21 October 2010

Bangalore Auto Complaint

I am sure that there are a lot of people in Bangalore who are truly frustrated by Autos in Bangalore. They violate all rules of the RTO by charging extra or refusing to ply to certain destinations or tampered/faulty meter. RTO Bangalore has come up with two email addresses to report these violations.

But I found it really difficult to complain. I think the only way we would complain is in the heat of moment. With smartphones you can send a complain anywhere. But then again there are these lazy people like me who find typing the details very difficult. This is besides keeping the emailIDs handy. So I decided to create this Android app which makes creating and sending the email a breeze.

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You just need to enter the errant Auto's Number and details like to and from location. Next select the checkbox which is applicable in your case for the offense of the auto driver. You can optionally take a picture of the auto. Since you have a good camera on you Android handsets, you can take the pic of the number plate as well. Click on email button now fires up your favorite email client on your phone the mail composed for you. Just add your name and click on send to file a complaint.

I am sure your next question is going to be, “Who will take action on it?”. Well this is the first step towards disciplining the Auto drivers in Bangalore. Lets see what happens next. RTO guys have taken one step, let us take one more. May be we will reach the goal of disciplining the  Bangalore auto drivers.

You can download the app from Android Marketplace by searching for Auto Complaint Bangalore. Or use the QR Code below.

08 April 2010

The most brilliant of Phishing mail

The follwing mail just landed on my inbox spam folder(thanks to Google). I could not resist but laugh at the infinite stupidity hidden in the phishing mail. I wonder how much more stupid the person who falls into that trap has to be.

Subject:  Confirm your ip address


Dear Value Customer,


True our promise to keep your HDFC netbanking account safe and secure from fraudsters,
our online security team has discovered some foreign ip Log Ons to your account from the
following IPs : 812.164.72.212 ,195.93.21.10, 195.93.21.34
Due to this,your netbanking has been blocked for your safety until you confirm your IP address .

Click here to confirm your Ip.
Please understand that this is a new security measure brought into
HDFC Netbanking for the security of your internet banking activities.

Best Regards.
The HDFC Netbanking Security Department Team.
© 2008 HDFC Bank Ltd. All rights reserved.

Ok Now that you have read it let me give you some amazing insights

1. Confirm my IP Address. D00d since when did I have a static IP Address.

2. Have a look at the examples of IP Addresses. 812.164.72.212. Awesome, I never knew we have IPV6 already implemented. I was thinking all this while that I was stuck with 255.255.255.255 being the highest IP Address possible(though not really). This IP has to be some foreign or alien origin. :-P

3.netbanking has been blocked until I confirm the IP Address. I dont get it, my IP Address changes at each logon anyways :-)

4. “© 2008 HDFC Bank Ltd. All rights reserved.” ??? well this is 2010 isnt it?? Just wondering what rights have been reserved.

5. More importantly, I dont have an HDFC Bank account :-P