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Low Orbit Ion Cannon (LOIC) is an open source network stress testing and Distributed Denail Of Service (DDOS) attack tools. LOIC was initially developed by Praetox Technologies, but was later released into the public domain, and now is hosted on several open source platforms. It’s named after a fictitious weapon from the Command & Conquer series of video games.

The tools come in 2 difference language which are C# and Java. The LOIC not only available in Window Platform, it also available in Andiod platform which you can easily launch any attack to the target machine just using your own mobile phone or tablet which I think may not that efficial 🙂

The Windows version of LOIC has a “Hive mind” feature that lets you point your copy at an TCP, UDP, or HTTP, allowing someone else to control over your LOIC clients application which website they are target to. This is because if you are attacking a website alone using your own computer at your own network, that’s actually no impact to the server at all, but if there are thousands of LOICs all targeting to a same server at the same time than only can bring the real negetive impact to the target machine.

LOIC basically turns your computer’s network connection into a firehose of garbage requests, directed towards a target web server. On its own, one computer rarely generates enough TCP, UDP, or HTTP requests at once to overwhelm a web server—garbage requests can easily ignored while legit requests for web pages are responded to as normal.

There is a bad side for the hackers that you may not know to take control over your computer may be a risk. But because the LOIC client is open source, the chances that a virus or backdoor into a user’s own system could be a hidden payload is minimal.

Because a DDoS knocks everything offline—at least when it works as intended—the log files that would normally record each incoming connection typically just don’t work. And even if they do, many LOIC users claim that another user was on their network or that their machine was part of a bot net—a DDoS client delivered by virus that performs like a hive mind LOIC, minus the computer owner actually knowing they are participating.

You can download the tools at:

Window Binary C# Version

Java Version

Andriod Version

 

LOIC Window Version

LOIC Java Version

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Getting a call came in this morning while I working in office, and I just pick up the phone as usual, the number is so easy to remember, which is 03-21788888, on the other end of the phone just play the conversation some sort like
 
 
 
This is AmBank Credit Card center. We have detected a pending transaction of RM3800 in your account. Please press 1 to confirm transaction. Press 2 to talk with our customer service or press 9 to repeat.

 
 
 

I never apply any AmBank credit card before, even never submit any application than I can 100% confirm that this is the fraud call from someone, so just try to play with it by pressing the number 9 hope to speak with someone in the phone. But when I press it, there is a guy speaking said that this is a AmBank call center bla bla bla, without wait me to speak anything, it hang up my phone.
 
 
 
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Than try to Google the incoming call number and found out there are a lot of forum post, blog regarding the case which happen to me.
 
 
 
So just share my experience out here and hopefully everyone are alert about this kind of case.
 
 
 
Good luck.
 
 
 
The following are some of the link that I found online which discuss about this topic

 

Just found on on the newspaper regarding the case for the “03-2178 8888”. 

AM Bank credit card call fraud on Newspaper

Qvod player is even a better software against PPStream as it doesn’t have region restriction and you could watch any of the HK/TVB drama online immediately without restriction. In PPStream, you have to cracked PPStream in order to watch HK drama. Other than that, the most important thing is that Qvod is come with the English language, this is a very good news for those people who can’t read chinese are still able to continue to use this tools.

The following are the step how to change the default language for the Qvod player in your computer.

qvod in chinese language

Chinese is the default language for the Qvod player once you download and install it.

Changing VQod player language step 1

Just follow the simple step to change the QVod default language to English

Changing VQod player language step 2

Here you get your Qvod player language in English

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QVOD (Quick Video On Demand) is an all in one media player where you can play almost all the video file available out site as well as download it to your local computer. The following are some of the features for the QVOD:

  • Quick downloads – the rate of download seems much quicker than PPS.
  • Plenty of choice – there are plenty of websites that service this application, although mostly are the Chinese websites.
  • Watch videos online – watch videos whilst it is still downloading and the output is pretty smooth provided there is enough data buffered. Videos can be watched within the web browser or in the QVOD player itself.
  • Multiple downloads – more than one file can be downloaded at the same time.
  • The down side of using some these Chinese websites to download videos like is as follows:
    • Incorrect language labelling – quite a few dramas labelled Cantonese are found to be Mandarin dubs, best to watch the first couple of minutes just to verify.
    • Too many lines of subtitles – some videos have several lines of subtitles that encompass several languages and end up obscuring the picture
    • Font subtitles too big – some subtitles have the font set too big and end up obscuring the picture
    • Incorrectly translated subtitles – some subtitles are incorrectly translated
    • Mostly of the Hong Kong drama are converted into Manderine



You also can download and watch the movie on your table as currently QVOD supported most of the device running on Window Tablet, iOS, Andriod and also Window Phone.


