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How To Bypass Android Security and Access all data

How To Bypass Android Security and Access all data

Android Google’s Linux based Operating System which is one of the most popular OS at present scenario. Android Users are increasing day by day and according to a latest survey there are about 59% smartphones user using Android Worldwide.

So the question arises how much secure is android and how much secure is your smartphone data. In recent study, There is a very interesting android exploit came in attention through which almost every android device is exploitable and you can get the stored password protected data easily. The attack vector used by Tilo Müller, Michael Spreitzenbarth, and Felix Freiling is referred to as a cold boot attack.

The attack uses a very simple vector to exploit RAM content after Mobile is Switched Off means no security state. But the main problem is RAM is a volatile memory.

VLC Player Tips & Trick

VLC Player Tips & Trick

 

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VLC Player is one of the best multimedia player that plays most multimedia files as well as DVD, Audio CD, VCD, and various streaming protocols. So Here I presents you some tips and tricks of your favourite vlc player.

 

Some Tricks First

VLC Inception trick

By this trick you get an effect of your current screen like the above image. To perform this trick,

  • Open Vlc Player
  • Press Cltr + N
  • Type Screen://
  • Hit Enter and voilaaaa..

Video as ASCII Output

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To Perform this trick:-

  • Open Vlc Player
  • Choose Tools then Preferences
  • click on Video
  • Under Outputchoose ASCII -art video output and click Save..

 

 Jigsaw Puzzle Game 

1) Open any video and Play

2) Click on Tools -> Effects & Filters -> Video Effects -> Geometry ->Enable Puzzle Game ->and  select number of columns and rows on screen.

3) And play

 

Some Usefull Tips Now

 

Convert and Audio or Video to another Format

why download more software when you can already convert any video format to other with VLC. To convert any video:-

  • open VLC
  • click Media then Convert/Save
  • A Dialog Box will pop up select any video file by click “add” and then click Convert/Save
  • Another Dialog Box will popup, here you can Add Source media(the file you want to convert), Choose Destination Folder(where converted file goes) and select the desired file format in Profile under Settings
  • After everything click Start and it will convert to desired format…

Download YouTube and other online videos

 

  • First of all go to the YouTube video page which you want to download
  • Now open your VLC player. Click on Media–>Open Network stream
  • Paste the URL of the YouTube video page and click Play
  •  Once VLC starts streaming the video, click Tools–>Codec Information and at the bottom of the window you will see a Location box
  • Copy the URL and paste it on your browser’s address bar. Now download will start.

Listen To Radio On VLC

To Listen your favorite Radio station on VLC media Player:-

  • click on the PlayList (Ctrl+L)button
  • then on the Internet on the left side
  • This will pop up number of radio stations that you can listen to.
 Record Videos
Many of you don’t know you can record video in VLC, to do this
1) Go on View-> Advanced Control.
2) Click on Record button just above play and pause buttons.
and lastly but not least,
VLC Shortcuts
[CTRL] + [F] Open folder
[CTRL] + [D] Open disc menu
[CTRL] + [R] or [CTRL] + [S] Advanced open file
[CTRL] + [O] Open single file/files
[CTRL] + [Up Arrow] or [CTRL] + [Down Arrow] Increase/Decrease Volume
[F] Switch from/to Fullscreen
[M] Mute and Unmute Audio
[V] Show, Switch, or Hide Movie Subtitles
[Space Bar] Pause or Play the Movie
[P] Play the Movie (from the very beginning)
[S] Stop Playing the Movie
[SHIFT] +[Left Arrow] or [SHIFT] + [Right Arrow] Fast Rewind or Fast Forward by 3 seconds
[ALT] + [Left Arrow] or [ALT] + [Right Arrow] Fast Rewind or Fast Forward by 10 seconds
[CTRL] + [Left Arrow] or [CTRL] + [Right Arrow] Fast Rewind or Fast Forward by 1 minute
[ESC] Exit the Fullscreen mode
[+] or [-] Play the movie faster or slower
[A] Change the aspect ratio
[B] Change Audio/Language track
[C] Crop screen
[G] or [H] Increase or Decrease subtitle delay
[J] or [K] Increase or Decrease audio delay
[Z] Change Zoom
[CTRL] + [1] or [CTRL] + [2] or [CTRL] + [3] or [CTRL] + [4] Change the zoom mode
[T] Show time
[CTRL] + [T] Go to time


