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Mozilla® Firefox 4 for Android™

Mozilla Foundation will release the final tested code for its browser named Firefox 4 for Android enabled phones; meanwhile another beta version is expected to be released soon. The latest in this series of browser is expected to pack quite a punch. According to Jay Sullivan, vice president of products for Mozilla, during an interview at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona said that it is loaded with a sync feature that allows user to have a clone of the information stored in the browser in your desktop on your Android enabled smartphone, features like bookmarks, saved web pages, passwords, browsing history etc will get transferred to your phone. He also said that nearly 150 or so add-ons will be available for this version of the famous web browsers mobile version.

The mobile version will not only be restricted to Android but is also coming to Nokia N900 devices. Apple iPhone users will have to do without it though as Apple insists that mobile browsers use its webkit rendering system and other terms and conditions. Firefox is also not compatible with the Symbian OS, Windows Mobile and Blackberry OS due to other issues. However, according to Sullivan, Mozilla is looking for ways to bring to the end user the rich Mozilla experience without seeking permission from any os developer. Mozilla is also currently working on a project called Open Web Apps, under which Mozilla will build a store for web applications using HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript.

According to Sullivan web apps will be written utilizing metadata that would allow easy marketing and gathering of customer responses. Sullivan said that people prefer to build using HTML5 however they also want the ratings and advertisements that the native apps get. He also said that there should be no reason that every one has to use native development technology to get monetization. They should be unrelated according to Sullivan but they have been tied together. So Mozilla is trying to bring those things to the Web

Mozilla is planning to follow a strategy to promote instant personalization where irrespective of what device you are using the experience of Mozilla remains same, somewhat an advanced feature of sync. Sullivan states that the aim of Mozilla is to give it users such a technology that you could grab any device and have it log you onto a site quickly, if you want to buy something have it know your credit card details yet be secure and safe. Sullivan also maintained that Mozilla is planning to undergo an overhaul to ensure that its development schedule gets accelerated ensuring that Firefox 5 will undergo a much quicker release cycle though it will have fewer features, but it will be more agile and more reactive to the issues that are facing the market at that moment.

How to reset Windows® XP password

Passwords are used in Windows for security reasons and people set tough passwords to restrict hackers or other users to use their personal information. But sometimes you have to reset the log in password in Windows. It may be for some reasons such as you purchased a second-hand computer and the password is not known to you. Sometime there are other reasons like you are restoring back an old computer that has not been used since a long time and you have forgotten the password. It is very easy to reset it by logging in as an administrator and change the password. But in the case of an administrator password, it is very tough to reset it and you will require more technical knowledge. In Windows XP, you will be able to reset the passwords to regain the control over the computer.

Just follow the instructions given below and you will be able to reset the Windows XP password.

Step 1:

The first step is that you can use a second computer to reset and access the computer. To do so, you just need an Internet connection to download some files that will be helpful to unlock your computer and reset the old password. A file that we can use is catch-22, because sometimes you will not be able to boot up the computer to access the Internet. But fortunately any computer can do that if you have an Internet connection and also has a CD burner device with your computer. You can use your friend’s computer with an Internet connection.

Step 2:

Now the second step is to download some special program. Using that program you will be able to create an emergency recovery disk (ERD). It will help you to unlock the computer password. There are many more programs available on Internet like Winternals ERD with Locksmith. Using these programs, you can reset the computer password.

Step 3:

After choosing the suitable program, just burn the ERD program onto a blank CD. On this CD you have successfully created an emergency recovery disk that will be useful to unlock and reset the computer password with Windows XP.

Step 4:

Now you just have to insert this CD into the computer and restart the system. Wait for the computer to boot up and after booting it will detect the recovery program on the CD and run the program. Next, you just have to follow the screen prompts carefully and you will be able to reset the Windows XP password on your computer successfully.

Using the steps given above, you will be able to reset the passwords. These ERD tools may not work in Windows Vista.

