Posted by: h4ck@lyst | July 14, 2009

Verified by VISA” or “MasterCard SecureCode”

Quoting an ebay mailer

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has mandated that from 1st Aug 2009 all online credit card transactions require an extra level of verification. Your credit card issuing banks are therefore, implementing a “Verified by VISA” or “MasterCard SecureCode” password.

What is the “Verified by VISA”/”MasterCard SecureCode” password?

This is the password that your credit card issuing Bank provides. For example – ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Citibank, HSBC Bank, Axis Bank, SBI etc. This password is the additional layer of security for all your online transactions.

Register for your
“Verified by VISA” or “MasterCard SecureCode” password with your credit card issuing bank before 1st Aug 2009

How it works?

Benefits of “Verified by VISA”/”MasterCard SecureCode” password

Even if you lose / misplace your credit card it cannot be misused online as the password is not present on the card.

Remember:
Keep your password safe.
Do not share your password with anyone
Register Today

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Posted by: h4ck@lyst | July 14, 2009

We work together new form of the great nigerian scam

Got a new version of the great nigerian scam mail. These guys seem to be improving. Now they actually link to a real accident and even provide a link to a well acclaimed news sites, in this particular case BBC. Please be aware that these mails are nothing but pure scams. Dont fall from them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nigerian_scam

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The mail

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Hi,

With due respect, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction;Do

permit me to introduce myself briefly; I am Abissi Daniel the only son of

Mr Stephan Abissi who was a wealthy Cocoa merchant from Ivory Coast

before his untimely death. I got your contact information on my search

for someone I can confidently trust, I have prayed and selected you

among others, I need a reputable and trust worthy person I can confide

on for this sincere request.

My Father died along with other members of my family on the 7th of May

Kenyan airways crash, you can go through the site below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/6631359.stm I am conscious that this is

certainly not the best way of approach to foster a relationship of trust but

because of the circumstances and urgency surrounding me I decided to

reach you via this medium to join me move the only legacy left for me

which is the sum of $7.5 Million presently in a trust account in my name,

but due to my age I can not have access to it unless I can provide an

adult who will stand as my guardian as agreed between my late father

and the bank.

You are required to Immediately Indicate your Interest on Prompt

Response via e-mail so Iwill give you more details.
Best wishes
Daniel Abissi
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RIP

Posted by: h4ck@lyst | June 30, 2009

Facebook is down..

As of 1028 Hrs IST on Tuesday June 30, 2009 facebook seems to be down in the India region. Its giving its usual

Sorry, an error has occurred.

We’re working on getting this fixed as soon as we can.

Lets see how soon does it come up..

Posted by: h4ck@lyst | June 24, 2009

Creating LIVE USB/bootable gparted on usb using linux

I used the following tips found at
http://gparted.sourceforge.net/liveusb.php
to burn a live image of gparted onto my usb pendrive and to make it bootable..

Extract files and make USB flash drive bootable under GNU/Linux

* Choice 1 (Manually):
1. Prepare an USB flash drive or USB hard drive or external disk which has a partition using FAT (either FAT16, FAT32) file system. If the USB flash drive or USB hard drive does not have any partition, you can use disk tool (e.g. gparted, fdisk, cfdisk or sfdisk) to create a partition with size 200 MB or more, Here we assume your USB flash drive or USB hard drive is /dev/sdd (You have to comfirm your the device name, since it’s _NOT_ always /dev/sdd) on your GNU/Linux, so the partition table is like:

# fdisk -l /dev/sdd
Disk /dev/sdd: 12.8 GB, 12884901888 bytes
15 heads, 63 sectors/track, 26630 cylinders
Units = cylinders of 945 * 512 = 483840 bytes
Disk identifier: 0x000c2aa7

Device Boot Start End Blocks Id System
/dev/sdd1 * 1 26630 12582643+ b W95 FAT32

Then format the partition as FAT (e.g. “mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdd1” WARNING! Executing it incorrectly could cause your GNU/Linux not to boot. Confirm the command before you run it.).

# mkfs.vfat -F 32 /dev/sdd1
mkfs.vfat 2.11 (12 Mar 2005)

2. Insert your USB flash drive or USB hard drive into the USB port on your Linux machine and wait a few seconds. Next, run the command “dmesg” to query the device name of the USB flash drive or USB hard drive. Let’s say, for example, that you find it is /dev/sdd1. In this example, we assume /dev/sdd1 has FAT filesystem, and it is automatically mounted in dir /media/usb/. If it’s not automatically mounted, manually mount it by “mkdir -p /media/usb; mount /dev/sdd1 /media/usb/”.
3. Unzip all the files, and copy them into your USB flash drive or USB hard drive (You can make it by the command like: “unzip gparted-live-0.4.5-2.zip -d /media/usb/”). Keep the directory architecture, for example, file “COPYING” should be in the USB flash drive or USB hard drive’s top directory (e.g. /media/usb/COPYING).
4. To make your USB flash drive bootable, first change the working dir, e.g. “cd /media/usb/utils/linux”, then run “bash makeboot.sh /dev/sdd1” (replace /dev/sdd1 as your USB flash drive device name), and follow the prompts to finish that. WARNING! Executing it with wrong device name could cause your GNU/Linux not to boot. Confirm the command before you run it. (There is a known problem if you run makeboot.sh on Debian Etch, since the program utils/linux/syslinux does not work on that. Make sure you run it on newer GNU/Linux, e.g. Debian Lenny, Ubuntu 8.04, Fedora 9…).
5. If your USB flash drive or USB hard drive is not able to boot, check (1) Is there any partition in your flash drive ? It must contain 1 partition at least. (2) The partition must be marked as “bootable” in the partition table. (3) The partition must be on the cylinder boundary

Posted by: h4ck@lyst | May 30, 2009

On the crossroads of life.. again..

Its the last post from the sunlab. Memories come rushing back. Lots of happiness, a lil remorse. Thank you all. For being with me in this journey so far. I am what I am because of what you moulded me into with your company. Those night-outs, those midnight breakfasts at nescafe, the 7 am dinner in mess, those sleepy last moment entries into class. Those laughters and those heartbreaks. The phone calls and the messages. The juicy and the snacky. The stable brunch at snacky of two chicken puffs and a chocoltae truffle. The innumerous dinners at the gate dhabas and meridian and sangeetha. The shared smokes and the drinks. The rush for Pragyan and Festember. The Nittfest and the symposiums. The delta and the www. The ssh -XCYP and the vncserver. The scp and the su. The delta and the RMI. The movies and the series. Coral and Emerald. Nescafe and Bru. Library and bookbank. SC and Xerox shop. The rem video that was never to be. At another crossroads of life. Where one journey ends and another begins. See you all at some other crossroad of life. Its been a pleasure knowing you all. Bidding adieus is always the most difficult thing of a journey. Only the hope of meeting new friends and seeing the old ones once again is a bit of a solace.

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