Howto: Access Web Based email through Thunderbird

Here is a solution for the web-based email services that do not have pop3/smtp, and the ones that charge for it, this extention acts like a browser and converts the mail to pop3/smtp/imap for thunderbird.
Below is a list of supported web-based email services that this extension supports, following that is an easy install guide to get started, I used yahoo as an example.
Here is the supported web based services:

homtail Hotmail
pop smtp
yahoo Yahoo
pop smtp
lycos Lycos
pop smtp
maildotcom MailDotCom
pop smtp
gmail Gmail
pop smtp
libero Libero
aol AOL
pop smtp
Ok now lets get to the good stuff and set this up!
First lets grab thunderbird email client, click here to have apt install it in firefox or simply do:
sudo apt-get install thunderbird
Now once that is installed lets grab a few extentions for thunderbird.

Right click and save Webmail Extention to your desktop:
WebMail Extention
Open up thunderbird and click on tools->Addons->Install and select the extention you saved to the desktop.
Now once installed restart Thunderbird and grab the addon's addon from this page.
Here is the yahoo extention, right click save as:
yahoo Yahoo-1.3.2
Open up thunderbird and click on tools->Addons->Install and select the optional extention you saved to the desktop.
Restart Thunderbird
Now go to the first extension which is the webmail extention, and click on preferences: there you should see the servers

Change the port numbers so they are above 1024 (be sure to change the ports also in your server settings when you create an account.) and then start the services pop and smtp.

Now go add an account and select “Webmail”. Your username is your full yahoo email address. (Probably the port settings are already correct.

Don't download your mail yet!

Go to Extra, Addons, Webmail, Preferences, Domains
There you should see a list of some hotmail domains. If you don't probably the servers are not running (or your firewall is blocking something.)

If the servers are running in the Webmail extension, but you still can't see the domain, then your WebmailData directory has incorrect permissions. Give read, write and execute permissions for your user to the WebmailData directory:
chmod 700 ~/.thunderbird//WebmailData

If you have still this problem, try to disable your firewall. As root do:
iptables -F

If you don't have this list: then you will get an error “undefined is a unsupported domain” when you try to download your email. (check your domains and servers as described before)

Otherwhise go to the next step

Click on the preferences button for the Webmail-yahoo extension now. Your account will
normally already be selected. For yahoo mail select “Yahoo (BETA)”

Download your mail, it will ask for a password, type it in and your mail should be

If you get "negative vibes from": this mostly means that the extension can't understand the website. Make sure you select yahoo beta and if that still doesnt solve the issue, contact the developer
Developer's Site

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Securely Wipe/Erase Files in Ubuntu via Right Click menu in Nautilus

Adding wipe to your Nautilus context menu is useful in making it so that you can securely delete any number of files and/or folders at one time simply by selecting them, right clicking, and clicking wipe. Before you can add wipe to the context menu you must have nautilus-actions and wipe installed. To install them on a Debian based system, at the terminal, simply type:

sudo apt-get install wipe
sudo apt-get install nautilus-actions

When you install nautilus-actions a GUI based tool will be installed to allow you configure context menu additions. Access it by, at the terminal, typing:

Adding the wipe command to the context menu is now very straight forward. The following instructions were written for nautilus-actions 1.4.1:

1. Click the +Add button.
2. For the label enter: Wipe.
3. For the tooltip enter: Use the wipe utility to securely delete the file(s)/folder(s).
4. For the path enter: wipe
5. For the parameters enter: -rf %M
6. Go to the Conditions tab and select the radio button labeled "Both" for when the command should appear and check "Appears if select has multiple files or folders"
7. I left everything else at their defaults. If you don't want to do any further customization just hit OK and close the configuration tool.

8. You can select an icon, I prefer the gtk-dialog-warning icon.
The parameters to wipe, -rf %M, causes files and folders to be deleted without prompting. Due to the -r command, if there are files or subfolders in a selected folder they will also be wiped. If you would like for files to be wiped even when write permission is not set change the parameters to: -rcf %M.

The final step is to reset nautilus. At the terminal type:

nautilus -q

You will now have a command for wipe in your Nautilus context menu that allows you to securely delete any number of files and/or folders in two clicks.

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Howto: Spy and Sniff Wifi in Ubuntu Gutsy

Ok hacking wifi is as simple as compiling a linux application or simple ./exploit, if you intend to hack your neighbors wifi it is good to get to know who they are, where they are, what they do and know just how smart they are. There is a ton of things you can do with ettercap, the plugins are great. I personally use it to spy on open networks and my own network to find out exactly what my family/friends are doing and to make sure they arent into anything bad. You can use this to spy on your Girlfriend, Children and other good things other than break the law spying on someones wifi you just cracked :) Basically grab aircrack-ng and crack away, once owned you should grab ettercap and configure it:


sudo apt-get install ettercap-gtk
Lets configure ettercap:
sudo gedit /etc/etter.conf

Lets change the gid, uid:
ec_uid = 0
ec_gid = 0

Now edit the [dissectors] to configure what to sniff out, the default is fine.
We need to uncomment 2 lines for iptables to forward packets:
redir_command_on = "iptables -t nat -A PREROUTING -i %iface -p tcp --dport %port -j REDIRECT --to-port %rport"
redir_command_off = "iptables -t nat -D PREROUTING -i %iface -p tcp --dport %port -j REDIRECT --to-port %rport"
Save the file ctrl-s

Start up Ettercap-NG
Once done all we do is sudo ettercap -i wlan0 -G
Now lets set this baby up, simply click on sniff, and then unified sniffing
Press Ctrl-W to start sniffing then ctrl-S to scan for hosts on the lan.
Click on Hosts and bring up the host list, select the box you want to see all communications of as Target 1 and slect the router as Target 2.
Click on MITM->Arp Poisoning, check Sniff Remote connections.
Now click on Plugins->Manage the Plugins and double click on chk_poison to see if poisoning was successful.
Ok im taking it as it is successful, now lets do a little bit of spying:
Click on View->Connections to actively see what ports the target is using and double click on any connection in the list to see what data is being transferred. Ettercap will automatically sniff for passwords as configured in the etter.conf file after [dissectors]
Now basically we can just sit and wait for passwords or we can actively listen in on http/chat sessions.

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