Gmail password leaks download? For real? Tvskit – btcsec

A lot of people are changing their Gmail passwords since the news on 5 million Gmail passwords leaked widely spread all over the internet today. According to the new, the user “Tvskit” posted the zip file with the following screenshots in Russion Bitcoin forum.

Tvskit - Gmail Password Leak

Some sources said that the passwords in that file are 60% accurate but old passwords. I followed a few links to get the zip files from different source (including the original btcsec website) and extracted them on a VM. Here is the list of links that I downloaded the files. (Note: I intentionally didn’t link them from my blog. ) Gmail Password Downloads

Here is the size of those Gmail passwords files that I downloaded. Gmail Password Download Sizes

If you are planning to download those files from those websites that I posted in screenshot and the size are the same, don’t bother downloading it. Because those files don’t contain any password and it’s just the list of user names. (4929083 accounts in totals)

Gmail password leaks but no password

A user “cDull” from reddits also shared what they think about what happened as below in this post “5 Millions of “Gmail” passwords leaked [RUS], most likely it’s a compilation of passwords from other sites

That is pretty smart of you, and there are many others that had same idea. Just do a grep for ‘+’ in the gmail account dump and you see a lot of eharmony, filedrop, friendster, bravenet, bioware, savage, xtube, and others if you do the command below. There might be more than 20 different website references in there. This is definitely a compilation and a bunch of bullshit FUD.


grep '+' google_5000000.txt | cut -d+ -f2 | cut -d@ -f1 | sort | uniq -c | sort -h | tail -n 21
18 bravenet
18 filesavr
19 policeauctions
25 4
27 eh
28 3
32 freebiejeebies
40 hon
51 bryce
52 savage2
54 bioware
57 spam
60 2
62 savage
63 friendster
64 eharmony
66 daz3d
88 filedropper
125 1
132 daz
176 xtube

If you managed to get the file then don’t forget to use a VM before extracting the file. Of course, you have the file with passwords then let me know..

Migrating the existing blog to Google App Engine PHP Runtime is not that simple

Google App Engine

Google announced that Google App Engine PHP Runtime now available to everyone on Oct 8, 2013. As I am having a lot of problems with service uptime on Dreamhost that I am currently using, I decided to give a try.

Here is the list of things that I have done so far.

  • I created a Cloud Console application for my blog on Google Cloud platform.
  • Under my console app, I created a MySQL database (Cloud SQL) that , Busket (Cloud Storage). I need to enable the billing which requires the credit card information before creating the database.
  • I also upgraded the Google App for Business, which will cost you $5 per month, so that I can add the custom domain.
  •  I followed “Running WordPress in App Engine” document to install SDK, create the config files and manage to deploy it from my local machine to Google app engine.

So far so good but the problems come when I start the migration.

Google App Engine for WordPress Plugin

Google released an official plugin for wordpress but all it does is to remove the nice user experiences provided by wordpress team. For example:  The sub-menu for Plugin is gone after activating the “Google App Engine for WordPress” plugin.

Google App Engine WordPress Plugin

And you can’t find/install any theme in “Appreance\Themes” page.

Wordpress Theme In Google App Engine

I understand that Google wants us to install the theme or plugin in local machine and deploy it to Cloud service but why? We don’t have Google SDK on each and every machine. We, wordpress users, are able to search and install the plugin/theme since long time back and its one of the coolest feature provided by wordpress team.

No direct access to public from Google App Engine

This makes a lot of things failed for wordpress users. Akismet is the most popular plugin provided by official wordpress team for us to fight the spammers but now, that plugin doesn’t work. I am not sure how many plugin will not work on Google App Engine.

It’s the one of the reason why Google’s plugin doesn’t allows user to search/install new theme or plugin directly from the blog.

Akismet

Memcached

Activating “Memcached plugin” causes this error below.

