Monday, September 26, 2005

Thirupaachi - Soft Copy


Part - I
Part - II (posted on 27/09/2005)
Part - III (posted on 29/09/2005)

PART - I
Vijay - our hero is a programmer in a very small local Software company in Chennai. Even though he is in a small software company and his educational qualification is not much., , he is a very popular figure there. Daily, only after vijay comes and switches on the UPS the office starts functioning (no..no..no... vijay is not a watchman in that company.....it is just sentiment... if he starts UPS, that day the software runs without bug thatz all Smile )

Being a mass hero, there should be an Intro song for Vijay. Saraswati puja. Whole office waits for our hero to come and start the UPS to start working on a new project. Our hero enters with a bang and with a song too


"which platform u work, which platform i work, platforms doesnt matter,
Which language u code, which language i code, languages doesnt matter,
Are we from same College ? [chorus] No, No, No
Are we using same OS [chorus] No, No, No

You are from different stream, I am from different stream.....even then we r in the same team...."


[applause here....even though ppl doesnt understand the song, they shud applause bcoz hero is a mass hero]

Now that the intro song ends, we shud know about our hero's family.As usual our hero has a younger brother Ajay and a decent middle class family. Vijay has big dreams for his brother's future. His desire is that his brother should only work in the U.S and nothin less than that. Vijay's brother gets offers from Chennai software companies but vijay turns down those offers. Once a placement executive who is Vijay's family friend strongly advises vijay, watz wrong in working software companies in India and for his brother's qualifications ( B.E in 7 years) he cant dream of any companies outside their area Guduvancherry. Vijay gets so angry........ he pulls the guy by his collars and ask "see uncle...see my brother's fingers ....... his fingers have become swollen becoz of continuous typing (for college thesis) . do you want him to join a company here and continue the same typing?? .. shudnt he have a voice recognition software that eases his typing work?, should not he have atleast a coke vending machine during coffee breaks... which company in chennai has that? Let anybody tell anything, i would allow my brother to take up a job only if he gets in America..."... unable to answer vijay's questions, the placement executive quietly walks away. (and never returns to their house then....... it is a seperate story Smile )

As luck had it, Vijay's brother Ajay manage to get a job in U.S through a consultancy. Vijay becomes so happy about his childhood dreams atlast coming true. His brother IS going to US..So one fine day Ajay moves to US for his job amid some sentimental scenes with Vijay.

Over to US...... There are three criminals who terrorize the whole of United states. One of those is Spam Stephen. He terrorizes people by sending huge amount of spam mails and junk mails and hoaxes leading to mailbox overflow for the email users. Many number of small scale companies across United states were shut down bcoz most of their business transactions were done online but their mail server were down most of the time due to overflow.

Next is Cyber chat Christopher. He is a compulsive chat addict. His way of terrorizing ppl is simple. He would log on in different IDs in chat room and flirt openly with girl chatters. He teases and talk offensively if they dont respond his maneouvres. Anybody dared to question him would be hurled abuses that they would never forget in life.

The third person is the most dangerous of all, Virus Vincent. He can bring any company down instantly. He is the one who is the brain behind most of the trojans, worms spreading across the internet.

These three criminals individually or combined wreak havoc across software companies and computer users in United states. Under this circumstances, our hero's brother comes to US to join his new office....


(to be continued)

PART - I
I


Ajay was given the role Systems Executive Trainee in his office. He was told that he is being put on the bench initially to start with. Hence When he saw his seat and his PC, he was surprised.He had imagined bench as the one similar to what he had seen in Nehru park in his city. His PM asked him to go through the Quality plan, CMM audits to get a feel of how the company worked and gave him some bunch of documents that otherwise would have made a good pilllow, to read on. By noon he recieved his email id and his joy knew no bounds when he received it. coolly he logged on the system and started sending mails to all of his friends back in india giving them his email id partly for communication and keep in touch and mainly for show off. Under the pretext of Analysis and Research ajay coolly logged on to yahoo messenger and kept on chatting. Also,
daily he chats with vijay and updates him with the cool life he is having at US. Vijay feels very happy and tears roll down from his eyes (hey! not due to jealousy, it is emotional tears.... ) on hearing this.

