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Best / Popular Firefox Add-ons


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Firefox is one of the most popular browsers on the market, and although it wasn’t the first Web browser to support extensions, it definitely has the largest library of them. Third party developers have been making custom Firefox add-ons for years now, and with a library that numbers in the millions, it can be hard to track down the best ones. For that reason, we’ve put together this list of our favorites that are sure to give your browser a boost.

GreaseMonkey : ehackGreaseMonkey

The end-all be-all of browser extensions. This one lets you run countless custom user-created scripts and tweak the Internet in tons of different ways.

ghostery : ehackGhostery

We hate to break it to you, but your browsing isn’t private. On almost every website you visit, bugs and trackers collect data on the pages you go to and the links you click. Ghostery blocks over 1,000 of these bugs and provides you quick access to more information about the ones it’s blocking.

auto pager : ehackAutoPager

AutoPager eliminates the need for you to click “next page” ever again. The extension auto-loads subsequent pages on any multi-page site and allows you to scroll continuously through the contents.

FasterFox : ehackFasterFox

Much like you’d expect, this one makes Firefox faster. We’re not exactly sure how it works, but we do know that it does.

TinEye Reverse image search : ehackTinEye Reverse Image Search

Have an image and need to find it in a different size or format? Use TinEye to track it down, and also search for similar images.

lazarus-form-recovery : ehackLazarus Form Recovery

With a namesake from the man whom Jesus brought back to life four days after he was dead, the Lazarus extension more or less does what its biblical lore describes: it recovers everything you enter into form fields. So, if the page crashes or times out, you don’t lose everything.

gTranslate : ehackgTranslate

Highlight any text in a foreign language, right-click on it, and you’ll instantly be given a Google-powered translation into the language of your choice.

 

 

lastpass : ehackLastPass

Lastpass saves all your passwords in a locally encrypted vault, so not even LastPass has access to them. In addition to saving and auto-filling passwords, it can also be used to generate highly secure passwords when you create new accounts.

 

 

shareaholic : ehackShareaholic

Use Shareaholic to share to more than 200 social networks.

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Firefox 20 improves private browsing and user experience


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Mozilla has fixed three critical security flaws and rolled out several new features with its latest browser update, Firefox 20. New features include per-window private browsing, a new download manager and the ability to close hanging plug-ins separately.

Previous versions of Firefox had private browsing capabilities but they always required users to open a separate window. Firefox 20 allows users to browse privately without closing or changing their current browsing session.

Mozilla said that private browsing can be used to shop for a birthday present or check multiple email accounts simultaneously.

Firefox 20 also gives desktop users a new Safari-like download manager that pops out from the toolbar, enabling users to monitor, view, and locate downloaded files without having to switch to another window. The complete list of new features that are built into Firefox 20 can be found on the official changelog.

The three flaws listed on Mozilla’s security advisories page which are fixed in Firefox 20 include a bypass of System Only Wrappers that can allow protected nodes to be cloned, a WebGL flaw which only affects Linux users using Intel Mesa graphics drivers and a range of memory safety hazards.

The latest release in Mozilla’s six-month update cycle is available to download now which is available to download on Windows, Linux, Mac and Android. Users of previous desktop versions of Firefox should be able to upgrade to Firefox 20 automatically. The Android version of Firefox 20 is available through the Google Play Store.

 

 

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How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack


You already know that if you want to lock down your Wi-Fi network, you should opt for WPA encryption because WEP is easy to crack. But did you know how easy? Take a look.

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack : ehack

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack : ehack

Note: This post demonstrates how to crack WEP passwords, an older and less often used network security protocol. If the network you want to crack is using the more popular WPA encryption, see our guide to cracking a Wi-Fi network’s WPA password with Reaver instead.

Today we’re going to run down, step-by-step, how to crack a Wi-Fi network with WEP security turned on. But first, a word: Knowledge is power, but power doesn’t mean you should be a jerk, or do anything illegal. Knowing how to pick a lock doesn’t make you a thief. Consider this post educational, or a proof-of-concept intellectual exercise.

Dozens of tutorials on how to crack WEP are already all over the internet using this method. Seriously—Google it. This ain’t what you’d call “news.” But what is surprising is that someone like me, with minimal networking experience, can get this done with free software and a cheap Wi-Fi adapter. Here’s how it goes.

What You’ll Need

  • A compatible wireless adapter—This is the biggest requirement. You’ll need a wireless adapter that’s capable of packet injection, and chances are the one in your computer is not. After consulting with my friendly neighborhood security expert, I purchased an Alfa AWUS050NH USB adapter, pictured here, and it set me back about $50 on Amazon. Update: Don’t do what I did. Get the Alfa AWUS036H, not the US050NH, instead. The guy in this video below is using a $12 model he bought on Ebay (and is even selling his router of choice). There are plenty of resources on getting aircrack-compatible adapters out there.
  • A BackTrack Live CD. We already took you on a full screenshot tour of how to install and use BackTrack 3, the Linux Live CD that lets you do all sorts of security testing and tasks. Download yourself a copy of the CD and burn it, or load it up in VMware to get started.
  • A nearby WEP-enabled Wi-Fi network. The signal should be strong and ideally people are using it, connecting and disconnecting their devices from it. The more use it gets while you collect the data you need to run your crack, the better your chances of success.
  • Patience with the command line. This is an ten-step process that requires typing in long, arcane commands and waiting around for your Wi-Fi card to collect data in order to crack the password. Like the doctor said to the short person, be a little patient.

