Tuesday, November 5, 2013

10 tips: How to make your Facebook updates get noticed

We often find our Facebook timeline spammed with useless status updates, including meaningless photos and irrelevant remarks, from friends on social networking sites. Most of the users assume their updates to be wise or witty, but, they are, at times, perceived to be so poorly articulated that they end up becoming a source of annoyance for others. Sooner or later, an opinion is formed about such posters and users start scrolling the timeline down without even taking a glance of their posts. If you don't want to be categorised under such annoying posters, here are some tips which you can follow to better your updates and make them appear meaningful. 

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Monday, December 3, 2012

How to Create Your Own Customized Run Commands


How to Create Your Own Customized Run Commands


Run commandThe Run command on Microsoft Windows operating system allows you to directly open an application or document with just a single command instead of navigating to it’s location and double-clicking the executable icon. However, it only works for some of the inbuilt Windows programs such as Command prompt (cmd), Calculator (calc) etc. So, have you ever wondered how to create your own customized Run commands for accessing your favorite programs, files and folders? Well, read on to find out the answer.


Creating the Customized Run Command

Let me take up an example of how to create a customized run command for opening the Internet explorer. Once you create this command, you should be able to open the Internet explorer just by typing “ie” (without quotes) in the Run dialog box. Here is how you can do that.
1. Right click on your Desktop and select New -> Shortcut.
2. You will see a “Create Shortcut” Dialog box as shown below
Create Shortcut
3. Click on “Browse”, navigate to: Program Files -> Internet Explorer from your Root drive (usually C:\) and select “iexplore” as shown in the above figure and click on “OK”.
4. Now click on “Next” and type any name for your shortcut. You can choose any name as per your choice; this will be your customized “Run command”. In this case I name my shortcut as “ie”. Click on “Finish”.
5. You will see a shortcut named “ie” on your desktop. All you need to do is just copy this shortcut and paste it in your Windows folder (usually “C:/Windows”). Once you have copied the shortcut onto your Windows folder, you can delete the one on your Desktop.
6. That’s it! From now on, just open the Run dialog box, type ie and hit Enter to open the Internet Explorer.
In this way you can create customized Run commands for any program of your choice. Say “ff” for Firefox, “ym” for Yahoo messenger, “wmp” for Windows media player and so on.
To do this, when you click on “Browse” in the Step-3, just select the target program’s main executable (.exe) file which will usually be located in the C:\Program Files folder. Give a simple and short name for this shortcut as per your choice and copy the shortcut file onto the Windows folder as usual. Now just type this short name in the Run dialog box to open the program

Sunday, November 18, 2012

How to do Netbios Hacking..





THIS NETBIOS HACKING GUIDE WILL TELL YOU ABOUT HACKING REMOTE COMPUTER AND GAINING ACCESS TO IT’S HARD-DISK OR PRINTER.NETBIOS HACK IS THE EASIEST WAY TO BREAK INTO A REMOTE COMPUTER.

STEP-BY-STEP NETBIOS HACKING PROCEDURE
1.Open command prompt

2. In the command prompt use the “net view” command
( OR YOU CAN ALSO USE “NB Scanner” OPTION IN “IP-TOOLS” SOFTWARE BY ENTERING RANGE OF IP ADDRESSS.BY THIS METHOD YOU CAN SCAN NUMBER OF COMPUTERS AT A TIME).

Example: C:\>net view \\219.64.55.112
The above is an example for operation using command prompt.”net view” is one of the netbios command to view the shared resources of the remote computer.Here “219.64.55.112″ is an IP address of remote computer that is to be hacked through Netbios.You have to substitute a vlaid IP address in it’s place.If succeeded a list of HARD-DISK DRIVES & PRINTERS are shown.If not an error message is displayed. So repeat the procedure 2 with a different IP address.

3. After succeeding, use the “net use” command in the command prompt.The “net use” is another netbios command which makes it possible to hack remote drives or printers.

Example-1:
C:\>net use D: \\219.64.55.112\F
Example-2:
C:\>net use G: \\219.64.55.112\SharedDocs
Example-3:
C:\>net use I: \\219.64.55.112\Myprint

NOTE: In Examples 1,2 & 3, D:,G: & I: are the Network Drive Names that are to be created on your computer to access remote computer’s hard-disk.

NOTE: GIVE DRIVE NAMES THAT ARE NOT USED BY ANY OTHER DRIVES INCLUDING HARD-DISK DRIVES,FLOPPY DRIVES AND ROM-DRIVES ON YOUR COMPUTER.THAT IS IF YOU HAVE C: & D: AS HARD DIRVES, A: AS FLOPPY DIVE AND E: AS CD-DRIVE, GIVE F: AS YOUR SHARED DRIVE IN THE COMMAND PROMPT

F:,”SharedDocs” are the names of remote computer’s hard-disk’s drives that you want to hack. “Myprint” is the name of remote computer’s printer.These are displayed after giving “net use” command. “219.64.55.112″ is the IP address of remote computer that you want to hack.

4. After succeeding your computer will give a message that “The command completed successfully“. Once you get the above message you are only one step away from hacking the computer.