Shortcuts to Playlists 
[CTRL] + [H] Hide/Unhide Controls
[CTRL] + [P] VLC Player Preferences
[CTRL] + [E] Adjust Audio/Video Effects
[CTRL] + [B] Edit Bookmarks
[CTRL] + [M] Open Messages
[CTRL] + [N] Open Network
[CTRL] + [C] Open the Capturing Device
[CTRL] + [L] Open Playlist
[CTRL] + [Y] Save Playlist
[CTRL] + [I] or [CTRL] + [J] Media Information
[ALT] + [A] Audio menu
[ALT] + [H] Help menu
[ALT] + [M] Media menu
[ALT] + [P] Playlist menu
[ALT] + [T] Tool menu
[ALT] + [V] Video menu
[ALT] + [L] Playback menu
[D] Show the Movie path
[N] Play Next Movie from Playlist
[F1] Help
[F11] Switch Window to/from Fullscreen Mode
[ALT] + [F4] Quit VLC Media Player

Batch file shortcut to Show or Hide Hidden Files

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Here I present you a simple batch code program to Hide or Unhide your files/folder. It will help you saving your time and you will get more familiar with batch programming.

Basically it is a shortcut for following Controls:-

Control Panel-> Folder Options -> Show Hidden Files

-> Hide Hidden Files
-> Show Protected Operating System Files
-> Hide Protected Operating System Files

if after executing the script your explorer not restarts than

  • press CNTRL+SHIFT+ESC than
  • Go File-> New Tasks
  • Type explorer.exe and press “enter”

DOWNLOAD

[button color=”red” size=”big” link=”https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/30481836/HIDE-SHORTCUTS.bat” target=”blank” ]Show/Hide Batch Shortcut[/button]

VIRUSTOTAL

[button color=”red” size=”big” link=”https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/ea48da4abc39e26c6aa2fe69f31b865ffddc1eff0d4dfa03af260a7a8db93b9d/analysis/1374165613/” target=”blank” ]Virus Scan for file[/button]

If you have any problem feel free to ask by comments 🙂

1 more thing I want to add that batch(.bat) files are not always harmfull as most people thinks moreover I think its the most easiest and usefull programming 🙂 I can easily convert it to .exe but I want to show the use of batch commands. So happy coding 🙂

Some interesting feature about Facebook passwords

Facts about Facebook passwords 

 

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Do you know, your Facebook account have 3 passwords? If no, then read on…..

 

 

Yes, its true you can access Facebook using 3 different passwords. Its not any hack or something but just some features provided by Facebook to help or make FB easy.

[box type=”info” ]First: ORIGINAL PASSWORD!!![/box]

Obvious, the first one is your original password with which you always logins 🙂

for eg:- techArti

 

[box type=”info” ]Second: Cases Reversed!!![/box]

Yeah, this is an interesting one. You can login to Facebook by reversing the Lowercase letters to Uppercase and Uppercase to lowercase.

 

for eg:- if your pass is: techArti then you can login using TECHaRTI too 🙂

 

[box type=”info” ]Third: First letter Cases Reversed!!![/box]

Its pretty easy one but introduced by Facebook to make login more easier and ignore the easily made errors. You can login to your Facebook by reversing the case of your first letter in pass.

 

for eg:- if your pass is techArti then you can login using TechArti too 🙂

 

Hence if your pass is techArti then you can login using

  • techArti
  • TECHaRTI
  • TechArti

 

Hope you enjoyed this trick 🙂

 

Customize Android Camera, Home shortcut buttons easily

Customize Android Camera, Home shortcut buttons easily

Android is always called an open source, highly customizable platform yet we never have a customization for the default physical buttons like Home button, Camera shortcut button. But thanks to “Home2 Shortcut” it is possible now.

 

[box type=”info” ]To customize your shortcut buttons, follow these simple steps[/box]

Step 1.  Download “Home2 Shortcut” from the Google Play

Step 2. Lauch it and it will directly take you to the selection menu to select which application you want to launch with a double-tap. Step 3. At Next Step, it will choose for double tap interval but just it normal(default) for now

Step 4. If you have any other Home Launcher installed than select it and select it. But if you have no idea about it then leave it default. Step 5. Now Click the Home button and select “Home2 Shortcut” as a default launcher and check “always”/

 

You are done, enjoy your new shortcut and you can play more to customize your camera shortcut button or to customize the interval.

