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Sunday, 22 June 2014

Amazon baits developers with $5K per Fire Phone app

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Amazon will give developers $5,000 in Amazon Coins for every paid app for the new Fire Phone that meets Amazon’s standards.
Each developer can reap the rewards for as many as three apps. Qualifying apps with in-app purchasing can count, too, according to a blog post today from Amazon developer evangelist David Isbitski.
Amazon Coins are redeemable for games, apps, and in-app purchases on Amazon devices, including Kindles and the Fire Phone… and, presumably, Fire TV. You can also spend them on Android apps and games. So basically, it’s more fake Internet money.
It’s a logical step for Amazon to mobilize interest in the development community as the phone picks up and looks to challenge devices running Android, iOS, and Windows operating systems.
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Thursday, 24 April 2014

Microsoft Launch's “Office Mix” Makes PowerPoint Interactive

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Perhaps Microsoft has heard similar feedback, hence their new app called Office Mix. This application adds interactive elements to PowerPoint, and we all know interactive means better, yeah?

Death by PowerPoint is something that many an employee has to go through, especially when attending seminars, meetings, and pitches. While there is no dearth of useful advice about how to make PowerPoint presentations that will not bore your audience to death, these resources don’t seem to have much of an impact – at least based on experience and stories I’ve heard.

There is also a Knowledge Base section for Office Mix, where you can find out more details about the application. Personally, I think there are two questions that need answering the most.
One, what exactly does Office Mix do ?
The answer, from the Knowledge Base:
Office Mix allows you to turn your PowerPoints into interactive online lessons or presentations. We install an add-in that gives you the ability to record audio, video, and handwriting, and insert interactive elements like quizzes and CK12 exercises. There’s even a screen capture tool so you can record anything on your PC.
Once your presentation is ready just click “Create Mix.” We work our magic to mix it into an interactive document complete with analytics, and place it in the cloud. From there, just share the link, and your students can watch it on just about any device with a web browser. You can then check student progress online and see who watched the presentation, and how they did on your quizzes.
That makes it pretty clear that – at least at this point – Office Mix is targetted at the education sector.
Two, how much will I have to pay for this ?
It’s free! The website, data analytics, and add-in are all free.
Pretty cool, but obviously, you’ll need Office, which is not free, to use Office Mix. You can try out various Microsoft products and services for free here, though.

At the end of the day, the question is whether Office Mix will revolutionize PowerPoint. What do you think?

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Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Change Your IP in Less Then 1 Minute

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1. Click on “Start” in the bottom left hand corner of screen
2. Click on “Run”
3. Type in “command” and hit OK
 You should now be at an MSDOS prompt screen.
4. Type “ipconfig /release” just like that, and hit “enter”
5. Type “exit” and leave the prompt
6. Right-click on “Network Places” or “My Network Places” on your desktop.
7. Click on “properties”
You should now be on a screen with something titled “Local Area Connection”, or something close to that, and, if you have a network hooked up, all of your other networks.
8. Right click on “Local Area Connection” and click “properties”
9. Double-click on the “Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)” from the list under the “General” tab.
10. Click on “Use the following IP address” under the “General” tab.
11. Create an IP address (It doesn’t matter what it is. I just type 1 and 2 until i fill the area up).
12. Press “Tab” and it should automatically fill in the “Subnet Mask” section with default numbers.
13. Hit the “Ok” button here.
14. Hit the “Ok” button again.
You should now be back to the “Local Area Connection” screen.
15. Right-click back on “Local Area Connection” and go to properties again.

16. Go back to the “TCP/IP” settings.
17. This time, select “Obtain an IP address automatically” tongue.gif
18. Hit “Ok”
19. Hit “Ok” again
20. You now have a new IP address
With a little practice, you can easily get this process down to 15 seconds.

NOTE:- This only changes your dynamic IP address, not your ISP/IP address. If you plan on hacking a website with this trick be extremely careful, because if they try a little, they can trace it back.

more info- Ezivera 
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Thursday, 27 February 2014

“Outernet”a project to provide free wi-fi to entire world from space

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Washington:  A US company is planning to build an 'Outernet - a global network of cube satellites broadcasting Internet data to all the people on the planet - for free.

The idea is to offer free Internet access to all people, regardless of location, bypassing filtering or other means of censorship, according to the New York based non-profit organisation, Media Development Investment Fund (MDIF).

MDIF proposes that hundreds of cube satellites be built and launched to create a constellation of sorts in the sky, allowing anyone with a phone or computer to access Internet data sent to the satellites by several hundred ground stations.


The organisation claims that 40 per cent of the people in the world today are still not able to connect to the Internet - and it's not just because of restrictive governments such as North Korea - it's also due to the high cost of bringing service to remote areas, 'phys.org' reported.


An Outernet would allow people from Siberia to parts of the western US to remote islands or villages in Africa to receive the same news as those in New York or Tokyo.

The Outernet would be one-way - data would flow from feeders to the satellites which would broadcast to all below.

MDIF plans to add the ability to transmit from anywhere as well as soon as funds become available.

MDIF has acknowledged that building such a network would not be cheap. Such satellites typically run $100,000 to $300,000 to build and launch.


How Does It Works ?

Outernet consists of a constellation of hundreds of low-cost, miniature satellites in Low Earth Orbit. Each satellite receives data streams from a network of ground stations and transmits that data in a continuous loop until new content is received. In order to serve the widest possible audience, the entire constellation utilizes globally-accepted, standards-based protocols, such as DVB, Digital Radio Mondiale, and UDP-based WiFi multicasting.


According to MDIF, Hundreds of cube satellites to be built and launched to create a constellation of sorts in the sky, which allow anyone to connect with the Internet through Mobile or Computer. Still today 40%  of the people in the world are there who are not able to connect to the Internet, due to several reasons includes restrictive government rules, high cost of bringing service to remote areas. An Outernet would allow people from Siberia to parts of the western US to remote islands or villages in Africa to receive the same news as those in New York or Tokyo. The Outernet would be one-way – data would flow from feeders to the satellites which would broadcast to all below. MDIF also waiting for the funds, after that it will be able to transmit from anywhere. According to MDIF, such type of networks cost $100,000 to $300,000 to build and launch, well it’s not a cheap amount. Currently the organization plans to have prototype satellites ready in June with initial deployment happening mid-2015. 

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Thursday, 20 February 2014

Which Browser Is Better for Privacy And for Security Purpose

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Dear Lifehacker, 
With Firefox getting ads and Chrome extensions spying on me, is there really one browser that's better than the others when it comes to privacy? Does it matter if I use something like Opera or Safari instead? Is my browser watching what I'm doing and reporting back? P
That's a great question, and the answer isn't as clear cut as you might think. Different browsers handle user data in different ways, and when you toss add-ons and extensions into the mix, the picture changes even more. Let's take a look at some of the most popular browsers from a privacy angle, and see who has your back when it comes to tracking—or not tracking—what you do online. 

Chrome, and Google's Position on Browser Privacy

Google Chrome, being the dominant web browser in most of the world, has taken a few hits lately in the privacy department. Between adware-filled extensions and microphone-listening exploits, It might look like Chrome has privacy problems. However, both of those issues are third parties using a combination of built-in features and user trust to spy on them—it has nothing to do with the browser itself. We'll get to how third parties play into things a little bit later, but first, let’s talk about Chrome on its own.

Firefox, and the Mozilla Foundation


Firefox has long been touted as the best browser for privacy. It's open source, managed by the non-profit Mozilla Foundation (of which, it should be noted, Google is an investor), and is at the core of most privacy-focused browsers (like the previously mentioned Tor Browser Bundle). Even on the mobile side, Firefox for Android is open source and its code available to anyone who wants it. By most accounts, Mozilla is completely above board with what Firefox does, and the Foundation doesn't trade in user data, so there's no reason for them to harvest it.

What About Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer?

So if you don't use Firefox or Chrome, where does that leave you? We asked the EFF, but none of their experts had any knowledge when it came to browsers that weren't Chrome or Firefox. They did, however, note that privacy advocates generally prefer open source browsers like over closed-source, proprietary ones like Apple's Safari and Microsoft's Internet Explorer. The EFF praised both however for pioneering their own privacy features, like Safari's 3rd party cookie blocking and IE's Tracking Protection Lists. Still, the fact that you can't see under the hood and that neither have developer APIs makes them tough to analyze. 

The Bottom Line: No, Your Browser Doesn’t Make a Huge Difference

So where does that leave us? Well, your browser is probably sending some information back to the company that created it, but that information is explicitly used to support the features you have turned on. As long as you trust the developer behind your favorite browser, this isn't an issue. Bonus: there's nothing dangerous or invasive about using Chrome sync or Firefox sync.


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Sunday, 16 February 2014

Chrome, Firefox face threat of mischievous cyber attacks

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New Delhi: Multiple vulnerabilities have been detected in popular web browsers Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox and cyber security sleuths have advised Internet users in the Indian cyberspace to guard against arbitrary activities on their systems.
In view of these suspicious virus-based activities, Internet users have been asked to upgrade their personal versions of these two most used web browsers on their work stations.

“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Mozilla Firefox, Thunderbird and SeaMonkey which could be exploited by a remote attacker to bypass certain security restrictions, disclose potentially sensitive information, gain escalated privileges, execute arbitrary code and causes denial of service condition on the affected system,” the Computer Emergency Response Team of India (CERT-IN) said in its latest advisory to online users in the country.

The CERT-In is the nodal agency to combat hacking, phishing and to fortify security-related defences of the Indian Internet arena.

“The two web browsers are an important tool for Internet surfing among Indian online consumers. The anomalies have been detected recently and it would be advised that users upgrade their existing versions sooner than later. These activities are mischief on part of hackers or they are harmful viruses,” a cyber security expert told PTI.
The agency, in its advisory, said the vulnerability is caused “due to improper restrict access to ‘about:home’ buttons by script on other pages in Mozilla Firefox”.

“A user-assisted remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability using a crafted website or webpage. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow user-assisted remote attacker to cause a denial of service condition,” the CERT-In said.
Similar issues have been reported in the popular browser offered by Google.

“Multiple vulnerabilities have been reported in Google Chrome which could be exploited by a remote attacker to cause denial of service condition or execute arbitrary code on the target system,” the agency said.

The maximum damage these vulnerabilities can cause, the advisory said, was memory corruption, unwanted downloading of files, loss of sensitive information (when Mozilla Firefox is used in Android phones) and cause of denial of various services on the Internet to the user.

The agency advised Internet users to either user proper security patches (Mozilla Firefox) or upgrade the browser version (Google Chrome).

The affected software systems include “Firefox versions prior to 27.0, Firefox extended support release (ESR) versions prior to 24.3, Thunderbird versions prior to 24.3, SeaMonkey versions prior to 2.24 and Google Chrome prior to version 32.0.1700.102".

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Friday, 14 February 2014

List Of All Top Android Versions

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Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices such as smartphones, multitasking phones and tablet computers such as the Galaxy Tab. It is developed by the Open Handset Alliance led by Google.Google bought over the initial developer Android Inc in 2005, to gain total control of the Android Franchise, today it is worth several hundred times what it was bought for.The Android franchise has a total of 9 versions, the names of which have been illustrated below. 


