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I recently bought a HTC EVO 4G , and as usual configured my twitter account with default HTC peep.
as a security prone person, i checked my mobile wifi connection using ARP sniffer ( ettercap ) and turned out that HTC peep is connecting to twitter and twitimg with plain text authentication ( showing my username and password to the public) . Its not even connecting to Twitter API with https .
So i decided not use it and moved to a better alternative ( hope so ).
Its Twitter app for android.
and did the same test. Its also not connecting twitter api using https. its also sending plain text password.
Now I have couple of doubts .
1) Am i doing any thing wrong?
2) Is it only for me ?
3) What is an alternative ? ( all i know is to use usual twitter web based site i.e. mobile edition with https)
How do this comes under security issue?
Well, here is a scenario. If you are using your phone on a public wifi hotspot , and some hacker is eavesdropping on the wifi packets. and if he is well enough to turn on ARP Scan.. then boom your twitter username and password will be shown. Now What he can do with this information?. There are couple of ways he can use this information, he may social engineer your password and use to grab access to your other online life ( recent studies show 70% plus people use same passwords for their online use) or may be he can use your information to gain the friends list. We won’t know any thing ( I don’t think twitter has a way to detect different IP loggings .)
So i am looking for the answers and more ways to find a solution.
If you are an android user and use any application, make sure you are not leaking any information un knowingly.
Yesterday, I aced general class exam for ham radio . eagerly waiting for the FCC to send me the official copy.
Now i can operate HF ( High Frequency) rigs. Pch.. they are too costly
Just upgraded my blog to WordPress 3.0..
changed tools options, upgrade options, dashboard tab..
I started liking it.
as you all know, i asked how should i put a http-404 in my site . i got an idea.
I made a video on youtube says 404-pratyush.in and placed in my 404 .(i placed autostart and loop).
Yes, I know its funny but i am making it more funnier.
Hope you like it.
404-pratyush.in in Youtube
I am happy to tell you that I have google wave now. Thanks to Vamsi K Karamsetty for referring me
and Google for giving me access.
If you don’t have a google wave account, you can request one at http://google.com/wave
Happy Waving .
Internet Revolution as a Global Unity can be viewed from Youtube Symphony.
Kudos to the idea and it was very nice composition…
Hope Everyone realize , How unite we can be via Internet ?
Digital Divide and Digital Unite are the areas that needs attention.. Hope Web 2.0 Advancements break the Digital Divide and Unite us.
I am Standing for Digital Unite, What say you ?
Now i am using Boxee Alpha ( http://boxee.tv ) in my Mac OS X
what i used to see via CBS , Hulu , Youtube etc are at one place now.
and also, Boxee is like all in one media browser for network photos , videos and stored pictures, videos in the laptop.
i love the transparent play.
hope , boxee will come to beta some day
http://freesmug.org founder C Gand, started MacVideo Tutorials with subtitles.
As one of the member and active participant,
i am contributing English subtitiles for the tutorials.
for more information check at http://macvideo.wikidot.com
check for help / contribution pages, if you wanna help.
Since a long time, i was thinking, where can i share my knowledge ? , i tried a lot of things , but wiki is the best one to share.
so i now started wiki’ing at http://wiki.pratyush.in
I named it after my AKA name “ScriptMan Wiki ”
It mainly contains, all the docs, i use/used in my past and present experience with Servers / Systems / Networks.
I made them CreativeCommons Share alike licensed.
and in some of the posts , the original credit goes to original thread writers.
So if you are a LAMP or Cpanel or any Gnu/Linux or Opensource Server Admin, the wiki will help you alot.
Today morning , while checking my bookmarks in Firfox 3 , i saw recommendations from Firefox in Getting Started page.
LinkedIn – Professional Networking site.
I belive in networking and where abouts in WWW , so created my Linkedin Profile
I started from registering to completing the profile , and it does have very good flow in the registration process and profile updating.
Hope this improves my Technical/Professional Network