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Google hacks often make a glimpse on Slashdot, Digg, or StumbleUpon and some web admins know what to do when some don’t even have a clue. Well, here we quote some of the hacks which are commonly known.
You can try these out to check the security of your website or if you are looking forward to hack a site:
“My SQL error With Query”
This will get you specific query strings with specifics of the site’s database, for instance column, row and table name. Let’s see if some one is dumb enough to put his password and username in the query strings.
“supplied argument is not a valid MySQL result resource”
Another interesting SQL error which, sometimes, even pops out the architecture of server and the locality of sensitive files. For instance if you get this “/users/cwq00/base/web/system/dbwrappers/db.mysql_db.php on line 114″, you know what to do, right?
Webmasters use Awstats as utility for data importing. And some of them are foolish enough to keep a text copy so that you can find out about their traffic more than they would like you to know.
“This summary was generated by wwwstat”
Above is another great example of stat finder. But this one really comes handy on intranet system and associated servers.
You certainly don’t want someone to find about your buddy list on AOL, right? It must be very old though and it’s out of imagination why I still find these buddy lists.
The App Store has brought out a bunch of apps for the iPad. While there are many that were already available for the iPhone, they will look much better in the larger iPad. There are many new ones too. The costs are a bit high to what you would usually find in the App Store.
1. News and Social
NYT Editor’s Choice:
This app shows you what the ‘New York Times’ looks like on the iPad. It is free. There may be hidden subscription charges.
This app shows you how the ‘USA Today’ looks like on the iPad. This is free but there may be hidden subscription charges.
The Wall Street Journal has launched an app to allow its followers on iPad to read the paper. It is a free app. There may be hidden subscription charges.
This is a really good app. It includes video, image and text content as well. It has an unorthodox design. This is another free app.
NPR for iPad:
This is a digital version of the NPR. There is text and photo news along with the audio. It is a free app.
The tease at the App Store hints that this is not only a magazine scan. Rather it has been influenced by the amazing concept that surfaces in December. This app costs $5.
This old broadcaster is now on iPad with its very own app. There is all the BBC’s news coverage. This includes print, video and radio.
The app for all of you with a business sense. Your iPad can become a finance terminal with this app. It is free for now.
You can use your Stumble Upon account for simple link sharing and discovery. It is a free app.
The app that lets you save anything that you have come across online in a cleaned-up format for later use. It costs $5.
NewsRack worked great for the iPhone as an RSS reader. The great news is that if you have already paid $5 for the iPhone version, then the iPad download is absolutely free.
Feeddler is a free app that will cover all the basics if you do not want to spend money for a feed reader.
Some of you might not like the RSS readers. If that is the case, then Fluent is your thing. It will make your daily news to be a little guided into a single interface. This app is free.
The app that will make you an expert weatherperson. It includes prediction and reading. It is free.
Tweet deck worked great with the iPhone. It takes the column-based desktop app, and adapts it to the iPhone’s screen. The end result is in either two column (a portrait) or three column (landscape) modes.
AIM is the AOL’s instant messaging app. It looks pretty stunning. This app is free.
The app that will let you do some serious multi-protocol messaging. That includes Live, Facebook and Yahoo, among others. This app is for $10.
This app provides localism. Find out what is going on around your sofa, right from your sofa. It is free.
Foursquare on the iPad might sound like a strange idea now. Yet it won’t seem so strange the next time you are in Starbucks, with your iPad. This app costs $2.
While the Craiglist website is a disaster, the Craigslist iPad app looks great. It is free.
2. Entertainment and Video
An app that provides Netflix streaming over Wi-Fi. You should first have a NetFlix account that costs around $9 a month these days. After that, you can have thousands of brilliant TV shows and movies in your hand. The app is free.
ABC Player is one of the first TV apps available in the store. It has made a promising start. It provides an amazing slick interface for the ABC video content that is available on their website. This app is free.
An app that turns your iPad into a comic book for real. It provides a free reader but the comics have to be paid for.
iBooks is the Apple’s ebook store. It is the best thing yet for iPad ebooks. There is no competition for now, but Amazon and Barnes will be hoping to change that soon.
NBA Game Time Courtside:
An app that provides you with a full and interactive dashboard for all the basketball games that you watch. It is a joy for all the basketball fans. It is absolutely free.
MLB At Bat:
It is an app that enables you to watch the live games like the iPhone version. The extra bit added is that it simulates the games you are unable to watch due to blackout or licensing issues. There are also statistics at hand. It costs $15.
For all of you out there who like to eat, drink and sleep sports, this is the app for you. It provides a constant feed of sports information. There are the specific game scores like on the iPhone app, but the iPad app has been enhanced to include scores of columns, frames and panes. If you love sports, it costs a mere $5.
Yahoo Entertainment pulls info from the vast network of Yahoo sites. It has complete TV listings, videos and entertainment news. It has been amazingly designed, and it is free so it is definitely worth a download.
SoundHound is a song recognition app with a difference. It has an immensely fast recognition engine. It does not only ID any music that is playing, but also provides lyrics, charts, music discovery and full playlist playback. The charts are based on what people are Idling and not based on buying statistics. It is for $5.
It is an app that provides song recognition. Still, it will not recognize your own singing voice or humming like SoundHound can. Also, the song recognition ability is not as good. Still, it is a free app so you can try it.
The Pandora’s iPad app is sticking to its basic customized radio feature. It provides artist info along with your playlists. Read More
We all know how useful internet is in today’s world. It’s your ultimate source of pretty much everything you need information on, your medium of staying in touch with friends and relatives across the globe, it is what you use to express your feelings and opinions on anything and everything you feel strongly about, and it may even be your bread and butter. In short, in this era where technology has pretty much taken our lives over, it’s impossible to imagine what life without internet would be.
But you must remember that though it connects you to the world, it can expose you to the world as well. What most innocent web users don’t realize is that anonymity is the best policy when using the internet. Initially, it’s a great feeling to see your name pop up when you search it on Google, but what you don’t realize is that, that Stumbleupon photo blog that was automatically generated when you added your ratings to that nude photo has also made it to all the search engines. Similarly, your funny home movies, your age, your personal information that you carelessly added to your MySpace or Facebook or other social networking profiles all becomes public information for anyone who wants to see it.