Victor's Blog about the Web, Security and Life

The web for me is a hobby where standards and best practices are daily bread. Security is a concern that everybody must be aware of its details for IT in general, and the web in particular, to be a safer place. My life, on the other hand, is that of a regular Lebanese citizen where politics and social issues are discussed on a daily basis. I hope you enjoy reading my blog and make sure to drop me a comment about any topic you find interesting.

Category: Security

How To Recover Your Hotmail / MSN / Live Passport Account?

Did you lose access to your Hotmail / MSN / Live account and cannot reset your password using normal techniques (like Secret Question / Answer or Alternate Email)? If yes, here is the link that allows you to "try" to recover your account by contacting Microsoft directly....

IEEE Ethical Hacking Seminar

Yesterday, I gave a seminar entitled "Ethical Hacking: It's All About the Ethics". What I really enjoyed about the seminar was the amount of interest that the topic had on students as well as the questions asked during and after the seminar. I received today some pictures...

Emerald Who's Who is a Scam

I am writing this article in here so that everyone else out there can be aware of this SCAM and FRAUDULENT company named Emerald Who's Who. These people are very professional at their SCAM business to the extent that you will feel very stuck in their deal. I was almost caught yesterday except...

The Ghost in Internet Explorer 6, 7 and even 8 (Beta)

I found an interesting article written by Marius Oiaga, related to Internet Explorer security, and addresses the existence of what can be called "Ghosts". Whether you believe in ghosts or not is irrelevant from a browser point of view. The matter is that you'd better start believing...

lebanese-forces.com: The Attack Was Not From Hezbollah!

Two days ago, on Sunday night, Roland, a friend of mine, called me and said that the lebanese-forces.com website was under a heavy denial of service attack and that they were receiving emails from Hezbollah advertising the attack and asking them to shut down the website. My natural reply to his...

Google Adwords Phishing Emails

This is just an alert about emails that are being sent to many people that I know regarding Billing Information for Google Adwords. The email is asking people to visit a website that looks exactly like the Google Adwords website and asks visitors to login and update their credit card...

Domain Name Locking

It has come to my attention lately that many hosting companies in Lebanon do not implement the domain locking policy that was recommended by ICANN back in 2004. In this article, I will simply state what ICANN (Internet Corporation on Assigned Names and Numbers) has to say about this topic and...
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