Friday 30 December 2011

How to Prevent Facebook Hacking

Facebook is a social website that gives people the power to share and make the world more open and connected. For its growing popularity, hackers have turned their attention to Facebook and its applications. It is very important for all Facebook account holders to know some tricks to prevent hacking. 

Here is a collection of tips that will save your from Facebook Hackers:

Strong Password
The first and foremost important trick to prevent hacking is to make Strong Password. You can make strong password by using both uppercase and lowercase letters as well as numbers and symbols. Make it sure to compose a new password with 8 letters at least. Never include your personal information like name or date of birth or home address etc. Change your password once a month.

Protect Your Computer from Virus and Spyware
Do so to protect your personal information stored in your computer. Spyware and virus can steal your confidential information like passwords, bank information and important documents by sending them to hackers. If you use a cafe computer or of your friend then make it sure to log out properly and never choose the option to Remember Me.Many Key-loggers, RATs (Remote Administration Tools) have become quite wide spread therefore it is also a must to have a good Antivirus like "Avira"

Tweak Privacy Settings
Lots of working is being done to make Facebook safer but still there are many chances of account hacking. You can prevent hacking by controlling the information visible to the public. More information you allow the people to see more will be the chances of hacking. Don’t post your picture in your profile as hackers can save the image and post on somewhere else. Don’t put your pictures on internet as it makes people curious to see them.

Be Careful While Playing Applications

Don’t be crazy over different Facebook applications. It can be really addictive if your other friends are also playing the same applications. Installing these applications, you allow the creators of these applications to access your computer. You are advised to make a spare account on facebook to enjoy its applications and protect your personal information from hacking.

Use Mozilla Firefox/Chrome Web Browser

Firefox claims to stop spywares from entering your computers so switch to this Web Browser from old one.Chrome being a little new to the web industry has lesser vulnerabilities ad its simplicity has always been the key to their protection.I would definitely recommend chrome for personal usages.

Tuesday 27 December 2011

Edit Recycle Bin Name

Recycle Bin name is the windows default name of Recycle Bin Desktop Icon. Normally there is no option to change the name of Recycle Bin Icon, but you can rename of Recycle Bin icon name using any windows tweak application or with edit the windows Registry.
Always be careful to edit windows registry because any mistake can create problem for windows.
Follow the given steps to change the Recycle Bin name:

1. First click on Start button then type Regedit in Run option.

2. In regedit editor you will open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT, open the CLSID then open the 
    {645FF040-5081-101B-9F08-00AA002F954E} then open ShellFolder.

3. Here simply change the data value from "40 01 00 20" to "70 01 00 20".

4. Now close the registry editor and restart your computer after any changes to go into 
    effect. When next time you start your computer then change the Recycle Bin name 
    after right click on Recycle icon.

Bug In Windows Calculator !

Have you ever used square root button in windows? If yes, it is a possibility that you might have come across this bug. If not, you are just about to know it.

Just follow the steps:

1. Open calculator i.e. 
2. Goto Run and type calc and press enter or simple open it from All Program => 
3. Now type 4, take its square root  by using the square root button (sqrt), now you will 
   get 2, Subtract 2 from it. The answer should be 0 but it's not. You would have got a long 
   number as your answer.

It was as simple. Here is the general syntax to this bug.

1. Take Any number
2. Take its square root
3. Subtract its square root from it
4. Your answer is not 0.. That’s the bug.

How to hide text inside an image – Trick

Well, there are at times when you need to hide files from someone. Say, a text file which has some important data that you need to hide from everyone. So, this post will teach you how to hide text in an image.
Now, open notepad and give two lines space and then write anything you would like to make secret like given in the below image:

Now, take an image. I’ll use Hello.JPG image.
Make sure to keep the image and text file in the same directory.
Now all you need is a command prompt window. So go to Start-> Run-> type “cmd” and press enter.
Navigate to the folder where your files are stored using “cd” command.
Now type the following command:

copy /b Image.jpg + Text.txt Output.jpg

Where, Image.jpg is the name of your image file and Text.txt is the name of your text file. Give a space between [Image.jpg + Text.txt] and [Output.jpg]
Output.jpg is the name of the file that will be created after you run this command.
Make sure that Image file name comes first and then the text file name after copy /b. Doing the opposite will not work.
Now, press enter and you’ll see an Output.jpg file that will get created in that same directory. You could now open the image, the image will open normally. Now the trick comes, open the Output.jpg file with notepad and you’ll see something like this:

Now, scroll down to the end and you’ll see the Text that you wanted to hide. It will look something like this: