Safety first – Belgian eid card login on public websites

Recently I visited “CM Ziekenfonds” website where foreseen the user authentication using Belgian eid card. During login, the popup window appears with request to allow Java applet run in unsafe mode:

eid login javaThus, for secure login I have to lower security settings for Java, knowing that in general the usage of Java applets is not secure at all.

Most of the official Belgian eid cards software is written in Java. The only way for using eid card in the browser is via Java applet. Nowadays, when most of the people using smartphones and tables for browsing Internet this solution becomes really not acceptable.

There is another alternative solution which becomes more and more popular – Itsme: https://www.itsme.be/en. This solution replaces eid card login with smartphone app.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t solve the problem of eid card usage, when it’s really needed, for example for qualified signature of PDF documents.

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Krento becomes Open Source

The time has come for KRENTO to be released as open source.You can find the source code on Google Code site: https://github.com/perevoznyk/krento
After 4 years of hard work I understood that I can’t continue the development of such a big project alone. I hope that other developers will show the interest of giving the boost to this project.
More information about Krento project is available on http://users.telenet.be/serhiy.perevoznyk/krento.html

Russian version of Smir – backup and restore Windows desktop icons position

Valerij Romanovskij translated Smir to Russian. The translation is included in the archive. Smir is a freeware tools for backup and restore Windows desktop icons positions. The application is portable, no setup needed. The information is stored to the text file without accessing the Windows registry.
Download Smir: http://users.telenet.be/ws36637/download/smir.zip 
If you like this tool, please help me by link back to this site on your blog or your friend site.

DesktopPaparazzo – freeware screen capture tool

DesktopPaparazzo is a tool to help you capture difficult screenshots.

Some elements are camera shy. Perhaps you want to capture a hint, popup or menu item but every time you press the print screen button your subject disappears from view.  Well DesktopPaparazzo is here to help, simply specify a time interval and a folder then DesktopPaparazzo will snap away and provide you with a collection of screen shots leaving you free to set up the screen how you want it. DesktopPaparazzo is extremely easy to configure, you can even decide whether you want to capture the mouse pointer in your screenshot.
Download DesktopPaparazzo: http://users.telenet.be/ws36637/download/DesktopPaparazzoSetup.zip

PDF Gallery – freeware JPEG to PDF converter

PDF Gallery is a freeware images to PDF converter. PDF Gallery is a very simple to use, but powerful file conversion tool designed to convert the JPEG, PNG and BMP images into PDF files.
Running PDF Gallery does not require any Adobe or image processing programs installed on your computer. It has no extra dependencies and can work in portable mode.
PDF Gallery can convert every image to a separate PDF file or combine multiple images to one PDF file in portrait or landscape layout. It works very fast the size of the resulting PDF file and its quality can be controlled by the user. PDF Gallery supports drag and drop, image stretch, page orientation and offset, images order and other useful features.
It is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7.

If you like this tool, please help me by link back to this site on your blog or your friend site.

You can download more freeware applications from http://delphi32.blogspot.com/p/freeware-downloads.html

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Smir – backup and restore Windows desktop icons position

Smir is a freeware tools for backup and restore Windows desktop icons positions. The application is portable, no setup needed. The information is stored to the text file without accessing the Windows registry.

Download Smir:

If you switch your monitor resolution the icons shortcuts position on the Windows desktop becomes scrambled.
Smir allows to save the unlimited number of the desktop icons layouts and quickly restore any of them.
You can save the layout for every screen resolution or for different tasks you are performing, etc…

If you like this tool, please help me by link back to this site on your blog or your friend site. 

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Diswy – freeware application to show or hide desktop icons

I made a small application that can be useful if for whatever purpose you want to hide all the icons on your desktop without having to delete them. Just run Diswy and all icons will disappear from your desktop, run it again and they become visible. The application is portable – no setup needed. It does not change any Windows files and does not delete your icons. The effect is not permanent. As soon as you restart you PC all you icons will be visible again.   

Download Diswy:

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You can also download Smir – the freeware tool for backup and restore Windows desktop icons positions: http://delphi32.blogspot.com/2011/04/smir-backup-and-restore-windows-desktop.html