In my experience, it is a hit and miss with Chinese websites. You are most likely to get good quality dramas that are available in HD in comparison to films. Although there are some down sides, but it tend to continue to use QVOD mainly because it is fast and convenient. QVOD is always the best alternative for the PPS or PPStream application for you to watch your favorite Hong Kong Drama and Taiwan Drama online.


How to watch the video?

  1. Click here to download the QVOD player at their official website

QVOD official website


2. Just proceed for the installation after the download

Installing QVOD


3. After the installation done, just visit to any of the following website which provide the seed for you to watch the video online

QVod 123 logo Qvoddyy logo QVod One logo QVocd logo


Top51 Logo  Top 365 Logo



4. Start enjoy your favorites movie with your popcorn and soft drink, by open the link in the website above, you should be able to watch your drama in the web browser it self

Watch On Call 36 hours online


Alternatively, you also can watch the drama using your computer QVod application, to do that, just copy the link for the page
Copy drama URL for watch it in window application

Paste the link into the QVOD window application

watch drama with QVod window application

Start enjoy your movie on your computer, at the same time, the QVod application also helping you download a copy to your local computer if case you wish to share with your friend
watch and download drama with QVod window application

window server 2008

This is the first time that I actually come into deep on Microsoft Window Server 2008 RS Enterprise Edition setup after the fresh installation done. There are about 10 new machines that I need to configure with, so initially I plan to come out with my own checklist, but finally manage to found out the following check list which help me to save up my time.

The list focuses on windows server 2008 as its relatively new but can to some extent apply to older windows 2003 servers. The following checklist is very simple and you can always use this as your guideline to kick start your configuration after the fresh installation of Window Server 2008.

Network Connections

  • Set IP
  • Subnet Mask
  • Gateway
  • DNS

System Properties

  • Change computer name and description
  • Performance – Set visual effects to “Adjust for best performance”
  • Remote – Enable Remote Desktop

Date and Time

  • Check servers date and time zone.

Windows Update

  • Download and install the latest windows updates
  • Configure automatic updates
  • Download and install any optional windows update software.
  • e.g. .Net Framework 3.5 SP1

Server Manager

  • Check “Do not show me this console at logon”
  • Configure IE ESC – Turn off IE Enhanced Security Configuration

Taskbar properties

  • Lock the taskbar – Enable/Disable
  • Task buttons – Always combine or Never combine on the taskbar
  • Notification area – Select which icons and notifications appear in the taskbar. Note: Notification icons on the desktop can have fairly expensive refreshing mechanisms. Generally, it is best to disable unnecessary notification.

Start Menu Properties

  • Customize how links, icons, and menus look/behave

Screen Resolution

  • Set your preferred screen resolution

Screen Saver

  • Normally set to blank with “On resume, display logon screen” checked.
  • If the server is a virtual machine you might want to disable the screen saver entirely to save some CPU resources. For further detail refer to the VMware KB articles Disabling the Windows logon screen saver

Sounds

  • Disable sounds on the server. Select the “no sounds” scheme in the control panel. Alternatively, disable the sound card completely in the bios.

Desktop Icon settings

  • Configure which icons are shown on the desktop. Depending on which version of Windows 2008 your using this setting can be hard to find. Just type “desktop icon” in the start menu search box and you should see “show or hide common icons on the desktop“.

