Safeguarding Our Digital Lives: As Prevention is Better than the Cure

Today, I stumbled upon some deeply concerning news regarding the unauthorized leak of private pictures belonging to a 16-year-old girl from her online account. This incident serves as a stark reminder of the risks we face in the digital world. We must exercise caution and thoughtfulness when sharing anything online, as once something is uploaded, it can be extremely challenging and almost impossible to completely remove it. Almost all of us know the trouble we have to go to remove our own pictures from fake profiles from social media and their customer support is nearly non-existent.

Understanding massive ZeroDay impacting Dogecoin and 280+ networks including Litecoin and Zcash

Halborn discovered a massive #ZeroDay vulnerability code-named Rab13s impacting Dogecoin and 280+ networks, including Litecoin and Zcash, putting over $25 Billion of digital assets at risk. To understand the zero-day vulnerability Rab13s, we need to go through some basic concepts. So I would like to explain blockchain and its key characteristics. Blockchain is a data structure used to represent a cryptocurrency. Stores data in a way that allows multiple parties to access it reliably without having to trust one another.

The hunter got hunted again

I have been an active participant in the crypto space since August 2017 and I consider myself to be pretty tech-savvy. However, I have been shocked every time I’ve fallen victim to a phishing scam. Unfortunately, it has happened to me three times now. The first time I was phished, I had just opened a new wallet and gave away my seed phrase to a scam website. I was new to the space and didn’t know any better, so I thought it was okay.

Connecting Laptop and Phone | KDE Connect

I wanted an application which connects my phone with my laptop so that I can get important notifications from my phone to my laptop. First, I tried scrapy; however, It was more like remote desktop protocol, so it was not fit for my purpose. Then I found KDE Connect. I found it useful for my case, as it uses wifi for connection. KDE Connect mobile application has a lot of features.

Using ssh-keygen for generating ssh keys

I wanted to create a ssh key for the web server ssh login. I searched and found this article . I have used ssh-keygen in the past by reading a tutorial, but this time I wanted to learn about it properly After reading the article, I learned I could select the cryptographic algorithm for generating the key. ssh-keygen -t algotype -b keysize -f /path/filename I tried generating the keys with different algorithms and different key sizes.

The Shift

My Nani (maternal grandmother) used to tell me about her experiences and story of the village in which she used to live with her inlaws. She said that women of that time asked each other in the evening if their horses had arrived at their homes. I asked what that meant, and she explained that people used to travel by horse, so by asking about the horse, the ladies meant if the family member or the husband of the lady she asked the question had come or not as travels used to take days at that time.

Critical security alert | Failed login attempts detected

When I checked my email today, I received the following email from my bitwarden. Additional security has been placed on your Bitwarden account. We’ve detected several failed attempts to log into your Bitwarden account. Future login attempts for your account will be protected by a captcha. Account: myemail Date: Friday, September 2, 2022 at 1:49 PM UTC IP Address: If this was you, you can remove the captcha requirement by successfully logging in.

Estimating the comparative value of INR decades ago vs Now.

Recently I read news about the demise of Mr Rakesh Jhunjhunwala; he was considered as Warren Buffet of India because of his skills & fortune in the stock market. At the time of his death, he had an estimated net worth of $3.8 billion. Then I read another article, “How did Rakesh Jhunjhunwala make his billions?”. This article mentions that Mr Rakesh Jhunjumwala started with 5000 rupees in 1985. The next thought which crossed my mind was that 5000 INR is 62.

Is it fair? No, What can I do?

Today A friend of mine and I went to a famous lake in my city to eat roasted corn (known as bhutta in Hindi). Usually, a large number of vendors are present there who sell it on their hand carts; however, today we only found a couple of sellers there. So we stopped at a shop and asked the seller to roast one for us. The shopkeeper behaved strangely, but I shrugged it off as I thought he might be shy.

Transferring domain from Godaddy To Namecheap

Today I received an email from GoDaddy that my domain will expire soon, so I should renew it; when I checked the prices, I was shocked as the renewal price was more than I expected. Then I did my research and found cheaper options were available; initially, I was sceptical about the transfer because i thought the fee I was paying while making a transfer would not count as my renewal fee, but after some research, I found it will.