- Image Resizer: quickly resize images from your context menu
- WebBrowserPassView: view passwords saved in all your browsers
- SniffPass: collect passwords passed over your network
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Software for April 27, 2012
Resizing a bunch of pictures is a somewhat unwieldy task. In the early days of Windows XP, you could use Microsoft’s free Image Resizer powertoy, but the days of those are long over. However, an intrepid developer has recreated the classic experience for modern day Windows users to enjoy: simple, easy to use image resizing is here again.
After selecting your images and choosing Resize Pictures from the context menu, the hard part is over. Now you simply have to choose the size you want to make your images: small, medium, large, mobile, or custom.
Image Resizer is quite easy to use, and makes for a nice way to quickly resize images.
Version discovered: v3 preview 3
Supported OS: Windows w/ .NET framework
Download size: 887KB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 0/42
WebBrowserPassView works by using the various browser’s built in password storage databases and can currently find passwords stored in Internet Explorer 4.0-9.0, any version of Firefox, Safari, and Opera.
Want to know how to protect yourself from WebBrowserPassView? You’d be surprised which browser offers the easiest method of security. In Internet Explorer, all you need to do is delete your history
which consists probably of only Mozilla.com. In Firefox, you’ll need to set a master password. Use Chrome, Safari, or Opera? You’re out of luck, these passwords can’t be secured.
All in all, WebBrowserPassView is not only convenient, it’s scary. Scary.
Version discovered: v1.25
Supported OS: Windows 2000+
Download size: 209KB
VirusTotal malware scan results: 13/42
Often people leave their mail programs to log in, then instantly forget what those passwords are. Then, ten months later, they’re searching high and low for their password and can’t find it. However, with SniffPass, all you need to do is walk over to their computer, run SniffPass, and make their email program log itself in automatically. SniffPass supports the POP3, IMAP4, SMTP, FTP, and HTTP protocols, so there’s plenty of passwords it can sniff.
SniffPass is quite a useful tool, but it is also a dangerous one. It goes without saying, but please do not use SniffPass for malicious purposes!
Version discovered: v1.12
Download size: 44-111KB
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