Google admits to Identity theft

Google recently gave another shock to the world. But this time the reason for the shock is something different. The Internet search engine giant, Google has recently admitted that it was spying on the computer passwords and emails across Britain.

“The Sunday Telegraph” has reported that the California based company was downloading personal data from wireless networks for its Street View project. In some of the cases complete email addresses with the passwords and along with the URLs were captured. However, the search engine giant has apologized for the action.

Alan Eustace, Google’s Vice-President of engineering and research has said- “We want to delete this data as soon as possible, and I would like to apologize again for the fact that we collected it in the first place.”

The Information Commissioner’s Office, the privacy watchdog has said that it will look into the matter. Google started to collect the pictures for its Street View project in 2008 with a panoramic camera mounted on a vehicle.

Google also confessed that the vehicles also gathered information related to the local wireless networks along with the devices that connects computer to the telecommunications network via radio waves. However, it is assumed that the wireless networks that were protected with a password were not affected by this. Google also confirmed that the information and the data it has gathered includes e-mails that were being sent by individuals at that time, the WebPages they were visiting along with the information like passwords.

The director of Privacy International, Simon Davies said- “It’s absolutely scandalous that this situation has developed and so many people have had their communications intercepted.

“The company must launch a full inquiry and produce a public report on exactly what happened, as well as release the audit it has already undertaken. There are a lot of questions that need to be answered about how and why it did this.”

 

Privacy International has already launched a complaint against Google earlier this year about the Google’s Street View project.

How to Delete Saved Passwords in XP

The Windows XP operating system of Windows provides a feature for its users in the sense that it has the ability to save passwords for websites and network resources. Although this provides convenience to its users who do not need to enter their passwords repeatedly for the website they log into regularly, it poses security threats for them. This is because anyone who has physical access to your computer would be able to log into your machine and visit those websites containing your saved credentials.

People who often visit cyber cafes for surfing the web and checking their emails are also often at risk in such cases. If the Internet café has a Windows XP OS installed, then it may save their login information that can be accessed by the next user who visits the same website.

Instructions for deleting saved passwords in XP

By following the below instructions, you can be ensured that the passwords that had been earlier saved are completely removed on a given system with Windows XP.

Through the Control Panel:

Step 1: You need to sign into your Windows XP with your administrator account; then click on ‘start’ and select ‘Control Panel’.

Step 2: Select ‘User Accounts’ and then choose the user whose stored passwords you want to delete. This would open the user account box.

Step 3: Click on the option that says ‘Advanced’, and select ‘Manage Passwords’.

Step 4: There you can view the stored usernames and passwords and on the right pane you would see the associated domain name.

Step 5: Then click on the password you wish to delete and then click on ‘Remove’. Repeat the step for all passwords and click on OK when you are finished.

Through a graphical interface:

Step 1: Click on the ‘start’ button on the desktop and then select ‘Run’.

Step 2: Type ‘rundll32.exe keymgr.dll, KRShowKeyMgr’ in the Open field type.

Step 3: Once the interface containing the stored Usernames and Passwords opens, you can select any of the entries and select Properties for viewing the existing information.

Step 4: For removing a saved password, you can select any one of the entries and select ‘Remove’. This would open a confirmation screen; click on OK and the account would be removed.

Step 5: By clicking on the ‘Add’ button and entering the appropriate information, you can also add additional saved passwords.

Step 6: Once you are done using the interface, click on the Close button.

Through the web browser:

Step 1: Open the web browser (preferably an Internet Explorer) by double clicking on it.

Step 2: Click on the ‘Safety’ tab just next to Page’, and select the option of ‘Delete Browsing History’.

Step 3: Check the box next to the option of ‘Passwords’ and select the option of ‘Delete’. This way the passwords that are automatically filled in while logging on to a website are removed.

Thus, there are several ways in which the passwords can not only be removed but added and edited as well, especially when it comes to following the ‘graphical interface’ method.