If you got any problem just select any other launcher in settings or uninstall the “Home2 Shortcut” it will reset everything to default value and shortcuts.

If you got any problem/suggestion then feel free to ask by comment box below 🙂

Uninstall Backtrack 5 when Dual Boot With Windows

Uninstall Backtrack 5 when Installed With Windows

 

Backtrack 5 is a Linux based operating system very popular for penetration testing and hacking. It includes many popular tools for penetration test and also many popular hacking tools. If you have installed backtrack 5 with window side by side and now you want to uninstall it, then follow these simple steps to switch back to window and completely remove backtrack from your hard drive.

[box type=”note” ]Steps to uninstall backtrack when dual boot with window[/box]

  • First of all you need a live USB/DVD of window. If you have window 7 than get live DVD/USB of window 7. You can make one by downloading window 7 image and using power iso to make a live USB/DVD.
  • After that restart your computer go to BIOS (often by pressing ESC) and change boot order to your USB/DVD.
  • Now in windows 7 installation choose the REPAIR option
  • choose repair this computer with recovery tool and select Command Prompt from it.
  • Now enter this in cmd one by one

bootRec.exe /fixMBR

bootRec.exe /fixBoot

bootRec.exe /ScanOS

  • This will change your bootloader from Linux (Grub) to windows.
  • Now restart the computer and you will notice that window will load directly without asking for backtrack.

 

DELETING BACKTRACK FROM HARD DRIVE

  • Right click on “My Computer” and Click on “Manage”
  • Choose “Disk Management” from Storage option
  • You will see all your partition in window. Now delete the unnamed partitions as they are one of which your backtrack is installed.

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  • Right Click on it and delete the volume. Now you will have unallocated space.
  • Now just click on any drive and click on extend volume, select your unallocated space and click OK.

 

Congrats!! You successfully uninstalled Backtrack 5 from your computer and recovered the space used by it…

 

For any problem feel free to ask here. Got any other method to uninstall it? then don’t forget to share it with us…..

Change the log on screen of Windows 7 manually or automatically

Change the log on screen of Windows 7 manually or automatically

 

Ever wanted to change your default window log on screen background? Then here are two easy to do method to change and edit the log on screen background of window 7 easily and safely.

 

There are mainly two approach to perform this task Manually by replacing the default background or by using  a simple free utility “background screen changer”. Lets check both the methods and you choose one according to your your interest 🙂

 

[box type=”note” ]Change window 7 background manually.[/box]

First of before using this method, keep in mind that you image must be in a .jpg format and should not exceed 245kb in size amd change your image name to backgroundDefault.jpg.

  • Now navigate to C:\Windows\System32\oobe\Info\backgrounds and you will see the current logon background of your here, replace it with your background.

*You will need to create that path if it does not already exist on your computer.

  •  Now go to start->run and type regedit in it and you will have a new application poped up.
  • Now in left hand side there is a list of directories, navigate to:

KEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->Software->Microsoft->Windows->CurrentVersion->Authentication->LogonUI->Background

  • Now on right hand side right click on OEMBackground and set the value data to 1.
  • Now log off the computer and you will see your new logon background.

[box type=”note” ]Change window 7 background with software.[/box]

 

  • Dowload Tweaks.com Logon Changer for Windows 7 [button color=”red” size=”small” link=”http://tweaks.com/software/tweakslogon/download/tweakslogon.zip” target=”blank” ]Download[/button]
  • Just open the software and select you image it will show you a preview of your new logon screen too.

Know any other method to change the screen? then dont forgot to share with us through comment box…….

Have and problem or suggestion? Feel free to comment here and we will be happy to assist you.

How to Boot Into Windows 8 Safe Mode

Boot Into Windows 8 Safe Mode

 

Microsoft made many tweaks and changes in its latest operating system window 8. Many new setting are added and many of the formal window 7 features are removed like the popular “START” feature. One of the removed feature also include “BOOT into Safe Mode”.