The following names are used for the currently existing Android releases. Note that versions 1.0 and 1.1 were not publicly named. However, Android 1.1 was internally referred to as "Petit-Four" (noted in Traroth's answer, confirmed here):
  • Android 1.5
Donut:
  • Android 1.6
Eclair:
  • Android 2.0
  • Android 2.1
see also:- 30+ Secret Codes Of Android Devices

Froyo: (short for "frozen yogurt")
  • Android 2.2
Gingerbread:
  • Android 2.3
Honeycomb:
  • Android 3.0
  • Android 3.1
  • Android 3.2
Ice Cream Sandwich:
  • Android 4.0
see also:- 10 Android Tips and Tricks

Jelly Bean:
  • Android 4.1
  • Android 4.2
  • Android 4.3
see also :- Top Features Of Android Jelly Bean

KitKat:
  • Android 4.4 (confirmed)

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Thursday, 13 February 2014

Top 10 Best Firefox Add-ons of 2014

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Firefox is one of the best browsers out there. If used correctly, the effect can be pretty awesome. Let's have a look below for 12 addons which can help you improve the usage of Mozilla Firefox.

1.Collusion:

allows you to see which sites are using third-party cookies to track your movements across the Web. It shows, in real time, how that data creates a spider web of interaction between companies and other trackers.

2.URL Fixer

corrects typos in URLs that you enter in the address bar. For example, if you type google.con, it will correct it to google.com (asking first, if you enable confirmation). One reviewer of this add-on says it’s a “huge time saver” — and who doesn’t need to save time?

3.PearlTrees.


Collect, organize and share everything you like with your new visual and social library. Pearltrees’ unique visual interface lets you have all your interests at hand and inspires you with other’s collections.

4.TwitBin.

It allows you to keep up with all of your Twitter conversations right from your browser sidebar. Send messages, receive messages, share links, and more

5.Memonic Web Clipper,

which lets you capture content snippets on any page and choose sections of websites to save, share and discuss with friends. Keep more than just links: Save the essential content snippets and use them on any computer or mobile. Memonic combines the advantages of bookmarks with your private online notebook

6. 365scores Notifier

lets you get all the scores, updates and other information about your favorite teams in real time.

7.Do Not Track Plus

Firefox already has a feature called Do Not Track, which allows you to tell Websites not to track your online activity

8. Cheevos for Firefox


Want to learn about Firefox and brag to your friends about your pro-level Web surfing? May’s add-on choice Cheevos for Firefox— gets you there. With this add-on you gain achievements for using Firefox, whether it’s finding hidden Easter eggs within the product, or taking advantage of the power of the browser. It makes using the web more fun

9.Tab Badge,

which gives an alert on any one of your open tabs letting you know when there’s something new on that page.

10. Fabtabs

It was a big hit with Firefox users. By taking a small screenshot of the website you are currently viewing, and calculating the most commonly used color from that screenshot, Fab Tabs tries to take the one essential color from the website and apply it to the tab to not only makes your tabs look fabulous, but to help you navigate your tabs visually.



You may downloads all the addons from here:
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/


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J.A.R.V.I.S : Artificial Intelligence Assistant Operating System for Hackers

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A group of Indian Hackers has designed Artificial Intelligence Assistant Operating System called 'J.A.R.V.I.S' , who recognizes them, answer questions, tweet for them and Collect information, scan targets for them.

Chiragh Dewan, a 18 year old student who is currently pursuing his BCA has taken the initiative to be the first Indian to complete this project J.A.R.V.I.S , which is inspired by Iron Man’s (movie) artificial intelligence assistant Jarvis.
With his team of 7 including Himanshu Vaishnav, Mayur Singh, Krishanu Kashyap, Vikas Kumar, Vinmay Nair and Sravan Kumar, they are about to finish the 3rd level of the project.
Their long term goal is to create an OS which could adapt itself according to the user's needs. Like if a doctor is using the OS, it will adapt itself so as it is capable of helping him out in his field like searching for new techniques, medicines, help in their research, etc. Add for architects, other professions. 
Project Task Completed: In the current version of Jarvis v1.0, it is capable of:
  • Answering questions asked by the administrator
  • Compile reports on any topic asked by the user.
  • Control lights by voice.
  • Basic interaction with the user.
  • Handling Facebook, Email and Social profiles of users
  • Using Twitter Account with voice control
  • Basic OS kernel is ready.
  • Can Scan targets for Hackers
  • Gathering Basic information about the target
All the above functionalities are completely controlled by voice. It has only been four months since they have started this project and have achieved a lot in this short period of time.

