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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Clipboard Hack Problem Internet Explorer Security Tip

Clipboard Hack Problem - Shocking news about CTRL+C:  View Demo

CTRL + C is the most useful action that we use everyday. But, I have found this to be very dangerous with internet explorer and netscape navigator. Because, your clipboard text (which you have copied by pressing CTRL+C on your system) can be easily retrieved by the websites, if they really wish to do so.

Imagine a scenario, when you tried to copy your account number or password or any other personal information on your system, it will be saved (or copied) into the clipboard (temperory buffer in your operating system). Then if you open the website (one who intentionally try to access your personal information, i.e. the hackers) knowingly or unknowingly. Thats is it, they are done with their work. You need not do anything on your own. Your information is copied and they can access the information from the clipboard and use it for illegal activities.

So be very careful my dear friends. This will work in internet explorer and netscape navigator only. This is not possible with google chrome,mozilla firefox or any other browser. Remeber, today the most used browser around the world is internet explorer. So just avoid these kind of attacks and be on safe side.

Follow the steps below to safeguard yourself from clipboard hack:
  1. GoTo internet option --> Security
  2. Press custom level
  3. Under allow paste operations via script, Select "Disable" radio button
 Your are done with the security setup. Now, your browsing is safe than before. Enjoy the browing

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Orkut security tips: Secure your orkut account

Due to orkut's open nature, users can unwillingly infect their computers with viruses, spyware, adware, and other unwanted junk. This can result in strange behavior, such as sending unintended scraps to friends that may even infect more viruses. To help prevent this from happening, I recommend the following safe practices:

    * Don't click on any link (e.g., free recharge coupon kind of) you suspect to be malicious, even if sent by someone you really trust.
    * Never select the "remember me" option when you're using a public or shared computer.
    * Scan your computer regularly for viruses, spyware and adware.
    * Never run any script while logged into orkut, no matter what it claims to do. Usually you will be asked to copy and paste a code in your web browser, remember to never do so!
    * Always check your browser's address bar to make sure you enter your sign-in information only on and other Google properties.
    * Change your password regularly and keep it secret.

Additionally, orkut or google will never send you spam emails asking you to download anything or to send them personal information, such as your password or bank account information. Orkut is a free service, and it will remain safe with your help.

Enjoy Social Networking :) :)