The Art Of Password Cracking

The elusive art of password-cracking has enticed many a mortal! Everyone has, at one point or the other, contemplated cracking someone’s password to get access to their private information. Whenever people hear the term ‘hacking’, the first thing that comes to their mind is ‘cracking passwords’. A lot of people think that password-cracking is the very definition of hacking. Some people think that password-cracking is the same as stealthily looking at someone type their password. I hate to burst your bubble, but that’s not password-cracking. What exactly is it then? How do we do it?   Continue reading

Hack Me Once, Shame On You. Hack Me Twice, Shame On Me.

We hear the word ‘hacking’ all the time. Most people think that hacking is something smart, cool and wrong. But what exactly is hacking? Is it just smart coders breaking into websites? The hacking culture is great and it inspires creativity, but why limit it to just a few people? People actually do it everyday in different ways and different capacities. It is in our inherent nature to get around the rules if we don’t get something we want. There’s a hacker in every one of us, we just don’t know it yet.   Continue reading

Inside The Shell of Shell Scripting

I’m pretty sure people working in the tech domain are aware of something called Shell Scripting. Were you ever working on a project and felt that some tasks were repeating over and over again? Did you feel that there should be an easy way to automate these things and you don’t have to worry about it every single time you want to run your project? People who have heard about shell scripting and don’t know what it is, you are missing out on a cool weapon in your arsenal. People who haven’t heard about shell scripting, well it’s time to move you into the other category. So what exactly is shell scripting?   Continue reading

Demystifying Android

Look around you and you’ll see a lot of Android phones. In fact, Android has the biggest market share in the smartphone market. People don’t really know much about what happens under the hood. Laymen are excused from this because they will probably not benefit much from having this knowledge. But what about techies? Can we really afford to be equally ignorant about this? I have been fiddling with Android for quite some time now and I thought I should just elucidate a little on the world’s best-selling mobile operating system from a tech point of view.   Continue reading

Deconstructing The Geek Talk In The Movie ‘The Social Network’

Recently, I was watching a random Youtube video and I stumbled across a video which showed a scene from the movie ‘The Social Network’. This is a conversation between Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. In this scene, Zuck is interviewing candidates for the internship job in California for his company. It goes something like this:   Continue reading