03/19/2014

Free fast encryption library for Android apps

why make it difficult

http://facebook.github.io/conceal/

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03/17/2014

Quick - free copy of Photodirector 4

Cyberlink PhotoDirector 4 comes packed with a complete set of photo editing tools, so you can manually adjust the color, saturation, white balance, and more, but you'll also find that there are Preset options, so you can easily choose a theme, set it and share it - just like many of the mobile photo editing apps. If you are into landscape photography, the HDR effect is a nice feature that helps you create dramatic-looking HDR scenario from a single photo - check out my little project below that took me 2 seconds. Maybe five.
http://download.cnet.com/8301-32471_4-57620295-10391713/t...

you can get a free copy here   the redeem code is on this image

http://www.cyberlink.com/stat/events/enu/2014/Q1/PHD_download.com/index.jsp

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03/09/2014

Free mangaservice to come online (not pirated)

Kadokawa is launching a service that the Japanese publishing house hopes will become a pillar of its digital business -- ComicWalker, a free, online, worldwide manga comic distribution service available in Japanese, Chinese and English.

     The service will start on March 22 by offering 200 titles of manga totaling 5,000 pages. It will be accessible on smartphones, tablets as well as personal computers. The Japanese lines can be switched to English or Chinese with a single command. The latest chapters will be available for free until the next chapter is published. After that, the older chapters will be available for purchase.
http://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Kadokawa-to-lau...

this means that you will have to find a way to download or screenshot the chapters you are reading every time to have your books for free

also very interesting is that you can change the language of the comics in one line - this makes it very interesting for comic publishers because once you have translated it (by a person, automatically or a mix of both) than you have unlimited possibilities

you can even rewrite old comics to make the language simpler to translate and shorter

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03/02/2014

new free sql injection tool sculptor

download here  http://sculptordev.com/#

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02/28/2014

textsecure the app for encrypted texting

TextSecure, the secure messaging app developed by the encrypted communication provider WhisperSystems, is no longer merely a private short messaging service (SMS) application. According to a blog post penned by WhisperSystems co-founder Moxie Marlinspike, TextSecure is now a private, asynchronous instant messaging application that does not depend on SMS or multimedia messaging service (MMS).

 

In its latest version – released on Google Play today – encrypted group chat and push messaging capabilities are among the app’s new features. However it also offers end-to-end encryption, forward secrecy, and deniability with little or no user-input.  To be clear, the TextSecure server never stores or has access to any user communication or other data.
http://threatpost.com/textsecure-sheds-sms-in-latest-vers...

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02/27/2014

free SANS tool to test if your network can eliminate 85% of all attacks with these 4 settings

source https://www.qualys.com/forms/sans-top-4-security-controls/

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12/19/2013

yahoo mail : it wasn't broke so why fix it

I have always used yahoo - from the first time it was there

and I probably will always use yahoo - because it is part of me

now it is not only changing into something that is hard to handle, but is also going down from time to time

but what about the credo in IT : if it ain't broke, don't fix it (except if you want to break it)

"Meanwhile, Yahoo’s user forums for feedback on the changes overflowed with complaints to the point that, according to ZDNet’s Violet Blue, Yahoo eventually shut them all down, stamping “completed” on each thread. One thread, titled “Please Bring Back Tabs,” had more than 100,000 upvotes and 10,000 comments at last count.

 

 

Yahoo Mail users are not, by and large, a young and tech-savvy crowd. (This is not a criticism, just an observation.) They use Yahoo Mail because they’ve used it for years and it has served an important function in their lives. They don’t care whether their webmail client wins design awards. They care whether it works. And it always had—until now.

 

Over the past few days, the service has been hit with glitches and outages that have left a significant proportion of users with no access to their accounts.
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/12/12/yahoo_...

what is at stake for Yahoo is that the email is its most profitable business and has the biggest userbase always and - if you understand that userbase - for ever

you built on that and you cherish that because the problem has been to include (big parts of) that userbase in your other services by integrating it in your email or profile or whatever

nobody expects or wants yahoo mail to be gmail, facebook or twitter or whatever other hype of the moment

we just want yahoo mail to be there as it always have been - even in 2050 to say

something you take with you throughout your life, something you can depend on (without watching everything you do in your mail like google)

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Line - the free mobile tool activists are using for free calls and video

go to http://line.me/en/

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12/18/2013

those two android antivirus products are as secure as paid ones

you can see the report here

http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/mobile-devices/android/nov-2013

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12/11/2013

Gratis Microsoft Office voor Vlaamse leerlingen en studenten (zou nog maar dat mankeren)

Dit is het artikel

"Leerlingen van een lagere of secundaire school in het Vlaams onderwijs, of studenten van een hogeschool of universiteit, krijgen gratis de beschikking over Office 365 ProPlus, de meest veelzijdige versie van Microsofts bureelsoftwarepakket. De school waar ze ingeschreven zijn moet wel een volumecontract hebben afgesloten bij Microsoft, maar dat is het geval voor de overgrote meerderheid ervan.

