23 February 2013

Facebook Flaw allows complete control over your account !

 
   To many people , their Facebook account is a major part of their online presence , if not the only one . People share boatloads of their lives on this social network and interact with all their friends and family through it , Facebook  is practically the whole internet for quite a few people , and as such there are a lot of privacy concerns on the social network.

    By using Facebook's API even third party web developers can get access to a very large audience ,and  many apps do post spam and irrelevant things via their user's profile , all in an attempt to get more users  to use their app , thankfully , there is a permission system whereby you can disallow an app to post things that, you do not want to share .

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   but ,it seems this security has it's flaws , +Nir Goldshlager  has found a security flaw in this technique of securing the users account that allows a third party to get complete access to your account,

I wanted something more powerful!,

Something that will give me full permissions (read inbox, outbox, manage pages, manage ads,access to private photos, videos, etc.) on the victim's account without any installed application on the victim and make Facebook do the Goldshake ;),

  The hack works by utilizing the fact that Facebook has it's own "apps" that use these API and are completely trusted , hence , you don't need to allow Facebook messenger permission but Ebuddy or Nimbuzz will ask you for them . by using this one simple fact Nir was able to employ his previous findings and get complete access to the users account , without the user ever clicking the "allow" button. for more check out the video below and Nir's post 



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18 February 2013

tech trivia - post blue status on Facebook !


Today i am going to show you how to post a status in blue color on Facebook .


17 February 2013

how to avoid spreading Facebook spam apps

     

          There are many Facebook apps that post things on your behalf , but sometimes a few of these apps will post things  regardless of the fact whether you want them to , or not , these types of apps generally come under the category of spamming apps , it is because people don't pay much attention before allowing an app the permission to post that these apps get the same , one simple way to ensure that an app does not post things is discussed here .




 on the app page simply select the option to make the posts to be visible only to you like the below image shows , this is also possible to do on  the  app permissions page ,


once you have done this whenever that app posts any thing on your behalf it would look like this in your news feed ,



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tech trivia - reopen closed tab!

    if you accidentally closed a tab (or a few tabs) in your web browser , then you can re open them with a simple  shortcut , 
CTRL + SHIFT + T

this shortcut works in +Mozilla Firefox  as well as in  +Google Chrome 

for more Google chrome tab management tricks head over to the Chrome tab management post

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07 February 2013

The ultimate dryness formula ? Ultra-Ever Dry?


Previously , I have talked about the Hoverbike , a bike that flies in the air and today I am going to talk about  the Ultra-Ever Dry .

       if you want some thing that can protect your stuff from getting wet or dirty ? , get this thing , it's called Ultra-Ever Dry , it's actually just a coating that can be applied to almost any material , the ones stated on their web site  as ideal choices are steel, aluminum, other metals, plastic, leather, fabric, wood, concrete, etc.

01 February 2013

Techtrivia - task manager shortcut

      After years of using ctrl + alt + del to open task manager , since Windows Vista , Microsoft has changed the ctrl + alt + del shortcut  to take you to a screen that gives you options similar to the one in the screenshot below .


and you had to click on task manager if you wanted to open it , turns out that the actual shortcut for task manager now  is

 ctrl + shift + esc 

which, by the way works in windows 8 as well .

thanks to this post from  +Rahul Roy  

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How to make a successful Facebook page that people love to follow ...




       
        Creating successful Facebook pages is always a tough job , especially if you are a blogger , but  if you follow a few tricks then  you do not need to spend all your time just for promoting the page instead your subscribers will do that for you!

       Here are a few techniques that will help your Facebook page to be more influential and easily get more fans .Remember  our motive here is to make such an effective social presence that gets you more traffic to your blog or website .