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2GB of free Google Drive storage when you take your Security Checkup today

February 10th, 2016 No comments

It’s Safer Internet Day !

“Safer Internet Day (SID) is organised by Insafe in February of each year to promote safer and more responsible use of online technology and mobile phones, especially among children and young people across the world.”source:

Get 2GB of free Google Drive storage when you take your Security Checkup today by following the link

This is in addition to the 15GB allocated for Gmail, Google drive etc. to regular users, effectively making up to 17GB. All you have to do is to confirm your security settings and “App” permissions.

Back in April 1, 2004 Gmail revolutionized email with a whooping 1GB of storage with free SMTP access. In terms of storage more is always better. Still remember that day when I got a Gmail invite after 6 months of its launch. People were willing to give a grand treat for a spare invite then.
Hurry up !

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Recover your Gmail and Orkut accounts from Bom Sabado attack

September 26th, 2010 3 comments

orkut Exploiting cross-site scripting flaw on Orkut, “Bom Sabado” worm is spreading like a plague on Orkut. Bom Sabado means ““Good Saturday” in Portuguese. It sends “Bom Sabado ” scraps to your friends and automatically joins your profile on some adult communities. It’s a cookie stealing script in action.

Am I infected?

If you have seen “ Bom Sabado! “ scrap on orkut, on your scrapbook or your friends scrapbook, or seen this scrap on Gmail’s web interface, you are infected.

Don’t panic !

What should you do?

  • Clear your cookies and cache.
  • Change your Google account password immediately by visiting the following link and don’t login to Orkut till Google engineers fix this issue.


  • Change the security question too


  • Keep your Mobile phone no. updated for getting password reset code.
  • Don’t try to open Orkut or messages from Orkut by e-mail. (SMTP & POP users may view the message in plain text)
  • Stop visiting the scrapbooks of others till they fix this issue.
    How can you help to avoid its spreading?
  • Login to mobile version of Orkut from Opera Mobile and delete all “ Bom Sabado! “ scraps


Pass this information to your friends. Stay tuned for further updates.

Install and maintain an updated Anti-virus and Anti-Malware like, Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to keep your system free from Key loggers and backdoor trojans.

UPDATE from Google:

Hi all,

This is to inform you all that we’ve contained the “Bom Sabado” virus and have identified the bug that allowed this and have fixed it.

We’re currently working on restoring the affected profiles.

Thanks a ton to each of you who’s made an effort to alert everyone else about this.

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c0c0n : International Security and Hacking Conference at Cochin, Kerala

July 12th, 2010 No comments

Lack of awareness about the importance of security is the root cause of phishing and cyber stalking.

Kochi City Police along with the Matriux Security Community is organizing “CoCon 2010” as a part of International Information security day, which falls on first Thursday of August every year. c0c0n

Last year’s “Cyber Safe 2009” has won enough acclaim.

The age-old wisdom stands true for Information security too, Prevention is better than cure.

c0c0n2 At this age of phishing, hacking and cyber stalking, arm yourself with proper knowledge and skills in defending attacks.

    Schedule : c0c0n 2010 will run from Aug 05 through Aug 06, 2010
    Venue : Hotel Dream, Kadavanthara, Cochin

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More details from CoCon 2010 homepage

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