Afgelopen zomer sloten Vlaams minister van Onderwijs Pascal Smet (SP.A) en de VLHORA-VLIR (Vlaamse Hogescholenraad/Vlaamse Interuniversitaire raad) een raamcontract af met Microsoft, waaronder Vlaamse scholen, hogescholen en universiteiten voordelig toegang krijgen tot licenties op softwarepakketten van de Amerikaanse gigant, met besturingssysteem Windows en bureelsoftware Office op kop. In dat raamcontract zaten ook voordelige licenties voor thuisgebruik. Op dat niveau maakt Microsoft nu het gebruik van Office 365 ProPlus, de meest geavanceerde versie van Office, gratis beschikbaar voor leerlingen en studenten.

De voordelen gaan vrij ver. Het gaat om een versie waarin naast de gebruikelijke bureelsoftware (tekstverwerker Word, presentatiepakket PowerPoint, rekenblad Excel en digitaal notitieblok OneNote) ook onder meer videoconferencingsoftware zit, en alle programma's ook online beschikbaar zijn. Bovendien mag iedere leerling of student het pakket op maximum vijf pc's of Macs installeren, zodat ook andere gezinsleden er in principe van kunnen profiteren. De deal loopt via de it-afdeling van de school, en blijft geldig zolang de leerling of student er les blijft volgen.

De school in kwestie moet wel een volumecontract hebben afgesloten met het softwarebedrijf, waarin het pc-park van de school wordt voorzien van Microsoftproducten. Sommige scholen doen dat bewust niet, omdat ze de computervaardigheden die ze hun leerlingen bijbrengen niet willen laten afhangen van één fabrikant: hier en daar wordt er bijvoorbeeld geopteerd voor producten van computermaker Apple of het gratis besturingssysteem Linux en de (eveneens gratis beschikbare) bureelsoftwaresuite OpenOffice. Maar dat is een kleine minderheid: volgens Microsoft werkt negentig procent van de Vlaamse universiteiten en hogescholen met Microsoftproducten, en is dat ook voor meer dan driekwart van de secundaire en lagere scholen het geval

 
Ik heb me altijd al vragen gesteld waarom ouders 120 euro moeten neerleggen voor een licentie omdat ze in het lessenpakket ook Access hebben opgenomen als verplicht onderdeel waardoor je als ouder verplicht bent om het duurste pakket te nemen. Tevens is het zo dat verschillende gekraakte versies virussen en code-aanapssingen bevatten volgens verschillende securityforums.
 
De essentiële vraag is ook wat men zal doen met kinderen waar de ouders niet over een computer of internet thuis beschikken en dus sneller achterstand opbouwen dan jij dit hier kan lezen. Misschien moet voor de hardware een 'huurmogelijkheid' worden voorzien en voor de internetverbinding een 'Social Fon'. Maar dat zal voor de volgende regering zijn denk ik.
 
Vergeet tablets op school. Dat zijn speeltjes en daar leer je niets mee.

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12/10/2013

the opensource splunk logging software is also used by NSA (and get it free)

splunk is one of the success stories in the Open Source world because it gives the possibility to monitor an enormous lot of servers and machines and treat that enormous loads of data and metadata in a normal and understandable way without investing the millions of dollars other bigdata players are asking

"Splunk software is used by the US National Security Agency and Britain's Government Communications Headquarters and enables organisations to analyse "massive streams of machine data generated by websites, applications, servers, networks, mobile and other devices".

Australian Defence intelligence has been buying Splunk software since at least 2009.

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/technology-news/telst...

but you can get it free and use the same software as the NSA to monitor your installations and switches and so on and let no one - even the NSA - surprise you with an operation against you that you normally could have seen or receveid an alert for

"Splunk Enterprise is the leading platform for real-time operational intelligence. It's the easy, fast and secure way to search, analyze and visualize the massive streams of machine data generated by your IT systems and technology infrastructure—physical, virtual and in the cloud.

Troubleshoot application problems and investigate security incidents in minutes instead of hours or days, avoid service degradation or outages, deliver compliance at lower cost and gain new business insights.

Download Splunk Enterprise for free. You'll get a Splunk Enterprise license for 60 days and you can index up to 500 megabytes of data per day. You can convert to a perpetual Free license or purchase an Enterprise license to continue using the expanded functionality designed for multi-user deployments.

http://www.splunk.com/download

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11/14/2013

the danger of online free streaming of soccer matches for the soccerbusiness

especially the biggest clubs with the most overpaid players and managers

if you want to watch a match, type in Google the name of the match and the word stream

attention some will ask that you become member of a gambling site, propose to install videoplayers (don't) or redirect you to porn that may hijack your computer

there are always enough channels - not always from the best quality but it is free to watch your games and from time to time you have some advertising on which you have to search somewhere on it or next to the little cross to close it (and than go to widescreen as fast as possible as that makes the publicity never to come back) and sometimes you will need a refresh if too many people are watching also but you can also close down all other applications on your PC to make it faster

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11/13/2013

staying anonymous on TOR and the web through a liveCD

the principle is that you protect yourself because no software or script can be added to your machine because it is all running from a CD which is NOT writable (as long as the codesource itself that you download is not infected or backdoored (we are talking about the NSA here))

Tails is a live system that aims to preserve your privacy and anonymity. It helps you to use the Internet anonymously and circumvent censorship almost anywhere you go and on any computer but leaving no trace unless you ask it to explicitly.