Explorer Folder Options

  • Some common configurations:
    • Always show menus – checked
    • Display file size information in folder tips – unchecked
    • Show hidden files – checked
    • Hide empty drives – unchecked
    • Hide extensions for known files types – unchecked
    • Hide protected operating system files – unchecked
    • Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items – unchecked
    • Show preview handlers in preview pane – unchecked
    • Use sharing wizard – unchecked
  • Click “Apply to folders” when finished
  • The desktop.ini file on the desktop can be deleted

Internet Options

  • Launch IE and configure first time run options
  • Set Home Page – set to blank or other
  • Advanced – Enable page transitions – uncheckedAdvanced – Reuse windows for launching shortcuts – unchecked
  • Advanced – Show friendly HTTP error messages – unchecked

Drive Indexing

  • Open the properties of the C Drive and uncheck “Allow files on this drive to have contents indexed in addition to file properties
  • When prompted apply changes to the root of the drive only and not to subfolders

Remote desktop sessions host configuration

  • Run tsconfig from a command prompt (or find it in start-admin tools-remote desktop services menu) to configure the default options for all remote desktop connections to the server. You can mandate RDP client settings for colour depth, drive, printer and com port redirections etc..

Power Plan

  • Microsoft recommends leaving the power plan on balanced but this is something you will have to decide based on your server’s role and application requirements.
  • An extract from Microsoft’s Performance Tuning Guidelines for Windows 2008
    • “The default power plan for Windows Server 2008 is Balanced. This plan is optimized for maximum power efficiency; it matches computational capacity to computational demand by dynamically reducing or increasing CPU performance as workload changes. This approach keeps performance high while saving power whenever possible. For most scenarios, Balanced delivers excellent power efficiency with minimal effect on performance. Microsoft highly recommends using the default Balanced power plan, if possible.”

Hibernation

  • To disable hibernation and delete the large hiberfil.sys file from the C drive open a command prompt as admin and type: powercfg -hibernate off

Pagefile

  • Microsoft recommends placing the pagefile and operating system files on separate physical disk drives. Place the pagefile on a drive that is not fault-tolerant. Note that, if the disk dies, a system crash is highly possible. If you place the pagefile on a fault-tolerant drive, remember that some fault-tolerant systems experience slow data writes because they write data to multiple locations.

Defragmentation

Last but not least most admin like to defrag the C Drive after they’ve finished optimizing everything. Before running a defrag you might like to set the paging file to “no paging file” and reboot your server. After the defrag is complete you can re-enable the paging file and restart. This will allow for a full defrag of the C drive and the creation of a nice fresh pagefile on reboot.

This list is by no means a complete list of all the configuration and performance optimizations possible for Windows 2008. Please feel free to share if you have any idea about the configuration or anything that can make the server perform better and more secure

How to download music from Baidu?

By on November 24, 2013

Kuwo just implement the policy to blocked all the user from outside of China to download any music from their website but still allow the user to stream the music to liste. Here is an alternative way if you still want to download any music from China website and keep in your local computer.
 

You can download the music from Baidu Music through the China Proxy Server. You can refer to the post How to Enter Proxy Settings in Firefox to enter the China Proxy Server IP and port into your Firefox browser before you download it.


 

Step 1 - Baidu Music Home page

Step 1: Go to http://musics.baidu.com using firefox (Make sure you already enter the proxy setting in your firefox)

 

Step 2 - Click on download to start download your song

Step 2: Search or browse for your favorite song from Baidu website and click on the download button from top of the page

 

Step 3 - Select the music quanlity and file site to download

Step 3: Select the music quality from the pop up window and click on the download button, this page only will appear if you already enter the China Proxy Server IP into your firefox

 

Music download page blocked

You will see this page if your IP is being detected as outside of China which they don’t allow you to download any music

 

Step 4: Save the file to your prefer location in your computer

Step 4: Save the file to your prefer location in your computer

 

Step 5: Music is downloading and waiting to complete

Step 5: Music is downloading and waiting to complete

 

Step 6 - Enjoy your local music using your prefer music player

Step 6: Enjoy your new download music from your local computer/folder


 

If you want to browse a little more anonymously, or your business requires you to connect to their server, or you want to bypass the country blocking for certain website you may be considering connecting to the internet through a proxy. In order to connect to your chosen proxy server, you will need to adjust some settings in your Firefox browser. Read the following guide to find out how to add the proxy in Firefox.

Step 1: Click the Firefox menu. Hover over Options, and then select Options from the submenu.

Step 1: Click the Firefox menu. Hover over Options, and then select Options from the submenu.

