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Now a days as more and more people report falling prey to phishing scams, Google blog has come up with some safety guidelines, which I would like to share with my readers.

What is phishing?

Someone poses as someone else in an effort to fool you into sharing personal or other sensitive information with them, this is a simple defenition of phishing.

Phishers can masquerade as just about anyone, including banks, email and application providers, online merchants, online payment services, and even governments. And while some of these attacks are crude and easy to spot, many of them are sophisticated and well constructed. That fake email from “your bank” can look very real; the bogus “login page” you’re redirected to can seem completely legitimate.

Guidelines to escape from Phishing attacks

1.Be careful about responding to emails that ask you for sensitive information like social security number, bank passwords,account numbers.Legitimate businesses will never ask for this information via email.

2.Go to the site yourself, rather than clicking on links in suspicious emails.Open a new browser window and go to the organization’s website as you normally would

3.Check for signs and verifications.If you’re on a site that’s asking for sensitive information,check the URL to make sure the page is actually part of the organization’s website, and not a fraudulent page on a different domain (such as mybankk.com or g00gle.com.)look for “https” at the beginning of the URL and the padlock icon in the browser. (In Firefox and Internet Explorer 6, the padlock appears in the bottom right-hand corner, while in Internet Explorer 7 the padlock appears on the right-hand side of the address bar.)

4.Avoid “fabulous offers” and “fantastic prizes” that you’ll sometimes come across on the web.

5.Use a browser that has a phishing filter. The latest versions of most browsers — including Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Opera — include phishing filters that can help you spot potential phishing attacks.


I came across google wave in twitter. Google wave is one of the most twittered words this season. I was curious to know what google wave is I went to google wave home page, but was disappointed to see that sign u is only through invitations. But I didn’t get any invitation. So I have applied for an invitation next time google sends out invitations.

What is google wave?

Learn from the Google wave team:

Google Wave is an online tool for real-time communication and collaboration. A wave can be both a conversation
and a document where people can discuss and work together using richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

What is a wave?

A wave is equal parts conversation and document. People can communicate and work together with richly formatted text, photos, videos, maps, and more.

A wave is shared. Any participant can reply anywhere in the message, edit the content and add participants at any point in the process. Then playback lets anyone rewind the wave to see who said what and when.

A wave is live. With live transmission as you type, participants on a wave can have faster conversations, see edits and interact with extensions in real-time.

How to use Google Wave

Google wave can be used for

  • Organizing events
  • Projects
  • Photo sharing
  • Interactive Games
  • Brainstorming

Watch this video to Know more

Visit Google wave to know more

 Hey I got this from another blog….It works and rocks!!!

Run google talk with the following switch: /nomutex If you installed google talk to the default location, you can easily create a shortcut to this setting.

1. Right-click on the desktop

2. Select New

3. Select Shortcut 4.

Paste this into the text box: “c:\program files\google\google talk\googletalk.exe” /nomutex

5. Click Next6. Name it whatever: Google Talk Multiple, etc.

7. Click OK until you are done

If it doesnt work, try this

Changeremove .exe extension



Google translate can be used to open blocked orkut.

We can use Google Translator or Google LanguageTools to access restricted sites.

Here’s what you need to do.

Visit Google Translator and there you see under Translate 2 types of translations are mentioned in or.
1.text translator which u ignore just after or there is a website translator. Just write the website name(obviously the blocked site you want to visit) at the text box just bellow the text ” Translate a web page:“. In the language selector box select “French to English” or any language to english or English to English if you still want the site to be in english and then click on translate. Now the intended page in english will appear as if inside google translator not the actual webpage so now we indirectly accesed blocked site as this translator site which is unblocked acts as a proxy. Trick here is that the site intended is in english but we need to translate it to english b’coz we need the translator site act as proxy so we used French 2 English in that translator.

The output link was like http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http:/puzzlehacker.wordpress.com&langpair=fr|en which was from french to english as indicated by “langpair=fr|en” and the site mentioned after “u=” in the o/p link is the site intended which is http:/puzzlehacker.wordpress.com here. If we do from english to english we’ve to write “langpair=en|en” and if we intend to view blocked site orkut.com then u=http://orkut.com resulting in total link

http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http://orkut.com&langpair=en|en which can be used directly without visiting the translator sites. Due to this google translator is some times said as Google Proxy.