 

It is a complete operating system designed to be used from a DVD, USB stick, or SD card independently of the computer's original operating system. It is Free Software and based on Debian GNU/Linux.
https://tails.boum.org/about/

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11/05/2013

up to 20 gig free websitebuilder hosting (really)

 

http://www.neq3hosting.com/free-hosting.html

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09/03/2013

passwords are unsecure : this cracks passwords with 55 characters

One of the world’s leading password crackers just got better and is now able to crack passwords of up to 55 characters in length and algorithms such as TrueCrypt 5.0+, LastPass and Samsung Android Password/PIN.

 

The latest version of hashcat, oclHashcat-plus v0.15, was released over the weekend. It is, says lead developer Jens Steube under the handle Atom, “the result of over 6 months of work, having modified 618,473 total lines of source code.”

Hashcat is a freely available password cracker. It is clearly a dual-purpose weapon: it can be used by security auditors to stress-test company passwords, and it can be used by criminals to crack lists of stolen passwords. One of its biggest weaknesses had been an inability to handle passwords in excess of 15 characters: until now – the new version can handle passwords and phrases typically up to 55 characters in length. 

“This was by far one of the most requested features”, notes Steube. “We resisted adding this ‘feature’, as it would force us to remove several optimizations, resulting in a decrease in performance for the fast hashes.” So the new version also comes with a downside – a performance hit that “typically averages around 15%.”

In reality, this probably won’t worry its users too much. It is an off-line cracker, which means it cracks lists of passwords.
http://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/view/34207/password-...

double authentification is the only answer - the login securitywar is over and lost

it also means that all those lists with logins with more than 15 characters can now be cracked

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getting 10 terra free online but .....

first it is in China - so let's try sending thousands of publications about democracy and tibet online

secondly you have to know Chinese

thirdly you will need a tablet because sending 10terra from your Iphone looks like nearly impossible

in fact it means that free storage has passed the ridiculuous offers by Skydrive, Google and consorts and is following the road taken by flickr and mega

http://www.weiyun.com/act/10t.html?WYTAG=weiyun.portal.index

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09/02/2013

Nearly 100 new or updated windows FREEWARE

a bit for anything from media to security updated the last week

http://belsec.skynetblogs.be/new-or-updated-freeware-2-se...

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Usable freeware updates

freeware for handling ebooks

Calibre 1.1
See related eBooks
1.1 08/30/2013
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Calibre Portable 1.1
See related eBooks
1.1 08/30/2013
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freeware for recuperating files that you think you have deleted

       
Recuva 1.48.982
See related Backup Software
1.48.982 08/12/2013
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Freeware to make a clone of your harddisk

HDClone Free Edition 4.3.4d
See related File Management
4.3.4d 04/17/2013
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Freeware to synchronise files 64bits

BestSync 2013 (64-bit) 8.0.6.6
See related Data Transfer & Sync Software
8.0.6.6 08/30/2013
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08/29/2013

flickr.com from yahoo gives ONE TERRA FREE PHOTOHOSTING (Picasa's Google 600 dollars)

I have to read it again to believe it

but there I went to control it and it was true

it is just another name for unlimited hosting

and a publicity for never go anywhere else, stop looking

not only is it one of the biggest collections and communities of photofanatics and collectors

it also has a web2.0 interface and functions

tip : before uploading make your new sets in the interface for sets not for uploads otherwise it won't work

so yahoo is getting more traffic again than Google

well their mail is more private than the contextual analyzing of the content of your mails in Google

their flickr environnement and hosting is now much better than picasa which can cost you a lot of money if you would like more than they offer for free

and in news, it is just news as we are used to it, filtered, selected, packaged and presented with just the most interesting things (not the most original or important things) above and that goes for the whole line of news - whatever the subject

so for the moment, Yahoo seems to have three winning products, news, mail and pics

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08/12/2013

how to use mega.co.nz as a mailservice even if it doesn't has a mailservice in 5 minutes

first you have to set up an account with mega.co.nz

than make a new folder called for example 'contacts'

make under that folder subfolder with names or emailaddresses of contacts

than click right and chose share for each contact subfolder

than chose the rights and fill in the emailaddress

now write your email or text

upload it to the folder

mega will send a message and a link to the emailaddress you have specified (for example a temporary email)

"You've got data! xxxxx wishes to share a file folder with you.
To see and access it, please create your free MEGA account by clicking
on the following link:

https://mega.co.nz----rest deleted

Due to our cryptographic security model, the owner of the shared folder
needs to be online during or after your registration for you to gain access.

Best regards,

--------------------------------------------------------

the receiver has to click on the link and has to create a new account

when he did he can see the folder (and has 50GB online free space)

as long as you keep the files and text online (and use a safe computer and browser the securityproblems are limited and interception is more difficult - although never say never)

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