page asks you for your details. Usually, to act better, the URL of the Phishing websites is also similar to the URL you are trying to access. ( This can be anything, from mail accounts to net banking accounts to ebay shopping accounts). Never ever send your details to such sites. There are more points to cover, we shall do the same in our next post tomorrow.
  5. Bingo… you just understood what Phishing/Spoofing is all about.
  6. For a detailed step by step manual on setting up this service, comment on this post. The same then shall be mailed to your mail id.

Also read: [How-To]Bypassing Passwords in Windows

[How-To] Recover lost wireless network key using WirelessKeyView

Bluetooth hacking: Essential tools.

Learn more about Phishing

Email Spoofing and How to protect your online identity

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Vaibhav


Opera Mini 3: Supercharge your cellphone

This is for Java phones only. 🙂

View RSS feeds, Shop securely, Share Photos and more with OPERA MINI 3 for your phone.

The new Photo sharing feature is cool and allows you to directly post the pics taken from your phone to your blog, webpage or mail. Opera Mini 3 also promises you secure connections for online shopping and banking. ( It sounds awesome.. right? )

There are three ways to get Opera Mini:

  1. SMS Link: Submit an SMS request from this page. You will receive a download link for Opera Mini directly to your phone.Click here.
  2. WAP download:Point your phone’s WAP browser to operamini.com and follow on-screen instructions. Then you can download the correct Opera Mini version to your phone.
  3. PC Download: Download Opera Mini to your computer and transfer to your phone using Bluetooth or USB connection. Choose the manufacturer and model of your phone in wizard page. Click here for this.

Technofriends Team

Redownload GMAIL Messages

Picture this… You have already downloaded the messages from your Gmail account using POP and by mistake delete them. In this scenario, Gmail would have marked those messages as downloaded already, but to re-download them, you can for sure use this trick we got for you ( courtesy Gmail Help list 🙂 )

Gmail POP will only download once, but you can use the recent command to get the last 30 days emails. For all other POP clients, replace ‘username@gmail.com’ in your POP client settings with ‘recent:username@gmail.com’

Cheers,

Technofriends Team

Gtalk Eclipse Plugin

Gltalk eclipse is an eclipse plugin that enables you to use the new google talk service inside eclipse. The UI is very similar to that of gaim, providing a view that contains logged in users, and another view with tabs for conversations.

Get Gtalk Eclipse Plugin Here

Technofriends Team