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school computer hacks

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Why do you Want to Hack School Computers ?

Before going to the actual matter related to the school computers first come to the point that why do you want to hack your school computers.I don’t know why? but I am giving you the common idea i.e what are the common goals that is directly or indirectly associated with the hacking of school compuetrs(I am trying to focus on some simple reasons you may have some special reasons).

Hence in general hacking school computer means

1. To gain administrative power to do some special task(That is not permitted to general user).

2. Students want to use social networking sites like MySpace,Facebook,Orkut..etc, whose access is blocked by default in most school computers.

3. They like to play online games, it may also comes against the school policy.

4. They may like to see pornographic videos or websites,and of course accessing these sites are banned by default.

5. Students also enjoy tempering with grades but administrative power as well as little research is required depending on the security policy of school.

6. In some schools accessing internet is totally banned for student account(Very bad!…unacceptable).

7. It may be obvious some times for us because we are humans and by nature we like to violate the rules.


Now it is little bit clear that why we want to hack our schools computers.Okay lets proceed to the next step –

1. Accessing blocked sites :

This is really very simple.What you have to do is just to use proxy servers.Using proxy server your computer will be connected to the proxy servers but you will be able to accessed blocked sites via proxy server , an intermediate server-computer that will do your work.Here is the list of some websites that will work as a proxy server for you.
Some websites that I had tested on my system and working fine :Just go the website and enter the website address in the url field.

http://www.gumm.org/
http://www.facebookproxy.net/
http://clickfacebook.com/
http://www.theproxyhub.com/
http://www.orkutproxy.info/
http://www.proxyfoxy.com/

Alternative Method : Get the IP address of the website i.e is blocked.Now try to connect using different form of IP address by typing in to your browser’s address bar.Type http and https interchangeably, sometimes it works.You can use the calculator(Click view scientific) to convert the number fr0m decimal to binary or decimal to hexadecimal.
e.g : http://ww.xxx.yy.zz  or https://ww.xxx.yy.zz
http://binary_equivalent
https://binary_equivalent
http://hexadecimal_equivalent
https://hexadecimal_equivalent
http://octal_equivalent
https://octal_equivalent
http://dword_value
This method will work if your school computers use DNS(Domain Name System) based protection.So if you can  edit the dns mapping files that stores on the system(may be in each computer or centrally managed by the administrator) and used by  browsers to look up the domain-IP table;then also you would be able to use blocked websites.

2. Hacking administrator account :

There are many methods to gain administrative power or to access or temper with all the important files on the system.To do this one of the simple method is to use a live cd or pendrive(It is simple.because what you have to do is to download the ISO file and burn it on a CD or you can make your pendrive bootable by following some simple steps) having any linux distribution installed(such as Ubuntu or linux Mint).

Switch on the computer and insert the live bootable cd into the tray.Now booting will be start fr0m live cd instead of hard drive(By default,in special cases press F2 or F10 or F8 to change the booting options so that computer will boot fr0m live cd or pendrive).Since the linux is able to mount all the major file systems format like NTFS,FAT16 or FAT32.Booting andloading will complete within two to five minutes.So after loading the linux into the computer’s RAM you will be able to mount and use or temper with the whole hard disc.Now you are done.Do whatever you want and after shutting down remove the cd fr0m the tray and the windows operating system will work as normal.(Assuming that you didn’t temper with the windows system file..Remember this point and be careful).