Now open “My Computer” you will see a new “Hard-Disk drive”(Shared) with the specified name.You can open it and access remote computer’s Hard-Drive.You can copy files,music,folders etc. from victim’s hard-drive.You can delete/modify data on victim’s hard-drive only if WRITE-ACCESS is enabled on victim’s system.You can access files\folders quickly through “Command Prompt”.

NOTE: If Remote Computer’s Firewall Is Enabled Your Computer Will Not Succeed In Gaining Access To Remote Computer Through Netbios.That is Netbios Hacking Is Not Possible In This Situation.(An Error Message Is Displayed).So Repeat The Procedure 2,3 With Different IP Address.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

5 Of The World’s Most Famous Hackers & What Happened To Them


There are two types of hackers. First, you’ve got the kind that is so often portrayed by Hollywood as an anti-social nerd with a chip on his shoulder out to dominate the cyberworld by breaking into secure networks and messing things up. Second, you’ve got the kind of people who just enjoy fiddling around with software source code and hardware gigs.
That’s right. The term “hacker” originally referred to the second type, which held absolutely no malevolent connotations. Only recently has the term been used to refer primarily to criminal masterminds. There are good hackers and bad hackers! Nowadays, benevolent hackers are often called “white hats” while the more sinister are called “black hats.”
In this article, I’ll be talking specifically about famous hackers that don hats of black. Here are five of the most widely known black hatters and what happened to them for their recklessness.

Jonathan James

famous hackersJonathan James was known as “c0mrade” on the Internet. What is his ticket to fame? He was convicted and sent to prison for hacking in the United States–all while he was still a minor. At only fifteen years of age, he managed to hack into a number of networks, including those belonging to Bell South, Miami-Dade, the U.S. Department of Defense, and NASA.
Yes, James hacked into NASA’s network and downloaded enough source code to learn how the International Space Station worked. The total value of the downloaded assets equaled $1.7 million. To add insult to injury, NASA had to shut down their network for three whole weeks while they investigated the breach, which cost them $41,000.
The story of James has a tragic ending, however. In 2007, a number of high profile companies fell victim to a massive wave of malicious network attacks. Even though James denied any involvement, he was suspected and investigated. In 2008, James committed suicide, believing he would be convicted of crimes that he did not commit.

Kevin Mitnick

famous hackersKevin Mitnick’s journey as a computer hacker has been so interesting and compelling that the U.S. Department of Justice called him the “most wanted computer criminal in U.S. history.” His story is so wild that it was the basis for two featured films.
What did he do? After serving a year in prison for hacking into the Digital Equipment Corporation’s network, he was let out for 3 years of supervised release. Near the end of that period, however, he fled and went on a 2.5-year hacking spree that involved breaching the national defense warning system and stealing corporate secrets.
Mitnick was eventually caught and convicted, ending with a 5-year prison sentence. After serving those years fully, he became a consultant and public speaker for computer security. He now runs Mitnick Security Consulting, LLC.

Albert Gonzalez

famous hackers in historyAlbert Gonzalez paved his way to Internet fame when he collected over 170 million credit card and ATM card numbers over a period of 2 years. Yep. That’s equal to a little over halfthe population of the United States.
Gonzalez started off as the leader of a hacker group known as ShadowCrew. This group would go on to steal 1.5 million credit card numbers and sell them online for profit. ShadowCrew also fabricated fraudulent passports, health insurance cards, and birth certificates for identity theft crimes totaling $4.3 million stolen.
The big bucks wouldn’t come until later, when Gonzalez hacked into the databases of TJX Companies and Heartland Payment Systems for their stored credit card numbers. In 2010, Gonzalez was sentenced to prison for 20 years (2 sentences of 20 years to be served out simultaneously).

Kevin Poulsen

famous hackers in historyKevin Poulsen, also known as “Dark Dante,” gained his fifteen minutes of fame by utilizing his intricate knowledge of telephone systems. At one point, he hacked a radio station’s phone lines and fixed himself as the winning caller, earning him a brand new Porsche. According to media, he was called the “Hannibal Lecter of computer crime.”
He then earned his way onto the FBI’s wanted list when he hacked into federal systems and stole wiretap information. Funny enough, he was later captured in a supermarket and sentenced to 51 months in prison, as well paying $56,000 in restitution.
Like Kevin Mitnick, Poulsen changed his ways after being released from prison. He began working as a journalist and is now a senior editor for Wired News. At one point, he even helped law enforcement to identify 744 sex offenders on MySpace.

Gary McKinnon

famous hackersGary McKinnon was known by his Internet handle, “Solo.” Using that name, he coordinated what would become the largest military computer hack of all time. The allegations are that he, over a 13-month period from February 2001 to March 2002, illegally gained access to 97 computers belonging to the U.S. Armed Forces and NASA.
McKinnon claimed that he was only searching for information related to free energy suppression and UFO activity cover-ups. But according to U.S. authorities, he deleted a number of critical files, rendering over 300 computers inoperable and resulting in over $700,000 in damages.
Being of Scottish descent and operating out of the United Kingdom, McKinnon was able to dodge the American government for a time. As of today, he continues to fight against extradition to the United States.
Now, do you know any famous hackers who should be in this hall of infamy? Put his (or her) name down in the comments.