Archive for September, 2009

How to bypass Cyberoam Client – Hack Cyberoam

// September 20th, 2009 // Comments // Old, Technology

Many of my friends and reader have been asking for an way to bypass cyberoam. Most of the organizations , educational institutes like schools and colleges are implementing cyberoam –unified threat management system now-a-days. Cyberoam is used to make filtration’s to the sites being browsed by the users i.e. unwanted sites are being blocked (Eg: facebook, orkut etc) Let see the details of cyberoam before cracking cyberoam 🙂

What is Cyberoam :

Cyberoam is Identity-based unified threat management appliances, offer comprehensive threat protection with firewall-VPN, anti-virus, anti-spam, intrusion prevention system, content filtering in addition to bandwidth management and multiple link load balancing and gateway fail over.

Identity-based controls and visibility are critical components of network security. With identity and network data combined, enterprises are able to identify patterns of behavior by specific users or groups that can signify misuse, unauthorized intrusions, or malicious attacks from inside or outside the enterprise. Activities and security policy rules can be enforced on network segments based on identity.

Hacking Cyberoam !

“For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction”. Similar if cyberoam is blocking something there should be an way to unblock it. Nothing is impossible in the world of programming. The difficult part of cyberoam it is the system comprising of both hardware and software. Yet we could bypass it using Ultra surf proxy software as i explained in my post. Now that cyberoam has started blocking ultra surf also we have unblock cyberoam using a new method. this method is little complicated, includes two different software’s and manual configurations.  But ultimately at the end you get the freedom ! Freedom to browse the internet freely ! free to open your sites of interest like facebook orkut etc ! Freedom to download warez ! Freedom to download torrents ! Freedom to be unmonitored !


How to get going??

Phase 1 : Detecting external IP and open ports

Step 1 : Download Free Port Scanner Software

The first software required to crack software is a free port scanner software. For your convenience i have upload it online and you can download from http://hotfile.com/dl/13028395/0467e17/FreePortScanner.rar.html

Download now !

Step 2 : Install free port scanner

Once you have downloaded the free port scanner , you have install it on your system. The installation is typical to any other software installation on windows. You can follow the screenshots for smooth installation.

A. Double click on setup file and initialize the installation.

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B. Choose the directory (destination location) where the software has to be installed

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D. Choose whether you want to create desktop icon and quick launch icon (optional)

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E. Ready to install !

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F. Completion of installation and launching the application.

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Step 3 : Detecting the static IP assigned to your organization.

We need to find out the static IP assigned to your organization which is allocated by the ISP. Here the mechanism of hacking cyberoam is the route the packets directly to the external IP of your organization , thus bypassing cyberoam. Detecting your external IP is pretty simple

Here the site will display your IP address. Please note down your IP address which we will be using again in the further steps.

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Step 4 : Scanning open ports for your external IP address

Run the free port scanner software which was installed in Step 2. Enter the IP displayed at www.WhatIsMyIP.com in the field for IP address. Keep the other settings default and perform and port scan. This may take a few minutes.

A. Entering IP address whose port has to be scanned.

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B. Scan results

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Once the scan is completed note down the port number of the port named “ndl-aas”. This ends the first phase of haking cyberoam

Phase 2 : Configuring proxy server

Step 1 : Download Proxifier – proxy software

The second software require to hack cyberoam is Proxifier. This software helps us to bypass cyberoam through proxy sevrer. For your convinience i have uploaded it online and you can download it at http://hotfile.com/dl/12316294/d423ac4/Proxifier_v2.7_CrAcK.rar.html

Download now !

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Step 2 : Install proxifier software

Once you have downloaded the proxifier software , you have install it on your system. The installation is typical to any other software installation on windows. You can follow the screenshots for smooth installation.

A. Double click on setup file and initialize the installation.

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B. Accept Licence Agreement

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C. Choose the directory (destination location) where the software has to be installed

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D. Select the start menu folder

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E. Choose whether you want to create desktop icon (optional)

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F. Ready to install !

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Please not to deselect launch application while finishing the installation process. proxifier is an proprietary software. If you cannot buy it you have to use a crack (Illegal – at your own risk). You need to replace the original exe file with the crack file , in the installation directory.

Step 3 : Configuring Proxifier software

The key of bypassing cyberoam lies in configuring the proxifier software. The IP address and port we detected earlier comes to use now.

  • Under menu goto Proxy Settings

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  • After opening the proxy setting click on “Add”
  • Enter the IP address and port which where detected in earlier step
  • Use “HTTPS” protocol.
  • Check if the proxy is working properly (Else can’t help)
  • Select OK

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  • Done !!!!
  • Open your favorite sites now !