Life went cool and smooth for ajay, until one day....when he was asked to work... He was asked to code for a minor bug fix for the banking application, his company was developing. Ajay didnt even know the formula for Simple Interest. "Big deal", he thought, "No Struggle, no fear, Google is always near.." But an idea struck his mind. "why not ask to the friends, probably they can provide me with source code itself"..... Hence he logged into the yahoo messenger but to his surprise, none of his buddies were online. So he entered the "Programmers Lobby" chat room to ask from the "technical" experts. Even there, only few ppl were there and one of them was "Cyber Chat" Christopher. He was busy flirting with one 'sweetgirl_4_u'. Ajay noticed how they were chatting. Having
studied in Boys' school and Men's college through out his career, the way sweetgirl_4_u talked captivated his mind instantly. He had totally forgotten about simple interest and a compound interest developed with the girl he has never seen or talked with. Yes, this is what ppl call love at first (chat) site. Ajay thought of trying his hand at flirting with that sweetgirl, so he sent a pm to her asking her asl and waited in a romantic mood for her reply. Bang came the reply, not from sweetgirl, but from Christopher, swearing at Ajay in the worst possible slang. Ajay was flabbergasted but he didnt give up. He thought he could use this as an opportunity to gain sympathy from his love interest. Hence he posted this message in a pm to sweetgirl again. Ajay recieved another nastier PM , this time from sweetgirl herself. As it turned out, since there was no girls to flirt with, Christopher created a dummy girl id himself and was flirting with it. Before Ajay could reply anything or type anything further, Christopher used Booting software to kick Ajay out of chat.

Ajay felt hurt and pain in his heart. He wanted to cry over the insult and more for the "love" failure he had. Since he could not cry at the office , he signed into the yahoo messenger again and opened a dummy window and typed : ( ( (Crying) emoticon to console himself. At that moment, he recieves a pm from Vijay who comes online at that moment.... "hey ajay....hi bro.......are u fine".... Ajay was feeling so hurt he could not even reply a hi back to his Vijay. After a prolonged delay, Ajay types a hi to vijay. Vijay, in doubt, asks Ajay are u ok..... there is no problem right?.. Ajay replies "yes vij, i am happy only..i am happy..saying this he tries to smile by starting to type out smiley emoticons : ) , but he could not control his fingers as it trembles to type : ( : ( (violin background in this scene to create pathos music) . Thus Vijay understands his brother is in a deeep agony. He presses Ajay to tell his problems and a disgusted Ajay narrates the entire incident. This sparks off anger in Vijay as he consoles Ajay not to worry and assures he will take revenge against whoever hurted his dear brother. Hence he visits the same chat room along with Ajay where he got insulted. This time the sweetgirl id was not there, but there were Virus Victor and Spam stephen chatting with Christopher. Going by the rule for heroes, Vijay yells out loud in the public at Christopher and tries to warn him for misbehaving with his brother. Christopher cared a damn for him, while Victor laughing out loud uses the Booting software to kick vijay and ajay out of chat again. Also they send a trojan through messenger to Ajay's PC that corrupts his OS. Bruised and hurt, Vijay vows a revenge against them. He learns about the illegal things that has been haunting the internet world over the years and the same trio had also caused heavy damages to the company's data, Ajay is working.

Ajay calls Vijay over phone and tells, since his system got corrupted and network in his company is down, he cannot log on to internet for some days. Vijay meanwhile pledges to his brother that before Ajay steps into the internet world again, he would wipe out the entire Anti-social elements in the Internet world and make United States free of cyber crime forever................

Vijay somehow manages to get an onsite opportunity by pestering his boss. His policy is to fight the lion in its own den and fight a virus from its own source computer. Since all the three villains of this story reside in US, our hero too travels to US. But then a personal US travel would cost his life's savings and hence under the pretext of Official work he travels to US. He stays in his brother's house and browses through internet to find about ways to prevent illegal hacking and illicit things happening across internet.

Being just a novice programmer through out his career, network security and ways to exploit the holes in a system/program appeared new to him. But never mind, afterall he is the hero of this story and one fast paced emotional song is enough for him to master the techniques to overcome the villains. He checks for such situational song from his archives, there were only few songs taking a dig at his co-worker and not any success-inspiring songs.Hence he plays a song from the super class he derives from (Rajini). He gets motivated as the song progresses, and before the song ends, Vijay thoroughly masters the hacking techniques, system administration and all system related issues. Having learnt the nuances of hacking techniques and security exploits, vijay sets out on his mission.

