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August 18, 2010

Better Start Page for Chrome

I was looking into creating a start page portal that used facebook login, but before I got started a little research uncovered this little gem: If you’re a chrome user you’re going to love this!

From their Description:

Incredible StartPage is a productive start page replacement for Chrome. Put all your favorite bookmarks in a beautiful frame, and enjoy our handy features!

New in 0.9 – Notepad sync – Post notes to Google App accounts – More theme options, including using custom gradient as background – Bundled default wallpaper for faster loading – Recently closed tabs options

Features – Customizable color [...]

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August 11, 2010

Digg 4 alpha import feed says: Unable to find verification key

When you try to add your blog’s rss feed address to new Digg 4 alpha import feedsettings and hit verify after adding verification key in a post and publish it, it says:

Unable to find verification key, please try again – if this is an error, report this bug.

This can have a few reasons for happening, but patience and persistence paid off for me. Here are some tips for when/if you get the error.

Disable any caching plugins on your site that may be handing out the old feed. Make sure you have a post in your feed that contains the ID number, if your feed limit the post length then  the feed may not have the complete id number needed to verify your [...]
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August 3, 2010

New Blackberry Torch

The BlackBerry 9800 which we’ve been waiting on for months has finally arrived.  A top secret training call with RIM took place today where they officially announced the most anticipated BlackBerry in years. The best news of all; the official release date? August 12th!

First off, RIM calling the 9800 Torch. The Torch is a slider touchscreen phone with a full qwerty keypad will also have a 5MP camera and OS 6.0, but this is old news.

The phone is available for authorized dealers to order today and will launch in stores on August 12th. Just  9 days away. In one week and two days, the BlackBerry Torch 9800 could be in your hands and ready for playing. In [...]

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July 29, 2010

ATM Jacking Demoed on the First day of Black Hat

Astonished I looked upon Barnaby Jack’s demonstration of “ATM Jacking”. Every script kiddies dream come true of having an ATM machine spew forth a pile of money was being played out by Barnaby Jack on the first day of Black Hat, a annual security conference held by Hackers  along with representatives of federal agencies and corporations. (Link is to Wikipedia Page)

Basically the attacks work simply enough, Barnaby wrote a program that remotely infects the ATM machine, and with the unauthorized software on the ATM he could approach the machine and either press a secret key combo or swipe a special card, and make the ATM unload all it’s cash. Out [...]

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