Fatal error: Cannot redeclare wp_cache_add() (previously declared in /base/data/home/apps/s~ms-blog/dd/wordpress/wp-includes/cache.php:24) in /base/data/home/apps/s~ms-blog/dd/wordpress/wp-content/plugins/memcached/object-cache.php on line 22

I saw some solutions in google search but come on! you guys already know that every single person who are using wordpress and activate this plugin will get this error. why don’t you fix it before you release? or, it would be nice if you can provide the official solution in readme or somewhere. Ok. it’s not an official plugin from Google but you guys can mention is in your document “Running WordPress in App Engine“.

Memcached

Cost

Ok! I deployed my blog a couple of times but Google is charging me “0.31” USD already. As you can see in the chart, there are a few requests. It’s because Google cron job is doing the call every 2 hours as the requirement of Google App. I think it’s going to cost me a lot more compared to Dreamhost but of course, Google might be able to provide a better up-time so I have to see how much it’s going to cost me.

Google App Engine WordPress Bill

I am still having problem with mapping my custom domain in Google App but I will post about it later.

I understand that Google App engine for PHP is still in early stage. but if you think you can migrate your blog to Google just like that then you need to think twice. Initially, I thought I should be able to migrate my blog within one or two days. But with all those broken plugin and etc, its gonna take a good amount of time to get the full working version of my blog even I used to use PHP language before.

Please feel free to share your experience if you are also migrating your existing blog to Google App engine.

Thanks!

All screenshots of New Google Theme

Google has recently added five new great themes for iGoogle Users. Initially, there were only 7 themes available for iGoogle users and those themes are based on either local-time or weather. (you can check the all screenshots of old google themes here.)Now, Google added five new themes and also introduces the new type of theme which is based on Day. ( For example, if today is Monday then I will show the monday theme. ) I really love those news themes and captured all screenshots of all google themes. I hope you might also like it.

iGoolge Themes

New Themes

  • Day-based Theme
    • Soloar System
  • Time-based Theme
    • Aja Tiger
    • Autumn
    • JR
    • Hong Kong

Aja Tiger

From the cave looking out, follow the Aja Tiger through the day and the seasons. This Korean theme is a fun and friendly one for your iGoogle homepage.

3.14 AM

Aja Tiger Theme : 3.14 AM

6 AM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 6 AM

8 AM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 8 AM

10 AM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 10 AM

Noon

Aja Tiger Google Theme: Noon

2 PM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 2 PM

4 PM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 4 PM

6 PM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 6 PM

8 PM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 8 PM

10 PM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 10 AM

Midnight

Aja Tiger Google Theme: Midnight

2 AM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 2 AM

4 AM

Aja Tiger Google Theme: 4 AM

Soloar System

For those of you who like to space out, this theme will help you do so. Enjoy a different scene from our solar system on your iGoogle homepage, each day of the week.

Earth

Solar System Google Theme: Earth

SUN (Sunday)

Solar System Google Theme: Sun

Moon (Monday)

Solar System Google Theme: Moon

Mar (Tuesday)

Solar System Google Theme: Mar

Mercury (Wednesday)

Solar System Google Theme: Mercury

Jupiter (Thursday)

Solar System Google Theme: Jupiter

Venus (Friday)

Solar System Google Theme: Venus

Saturn (Saturday)

Solar System Google Theme: Saturn

Autumn

The leaves are falling and the air is crisp. It’s fall, and the racoons are enjoying every bit of it. Follow them through the day as they tackle the onslaught of leaves and prepare for a barbeque feast.

3.14 AM

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6 AM

314am.jpg

8 AM

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10 AM

10am-thumb.jpg

Noon

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2 PM

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4 PM

au-4pm-thumb.jpg

6 PM

au-6pm-thumb.jpg

8 PM

au-8pm-thumb.jpg

10 PM

au-10pm-thumb.jpg

Midnight

au-midnight-thumb.jpg

2 AM

au-2am-thumb.jpg

4 AM

au-4am-thumb.jpg

JR

Introducing J.R., the friendly giant monster who makes his home on your iGoogle homepage. Follow him throughout the day as he keeps himself busy going about his daily chores and hanging out with his friends.