(to be continued)

PART - III





Vijay first targets the man who started it all, "Cyber chat" Christopher. He installs Yahoo tunnel in his laptop to avoid booting, and then logs in to the Yahoo messenger. There he pings Christopher, who was busy playing Quake game online, and challenges Christopher to fight with him. An irritated Christopher tries to boot Vijay out, but could not succeed. Christopher used his hacking skills to trace Vijay's IP address and sends a worm (malicious request). But our hero is now an IT genius, Just when christopher sends the malicious request , Vijay's computer switched to a different IP address and the malicious request instead hit Christopher's main computer server which was connecting to net using the same service provider and was assigned the IP address that Vijay's computer was initially using. Christopher was chatting from a cyber cafe and his brother Jim was accessing the net using Christopher's system at that time.Jim had turned off the firewall so as to play an online game. Hence the worm easily attacked the system and erased all the data in the computer. That system consisted of years of Christopher's code, thousands of credit card passwords he stole from various banks' sites and several other valuable resources. The Vijay lets out a victorious smile at Christopher (what else, a smiley emoticon only :) ), "this is the start of the end to your cyber terrorism....... I am not a hacker..i am a COMPUTER SECURITY EXPERT........". A dejected Christopher commits suicide in the Quake game by showing himself before another player who kills him with a simple rifle.

Vijay then decide to get hold of "Spam" Stephen over chat. Stephen had just finished composing another one in the Chain mail series that read
"GEORGE BUSH HAS DECIDED TO ISSUE GREEN CARD TO THOSE WHO FORWARD THIS MESSAGE TO 20 OTHER PPL. YOUR CHAIN WILL BE TRACKED AND THE 100 PPL WHO HAD SENT THE MOST NUMBER OF MAILS WILL BE SENT A GREENCARD IN A YELLOW ENVELOPE.
WARNING : IF YOU DONT FORWARD THIS MAIL WITHIN 10 MINUTES, ALL CARDS INCLUDING YOUR RATION CARD WILL BE REVOKED."
He was satisfyed that this mail will be on rounds for some while, spamming users' mailboxes. Vijay pings him just at that moment and provokes him by advising not to spam. Stephen would not listen and so Vijay challenges him, that in retort, by 12 pm next day he would send virus through mail to Stephen and crash his system. Stephen laughs at this, "We hackers and spammers first take care of our own system before attacking others'. I am ready for this challenge as well".

Even though Stephen laughs off Vijay's threat, he didnt want to ignore his warning and hence provides adequate security to his mail client. Also he downloads latest patches from all virus sites that scans mails for harmful scripts and attachments. Also he applies filter so as to block all mails other than those coming from people in his address book. Having applied all necessary security measures, Stephen logs on to the system and waits for the deadline Vijay gave, to finish. 11:50, there was no instance of any new mail till that moment. "That fool must have tried to intimidate me. He doesnt know all these nuances as I do. ha ha ha...". Just that moment, the door bell rang. Stephen goes over to see who was at the door. It is the Postman. He hands over couple of letters to Stephen. There were some Greeting cards, invitations etc., sent by his friends. Stephen comes back to his system and logs on. There were no new mails at his mail box and the time is 12:05. Vijay pings him just at that moment. Stephen mocks at Vijay calling him names for his failure to keep up his challenge. Vijay smiles, "Wait boss. Wait... I was waiting for you to message. I told you i will send Virus through mail and I have done that".. Stephen is shocked "But i have recieved no new messages.". Vijay " ha ha ha...... I know all you fellas are so attached to the PC that you will never think out of the box. I said I will send Virus through mail , but I didnt say I would send it through e-mail. I had sent a new variant of bio virus with the snail mail you had just recieved and opened. It would have entered through ur fingers and when you typed that message to me, through the keyboard, the virus would have entered the system. Now click on C: and see for yourself dude". A visibly shaken Stephen clicks on C:\ and the system immediatly asks "do you want to format the system, Yes or No", without waiting for stephen's response the system proceeds to low level formatting of Stephen's system with the keyboard locked to prevent cancellation of the process.

