Thursday, July 31, 2008

xAurora - yet another web browser?

xAurora claims to be developed using assembly language (which accounts for its very small size), and claims to be very fast and secured compared to other web browsers. xAurora has very tightened security.

xAurora introduction presentation claims that other web browser security model is only considering about "Application security" and "System security" but xAurora security model includes both "Application security" and "Systems security" plus "Kernel security". Probably it is touching the kernel space also.

Features of xAurora
  • Artificial Intelligent Threat Management System
  • Web browser runs on kernel mode.
  • Contains multi proxy, bounce proxy, chain proxy and reverse proxy features.
  • Has multi network and pure hardware acceleration.
  • Tweaks windows TCP/IP stack to archive maximum performance.
Default user interface looks very messy. But not to worry you can always configure it. xAurora also enriched with several skins, plugins. xAurora doesn't have a official web site yet it was introduce using a Sri Lankan web forum call This web browser is developed by Sri Lankan, Dr. Sameera De Alwis (A.K.A. HackerZMafiA). And this web browser is funded by ICTA (Information and Communication Technology Agency - Sri Lanka).

So I'm Interested, where can I find it?

Friday, July 25, 2008

Gmail security made more easier

Is this NEWS?
In the early days of Gmail introduction, the gmail session always kept secured even after you logged in that is gmail was always using https. But since https is slower than http, they transfered the session to http once you logged in unless you access gmail via So https sessions were available from the beginning but only few used it.

So what's the big deal? Why this additional "s" is so important? ;-)
https is the secured version of http protocol. https encrypts data before transmit it over the network, but http transmits it plainly. https is slower but safer and very had to hack. There were some posts few months back, that Gmail with http can easily hacked and it was impossible to hack sessions that uses https.

OK, https is better! But what is the big feature?
Now you can choose your session between http and https without having to login in specifically using to be on safer side.

So how can I my Gmail session more safer?
  1. Login to Gmail.
  2. Go to sesstings. (The link is on right hand side upper corner.) :)
  3. Scroll to the end of the settings page.
  4. You will see two options under "Browser connection:"
  5. Select "Always use https".
  6. Click on "Save Changes" buttons.
  7. Feel more secured. :-D
Where can I learn more about these?

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Call USA and Canada free from anywhere on Earth!

Free calls? Is it true?
Yes! It is true. Now you can call any land line or mobile phone in Canada or USA for free with 5 minutes maximum duration per call, absolutely free. There is no limit on the number of calls that you can make.

So what is the amazing application that give you such facility for free?
It is not Skype definitely. :-)
This amazing application is called iCall. You can find out more about it on This not very hot news. iCall is providing this service for a some time now. But it is unknown to most of people.

So how can I made calls?
Just visit and install the application. And start iCall.
When wizard appeared select the option to create new account and do so.
Then log again with your user name and password.
Followed the wizard and call you buddies in North America.

How can I remove 5 minutes limitation? Is there a hack?
Buy the iCall Pro. It is worth the money. :-)