3.14 AM

JR - 3.14 AM

6 AM

JR 6 AM

8 AM

JR - 8 AM

10 AM

JR - 10 AM

Noon

JR - NOON

2 PM

JR - 2 PM

4 PM

JR - 4 PM

6 PM

HR - 6 PM

8 PM

JR - 8 PM

10 PM

JR - 10 PM

Midnight

JR - midnight

2 AM

JR - 2 AM

4 AM

JR - 4 AM

Hong Kong

It’s the Hong Kong skyline in soft beautiful colors. Add this lively cosmopolitan city to your homepage and watch as the day goes by.

3.14 AM

Hong Kong - 3.14 AM

6 AM

Hong Kong - 6 AM

8 AM

Hong Kong - 8 AM

10 AM

Hong Kong - 10 AM

Noon

Hong Kong - Noon

2 PM

Hong Kong - 2 PM

4 PM

Hong Kong - 4 PM

6 PM

Hong Kong - 6 PM

8 PM

Hong Kong - 8 PM

10 PM

Hong Kong - 10 PM

Midnight

Hong Kong - Midnight

2 AM

Hong Kong - 2 AM

4 AM

Hong Kong - 4 AM

Note: I haven’t finished capturing the screenshots for Hong Kong themes. It’s already 2 AM so I’m gonna sleep now.. I will upload them tomorrow. You can subscribe my feed http://feeds.feedburner.com/MichaelSync to get the latest information of my blog or you can write the comment in this post. I will email you once all images are ready to view. Thanks. Cya tomorrow. Updated: I have uploaded all screenshots for Hong Kong Google Theme.

Enjoy!!! :) I like “Soloar System”. What is your favorite theme?

Related ~

All screenshots of Google Theme (iGoogle)

I believe that all of you already knew about iGoogle (formally known as “Google Personalized Home Page”) and its gorgeous themes. The interesting thing is that those theme can be changed dynamically based on either local time or weather.

There are six different themes as picture above in iGoogle. ( Actually, there are 7 themes available but “Winter scape” is a hidden theme which can’t be directly accessed. ) All of those themes are divided into 2 categories such as Weathe-based theme and Time-based theme. The weather-based theme is a theme which shows the different design based on local weather condition. For example, we will see raining theme if it’s raining in our location. The time-based theme does the same but based on local time. For example, we will see night-view theme at night.

Weather-base theme

  • BusStop

Time-base theme

  • Spring Scape
  • Beach
  • City Scape
  • Sweet Dreams
  • Tea House
  • Seasonal Scape

The BusStop theme is based on local weather condition while all others are on time.

The reason why I write this post is that I wanna share something that I found on iGoogle last weekend. The story started when I was eagerly to know how many pictures included in each theme. I didn’t know how to find out for those images. The first flash I got is that Google Gadget are created based on XML file. So, I believed that I will get the path of those images when I got the link of XML file. Then, I googled a lit for that and I found the list of xml files as below.

XML file of Google Theme

  1. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/springscape.xml
  2. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/teahouse.xml
  3. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/beach.xml
  4. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/cityscape.xml
  5. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/sweetdreams.xml
  6. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/busstop.xml
  7. http://www.google.com/ig/skins/winterscape.xml

