One of the very first step that most viruses/malwares take to infect a PC is surreptitiously open TCP/UDP ports to permit listening connections from harmful sources. Such malicious applications use ports to regulate their incoming and outgoing connections to download complementary scripts in order to exploit admin/root access, as well as steal confidential information from the system. If you’re a network administrator and looking for a tool that can remotely monitor TCP/UDP ports across the network, try out WhatsUP PortScanner.
The application has been specifically designed for system administrators to scan all well known ports, all ports, or only specified ports of defined client PC in their network. Unlike previously covered CloseTheDoor
, it provides additional tools to detect TCP and UDP ports, advance scanning parameters, and tab-based interface to monitor multiple clients’ IP addresses. Read past the break for more.
The Kindle Fire from Amazon is a nifty little gadget that is primarily meant to enhance your reading experience on an Android device. The eBook reading capabilities of this Amazon brainchild aside, it is the app's overall design and features list that make it an immensely useful mobile device. One of the standout aspects of Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet is its stock browser (Silk browser). Until now, the browser was, of course, available only to Kindle Fire users, but hats off to XDA-Developers member TyHi, who has managed to successfully port it to other Android devices. The process currently works only for rooted devices, involves side-loading a handful of APKs, and pushing a few files to your device’s system directories. If you’re interested in getting the taste of Silk browser on your Android device, join us after the break for a step-by-step guide.
Android is the fastest growing Smartphone OS throughout the world. The main reason behind this Android boom is perhaps its universal adaptability and a structure that is customizable to core. Recently Sony Ericsson, one of the key Android phone manufacturer, introduced Bravia Reality Engine in select devices. This engine is basically a display management functionality that comes integrated with contrast enhancement, re-coloring and other display tweaks. The main motive behind Bravia Engine is to get a closer-to-life [reality] display on your mobile’s screen. Although Bravia Engine comes packaged in newer Xperia line, but the development community has managed to port it to older Xperia devices as well. Read More
One of the major network security specific loophole is unauthorized opened port
. As you may already know that applications and system & user initiated instances, which attempt to bypass Windows Firewall to open a TCP/UPD port for listening incoming connections from external sources, are highly prone to security attacks and vulnerabilities. Since Windows CLI netstat
command doesn’t help you in finding details regarding the applications and instances which have already opened ports to listen incoming connections, you must try CloseTheDoor
for this very purpose. The application has been created to list down all the active/passive listening TCP/UDP ports over IPv4/IPv6 along with the associated programs. According to developer, it was specifically built to close backdoors in order to prevent unauthenticated sources from stealing confidential information.
The HTC Desire S ROM based on Gingerbread 2.3.3 with HTC Sense 2.1 has been ported to the Desire Z / T-Mobile G2. Developers are working hard and fast and this is the third port so far we have covered regarding the Desire S ROM, so if you’re a Desire Z / G2 owner, you now have a shot at trying out the latest version of Android’s Gingerbread and HTC’s Sense UI on your device thanks to XDA-Developers forum member siulmagic
. For more on this ROM and how to install it on your device, read on!
Previously, we covered the Desire S ROM port to the HTC Desire
and you thought that was awesome. Well, thanks to the efforts of developers at XDA-Developers forum, owners of the Nexus One have not been left behind with the ROM being successfully ported to the Nexus One too, who now have an excellent option when it comes to custom Gingerbread based ROMs. The ROM is stated to be stable enough for everyday use, but is still being worked on for further improvements. For more on the ROM and how to install it, read on!
By default, Remote Desktop listens on port 3389. If you want to change this port, there is no easy way to do it in Windows. You might have to tweak with the registry from “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\TerminalServer\WinStations\RDP-Tcp” (via regedit) in order to change your remote desktop port. Lets say you have different computers using the remote desktop connection but require them to be running on different ports. Or require configuring firewalls for which you will need to know the Remote Desktop port. This may be so because the Remote Desktop port can be used without opening up any extra ports when working on firewalls. RDP Changer
is a simple application that allows instantly changing the Remote Desktop port. Just launch RDP Changer, enter a port name and click Change
Yes, it is possible and it is here! The famous iPhone Dev Team member planetbeing has successfully ported the Android OS to iPhone 2G, bringing something to the device that users have waited for a long time.
In his blog post made yesterday, planetbeing shared a video with the world that shows an iPhone 2G successfully running Android OS. Check out the video after the jump.
Almost a month back we covered 10 Free File Hosting Services To Store Your Files, these online services can be used to upload and share files with your friends. But what if you want to share multiple files which are all heavy in size? And what if you don’t want to waste your time uploading all the files? It is better to convert your computer into a file sharing server, in this way your friends can access your files(that you have made accessible) directly over the internet without any 3rd party service. HFS is a great open-source software that makes this all possible, it has a web interface and is fairly easy to use. Read More