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Regarding Secure Passwords

posted Aug 1, 2014, 10:30 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni

Recently (on the 26th July) I received an email stating that a new email
address and a new credit card was added to my paypal account. The only
reason to do this could be to use this information to gain access to
other financial postal information that is present in that account. And
this also means that the password that I used as a generic password has
been mined and collected by at least one group of hackers (and not the
good kind)
There is another person who explained the exact set of things that
happened to him (https://medium.com/p/24eb09e026dd ), and after reading
it we realized that loosing your password is more about scamming and
social engineering than a lone nerd hacking away at some obscure
computer screen :):).

This was alarming enough to give me motivation enough to move to a
password manager to start generating and saving/syncing passwords
instead of using one password and using my brain to remember the
different permutations and combinations for each of the accounts.

I have started using KeePass (free app on ALL platforms
(windows/linux/mac and ios/android) ) and following are the points that
one should know about it:
1. It can generate and store all the passwords that are stored in an
encrypted file/database.
2. One password used to encrypt this database, and the only password
that you would need to remember.
3. This encrypted file/database can be stored in your dropbox folder or
any other file syncing service, and can be accessed by all your other
devices (through the file syncing service).

There are several other password management services that one can choose
from (http://lifehacker.com/5042616/five-best-password-managers), in
case you would like to see the other options available.

I would suggest that we all start using that and not wait for some one
to hack into our account before we get around to doing it like I did .


Regards,
Sameer


p.s. The hack that is mentioned in the link provided was widely
investigated, and generated a lot of interest in the media. Providing
the links to the same here:
1.
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/29/why-hasnt-twitter-just-given-n-his-name-back/
2.
https://www.paypal-community.com/t5/PayPal-Forward/PayPal-Takes-Your-Security-Seriously/ba-p/779303
3.
http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/29/godaddy-admits-hackers-social-engineering-led-it-to-divulge-info-in-n-twitter-account-hack/

Anil Mama Azoba's recap of the Sanglikar Kulkarni family history

posted Jul 27, 2014, 9:45 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni

Sanglikar Kulkarni Family History Part 1.

Sanglikar Kulkarni Family History Part 1


Sanglikar Kulkarni Family History Part 2.

Sanglikar Kulkarni Family History Part 2



We also briefly spoke about the B.N. Kulkarni Educational Trust, and its early days.

Starting of the educational trust.




US Trip from 8th April to 08 July 2014

posted Jun 26, 2014, 1:24 PM by Anil Kulkarni   [ updated Jun 26, 2014, 1:27 PM ]

Dallas, Texas




Gudhi Padvyachya Shubhetchya

posted Apr 11, 2013, 7:59 AM by Aniruddh Kulkarni

Dear all 
Gudhi padvya chya shubhetchya

Chutki Now a PhD Candidate :)

posted Jun 20, 2012, 4:24 PM by Sameer S Kulkarni

Before 



And After :)



And now for the rest of the 2-3 years...


Rasika's trip to the US

posted Apr 16, 2012, 8:01 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni

RasikaUSTrip


Four Weddings and a Reception!!

posted Apr 16, 2012, 6:55 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni

 

 Marriage Pt 1

Sreemanth Poojan

 

 Sreemanth Poojan
 

Marriage Pt 2

 Marriage Pt 2
 

Kottayam Reception

 Reception

The East Coast Reunion

posted Sep 10, 2011, 11:37 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni   [ updated Sep 17, 2011, 8:19 AM ]


From the 1st to the 6th of September 2011 Atul, Sonali and Avanti came over to the "Green" east coast. The pictures are being shared now.
Friday and Saturday: Washington DC
Sunday: Lancaster and Hershey 
Monday: Anu Atya and Nani Atya
Tuesday: Back to home bases.
Would add more details on the schedule soon (hopefully :) ) 

Getting your TheKulkarni.com email account to pull email from your gmail account

posted May 1, 2011, 7:42 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni   [ updated Apr 14, 2012, 1:26 PM ]




All of us have gmail or hotmail accounts that we have been using for a long time now. I am writing down the steps that I had to do in order to get my gmail account to redirect the email to my TheKulkarni.com domain.

  1. Enable POP
    1. Gmail: perform the following steps.
      1. Go to Mail Settings:

      2. Select Forwarding and POP/IMAP tab: Once selected, enable POP for all email that arrives from now on. This way the old emails remain where they are.


  2. Adding your account to TheKulkarni.com email Account:
    1. Select the Settings view in the mail interface.

    2. Accounts → Get mail from other accounts: Click on Add a mail account you own

    3. Enter your email ID: Here you can add your Gmail ID (abc@gmail.com) or your Hotmail ID (abc@hotmail.com)


    4. Add other account details: 
      1. Hotmail:
        If you entered a hotmail email ID in the previous window you would have the POP server name set as "pop3.live.com". you'll just have to add your password here. Then click on "Add Account >>"
      2. Gmail:
        Enter your gmail password in the Password Text box, and in the drop down select "pop.gmail.com" . Then click on "Add Account >>"

    5. Sending email from "TheKulkarni" account with the GmailID:
      You can set up your googleApp account to send out emails as if they were sent using your gmail ID. This is an optional step with you may choose not to do.




      Now log into your Gmail/Hotmail account and copy the confirmation code, I am highlighting the same in the screen shot below.


      Paste this confirmation code in the other window


    6. And you are all done!!!
  3. Enabling Hotmail
    1. Select the Settings view in the mail interface.

    2. Accounts → Get mail from other accounts: Click on Add a mail account you own

    3. Now a new window would pop up. You are just about done, enter your hotmail
      ID and press next.

    4. When using hotmail all the other details are are automatically filled in for you. 
      and It should look something like this:



    5. Now just keep pressing next next next. And you are Done :) :) 

Medha Patkar Recently Visited the University of Delaware

posted Apr 29, 2011, 7:03 AM by Sameer S Kulkarni   [ updated May 1, 2011, 12:43 PM ]


We were able to get Medha Patkar to visit the University of Delaware for a short question answer session. Right now I am just updating the Pictures and the Video of the event.

Medha Patkar's Lecture at University of Delaware

Medha Patkar Visit

 


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