Thursday, July 27, 2006

Turbo C Source Codes

For those programmers learning to program in Borland Turbo C here is sample some source codes you can study.

Link :

http://rapidshare.de/files/27195468/turboc.rar.html

Password :

cassandra

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Take It Apart dot Net

HowTo: Disassemble an xBox Video - Take It Apart dot net



Cellphone Vibration Motor - Take It Apart dot net



HowTo: Disassemble a PS2 - Take It Apart dot net



HowTo: Disassemble a Gamecube - Take It Apart dot net

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Seashore (Mac OS X)

Free image editing program for mac.


URL

Seashore (Mac OS X)

http://seashore.sourceforge.net/index.php

Seashore is a simple paint program for OS X (which doesn't have a paint program pre-installed). It has the same basic functionality as Windows Paint.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

How can I prevent users from using USB removable disks

As a variation to Disable USB Disks, you can prevent users from using any portable USB removable disk or flash drive by using a custom .ADM file that can be imported into the Local Group Policy (thus effecting only the local computer) or by using Active Directory-based Group Policy Objects (also known as GPOs).

Link: http://www.petri.co.il/disable_usb_disks_with_gpo.htm
Homepage: http://www.petri.co.il/

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The Best Backup Solution

FREE online 25 GB storage ::

http://mediamax.streamload.com


Hope this helps !

Thursday, July 13, 2006

2006 Top 20 Phished Brands

The PIRT squad for the month of May 2006 had confirmed many phish submissions. We have compiled a Top 20 list for the most phished brands in that month. Our handlers work a queue system that is typically 24 to 48 hours behind real time -- we are still working towards a real time implementation. However, that does not discount the fact that there are still many phish operating days after opening up. So enough with the chit chat, lets see the top 20 brands phished for the month of May.

May 2006 confirmed phish brands:

1. PayPal - 520
2. eBay - 309
3. Bank of America - 37
4. Barclays - 36
5. Wells Fargo - 36
6. Chase - 33
7. WAMU - 28
8. HSBC - 20
9. MasterCard - 18
10. e-gold - 17
11. Nationwide - 17
12. Citi - 16
13. BancorpSouth - 14
14. Postbank.de - 12
15. Halifax - 11
16. NetBank - 11
17. Laredo Nat'l Bank - 10
18. Nat'l Australia Bank - 10
19. Western Union - 10
20. National Credit Union - 9

Hope this helps !

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Wireless Network Security

There are a couple of reasons why wireless networks are currently less secure than their wired counterparts. First off, there is the fact of their physical nature. They are wireless, broadcasting a signal out over an area. Any computer within this area with the correct equipment can be considered to be 'connected' to the network.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006

How to make your XP bootable (Newbies Tutorial)

Download bootsector for XP

Extract your XP ISO file with winimage (or ISO Buster) to D:\winxpcd

Start Easy CD Creator 5 Project Selector, select Make A Data CD, Data CD Project

On the filemenu, choose new CD.... and Bootable CD

Boot type set to custom!
Leave Load Segment as it is!
Set Sector Count to 4!!!
Press browse

Locate the just downloaded XP bootsector file, choose open and the bootfiles are added to the lower pane

Select CDproject Properties

Now drag your XP setup files (D:\winxpCD) to the lower pane

When done press the Record button

Burn baby Burn!

This can also be done with CDRWIN, for that program interpret the Win2k boot CD page along with this one.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Measure how fast you type

If you don't have Mavis Beacon installed on your computer but you want to improve your typing skills, get a sense of your current skill level at Joshua Rennert's typing speed measurement page.

Click in the text area and the page will present a block of text and start a timer. Type it up (and correct any mistakes!) to get a speed in words per minute. My first try I did 93 words per minute (is that good?), but every time after that the observer effect kicked in and I was feeling all watched and nervous and couldn't match it. Let us know how many wpm your fingers can bang out, and be sure to check out reader suggestions for learning how to type.

See how fast you can type!

Sunday, July 09, 2006

The Computing Power of Google

Based on the Google IPO S-1 form released in April 2004, Tristan Louis estimated the current server farm to contain something like the following:

719 racks
63,272 machines
126,544 CPUs
253 THz Processing power
126,544 GB (approx. 123.58 TB) of RAM
5,062 TB (approx. 4.77 PB) of hard drive space

Friday, July 07, 2006

What to Build A Website the Easy Way

You will need free templates for Your site

Here are some sites from where u can get templates in free :

http://www.freshtemplates.com/
http://www.zerodollartemplates.com/
http://www.effex-media.com/
http://www.templatesbox.com/
http://www.mastertemplates.com/free-templates.htm
http://www.templateyes.com/
http://www.templateworkz.com/
http://www.4layouts.com/
http://www.templatehunter.com/topsite/in.php?id=4layout
http://www.freetemplates.ca/templates/
http://www.freephotoshoptemplates.com/index.html
http://www.freewebtemplatesnow.com/
http://www.zymic.com/
http://www.adesdesign.net/
http://www.notemplates.com/
http://www.freepsd.com/
http://www.zeroweb.org/

Hope this helps !

