Saturday, February 23, 2008

Film Awards Night

Tonight I spent time at Kochi Bolgatty Island enjoying the Vanitha Films Award Night where most of the popular Malayalam movie artists were present. Below are some snaps...


Actress Meera Jasmine

Actor Mohan Lal

Singer Sujatha and daughter Shweta singing together for the first time...

Colorful dancers on stage..

Actor Sreenivasan receiving award from Director Sathyan Anthikad

Bollywood Singer Shan

One of the Award Checks

Comedian Sajan Venjaramood

Tamil Actress Sada(?)

Actor Mukesh

Mimicry artist as that old romantic actor

Mimicry artist as Villain Raghu performing 'Manichithrathazhu' dance!

Mimicry artist as Politician Pinarayi Vijayan

Mimicry artist as Tamil Villain Mansoor Ali Khan

Mimicry artist as Actor Mohan Lal in his 'Rock n Roll' scene.

Singers MG Shreekumar and Rimmy Tommy

Bollywood Dancer Isha Shervani

Comedian Innocent

One of the event hosts

A Dancer in Action

Actor Captain Raju

Cameraman Santhosh Sivan

Newcomer Actress Bhama

And finally the familiar Sumo fighter as scene in the Marbles Shop ads by a mimicry artist!!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Orkut and Scraps with Scripts

I normally do not try clicking or pasting a link when it is received as an Orkut Scrap post or an email, unless it really make some sense. Today I got one scrap entry in my Orkut from a friend of mine asking me to copy paste a line to the address bar and then hit enter. I tried that to find out what is happening behind the screens... And I was surprised to see that it was posting the similar scrap to all friends in my Orkut account under cover! I was embarrassed too, to know that I never suspected that!

Here is what these scripts will do:

1. You get a scrap post in Orkut from a friend of yours asking to copy paste some lines into the address bar and then hit enter too see some tricks or to view some information.

2. Actually these lines will be a piece of code in java script, and mostly pointing to another script file hosted somewhere else.

3. Javascripts can execute even from the address bar of the browser. These scripts will have the logic coded inside to get access to different sections in your orkut.

4. Since you are already logged into Orkut, and the script is running from that page, it is possible to fetch all your friends’ details, or all your scraps, and do things like sending scraps to all on behalf of you.

5. While you are busy enjoying the superficial trick of the scripts (like showing all your friends’ photos in an interesting animation, or a detailed web page with some useful information), the script will be busy doing these kinds of activities under cover.

Below is the content of such a java script:

    function SendScrapToAll()
var scrapText;
scrapText = "[blue]Here are some cool pic..BY [green]JINESH JAIN[/green].. [blue]Just copy the JavaScript, paste it in your address bar and PRESS ENTER[/blue]" +
"[red]trust me, you'll find thispic funny! [:)] ";

if(c == select.length)

//Suppressed Exception
} finally {
c = c+ 1;
setTimeout("SendScrapToAll()", 666);

So be aware…. And never run any scripts or click on links that comes as scrap entries!