The team will announce the OS publicly soon after completion of phase 3, but for now Chiragh proudly shows off his creation on the J.A.R.V.I.S project website.

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Thursday, 2 January 2014

Top 10 Threat Predictions for 2014

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During the past few years, security threats and actual breaches have grown exponentially. Malware has gone mainstream, social engineering has become far more sophisticated, high-profile database hacks have become disturbingly common, and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks have rocked businesses across a wide range of industries. These attacks have rendered countinue ...

Android Malware Will Expand

As the Android OS takes root in game consoles, wearable devices, home automation equipment and industrial control systems, malware will appear on these devices.

Use of Encryption Will Increase


Fears that critical data and intellectual property could be compromised or stolen through malware or government eavesdropping will lead to an uptick in the use of encryption.



Shutting Down Botnet Operators

Law enforcement will broaden its scope and focus on a broader set of global cyber-targets, including botnet operators and individuals selling cyber-crime services.

Battling for the Deep Web


Improved versions of anonymous services and file-sharing  applications will grow, and it will become more difficult to infiltrate and take down these systems.


Targetig Off-Net Devices
Cyber-crooks will target infrastructure over desktops. The first generic exploitation frameworks and mass malware agents for home devices will appear.



Becoming More Transparent

On the heels of an FTC crackdown in 2013, network security vendors will face increased scrutiny and accountability.



Botnets Will Migrate


Cyber crooks will transition from a traditional client-server botnet approach to a P2P strategy that makes it more difficult to dismantle and disrupt their activities.


Botnets Will Cross-Breed

Increasingly sophisticated botnets will seek out other botnets and cross-infect with them to more effectively increase their base of machines.


More Attacks on Windows XP

When Microsoft stops supporting Windows XP on April 8, newly discovered vulnerabilities will not be patched, and systems will become vulnerable.

Biometrics Will Increase

The use of two-factor authentication and biometric methods—including tattoos, iris scanning and facial recognition—will grow.
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Sunday, 29 December 2013

10 Android Tips and Tricks

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Many android users don’t know much about the hidden features of android phones. Today we are sharing an article with secret android tricks and hidden features of android phones. Different versions of android versions support different set of android tricks, so try them all

1) Force reboot


Many times android users face a problem of freezing in mobile phone, in case your android phone is frozen, you can reboot it.

Just press Power Button+ Home Key + Volume up button simultaneously.

2) Quick Google Access


Android phones is built primarily for the Internet, many of Android users don’t know that android phones provide a way by which we can access Google search in just a single click.

Press menu key and hold it for couple of seconds, it will launch the Google search.


3) Reboot Android in safe mode


As many computers, we can also reboot Android phones in safe mode. The latest Android- Jelly Bean version provides an option to reboot in safe mode, if something goes wrong.
To reboot your android in safe mode, follow the below given instructions.

*Long press the power button
*Long press on the power off option.

Android phone will show a confirmation message about rebooting it in safe mode, if we reboot android phone in safe mode then all the 3rd party application will be disabled. These applications can again be enabled when we reboot our phone normally. This is a great Android utility in case when, one of your 3rd party application is causing trouble for you and you want to hunt it.


4) Unlock android phones by face detection


In the jelly bean version, Android provides a way by which android phone can be unlock using face detection, to make this feature more secure, Jelly Bean version added another layer of protection in which Android phone can be unlocked only when the face is matched as well as we have to blink eyes in order to unlock phone. Blinking eyes tells the android security system that person is live and it’s not an illegal attempt of unlocking using a still image.
To activate this:

Go to Settings > Security > Screen lock > Face unlock.