How to Keep Your Passwords Safe While Surfing the Web

Whether it is used for entertainment purposes or for dealing in business transactions, surfing the Internet has become an integral part of many people’s routine. While going through different websites, especially those that consist of secured web pages, signing up for that website is almost mandatory to gain access to the services it offers. This procedure involves selection of a password, or a secret code that is confidential and known only to you. If it is shared or gets accidentally known to an untrustworthy individual, he may use the services illegally on your expense.

Instructions to keep your passwords safe while Internet Surfing

While surfing the web, it is most important to not only remember your passwords but also keep them safe. You can go through the following instructions for the purpose of password protection.

Step 1: The first and foremost thing to make sure is that your computer is protected and safe against outside threats. All the necessary passwords should be avoided being kept in one place. The system should be protected through a strong firewall security. Famous firewall brands are Norton, Symantec and Cisco.

Step 2: You need to be very careful while responding to emails that ask for personal information. If any mail requests you to send your email password or any other password, avoid replying to that email. Several cases have been reported where the ID gets hacked in such scenarios.

Step 3: You also need to be careful when you are accessing the Internet at public places like a cyber café or a library. There are many websites that store your password information in their temporary files, which can be accessed by the next user who logs into them.

Step 4: If you are surfing through a website, you need to ensure that the page you are visiting is encrypted with SSL. Before you enter your password, you can check the encryption by making sure that a padlock symbol is displayed at the bottom of the browser screen.

Step 5: Perhaps the most important step to keep your password safe is making sure it is strong enough to not be guessed or hacked by anyone else. While choosing a password, avoid including only numbers or letters. Use a combination of symbols, upper case and lower case letters, and numbers and make sure that the password is at least 8-10 characters long.

Step 6: You should also change passwords regularly, at least once every two weeks to make the probability of anyone finding it out even lesser.

Step 7: There are many websites which ask a security question in case you forget your password. The security question and the answer that you choose should be as safe as your password, and do not choose a question that is easy to guess by anyone, such as the city where you were born or your mother’s maiden name.

Following all the above instructions would ensure that finding out or guessing your password becomes extremely difficult for any unauthorized individual who might want to access your personal information.

How to Delete Saved Passwords From A Computer

If username and passwords are saved on the computer it is very easy to browse the web because you do not need to enter passwords each time. It becomes very easy to visit your favorite sites if the password is saved on the computer memory. But to protect the website or the account from hacking sometimes you need to clear these passwords from computer memory.

To clear passwords from computer memory is not a tough task to do; you just have to stick with following instructions:

Step1:

To delete saved passwords from a computer, the first step is to open control panel in the computer. To open the control panel just go to start then click on the control panel.

Step2:

Double click on control panel, now you can see a list of icons. Now find user account in the control panel window. You just have to double click on the user account and it will be open for you.

Step3:

Now you can see the user account window, in that window click on the manage account passwords from the left menu. Now you will see a box that has list of username and passwords, to edit a password just select it and click remove. It will delete the password.

Windows vista stored all the information on the hard disk by default for security purpose. But may be some reasons like if you are going to sell the computer, you need to delete all the information specially passwords. For security purpose and to prevent your information to be used by others, it is very important to delete the password saved on the computer. To remove all the information in the start bar, type control keymgr.dll and press enter. It will show you all the username and passwords, select those and delete to strict the access.

Besides using computer utilities, you can also use some applications to delete saved passwords from computer. We recommend you to use one application named as Clear All History. It will clear all the history, passwords saved in the browser or computer. It has several options to select from; it will provide you to opt between various browsers like Netscape, internet explorer or Firefox etc. you just have to open this application, then select open main window. Now you just have to click tool button in the toolbar, now select what to clear then browser history. Now you will see a checkbox, just check the delete stored password option. It also gives options to select the specific browser, select the browsers. You have the freedom to delete passwords from several browsers simultaneously.

We recommend you to not use auto complete feature available in browsers if you do not want to save passwords in the computer. It may be convenient to use while visiting websites but it can damage the security of the computer. If you are selling or giving your computer to any one and forgot to delete the entire password, then you can think that how harmful it can be.

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