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One-Time Passwords a great security feature from Facebook

Posted by TechGeek on October 24, 2011

Facebook a popular social networking site offers a variety of security features to protect your account from hackers or attackers. They introduced multiple options for security and privacy of Facebook users.  One of the important and best security features is their “One-Time Passwords”. This article will shortly explain why this feature is required and how it should be used. In order to use this security feature, you will need to add you mobile number in your account.

One-Time Passwords

One-Time Passwords

One-Time Passwords are temporary passwords created and can be used only once to access the Facebook account. Rather than using your standard Facebook password, Facebook can send you a one-time password on your mobile. It is safer to use one-time passwords if you are accessing your Facebook account from public or unsecured places like cyber café or airports.

Currently, this feature is only applicable to U.S. To get password, text “otp” to 32665 on your mobile phone and you will receive a password that expires in 20 minutes. This password can be only used once to access the account. There is no risk of stealing password, as this password automatically expires in 20 minutes.

This security feature definitely provides a secure way to access your account using mobile phones as Facebook will text you a one-time password on your mobile which will be with you every time.

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Do you know you can have a fun with Google gravity

Posted by TechGeek on September 15, 2011

I just got to know something cooler related to Google gravity. It’s a definitely a fun and you will love it.

Google Gravity

Google Gravity

Good creativity behind this. Follow the steps to see the fun.

  1. Go to
  2. Type “Google gravity” in the search bar.
  3. Click on the first link in the search result. The first link should be
  4. Wait for few seconds to start the fun.
  5. Every tab, search bar will fall down due to gravitational force. You can play with those tabs for fun. You can drag and drop those tabs.
  6. Also the search bar will be active even if it falls down. If you played with these tabs, its time to do extra fun with Google.
  7. Type anything in the Google search bar and hit Enter.
  8. Look for another fun by Google. Your search results will immediately fall down.
  9. Play with them and have fun. Interesting.

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Capture iPhone/iPod web traffic using Fiddler proxy

Posted by TechGeek on September 7, 2011

If you have an iPhone or iPod touch and you want to capture web traffic, you can use Fiddler web debugging proxy to easily capture web traffic. Fiddler is a Web Debugging Proxy which logs all HTTP or HTTPs traffic between your computer and the Internet. You can also debug traffic from popular devices like Windows Phone, iPod/iPad, and others. If you have a laptop and wireless connection, using Fiddler as proxy you can capture GET or POST request sent from your iPhone or iPod. To capture HTTP traffic,

1)      Install Fiddler on your computer.

2)      In Fiddler, go to Tools ->  Fiddler Options, click on Connections tab.

3)      Click on Allow remote computers to connect. By default, Fiddler uses port 8888.

4)      Restart Fiddler to take new changes made by you.

5)      Make sure your Firewall allows remote access or disable your Firewall.

6)      On you iPhone/iPod, go to Settings -> Wi-Fi

7)      Click on the blue right button besides your Wi-Fi connection which is active.

8)      On the network settings scroll down to HTTP proxy settings, click on Manual tab.

9)      Enter your HOST (your laptop) IP address and Port as 8888.

10)   Browse your websites from your iPhone or iPod and you can see Fiddler starts capturing HTTP(S) traffic.

Fiddler is very good web debugging proxy and can be handy for devices like iPhone or iPod. You can see HTTP headers, GET or POST request made by any application installed on your device.

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