Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Shellshock Vulnerability

I use mostly Linux machines at work and Mac machines at home and when I heard about the Shellshock vulnerability that all Linux and Mac machines were vulnerable too, I immediately checked my machines for them.

My Linux and Mac machines were vulnerable to it and so I updated them.

Here's an article from Lifehacker which tells you how to check if you're vulnerable to this and how to fix it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Browser Tricks

Most of us spend majority of our time at the computer using a browser. Browser shortcuts are a great way to save some time. I hate taking my fingers off the keyboard to get to the mouse. I have RSI in my shoulders and wrist and according to the ergonomic expert at my work, this is because of short frame and the mouse being too far away. So I try to avoid taking my hands off the keyboard if at all possible.

Here are some browser tricks I recently learned which have helped me.

  • Press Alt+D to go to the address bar and have it selected
  • Press CTRL-Enter to type 'www.' and '.com'
    • Press Alt+D to select the address bar
    • You can type the name of the website. For eg. google
    • Press Ctrl+Enter and it will fill in www. and .com and take you to the website
  • Backspace to reverse one page
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Sundal


Recently, I made Sundal after a long time. It's a south indian snack made of garbanzo beans or chick peas.

Here's the recipe I used:

Sundal

Ingredients:

2 cans of garbanzo beans, drained and rinsed
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
Curry leaves
3-4 red chilis, broken up in half
Salt to taste
1 tablespoon fresh/frozen grated cocunut              

Directions: 


  1. Drain and rinse the garbanzo beans. Drain again. 
  2. In a deep frying pan on medium heat, add the olive oil and let it get hot
  3. Add the mustard seeds and cumin seeds and wait for it to sizzle
  4. Add the chilis and curry leaves and let it fry in the oil for a few seconds. 
  5. Add the cocunut and let it fry for a few seconds
  6. Add the beans and mix it well. Add salt to taste and mix well. 
  7. Let it cook for a few minutes and turn the heat off. 

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now

5 million gmail passwords have been leaked. It looks like a lot of the passwords were older but still, better safe than sorry. Check to see if your password has been leaked.

5 Million Gmail Passwords Leaked, Check Yours Now

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