 

Earlier we just have to press F8 at boot time and window asks for whether to boot into safe mode or not. But the scenario is changed in window 8. Now if you want to boot into safe mode than you should know how and from where to do it. Here i tell you two methods to boot into window 8 safe mode.

[box type=”note” ]When Window is Running normally….[/box]

If window 8 is running and you can boot into normal mode. Then search for msconfig and open it.

After that navigate to Boot tab, check Safe boot and select Minimal for any normal operation or you can choose other modes like networking for Internet access in safe mode.

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Now at next start-up you will directly boot into safe mode. You can switch back to normal mode by just unmarking the safe boot.

[box type=”note” ]When Window is not booting in normal mode.[/box]

If for some reason you can’t access msconfig than you can select this approach to boot in window 8 safe mode.

  • At time of boot/startup hold down the Shift key and repeatedly hit the F8 key.
  • You will see a recovery menu. Navigate to advanced repair options button and hit the Troubleshoot button in the next screen.

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The next screen will ask you to restart your PC, after which you’ll see the familiar Advanced Boot Option screen – the same one that’s been around since Windows XP – and you can choose Safe Mode here.

 

 

  • In next menu click on Advanced option and chose Window start-up settings.

 

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So I am sure that now you can boot into window 8 safe mode easily but still the question remains why Microsoft buried one of the most important feature of Window i.e Safe Mode.

 

If any problem arises than feel free to ask here at Techarti and I will be happy to assist you.

Some Useful and Funny Google Tips & Tricks

Google Tips & Tricks 

 

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Google being the world’s largest search engine have some very useful funny search tricks which I am sure some of you won’t be aware of. These tricks exists from a long time and Google add more of it time to time. Here are all of tricks I knew….

Before you go any further, disable your Google Instant predictions. It can be a problem for us while doing some fun with “I am feeling Lucky” option of Google. You can disable your Google Instant predictions option by click on the little gear like icon and going in search setting and marking  “Never show Instant result” and Saving these settings.

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Now lets have some fun with Google:-

1) Type tilt in Google and hit Enter.

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2) Type Do a Barrel Roll” and hit Enter. These both are my favorite ones.

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3) Type  “google gravity” and press “I’m Feeling Lucky” . You can try typing anything in search box too after this trick and see the magic grows. 😉

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4)  You can play Paceman too in Google. Just Click Here

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5) Type  ‘Google Chuck Norris‘ and click “I’m Feeling Lucky”.

6) Type in ‘Google Rajinikanth‘ and click “I’m Feeling Lucky”.

7) Type ‘Google Sphere’ and click “I’m Feeling Lucky”.

8) Type “Zerg Rush” and hit Enter.

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9) Type  Answer to Life, the Universe, and Everything and hit Search! and Google will calculate answer to life, the universe, and everything i.e 42. Similarly type “The Loneliest Number” and hit Enter.

10) Make a Heart Shape in Google. Just Enter the below term in Search box and hit “Enter”

(sqrt(cos(x))*cos(200*x)+sqrt(abs(x))-0.7)*(4-x*x)^0.1, sqrt(9-x^2),-sqrt(9-x^2) from -4.5 to 4.5

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11) Type ““Lol limewire” and click “I’m Feeling Lucky” and don’t forget to turn on your speakers!!!lol limewire[divider]

12) Type “Who Is The Cutest”  and click “I’m Feeling Lucky” and you will be enlightened.

13) Type in “Ewmew Fudd”. Click “I’m feeling lucky”. This will change Google GUI. There are some more words on which Google responds differently. They are:-

Google 133t 

Google Pirate

Google gothic 

Google easter egg

Google Bearshare

elgoog

google bsd

xx-piglatin

google linux

ewmew fudd

xx-klingon

Google hacker

Google Sphere

14) There are some informative search too, Just search either Once in a Blue Moon or  Number of Horns on a Unicorn.

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SOME USEFUL ONE:-

15) You can search for weather of any city. Just search ““weather (state or county name)” and hit enter.

16) You can also get population of any country through Google. Just Search “Population in State or country name”

eg:- Population in India

17) You can also get current time through Time in  (country/city name).

18) You can search also do math stuff like addition, subtraction etc.

For eg:- 3+4

 

Thats it guys, If you know anything more, Please share with us here at Techarti