Thursday, May 13, 2010

Tamilnadu Plus Two (+2) Results 2010, HSC Results 2010

Tamilnadu Plus Two Exam Results 2010
Hello Tamilnadu(TN) Students

Tamilnadu Plus Two (+2) Results 2010, HSC Results 2010

As per the latest news from Tamilnadu Directorate of Government Examinations, Plus two or HSC results 2010 are expected to be released around 09:30 AM IST, 14-May-2010. Are you all waiting for your plus two (HSC) results? I believe that the wait will be fruitful. I would like to bring you a list of useful websites and services where you can get your examination results. As millions of students like you will be looking for their results, it is quite difficult to you get your results from the same server (same website). The information presented here will save your time for searching list of such websites to check your exam results. Please go ahead to visit them one by one. If the site you are visiting currently appears to be hanging, try the next site.

Tamilnadu Plus Two (+2) Results, HSC Results

1. Government of Tamilnadu - Directorate of Government Examinations - Results Page
    List of Results Mirror Links

2. OneIndia Taminadu Plus Two Results Page

3. WinEntrance Tamilnadu Plus Two Results Page

4. Taminadu Education Plus Two Results Page

5. SquareBrothers Plus Two Results Page

6. ChennaiOnline Plus Two Results Page

7. CollegesInTamilNadu Plus Two Results Page

8. Schools9 Plus Two Results Page -

9. GetYourScore Plus Two Results Page

10. Tamil WebDunia Plus Two Results Page

11. WorldColleges Info Plus Two Results Page -

Tamilnadu Plus Two (+2) Results 2010, HSC Results 2010

All the very Best Students, I wish you you will find a very brightful and colorful future with your exam results. Post your comments

Monday, May 10, 2010

How to Prevent Your Orkut from Honeypot

How to Prevent Your Orkut from Attack - Orkut Logo
Dear Friends

If you are a Orkut user, you should be aware of this dangerous attack, caused many users' accounts hacked to change / delete their profile information. Yes. Orkut is HACKED these days with some malicious honey pots like Though this attack seems to be simple, it will lead to lose your Orkut profile at a stage. I would explain you about this attack in details providing necessary steps to prevent your information on Orkut. Read ahead for further information.

What is a Honey Pot?
'Honey Pot'
or 'Honeypot' is a term used in computer terminology (Information Security), is a trap set or forgery kind of thing to track, detect, delete, hack, deflect, or in some manner counteract attempts at unauthorized use of information systems. Generally it consists of a computer, data, website, or a network that appears to be a part of original network or website. It seems to contain information ora resource of value. But it is actually fake, isolated, unprotected, and monitored for the purpose of attacking valuable information from the original site. Read more about it from Wikipedia.
How to Prevent Your Orkut from Attack - Original Orkut Page

The Orkut Attack
The recent attack on Orkut is which seems to be very dangerous honeypot that collects Orkut information using a website which looks similar to Orkut Login Page. It hacks your entire Orkut details like User Name/Password, Profile Info, Friends Details, Scraps, Messages, etc. But don't be afraid of using Orkut. Nothing wrong with Orkut, except this honeypot. We have solutions to avoid this hack.
The thing is that this honeypot seems to contain photos or pictures of cute babes. This is how it attracts to users into honeypot. But it actually kicks their ass off, and steals the information. So please be aware of it and informed with your friends.

How to Identify This Honeypot uses a Login Page very similar to Orkut Login Page, which makes you to trust the site to provide your login details. If you see the below images, you will understand what the hack is.

Original Orkut Page
The below image is the original Orkut Login Page which has two essential things:
  1. Original Orkut Login Page address starts with, which means that this page is from Google server, genuine.
  2. 'https' at the start to ensure it is a secure page.
  3. 'https secure symbol' at the end.

You can see all these identifications on any browsers like IE, Firefox, Chrome or Safari, but the location where these are maybe different. (As per your browser preferences).

Fake Orkut Page
The below image is the honeypot Login Page which is similar to Orkut Login Page:
  1. Fake Address, not from Google server
  2. Not a 'https' secure page
  3. No 'https secure symbol' on the browser.

How to Prevent Your Orkut from Attack - Fake Orkut Page

How to Identify Attacked Orkut Profile
You can identify a Orkut Profile which is attacked by this honeypot I am not sure that this will present on all of the Orkut Profile attacked. But it is the case of most of the attacks.

How to Prevent Your Orkut from Attack

Steps to Repair Your Hacked Orkut Account
If your Orkut account is by this honeypot, then please ensure the following steps to be taken immediately:
How to Prevent Your Orkut from Attack - Remove Orkut Friend
  1. Change the password of your Google/Orkut account immediately.
  2. Never visit the link ', nothing is there except losing your account.
  3. Always ensure the login page is original or not.
  4. Un-friend or remove the friend whose account is attacked from your friends list.
  5. Never visit attacked Orkut Profile.
  6. Do not accept New Friend Requests before visiting their profile.
  7. Never click on 'Proceed' button in any case for this kind of message 'User needs to access.. bla.. bla'.
  8. Set protection level to your scrapbook, photo albums and videos to private or friends only, NOT public.
How to Prevent Your Orkut from This Attack?
If you are sure that your account is NOT hacked, these are the steps to be followed to prevent your account form the attack:
  1. Never visit the link '', nothing is there except losing your account.
  2. Always ensure the login page is original or not.
  3. Un-friend or remove the friend whose account is attacked from your friends list.
  4. Never visit attacked Orkut Profile.
  5. Do not accept New Friend Requests before visiting their profile.
  6. Never click on 'Proceed' button in any case for this kind of message 'User needs to access.. blah.. blah..'.
  7. Set protection level to your scrapbook, photo albums and videos to private or friends only, NOT public.
More Details About This Attack
Currently I am surfing and investigating more information about this attack and on permanent fix. Keep visiting for more updates.
About This Post
This post is originally posted by Muthuraj L on This post is helpful for the following searches:
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Saturday, May 8, 2010

Use Google Docs as Free OCR - Extract Text from Images

Hi All

I have recently written about Free OCR - Extract Text from Images. In the continuation with that post, I am here to tell you about a nice trick with Google Documents that does the same work we have learnt on extracting text from images. As you are aware, OCR is very much helpful for extracting or getting text from images, scanned papers, print-outs, wallpapers, banners, etc. I came to know this trick with Google Docs, when I was surfing online curiously about 'OCR'. I would like to share my experience with you.

Google Documents List Data API
As part of Google Labs (An innovative environment where Google tests the new features to be added in Google Services like GMail, Orkut, Google Reader, Google Calender, Google Docs), Google introduced List Data API v3.0 for its free service Google Documents. API stands for Application Programming Interface, an interface implemented by a software or a service through which one application can interact with other. 

Google Docs as Free OCR
As I told you earlier, List Data API is for extensions and innovations on Google Documents. Most recently, Google has added a new extension, Optical Character Recognition (OCR) interface to this API, which helps us to extract text from images. In the next few topics, I will clearly demonstrate how we are going to do this job.

Google Docs OCR Demo
Pre-requirement for this trick to work is that you should have your Google Documents account associated with your Free Google Account. You need an image or banner with good resolution, from which you are going to extract text. This is the link that I found from DocList API for OCR Demo: 
Open this link in a new tab. Sign in to your Google Docs account.

When the OCR API prompts for the access to Google Docs, click 'Grant Access' button and wait for next screen to load.

In this screen, you can find the details about OCR, features and restrictions with that. Please follow the below simple steps which are self-explanatory:

  1. Click 'Choose File' to select an image file to be scanned for text. (.JPEG, .JPG, .PNG, .BMP)
  2. Choose the image file from your hard drive.
  3. Click 'Open'
  4. Click 'Start OCR import'
  5. If you don't find any scanned file or image containing some text, but wish to test this trick, you can download a sample image file at the bottom of the page and then do the above steps.

Here is the input image file I used for the demonstration. Actually I took a screen-shot from one of my previous posts: Top 5 IMs for Mobile Phones.

Here is the output of the OCR import or scan. The text failed to extract during this import is marked as 'unrecognized text'. This is quite awesome, right? It is really useful to test this out. By default, the imported text will be saved a Google Document (A text file with the name 'the file name of the image supplied') in Google Docs.

Issues with Google Docs OCR
Google DocList OCR API is still as the Lab feature of Google Documents. So it could not be error free. If you face any issues when performing OCR import (like one given below), please check out your Google Documents - All Items, the imported file may be available there.

More About Google Docs OCR
Access your Google Docs here. Read more about Google DocList API from Google Labs API page. Read more about OCR from Wikipedia
I hope that the information is useful. Please comment about this trick.

About This Post
This post is helpful on the following searches:

  • Read text from images
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-- Muthuraj L

Friday, May 7, 2010

Tips to Download YouTube Videos as MP3 Audio Files

Tips to Download YouTube Videos as MP3 Audio Files
Hello Visitors

Most of us know the free online video storage service from Google - YouTube. There are hundreds of new websites becoming popular among us, since those sites are useful for us to customize the YouTube service as per our wish. For example, if we need to download the videos from YouTube in the desired file format, we have lot of free websites and software or applications. In the series, as a blogger and surfer, I personally visited some websites and used the services. Few days back, I wanted an online service that helps me to convert YouTube videos to MP3 audio files. I found some useful websites to finish my task. I would like to tell about my search history.

Convert YouTube Videos to MP3 Files
You may need to convert videos to mp3s in the following cases:

  • You need some specific audio effects / sound effects from a video.
  • You need audio only.
  • You are afraid of video, but not of audio. Ha Ha :)

Below are my personal findings over internet to download YouTube videos as MP3 Files:

  • Video2Mp3
  • VidtoMp3
  • Dirpy
For the demonstrative purpose, I used the following YouTube video, which shows the THX sound effect used in movies:

This is a quick, free converter which has very limited options, yet faster to convert and download. I suggest you to try this first. You can even install Video2Mp3 add-on or browser extension for your FireFox or Chrome browser.

The link to visit Video2Mp3:

Tips to Download YouTube Videos as MP3 Audio Files

This is equivalent faster converter like Video2Mp3 with some additional options like sharing the converted audio/mp3 online with your friends. You can share the audio as a link or email. In addition with that, you can preview the mp3 audio using this site.

The link to visit VidtoMp3:

Tips to Download YouTube Videos as MP3 Audio Files

Here is the audio link: THX Sound Effect

This site is different, though it has much options to apply for the conversion, it is quite slow and less-preferable. However you can try it out.

The link to visit Dirpy:

Tips to Download YouTube Videos as MP3 Audio Files

Please share with your friends and comment about this finding.