Step 2: Open the Advanced category. It is on the right end of the category list. Click on the Network tab.

Step 2: Open the Advanced category. It is on the right end of the category list. Click on the Network tab.

Step 3: Click the Settings button. This will open the Connection Settings window.

Step 3: Click the Settings button. This will open the Connection Settings window.

Step 4: Choose “Manual proxy configuration”. This will allow you to enter information in the fields below.

Step 4: Choose “Manual proxy configuration”. This will allow you to enter information in the fields below.

Step 5: Enter your proxy information. Enter the proxy server that you are connecting to in the “HTTP Proxy” field. If you need to enter a specific port, enter it into the “Port” field.

Step 5: Enter your proxy information. Enter the proxy server that you are connecting to in the “HTTP Proxy” field. If you need to enter a specific port, enter it into the “Port” field.

Step 6: If you are connecting to a different FTP proxy, enter it into the “FTP Proxy” field. If you want to use one proxy server for all of the protocols, check the box underneath the “HTTP Proxy” field.

Step 6: If you are connecting to a different FTP proxy, enter it into the “FTP Proxy” field. If you want to use one proxy server for all of the protocols, check the box underneath the “HTTP Proxy” field.

Step 7: Press OK to save your changes. You may need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

Step 7: Press OK to save your changes. You may need to restart Firefox for the changes to take effect.

TIPS:

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The latest scandal surrounding WeChat in China concerns one of the app’s defining features: ‘People Nearby’. Tapping this function returns a list of other users within vicinity. This flirty and oftentimes creepy feature is being used by prostitutes to find and turn tricks, according to CCTV, China’s state broadcaster.

WeChat Near By

Sexual solicitation on Chinese social networks isn’t anything new, but what really enraged audiences in this report was a survey among of school students that revealed they had come across the prostitutes’ accounts when encountering nearby people within WeChat. CCTV reporters in Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, and Hangzhou all conducted surveys and confirmed the trend.

wechat people nearbyFurther adding fuel to the fire is the fact that the journalists claimed to have reported six of the accounts in question to Tencent, but they were still active as of press time.

CCTV reports Tencent knows this is happening but is unable to solve the problem. Critics are calling for real-name registration, stricter government monitoring of accounts, and the option to install People Nearby as a separate plug-in.

WeChat isn’t the only app being used by sex workers in China. In fact, ‘potential clients’ are probably more likely to find what they’re looking for on Momo. The Chinese find-and-flirt app’s main function does the same thing as People Nearby on WeChat, and it lets users set up public dating profiles. A leaked video from earlier this year shows Chinese prostitutes actually taking classes on how to use both WeChat and Momo to lure in customers. Momo just announced it reached 50 million users and is starting to monetize. While many users just want to flirt, find a date, or hook up, prostitutes are commonplace on the app.

Sony’s PlayStation 4 will be available in Malaysia on December 20, 2013 for RM1,799. But with the console officially launching today (November 15) in the U.S. and Australia, does it make more sense to buy one from overseas (don’t forget, all PS4 games are region-free)? Let’s find out.

Sony PS 4 Price around the world
As you can see, the U.S. is by far the cheapest option if you’re planning on importing a PS4, at a converted price of just RM1,277. However, due to the size and weight of the console, the cost of shipping and importing it into Malaysia may well cost you an arm and a leg. As such, if you can wait until December 17, your next best bet is Hong Kong, where the console will be on sale for HK$3,380 or approximately RM1,395. Whatever you do, don’t buy one from Brazil.

 

According to the Wall Street Google_WimmJournal, Google is preparing to start mass production of its smartwatch. It’s probably no surprise to some as Google acquired the smartwatch maker, WIMM Labs, two months ago. Supposedly already in the last few stages of development, the smartwatch will run on Android with a heavy emphasis on Google Now.

 

It appears Google is aiming to address the usefulness of smartwatches with its own smartwatch. The product category has yet to take off due to the current crop of smartwatches’ limited uses despite many different models being present on the market right now. The Google smartwatch is rumored to be able to communicate with a smartphone, and draw information such as schedules from a user’s email through Google Now in order to enhance its usefulness.

 

Google is also looking to reduce its smartwatch’s power consumption so as to extend its battery life, which is another weakness of the current generation of smartwatches.