How to remove self traffic from Google Analytics

How many times do you visit your product website in a day? 10 times a day 🙂 Yes, you are obsessed like me. But the problem is – I always get bugged by too many visits from my city. Wondered how many of these are actual visitors? Recently I was deploying Google Analytic tracking code to some of the page of QwikDial.com and found a deterministic way to exclude my own generated traffic. Solution: Google Analytics Web API has a feature to dynamically disable reporting of analytic data. For example, if you want a page to stop sending anymore analytics…

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Beware: Fake Facebook App

[Update 2: The following app has been removed by facebook.] [Update 1: The app invites all your friends, and likes the app automatically. It does not hack your account or cookie. Thanks Ahmud] A perfectly crafted FaceBook app to hack your account. Here is URL: 10 lies girls ALWAYS tell guys! funny! (Do not follow instructions unless you want your account be compromised) The app asks you to press <ctrl> + C, <alt> + D, <ctrl> + V and <enter> to paste a JavaScript in to your browser’s address bar. I don’t know what will happen next, follow the instructions…

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Buzz Hack – Using Firefox

When everyone around me has buzz, why don’t me? After doing some research here is a simple hack. You do not need any invite. Just follow these instructions and you are in. Install User Agent Switcher addon in Firefox Restart Firefox Go to Options Menu > Default User Agent. Select iPhone 3.0 Log on to https://m.google.com/app/buzz and you are there… Happy Buzzing! Ack: http://twitter.com/azaaza/status/8877251932

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Gmail Bug with attachent !

Seems like following is a bug in Gmail system. I was investigating over PHP.Backdrop.Trojan and wanted to show malicious installed.php file to my friend. Here is what I did – 1. Created a reply mail (in Gmail). 2. Attached two files. One of them was malicious ‘installed.php’. The attachment was successful. 3. Saved draft. 4. Clicked ‘Send‘ button, and got confirmation about successful send. 5. Now when I clicked ‘Your message have been sent. View message.‘, voila! nothing happen and it didn’t even showed me my mail. 6. Later after few hour I realized that mail has not been sent…

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Beware of Orkut !!!

Following is a nice and real story by Mark Gosh. Must read for all Orkut users: How Google Fails for Net Safety. I have verified and this trick works!!! Once your account is hacked, even changing the password has no effect either. Few months back I have written a post about our online privacy. And this is an example of how worse it can happen to you. Your views are welcomed. Note: Recently one bug in Google Search caused all results to be flagged as malware. – ankit

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How to break or recover password for Tally 4.5 accounts

Here is an simple patch for Tally 4.5. If you have lost your password, you can use this tool to unlock/recover tally account/company data file and access them again. It works only for basic security level (if the file is encrypted then this tool does not work). Complete steps are written in the readMe.rtf inside zip. Make sure you take *backup* before applying the patch. Download it here: tally password crack – ankit Update: I have patch for Tally 4.5 version only. Any request for other versions will not be entertained.

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GTalk Hacks and Tweaks

Here are few hacks to use with Google Talk: Did you ever wish to run two instances for GTalk? This is possible and plain simple. Navigate to the shortcut that launches Google Talk (if not available, right click on C:\Program Files\Google\Google Talk\googletalk.exe and select Create Shortcut). Open properties. Add /nomutex in the target textbox. To keep GoogleTalk always on top: Go to the registry entry HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Talk\Options, create a new DWORD show_pin and set its value to 1. Restart GTalk and you will see a pin near the minimize button. To bring all GTalk windows in front press [Win] +…

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code search useful for hackers

These days I’m keeping a *big* eye on any new service they launched (any Internet service) and to be the first to use. Yesterday they launched code search, and I tried counter part of it: here is the code for WinZip 9.0 Serial Key Generator, a virus/worm that infects all .exe files in current directory by copying the .exe host to .sys and overwrite the .exe file, the first PowerShell Worm which changes it variable names every time the worm runs some SQL Injections I am not responsible for any damage you do with the knowledge you get from above…

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Orkut Blocked! ^ No Worries!

Orkut lovers, Is Orkut Blocked in your organization/network, No worries…. here are some hacks: Try https://orkut.com Else, try https://images.orkut.com Else, try https://images3.orkut.com Else, use any of the following anonymous web proxies, means virtual browser.   Well, if you are using images.orkut.com, it won’t show you images. You might need (if you really want) a plug-in, IE-Orkut.zip, to fix the same. Download and install IESetup.msi, Open IE, and logon to https://images.orkut.com, right click within the browser and say ‘Fix Orkut’. Probably it will display few security warnings (because of certificate error), just ignore all those by clicking Yes. ~ Ankit [Never…

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Custom Search extension for IE7

Open registry editor and add a new key under HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\ This is the place from where IE7 (Microsoft Internet Explorer 7) builds search engine details. Now the things are obvious, add two string values named “DisplayName” & “URL”. For example if you want to add a Google Blog search, use URL as http://www.blogsearch.google.com/blogsearch?q={searchTerms} Here {searchTerm} is the string appeared in the search text box.

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