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Although this method is a tedious , time consuming it yields the best results. It is almost impossible for the network administrator to block this method !

Credits : Pritvi, for letting me know this technique.

Note :

  • It might not work if your organization does not have an static IP.
  • You need to run Proxifier first before opening the browser.

Update 1 : If the above method is not working try my other post  – Your-Freedom – Bypass Restrictive Firewalls and Filters

Please do spread a word about this article to unblock cyberoam. If you have any queries feel free to comment on this post

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// September 12th, 2009 // Comments // Old

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Top 10 free Joomla Extentions

// September 4th, 2009 // Comments // Technology

I have used hundreds of free Joomla extensions for various commercial projects. While there are many great Joomla components and modules out there, only a handfull deserve a special place at the top! Following is a list of GPL extensions. Don’t beat me up on this list too bad, as they are simply reccomended tools that I have found invalueble to the vast range of Joomla projects I have developed, and are sure to be incorporated into any future sites I contribute to.

  • JCE – The Best Editor for Joomla
Joomla Jce Editor

An advanced, configurable WYSIWYG editor for Joomla! based on Moxiecode’s TinyMCE.

Includes advanced Image/Media, File and Link handling, plugin support, and an Administration interface for editor configuration.

Read More ||    Live Demo ||    Download Latest Version

  • Jumi – Custom Code in Joomla

joomla jumi

Jumi is the set of custom code extensions for Joomla! 1.0.x and 1.5.x in their native modes.

With Jumi
*You can include php, html, javascript scripts into the modules position, articles, category or section descriptions, or into your own custom made component pages,
*You can even include static html or txt pages into your pages without using wrapper component,
*You have full access to Joomla! variables, functions, constants, etc. in your php scripts. Jumi is ideal solution for
*Including banners or text ads into your Joomla! site: no matter if your own or affiliates ones,
*Easy and fast inclusion of smart javascript, php, html and dhtml scripts into your Joomla! content,
*Fast development of not only small and simple customized modules and plugin solutions based on php, javascript and html or dhtml scripts like flash shows, ads and picture presentations, forms inclusion, etc. but for the development of more sophisticated solutions including database data processing.

Read More ||    Live Demo ||    Download Latest Version

  • Breezing Forms – The ultimate WYSIWYG Form Creator

Breezing Forms - Best joomla form creator

It’s 3-in-1: For non-programmers, designers and technicians!

Create powerful and ergonomic forms in minutes. This is clever forming!Includes many nice features like summary pages, “pay to download”, easy to add calendar, effects and more. See videos! Offers 3 form editors – suits everybody’s taste. All three modes share the same power but each has its own audience:

* QuickMode:
A form editor for the non-programmer and people who want their forms to be done very quickly but nice looking.

* EasyMode:
A form editor for layout centric form creation. Very powerful but simple in usage. Ideal for designers.

* ClassicMode:
A wysiwyg editor for creating forms. For technicians and fans of FacileForms.

Important features:

* Summary item: Create summary pages quickly (including calculations if you want)
* Integrator – Use your forms to integrate with other extensions
* User Editable Forms
* 18 and counting form items (from simple input to captcha items)
* Multipage forms
* Built-in PayPal and Direct Payment (Sofortüberweisung)
* Built-in Captcha system
* Works perfectly with Jollom: http://www.crosstec.de/jollom-spam-protection.html
* Built-in calendar item
* Many pre-defined validations and actions
* Custom scripting
* Unlimited reply-to fields
* Reply-to files: attach files from your server to reply-to addresses
* Reply-to for select lists
* Reply-to addresses as sender addresses
* Custom mail subjects
* File attachments from upload fields for admin and user mails
* Multiple recipients for the admin notification mails (themeable)
* User data is shown in the email notifications
* Database storage of all submitted data
* CSV & XML Creation: Export submissions data into CSV or XML
* Full Joomfish 2.0 Support for the classic mode
* Documentation and tutorial videos
* Frequently updated
* Fast & effective support (free 4 all + paid tickets for urgent cases)

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  • Expose Flash Gallery – The best Joomla Photo and Video gallery

Expose Flash Gallery - the best joomla photo and video galleryExposé is a Flash-based tool which allows you to create eye-catching slide shows of your pictures on the web. A list of the features supported by exposé includes the following:

– direct linking to a photo or album
– a slide show can be automatically started
– a background/foreground image can be loaded
– more interface elements can be now customized
– smoother Interface
– iframe has been removed, full php integration
– easier to adjust the size using only the expose.html.php
– improved background color adjustments
– check_system.php script added for troublshooting
– supports SEF URL’s (being re-worked currently, limited functionality)
– upload/add background image through Joomla backend

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  • joomlaXplorer – Joomla File and FTP Manager

joomla xplorer - Joomla file and ftp manager joomlaXplorer is a File- and FTP – Manager. It allows you to edit files, delete, copy, rename, archive and unpack files/directories directly on your server. You can – Browse Directories & Files – Edit, Copy, Move and Delete files – Search, Upload and Downloading files – Create new files and directories – Change file permissions (chmod) and much more

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  • Community Builder – Make Joomla Social

community builder - make joomla socialCommunity Builder suite (CB) extends the Joomla! user management system. Key features: extra fields in profile, enhanced registration workflows, user lists, connection paths between users, admin defined tabs and user profiles, image upload, front-end workflow management, integration with other components, like PMS, Newsletter, Forum, Galleries. CB has many CB plugins from CB Team and from third parties, including Profile Gallery, Profile Blog, Profile Guestbook, Profile Wall, Paid Subscriptions Membership management, Donations management, Shop, Captcha and many more. Over 180 extensions for CB are listed here. CB is compatible with all Joomla! 1.5 native, Joomla! 1.0.x native and Mambo 4.5.2-4.6.5. CB allows multi-criteria user searches, full field controls of core fields, ajax email and username checkers, image and integer fields, custom validations and many more features. CB 1.2.1 Stable is open-source and free.

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  • Kunena – Best Joomla Forum

Kunena - The best forum for joomlaKunena, translated from Swahili meaning “to speak,” arose out of a fork of the former Fireboard forum with a new team and some of the previous developers, including several Joomla core developers.

Power doesn’t mean complexity, and Kunena shows how incredibly easy it is manage your communication. Seasoned software developers combine high performance and a top-notch architecture to bring you the best integrated forum. Working close with the Joomla team and having an impressive list of features in development, the future is bright for Kunena.

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  • JoomlaPack – Backup your Joomla

joomla pack - backup your joomlaJoomlaPack is an open-source backup component for the Joomla! CMS, quite a bit different than its competition. Its mission is simple: create a site backup that can be restored on any Joomla!-capable server. Its possibilities: endless It creates a full backup of your site in a single archive. The archive contains all the files, a database snapshot and an installer derived from the standard Joomla! installer. The backup and restore process is AJAX powered to avoid server timeouts, even with huge sites. Alternatively, you can make a backup of only your database. If you want a reliable, easy to use, open source backup solution for your Joomla! site, try it out.

Features:
-AJAX powered backup (site and database or database only)
–able to exclude specific folders
–able to exclude specific database tables
-AJAX powered restore
-“KickStart” restore: restore without unpacking backup
-Unattended backup mode
-Move your site between hosts
and much much more!

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  • ARTIO JoomSEF – Search Engine Friendly Joomla

artio joomsef - search engine friendly joomlaThis component will rewrite your Joomla! URLs not to be only Search Engine Friendly, but also to be human easily understandable. Provides support for multilingual sites using JoomFish. Enables full customization of wide-range of meta tags for any URL in your site! Works with both with Apache and IIS. May be easily updated on-line. Allows you to configure your 404 page.

Native support for following 3rd party components (build-in or using add-on modules): AdsManager, AlphaContent, Contacts XTD, Community Builder, Datso Gallery, DocMan, EZ Realty, Fireboard forum, Glossary, iJoomla Components, JE Comparison Charts, JEvents, Jomres, Joomlaboard, JoomFish, Joomla Tags, Jomres (Joomla Residents), Portfol, Seyret Video Component, SMF Bridge, SOBI2, Marketplace, Mosets Hot Property, Mosets Tree, ReMOSitory, RSGallery2, VirtueMart, Zoom Media Gallery. … and more are available in JoomSEF Extensions category on this site.

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  • Joomap – Dynamic Joomla Sitemap Generator

joomap - dynamic joomla sitemap generatorJoomap is a sitemap component for Joomla that shows the normal Menu Structure, Content Categories, Sections and Virtuemart Categories in a hierarchical tree or a Google Sitemaps list. A plugin system and translation support make it easy to expand the range of supported content and localization!

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Conclusion 🙂

While these free Joomla components, modules and mambots are not perfect, I have found them to be highly notable additions to the Joomla GPL toolbox. Please note that I have absolutely no affiliation with any of these extensions or their developers other than I use them regularly in commercial applications. Simply stated…they work well, so I use them!  I hope you will find them usefull as well !

Let me know if I have missed out any 🙂