5) Get detailed information about phone status


We can get the detailed statistics like phone information, battery information, usage statistics and WiFi information by just dialing *#*#4636#*#*

This is a handy USSD to get the details about battery usage, DNS check, Ping, Application time usage time and so on.


6) Move android apps to SD card


Its good idea to install android apps in SD card, but what if you installed apps on your phone memory. Don’t worry! Android phones provide a way by which we can move our apps to SD card. To move apps to SD card, follow these steps:

Go to settings > Application settings > Manage application > Select the application, You will see the option “Move to SD card”.

7) Hard Reset and Factory reset your android phone


Android phone can be formatted in two ways

a) Factory reset: In factory reset, your phone is being formatted to factory level. Means all the settings will go by default and all the internal data will be deleted. To factory reset a phone dial *#*#7780#*#*.


b) Hard reset:
To hard reset a phone dial *2767*3855#, this will delete all the data (including internal and External SD data) as well as settings of android phone. Don’t try this code for testing purpose, until you are not sure. It will not ask for any confirmation.


Context menu in android:

Long press on the screen, will show you additional options for customizing android phones. This context menu is somewhat similar to the right click menu of most operating systems.

9) Taking screen shots on android phone


Android phones offer a great feature by which we can take the screen shot without using any 3rd party application. However the screen shot android tricks vary from one android version to another version.

Press the Home button + power button.
For Galaxy Nexus: Power button + volume down button.
For Galaxy Note 2 and S3: Swipe your palm on the screen to take screen shot.

10) Android Version Animation


Go to settings > about phone > Tab repeatedly on ‘Android version’.
After sometime, the Android version will be animated

Hope you find it useful and you will try it on your Android device!


See also :- 
How to Unlock Android Pattern Lock And Password Lock

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Thursday, 12 December 2013

[THC-Hydra v7.5] Fast network logon cracker

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CHANGELOG for 7.5

        * Moved the license from GPLv3 to AGPLv3 (see LICENSE file)
        * Added module for Asterisk Call Manager
        * Added support for Android where some functions are not available
        * hydra main:
           - reduced the screen output if run without -h, full screen with -h
           - fix for ipv6 and port parsing with service://[ipv6address]:port/OPTIONS
           - fixed -o output (thanks to www417)
           - warning if HYDRA_PROXY is defined but the module does not use it
           - fixed an issue with large input files and long entries

        * hydra library:
           - SSL connections are now fixed to SSLv3 as some SSL servers fail otherwise, report if this gives you problems
           - removed support for old OPENSSL libraries
        * HTTP Form module:
           - login and password values are now encoded if special characters are present
           - ^USER^ and ^PASS^ are now also supported in H= header values
           - if you the colon as a value in your option string, you can now escape it with \: - but do not encode a \ with \\
        * Mysql module: protocol 10 is now supported
        * SMTP, POP3, IMAP modules: Disabled the TLS in default. TLS must now be defined as an option "TLS" if required. This increases performance.
        * Cisco module: fixed a small bug (thanks to Vitaly McLain)
        * Postgres module: libraries on Cygwin are buggy at the moment, module is therefore disabled on Cygwin

 You can also take a look at the full CHANGES file

Download THC-Hydra v7.5


1. The source code of state-of-the-art Hydra: hydra-7.5.tar.gz
    (compiles on all UNIX based platforms - even MacOS X, Cygwin on Windows, ARM-Linux, Android, etc.)

 2. The source code of the stable tree of Hydra ONLY in case v7 gives you problems on unusual and old platforms: hydra-5.9.1-src.tar.gz

 3. The Win32/Cywin binary release: --- not anymore ---
    Install cygwin from http://www.cygwin.com  and compile it yourself. If you do not have cygwin installed - how do you think you will do proper securiy testing? duh ...


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