Having destroyed the PCs of two of the villains Vijay decides to take a break. Hence he calls Virus Victor over phone and fixes a date for attacking him in the next week. Trisha who was busy in Hyderabad comes over to US on a short term assignment to dance two duets with Vijay.

Having heard of the plight suffered by two of his accomplice Stephen and Christopher, "Virus" victor takes a serious view on Vijay's threat. The date fixed by Vijay falls on 31st december 2005, a day before which Victor planned to unveil his new lethal Virus. Victor calls all the members of the hacking communities across the world and asks for their help to protect him. Everybody decide to stand in unison to protect Virus Victor's system and hence make Internet always remain a haven for miscreants. The support group included virus writers, spammers, back door script writers, etc., They formed a huge secure network to protect Victor's system. All requests to Victor's system were blocked except from the proxy systems that were protecting it.

Vijay analysed the prevailing scenario and proceeds to attack Victor's system. He writes a worm program and does a port scanning on the systems that were protecting Victor's system. He identifies the weakly secured system in the network and attacks that system using the worm he coded. Thus he takes control of that system and sends request from his system through the system he gained control over. The firewall in Victor's system was configured to allow this request, since it appeared to come from a friendly computer. Having gained control over the master System, Vijay switches on the webcam in his machine and make sure it appears on Victor's machine as well. Victor was shocked to see his machine automatically logging on to yahoo messenger and the webcam opened. Vijay appears on the screen and addresses Victor. "Good Afternoon dude........See I have achieved what i had said. Now i am gonna click on this executable file on ur machine which is the most lethal virus that you are planning to release tomorrow". Victor is shocked...he runs towards his machine screaming "no..no..". Vijay laughs victoriously........ "Dont think that virus programs destroy only other ppl's systems. It will destroy your computer too..... A virus writers' end would come from Virus only. " Saying this Vijay remotely presses on the Virus .exe file from Victor's desktop, which, within a moment spreads to all the systems in the network and corrupts the BIOS of all the systems. At the moment, the clock ticks to 12:00. It is newyear and Vijay has thus eliminated all the evil forces over the internet and made it safe for general public.

A victorious Vijay embraces his brother, wishes him good luck for his job and returns to the country with a job well done and from then on everybody lived happily over the internet.

--------------SUBHAM-------------------

20 comments:

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Harish said...

LOL!!

"You are from different stream, I am from different stream.....even then we r in the same team...."

Brilliant! :)

rsubras said...

harish, thanks for coming and more thanks for commenting too

nivi said...

Saw ur comments on my blog.
Hmmm funny stories :)

Anonymous said...

cool

Grey Vampire said...

Cool one

NaiKutti said...

great creativity man... awesome ;-)

Adaengappa !! said...

Cool machi !!

Navin said...

Better than C-mukhi...
Looks like Spam Stephen has started spamming your blog too...
turn on word verification to keep him away..Sorry to have published your story in my blog..(blog piracy)..keep it coming...

navin said...

creativity la enna suggestion kudukarthu??...I like href="http://pravunplugged.blogspot.com/2005/06/saniyan-part-1.html">Vetti payans blog too...this is about Sanniyan (Anniyan)...

navin said...

comment la edho goodhal ayidchu
anyway....this is the link...
http://pravunplugged.blogspot.com/2005/06/saniyan-part-1.html

Mukunth said...

superb literary flow:) enjoyed that "opening" song very much!!

lilsweetdevil said...

Wow!!! Very creative and Imaginative!! Keep up the good (&vetti) work ;)

Madhu said...

Hahaha... it was cool and yes, I particularly liked the lines Harish has mentioned... Cool!

Btw, the only suggestion I have is to make the stories a little smaller...

Nithya said...

I prefer Thirupaachi-Remake to Thirupaachi
Keep Going... Keep Going...

What next?

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Z♥rr♥ said...

Cool one dude !

nice time pass too :)

Z♥rr♥ said...

cool one dude !!

keep going !

zorro said...

cool one dude !

குறை ஒன்றும் இல்லை !!! said...

hey its really cool...
can I remake in Tamil?