Google has launched a new beta service last week called Encrypted Google Search using SSL(Secure Sockets Layer) in an attempt to protect the search terms and your search results pages from being intercepted by a third party. SSL facilitates secure Internet communications for services like browsing, instant messaging, and other data transfers from getting snooped or sniffed.
Have you ever thought windows console looks boring and it doesn’t look good as Linux ones? Lot of programmers do so including me and try to customize the same. All Window’s consoles including PowerShell, Microsoft’s next generation shell doesn’t have much features for customization . So most of the users go for Cygwin and use XTerm instead which is quite unnecessary if you just don’t like the UI. A small tool called Console solves the problem by providing console window enhancement equivalent to Linux.
One might have encountered lot of private and public chat and real-time communication services like Yahoo! Messenger, IBM Lotus Sametime, eBuddy, AIM etc in the internet as well as in the corporate networks. But most of them are not opensource solutions and you need rights to customize them to suit your own needs. Openfire IM previously known as WildFire and Jive Messenger is a great opensource alternative and a highly customizable solution to those applications which can be used in corporate environments.
Over the past few years handful of Indian websites including (.gov.in, and .org) were defaced by Chinese, Pakistani hackers and government is struggling to keep the attackers away. "Ring-Of-Fire"(R0F) today revealed that HCL Store website was defaced with some screenshots. A Turkish hacker group has taken over the site last night replacing the main page with their one.