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Twitter Security Issue, Don’t use your main password

Today my friend was writing a small application to post updates to twitter. We found that the API is not secure (does not use SSL). I installed network packet capture programs and was able to capture the request headers what the twitter client was sending. It was basic authorization which is encoded using base64.

twitter-post-request-header

Is there anyway you can avoid this?

  • For now use simple password until twitter updates their API with SSL
  • Don’t fight with your network administrators 😉

Google servers in shipment containers

Today I came across this video from Google Blogoscoped and it was really cool to see how Google have their server in shipment containers. They have 45 containers and it holds 45,000 servers.

So I can understand if Google wants to relocate their data centers it will be really easy for them as their servers are already packed in containers 😉

Flip Media launched it’s own portal for mumbaikars !!!

Flip Media Dubai launched a new portal mumbaikar.com for mumbaikars. The site was launched in beta stage and we are updating the functionality and features of every day.

mumbaikar.com

Mumbaikar is the Marathi word to signify a resident of Mumbai. Even though the term has been in use for quite some time it gained popularity after the formal renaming of the city to its original name Mumbai[citation needed]. The renaming and rise in the popularity of the term led to common adoption of the term Mumbaikar. Generally speaking, the term encompasses a whole range of ethnicities and cultures of which Mumbai is a melting pot.

Its a general practice in Marathi language speakers to add the verb kar (which means do or does) to the end of individuals native village/place of residence and refer the person using it. So based on this general rule natives of Pune city are called as Punekar, Nashik city as Nashikkar and so on using. It is also fairly common to find people who have their last name based on this rule, so some natives of Goregaon do have their last name as Goregaonkar, similarly Chiplunkar from Chiplun and so on. Similar surnames based on profession with a kar at the end are also very common.

– Source Wikipedia

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