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Utilizing Search Engines!

by igniteds.net

So much information is on the web, its mind boggling. Thankfully we have search
engines to sift through them and catagorize them for us. Unfortunatly, there is still so
much info that even with these search engines, its often a painstakingly slow process
(something comparable to death for a hacker) to find exactly what you're looking for.

Lets get right into it.
I use google.com as my primary search engine because it presently tops the charts as far as
the sites that it indexes which means more pertinent info per search.

1. Page translation.
Just because someone speaks another language doesn't mean they dont have anything useful to say. I use translation tools like the ones found at

babelfish.altavista.com and world.altavista.com to translate a few key words I am searching for. Be specific and creative because these tools arent the most accurate things on the planet.

2. Directories.
These days everything is about $$$. We have to deal/w SEO (search engine optimization) which seems like a good idea on paper until you do a search for toys and get 5 pornsites in the first 10 results. Using a sites directory will eliminate that. You can narrow your search down easily by looking for the info in specific catagories. (PS google DOES have directories, they're at: directory.google.com)

3. Here are some tips that google refers to as "advanced"

A. "xxxx" / will look for the exact phrase. (google isnt case sensitive)
B. -x / will search for something excluding a certain term
C. filetype:xxx / searches for a particular file extention (exe, mp3, etc)
D. -filetype:xxx / excludes a particular file extention
E. allinurl:x / term in the url
F. allintext:x / terms in the text of the page
G. allintitle:x / terms in the html title of that page
H. allinanchor:x / terms in the links


4. OR
Self explanatory, one or the other... (ie: binder OR joiner)

5. ~X
Synonyms/similar terms (in case you can't think of any yourself)

6. Numbers in a range.
Lets say you're looking for an mp3 player but only want to spend up to $90. Why swim through all the others? MP3 player $0..$90 The 2 periods will set a numeric range to search between. This also works with dates, weights, etc

7. +
Ever type in a search and see something like this:
"The following words are very common and were not included in your search:"
Well, what if those common words are important in your search? You can force google to search through even the common terms by putting a + in front of the denied word.

8. Preferences
It amazes me when I use other peoples PCs that they dont have their google search preferences saved. When you use google as much as I do, who can afford to not have preferences? They're located on the right of the search box, and have several options, though I only find 2 applicable for myself...
A. Open results in new browser
B. Display 10-100 results per page. (I currently use 50 per page, but thats a resolution preference, and 5X's the default)

9. *
Wildcard searches. Great when applied to a previously mentioned method. If you only know the name of a prog, or are looking for ALL of a particular file (ie. you're DLing tunes) something like *.mp3 would list every mp3.

10. Ever see this?
"In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the X already displayed. If you like, you can repeat the search with the omitted results included." The answer is YES. yes yes yes. Did I mention yes? I meant to.

11. Search EVERYWHERE
Use the engine to its fullest. If you dont find your answer in the web section, try the group section. Hell, try a whole different search engine. Dont limit yourself, because sometimes engines seem to intentionally leave results out.
ex. use google, yahoo, and altavista. search the same terms... pretty close, right? Now search for disney death. Funny, altavista has plenty of disney, but no death...hmmm.

If you've read this far into this tutorial without saying, "Great, a guy that copied a few google help pages and thinks its useful info" then I will show you WHY (besides accuracy, speed, and consistancy finding info on ANYTHING) its nice to know how a search engine works. You combine it/w your knowledge of other protocol.

Example:
Want free music? Free games? Free software? Free movies? God bless FTP! Try this search:
intitle:"Index of music" "rolling stones" mp3
Substitute rolling stones/w your favorite band. No? Try the song name, or another file format. Play with it. Assuming SOMEONE made an FTP and uploaded it, you'll find it.

For example....I wanted to find some Sepultura. If you never heard them before, they're a Brazilian heavy metal band that kicks a*s. I started with this:
intitle:"Index of music" "Sepultura" mp3 <-- nothing
intitle:"Index of música" "Sepultura" mp3 <-- nothing
intitle:"Index of musica" "Sepultura" mp3 <-- not good enough
intitle:"Index of music" "Sepultura" * <-- found great stuff, but not enough Sepultura

At this point it occurs to me that I may be missing something, so I try:
intitle:"index of *" "sepultura" mp3 <-- BANG!
(and thats without searching for spelling errors)
Also try inurl:ftp

I find that * works better for me than trying to guess other peoples mis-spellings.

