Yahoo released private key of axis OOPS!

Last night Yahoo introduced Axis, a browser extension/ mobile app designed to turbo-boost Internet searching. It’s a bold new front in the Search Wars. But it was accompanied by another, less savoury release, discovered by Nik Cubrilovic, an Australian entrepreneur: Yahoo accidentally leaked its private encryption key for the Chrome version. This is part of the certificate that secure websites and browser extension bear to prove that they’re legitimately software created by who you believe to be true. The exposure of the certificate could allow a malicious coder to release code masquerading as a legitimate Yahoo app but carry out whatever data-scraping or other instructions the coder desired. Yahoo quickly apologized, and released a new version for Chrome that does not contain the offending certificate data, but the implications of the slip have yet to be concluded.

Yahoo! Axis Launched

Today Yahoo!  launched Yahoo! Axis  a whole new way to search and browse the Web across any device—Yahoo! Axis. It’s an innovative new mobile browser and desktop plug-in that gives people visual search results (as they type), ultimately providing a more direct path to whatever they’re looking for online. Think of it as a personal companion for your daily explorations of the Web.

You can download Axis as a standalone mobile browser for your Apple iOS devices here, and for major, HTML5 enabled desktop browsers, you can download the desktop plug-in here. Check out our video that walks you through how Axis saves you time whether on the desktop, mobile or tablet device.

Yahoo! Axis comes equipped with handy features that unify searching and browsing.  For example, our one-step search lets you preview and interact with visual search results without ever leaving the page you’re on. It’s the end of the back button! And our instant answers show the information you want as you type common searches like finding movie times, sports scores, stock prices and more.

Axis also includes a personalized home page that contains your most recently visited sites, bookmarks and articles you plan to read later. This personalized home page stays with you across your desktop, iPad and iPhone, keeping what’s important to you in one easy, centralized spot. No matter what device you started on, you can easily pick up where you left off when you switch devices.

Axis even has a few bonus features for iPhone and iPad users, like simple swiping to quickly get from one search result to the next, a bar that combines the search box and address bars into one, and sharing so you can easily post any page you’re viewing to Twitter or Pinterest.

Adobe issues security update for Flash player, warns against IE exploit

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Internet Explorer associated with an exploit? Color us shocked. Facetiousness aside, it’s seriously about time you switched over to Chrome or Firefox (as a mitigation tool; not a foolproof solution), and if you’re a desktop user relying on Flash Player, well… it’s about time you updated that, too. Adobe has just released a security update for Flash Player 11.2.202.233 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh and Linux, Adobe Flash Player 11.1.115.7 and earlier versions for Android 4.x, and Adobe Flash Player 11.1.111.8 and earlier versions for Android 3.x and 2.x. We’re told that these updates “address an object confusion vulnerability (CVE-2012-0779) that could cause the application to crash and potentially allow an attacker to take control of the affected system.” Adobe specifically mentions an exploit that targets Flash Player on Internet Explorer for Windows, where a user is duped into clicking on a malicious file delivered in an email message. Hit up the source link for more information on getting your system out of The Danger Zone. Which, conveniently, can be looped as you update with a click after the break.

Kerala trip April 2012

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IBM and Red Hat get with OpenStack

Open Stack

Open Stack

 

OpenStack filled in some key checkmarks this week as it adds IBM and Red Hat to its roster of corporate backers.  As GigaOM reported last week, the two tech giants will join the nascent OpenStack Foundation as Platinum members along with AT&T, Canonical, Hewlett-Packard, Nebula, Rackspace, and Suse.

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Google+ new layout

Today when i logged in i was amazed with the new look on my Google plus account. Here is the screen shot for that

Google plus new layout

Google Plus new layout

Now i feel the Layout is more organized than the previous one

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Zimbra Web login Monitoring script

This is my second blog for testing weblogin the first one was for testing moodle http://xeois.com/blog/moodle-check-web-login-script and this one is for Zimbra. I have written a custom script which I want to share with you that helps us check the login in Zimbra and escalate it via Nagios in case it fails. Some users ask me if they are using Nagios they can easily monitor all the services for zimbra and i totally agree with them. But not everyone is having the same level of knowledge as you geeks are having. This script can be easily used with nagios or without nagios for your convenience. You can take of the highlighted part of the script to remove the nagios bit out of it. You may have to modify the script if you are not using it for nagios for escalation type you want to use. The answer is as simple as to make sure all the service Zimbra depends upon are functioning properly like (mysql, ldap, webserver, postfix etc). Please find the script below to check the Zimbra login.

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What is a SAN?

A storage area network (SAN) is a dedicated high performance network provides access block level to Data. The in modern day data is stored in an array of hard disk drives or solid-state drive or a combination of both.

This Storage area network is usually separated from the local area network for performance and security reasons.

Over a SAN there is no access to the file systems directly; rather they are access able in a block level. The operating system will think as if the disk is attached to it directly and the access is going to be block level. A SAN can be shared across many servers.

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Mozilla firefox 10 released

firefox v10

Another major release by mozilla for firefox on 31th Jan 2012. A gift to firefox lovers with this new version 10.0 . I would like to share some of the key update and few unresolved issues still pending in firefox.

New features in firefox 10.0
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Google Cloud Print picks up steam

Last April, Google announced their plans for Google Cloud Print (GCP), the service that powers printing on Chromebooks as well as a new generation of connected apps and devices. The goal of GCP is to enable simple, secure printing from any app on any device to any printer—and with the latest cloud-ready printers, you can also print without using drivers or cables.

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