Crack That WEP

To crack WEP, you’ll need to launch Konsole, BackTrack’s built-in command line. It’s right there on the taskbar in the lower left corner, second button to the right. Now, the commands.

First run the following to get a list of your network interfaces:

airmon-ng

The only one I’ve got there is labeled ra0. Yours may be different; take note of the label and write it down. From here on in, substitute it in everywhere a command includes (interface).

Now, run the following four commands. See the output that I got for them in the screenshot below.


airmon-ng stop (interface)
ifconfig (interface) down
macchanger --mac 00:11:22:33:44:55 (interface)
airmon-ng start (interface)

How to Crack a Wi-Fi Network’s WEP Password with BackTrack : ehack

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6 Trends That Define Android Of 2013


The Single ecosystem which probably was the most dominant in 2012 is Android. With an array of devices exploiting the power and charm of Google’s operating system, Android has grown into an undeniable force. And with the New Year, come a lot of expectations, rumors and speculations. So brace yourself, here is the immediate future, to where the world’s most popular mobile O.S. is headed, compiled by Cnet.

6. Screen Size: Will Grow And Sharpen

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Until recently, Smartphone screens that exceed 4 inches were a rarity. But thanks to popular Androids like Samsung’s Galaxy S3, and Galaxy Note 2, which probably lead Android race, people are becoming familiar to larger screens. The trend is catching, but Motorola on its part did something different- Squeezed a 4.3-inch display into the body of a phone that is roughly same as a 3.5-inch phone- edge to edge displays. And that is going to be the standard high end experience for Androids in 2013. Beyond that, the resolution will sharpen. According to reports, almost all Android vendors are working on their sub 5 inch phones with 1080p HD display. HTC already has one- The Droid DNA. Android, with its new iterations like Jelly Bean, support this big displays.

5. Cores Will Multiply

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Gone are the days of dual core Smartphones. As the Smartphones replace computers in computing operations, quad-core processors are the new norm. Android is leading this turf too. Almost all high end Android devices in 2013 will come with Qualcomm or Nvidia powered quad-core processors with 1.5GHz processors and some even hitting 2.0 GHz.

The memory and storage options of the Androids will increase on par with the cores. The current 2 GB RAM, which is high end, will turn a norm in 2013. With some manufacturers opting for fixed batteries and removing the external storage, the storage capacities will yield 32 GB for the mid range and 64 GB for the high ends, and an Android with 128 GB storage will not be a dream in 2013.

4. One Device Around The World

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With Android devices born every minute, manufacturers, unlike the previous years, will adopt single form factor for their devices across the globe. A good initiative, shown by company like Samsung, when they released its flagship Galaxy S3, which was the same device, irrespective of you getting it from Verizon in U.S. or an online store in India. HTC, another major Android manufacturer is following the same path. The accessory manufacturers and the people will benefit from these single specifications used worldwide.

3 Technologies Popularized by Android

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Android was ahead in popularizing many mobile technologies ahead of others in 2012. This will continue in 2013. NFC will gain a foothold in Android devices to the point of becoming a standard. More NFC enabled accessories will emerge, like tap to play speakers. Mobile payment and transaction spaces will exploit the possibilities of this technology in full swing the coming year. 3D technology, which didn’t see much popularity in 2012, is expected to have the same fate of QR codes- die young. However, specialized Androids for gamers will have this technology embedded.
But the biggest issue faced by Smartphone vendors is battery life. As the screen size, performance and display goes up, it’s the battery that takes a toll. So 2013 will see Smartphones with internal high capacity batteries. With Android hardware exploiting every unique form factors, this wouldn’t be a problem.

2. Android Ruling New Territories

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Samsung surprised the world with its Galaxy Camera, which is entirely built on Android Operating system. Other camera makers like Nikon and Polaroid are also experimenting with the same. So more “smart” shooters will emerge in 2013. Moreover, more devices, especially tablets focused on different age groups like kid-centric tablet, Nabi XD, will see light in 2013.
Moreover, the hardware vendors will build electronic devices including micro-waves and washing machines based on Android operating system, which will essentially “connect” your entire home with you.

1. Google I/O and Major Releases

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2012 was not short of major Android releases. With major trade shows CES in January and International Mobile World Congress in February, Android fans can see an array of new devices in shelf. In the mean time various manufacturers will be running standalone press conferences like the expected one from Samsung announcing the launch of its flagship Galaxy S4.
Above all, Google’s annual developer conference, Google I/O is the most anticipated one for Android fans as it is promised to display the real ecosystem changing stuff.

 

 

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