Tuesday, September 9, 2008

A few good things

Here are a few good sites:

1. http://www.paulgraham.com/
2. http://words4mind.blogspot.com/
3. http://www.gnucitizen.org/
4. http://lifehacker.com/software/how-to/hide-files-inside-of-jpeg

A lovely article. Anyone who wants to become an entrepreneur most read this.

Here's something interested. May be some of you have heard of it. GIFAR, it is a new type of file, that the creative BlackHats came up with. It's a jar embedded in gif image. What's so special about it? Well, someday you will see me giving the address of my orkut (which doesn't yet exist) and you may happily visit it. You'll see some lovely images jumping around. But all those lovely images jumping (the gif files) will actually be jar files, copying your orkut, yahoo passwords, downloading trojans to your computer and stuff without you knowing. You will smile thinking after so many words, he bent down and started using orkut without realising you just lost all your data.

Can I do this? May be not. I don't know enough to program something to do that. But be careful with the sites you will be visiting. Especially the crack, torrent and ???? sites.

To understand it better, log on to http://blog.internetnews.com/

I know, some of you have already started thinking how to make a gifar. Here's a video on that:
That video uses linux, but a little knowledge of dos commands and the fourth link is all you will need. It also shows how to add the jar file to a docx file, it should work with a doc, odt files as well. I think it will work with any file that is based on zip. Keep trying.
The thing I like about GIFAR is it embeds a Java ARchive, thus it is platform independent.
A lot of votes are coming for Hacking & stuff, but for some reason, I hesitate to write on that topic.

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