Images of Spring Scape

3.14 AM

6 AM

8 AM

10 AM

Noon

2 PM

4 PM

6 PM

8 PM

10 PM

Midnight

2 AM

4 AM

Images of Tea House theme

3.14 AM

6 AM

8 AM

10 AM

Noon

2 PM

4 PM

6 PM

8 PM

10 PM

Midnight

2 AM

4 AM

Images of Beach theme

3.14 AM

6 AM

10 AM

Noon

2 PM

4 PM

6 PM

8 PM

10 PM

Midnight

2 AM

4 AM


Images of City Scape

3.14 AM

6 AM

8 AM

10 AM

Noon

2 PM

4 PM

6 PM

8 PM

10 PM

Midnight

2 AM

4 AM

Images of Sweet Dreams theme

3.14 AM

6 AM

Images of Winter Scape

3.14 AM

314-am.jpg

6 AM

6am.jpg

8 AM

8am.jpg

10 AM

10am.jpg

Noon

noon.jpg

2 PM

2pm.jpg

4PM

4pm.jpg

6PM

6pm.jpg

8 PM

8pm.jpg

10PM

10pm.jpg

Midnight

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2 AM

2am.jpg

4 AM

4am.jpg

Images of Bus stop theme

Cloudy

cloudy.jpg

Mostly Cloudy

mostlycloudy.jpg

Hazy

hazy.jpg

Foggy

foggy.jpg

Snowy

snowy.jpg

Flurries

flurries.jpg

Icy

icy.jpg

Windy

windy.jpg

Rainy

rainy.jpg

Stromy

stromy.jpg

Thunder

thunder.jpg

Yeah. I’m done.. :) Those are the images from Google Theme.

The following code is cool trick that I got from this link. Go to XML file (that I already mentioned above). Find out the path of CSS file. Type the code with the path of CSS file that you wanna changed.

javascript:void(document.getElementById("ext_css").href="/ig/skins/winterscape/winterscape_3.14am.css");

What do you think? do you like it?? :)

Related ~

How many Google Products do you use everyday?

When I was reading the list of Google acquisitions and their products in Wiki, I got a thought to think about how many Google products I’m using everyday. I’m not just using Google for searching something on Internet. I’m using a lot of other products from Google too.

The list of Google Products that I use everyday

#1. iGoogle ( also known as “Google Personalized HomePage” ) + Search Engine (Of course!)

This is one of my favorite features of Google. iGoogle allow me to add the feed and Google Gadgets in my personalzied page. It make me very easy to check my email, my feed and etc in one place.. ( I’ll share the list of Google Gadgets that I used everyday. )

Note: Sometimes, I used to use Google Blog Search, Image Search, Video Search and Google group too but not so often.

#2. GMail + talk

Even though there are a lot of free email services, I’m still in love with Gmail. :) Very clean and attractive interface.

#3. Google Reader + Google Gear

Actually, I used to use “Firefox Toolbar Feed Reader” for reading the blogs’ feed. The problem with this FS feedreader is that it’s difficult to manage for so many feeds. So, I have changed to Google Reader that I think it’s nice.

#4. Google Note

#5. Google App

This is my email host for my blog “http://michaelsync.net”.

#6. Google Alert

I’m using this for tracking the incoming link of my blog and finding some news that I interest.

#7. Google News

Wow! There are 7 Google products that I use everyday.. I’m using blogger for reading some of my freinds’ blogs. I’m planning to use Google Absences and Google WebMaster tool also after moving my blog to self-host.

What about you? How many Google products do you use everyday?
Related ~

ERR: iGoogle shows two “Cancel” buttons on Safari (Windows)

Apple - Safari

When I saw the chart below mentioned that Safari is the fastest web browser on any platform and the World’s best browser, I was very interest about it and download it immediately. I heard about that browser as Mac browser which is not support Windows OS. As I’m on Windows platform, I’m not sure whether Safari is the World’s best browser or not. And also, I’m not sure what make it better than Mozilla Firefox that I love. Anyway, it’s good that we can use it on Windows now.
browsers-comparison.png

But if you are a Javascipt or Ajax developer then you have one more browser that you need to take care ( Safari for Windows). Do you think that your script which is working great on Safari (Mac) will work on Safari (Windows) too? I don’t think so. Because iGoogle which is created by Google, the mother of Ajax, even has some problems with Safari.

safari-screenshot.png

Actually, I was not intentionally finding the problems on Safari. I was doing the way that I used to do on all browsers. But I accidentally found this funny issue on iGoogle page. What I did was I browse the iGoogle page and tried to change my theme for my personalized page. When I clicked the “Select Theme” link, I got the following screen which has two “cancel” buttons.

select-theme.jpg

I thought that the right button support to be “OK” button and then, I clicked it again. (Check the picture below.) There are two buttons in “Location” Gadget again.. How funny it is!!! :)
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Anyway, those issues are not that important since it can be done with minor changes. The important question is that ~
Safari Vs Mozilla Firefox, Which one is better?

Please tell me about your opinion in comment… Thanks.