Other translator sites such as Babel Fish Translation Free translation Language Translation can be used to translate from english to english or from other language to english.


Trick 1

I learned this by experience….

You have an Orkut account and a gmail account….Which account will you open first?

Most probably gmail.

But I would open orkut first then only gmail.why?

Because logging into orkut automatically opens gmail.

So if you have logged into orkut,Just type in gmail on a new window,your gmail account opens up!

Trick 2

You have the following accounts to log in to,which one will you select




Option 1>Gmail opens gmail only

Option 2>orkut>Opens orkut and Gmail

Option 3>Google>Opens google,orkut,gmail, google  page builder,notebook,…..so on..

So the best Option is Logging into Google account …


I am a google fan….

I love google,because they are open to all…..
Google Scholar
Google Ads
Google Adsense
Google Adwords
Google Earth
Google Tool Bar for Firefox
Google Tool Bar for IE
Google Local
Google Froogle
Google Submit your Site
Google Satellite Pictures
Google Base
Google News
Google Groups
Google Blog
Google Blogger
Google Blog Search
Google Desktop
Google Print
Google Book Search
Google Image
Google Search
Google Search Cheat Sheet
Google Advanced Search
Google Talk
Google Gmail
Google Video
Google Alert
Google Finance
Google US Government Search
Google Linux Search
Google BSD Search
Google Mac/Apple Search
Google Microsoft Search
Google Web Search
Google Picasa
Google Translator
Google Page Creator
Google Dashboard Widgets for Mac
Google Blogger Web Comments Extension
Google Send to Phone
Google Transit
Google Reader
Google Web Accelerator
Google Ride Finder
Google Suggest
Google Site-Flavored Search Box
Google Froogle Mobile US
Google Froogle Mobile UK
Google Compute
Google Sets
Google Personalized Search
Google Pesonalized Homepage
Google SMS US
Google SMS UK
Google Glossary
Google Research Publications
Google Mars
Google Analytics
Google Local Business Center
Google Frugal Seller Services
Google Sitemaps
Google Video Upload
Google Books Partner
Google Mobile Partner
Google Gulp
Google Mini
Google Desktop Enterprise Edition
Google Toolbar Enterprise
Google Search Appliance
Google Store
Google Press Center
Google Jobs
Google Inside Google
Google Holiday Logos
Google Official Logos
Google Fan Logos
Google Investor Relations
Contact Google
Google Security Issues
Google Orkut
Google Permissions
Google Webmaster Info
Google Cached Links
Google Calculator
Google Currency Converter
Google Definitions
Google File Types
Google I’m Feeling Lucky
Google Movies
Google Music Search
Google News Headlines
Google Phonebook
Google Q&A
Google Search by Number
Google Site Search
Google Spell Checker
Google Stock Quotes
Google Travel Info
Google Weather
Google Who Links to You?
Google Pack
Google Newsletter
Google-Friends Newsletter Archive
Google Mobile
Google Code
Google Goopy
Google Explorer Canvas
Google Kongulo
Google LibJingle
Google Blogger for Word
Google Writely
Google Sketchup
Google Moms
Google Moms 2
Google Calender
Google Gum
Google Video Top 100
Google Da Vinci Code Quest
Google Romance
Google Why Use (Hacker Edition)
Google Search for Hackers
Google 3 Billion Milestone
Google Lucky
Google Registry Files 1 / 2
Google Current Communications
Google ????
Google Small Search
Google for IE Research
Google Elements Stats
Google Translate (Simple)
Google Loading
Google Reset
Google MentalPlex
Google University Search
Google Media Room
Google Milestones
Google Executives
Google Sitemap


How to use Google as a dictionary: Just type define followed by the word or idiomatic expression you’re looking for eg. define skimp or define fly off the handle
How to use Google as a calculating machine: Just type 249+987 or 512-347 or 47*62 (for multiplication) or 40/2.5 (for division) and hit the Enter key (you don’t have to type the = sign). I even found out that 140 sq. ft. (which I read in a room ad) is equal to 13 square meters by simply typing 140 sq ft
How to use Google to convert currency: Just type 60 us dollars in british pounds or 30 ringgit in brazilian currency or 40 euros in chinese currency or 10 pesos in south african money.

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