The same method applies for ebooks, games, movies, SW, anything that may be on an FTP site.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and I saw that recently a book and an article was written on the very same topic. I havn't read them as of yet, but check em out, and get back to me if you feel I missed something important and should include anything else.

intitle:"index of" "google hacks" ebook

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Run commands in Windows XP

Run commands in Windows XP

Here is the link :

http://www.fixmyxp.com/content/view/20/42/

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

NOTEPAD BUG !

Checkout this NOTEPAD BUG!.. do the folowing steps and keep igniting!

1. Open a new file @ Notepad (an empty one)
2. Type " Bush hid the facts " (without the quotes) OR " John hid the facts " (without the quotes)
3. Save it to any filename you want in .txt format
4. Close it and reopen the file you just saved...see what you get

Monday, July 03, 2006

Useful Links

Free temporary and disposable email address

Do you hate it, to recieve spam in your private account? And no spam filter or spam blocker
works good enough for you? Thats no more a problem! Get your free disposable/temporary
email now. A disposable email address is something like a temporary account, which can be
used to avoid spam. For example use your temporary email account at registrations. So they
will never know your private address.

Link ---> http://temporaryinbox.com/


How to search audio and video podcasts

URL:

www.podzinger.com

If you’re turning off your TV and tuning into podcasts, you might want to learn how to
search for the content you like. And there’s no better way to search than by keyword, but
when you visit a typical search engine it’s not picking up on words spoken in audio and
video podcast. So, what’s a podcast lover to do? There is a new service online called
Podzinger, which allows you to go online and search all your favourite podcasts.
There is a tiny embedded player attached to all your search results, which will allow you
to identity the exact spot where your keyword was mentioned.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ways to Revive A Damaged Hard Drive

Here are some most common scenarios faced buy users with failed hard drives:

1 The data wasn't backed up.
2 The problem came out of nowhere.
3 The user had accessed Setup and tried to manually enter the settings for the drive type when "Auto" didn't work.
4 There was no startup disk made by this machine

This solutions came from reputable IT professionals :

Freeze it

From: Travis Standen

One trick I have learned as a technician, when the problem is
data-read errors off the platters themselves, is to freeze the
hard drive overnight. It makes the data more 'readable,' but for
a one-shot deal. If this data is critical, and you have a
replacement hard drive (which, if it's a drive failure, you
probably do), then you can hook up your frozen hard drive and
immediately fetch the data off before it warms up


Drop it

From: Bob Matott

Besides the typical use of sys C: to transfer back the system files deleted during "housecleaning" by typical users, I've gotten lucky by turning the drive upside down and setting it on top of the power supply (which seemed to remove "a static charge" that had built up).

Also have used various Disk Manager packages to "talk" to drives with FAT/NTFS corruptions just to recover the data. If drives are being reformatted from an operating system that doesn't want to "fully go away" (can name a few!), the disk manager software has also worked in this scenario many times to get rid of the old and allow you to reformat with the new.

Of course, there's always the "drop it from 4-5" onto a flat hard surface" or "smack the side of the case with the flat of your hand" approaches. Believe it or not, both techniques have worked. Rumor has it that sometimes the heads "stick" to the platters during parking/cooldown.


Hit it

From: Karen_Roman

1. Check CMOS settings to make sure the drive setting are what they should be—the CMOS battery could be dead or the user may have changed the settings. A bad hard drive could cause the Autodetect to misread settings.
2. Boot from a floppy disk and run fdisk/mbr to restore the backup copy of the master boot record.
3. Image the drive with drive copy program to a new drive.
4. It’s possible the HDD controller is bad. Try the drive in another machine.
5. Boot from a floppy attach to a network drive or have a secondary drive installed and if you can access the data copy it off to there.
6. The drive could have a stiction problem. Tap it gently on the sides, preferably with a rubber mallet.


From: Tomer Har Nesher

Hi, I have three ideas:
1) Install the hard drive on other machine that is running same OS. If the disk partition is FAT or FAT32, you can start the machine by using WIN98 system diskette without install the hard drive on other machine.
2) We found some problems with hard drive that happen after few minutes of work. In this case, you should disconnect the hard drive from power (by turning off the machine) for few minutes, then turn it on and back up immediately until it will be warm again and you'll not be able to read the data. Do it until you'll have all files copied.
3) If you have same drive (SAME MODEL), you can replace the unreachable disk's main board and trying to read the data.

From:Matthew Harvey

Had this happen last year. Tried running the drive as a slave in another machine (could be the controller, you know) but that didn't do the trick. So we sent it away to a recovery shop. They charge $100 to look at it, send you a list of all the files they could find and recover, and then they want $1,500 to send you those files on a CD-R. We balked at the charge and said, "No thanks, just send us back our hard drive." They did. Of course, in order to read the disk and list the files for us, they had to make a repair to the drive. When it was returned to us I was able to slave it in another machine and copy all of its contents—just finished before their jury-rigged repair failed on us. Full data recovery for $100—not a bad deal, huh?

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