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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 feed. Disable [...]
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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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