What will we do if the BIOS password is installed in the system : In general it is not the case but if it occurs then first try some default BIOS password.You can get the list of Default BIOS password on the internet after getting the name and version of the BIOS,that you will see at the time of booting.You can also try to reset the BIOS by opening the CPU case,Find the lithium Ion battery(having round shape like a silver coin).Now remove the battery and again put it in the same place after 60 seconds.
Some common passwords includes :
AMI  cmos  Biostar   BIOS  setup  password
Award  AWARD_SW  lkwpeter  AWARD_PW  AMI!SW1
j322 h6BB CONDO condo admin 589721
award_? 1322222 256256 ?award Compaq  last
AM AMI~ ascend  djonet  autocad  BIOSPASS
AMIPSWD  SZYX  zbaaaca  TzqF  t0ch20x

Alternative Method : In old versions of windows you can also use simple commands to gain administrative power at the login promopt.This can be simply done by editing the system files which stores the login information.Follow these steps :

1. At the time of booting press F8 a boot menu will come on the screen,choose DOS.

2. Now you can change your working directory by using cd command.

C:\ cd windows

3. Next,type the command to rename .pwl extensions which contains the login information.

C:\windows>ren *.pwl *.pqr

4. Now restart the computer in normal way and type anything in the password place(when the login promopt will appear)You hacked! and know enjoy the administrative power.(in this method the windows will take this password as actual).

   Credit : RKJHA

good dictionary for ubuntu 10.04

fandastic dictionary

Today we are going to choose a better dictionary in ubuntu 10.04.You know there is an online dictionary installed by default in ubuntu 10.04(Lucid Lynx) but it may not satisfy the users conditions.The features of the Dictionary(Applications->Office->Dictionary) is very limited with a simple interface.Hence it is not a bad idea to installed a new one from the software center or synaptic manager.But here is the problem because there are lot dictionary available but it is difficult to find out which are better for their need.
So you should have to try each dictionary once that seems frustrating.Don’t worry I have a simple solution because I have tried out some of that.I found a dictionary named “Fantasdic” that I installed from the software center is the most powerful,easy to use and of course a stable one.Fantasdic is a dictionary application developed under the GNOME project.

Fantasdic Features at a glance
*Dictionary server : It looks up for a word in many online dectionary servers like dict.org or others.
*Google translate : It translate words with the help of google translate directly from fandastic.
*edict file : it can use any dictionary servers that available in the format like edict or cedict.
*Scan clipboard feature : with this feature enabled you can look up in the dictionary without copying or writing word in it.Just enable the scan clipboard mode and go the web page or e-book and copy it,the fandastic will look up those words.Hence it is very usefull when you have to search the meaning for many words continuously from a e-book or website.

For more details about the details  or if you want to take part in this-project-development; you may visit :http://projects.gnome.org/fantasdic/

Ubuntu 10.04 – Firefox Default search engine switched to Google

Logo of Ubuntu Some months ago canonical decided to change the default search engine in mozilla firefox from Google(In the ubuntu 9.10 version) to yahoo(For the next version i.e Lucid Lynx).So
in the beginning of ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx beta release the default search engine in the mozilla firefox was switched to yahoo from Google.After some week it was decided that the default search engine will be google,and the changes will be made before 15th april.Hence in the final stable release(April 29,2010) Google will be the default search engine for mozilla firefox.I am trying ubuntu 10.04 beta version on my personal computer.When I updated my system on April 14,2010 My default search engine in the Mozilla firefox has changed to Google.

how to take screenshot in ubuntu 10.04

how to take screenshot in ubuntu 10.04In ubuntu 10.04 distribution package there is one software i.e installed by default(In accessories) called- “Take Screenshot” with some basic features,can be used to take screenshot.Suppose you want to take screenshot for some selected region then you start annoying with this.One week ago,while I was messing around software center,a new software Ksnapshot came into the mind.I installed it and Now I think this is what I was looking for weeks.Ksnapshot is an excellent software I recommend you to use it for taking snapshots and enjoy.It is better not only in features but it is also more stable then the “Take Screenshot”.

Logic game in ubuntu 10.04

puzzle game in ubuntu 10.04gbrainy : A logic game to train your brain with fun

There are many logic games available in ubuntu.To install just go to software center/games/Puzzles and install it in single click.Today I am going to introduce with an excellent logic game that have many-many features and in my point of view it is the best one.The another exciting point is that in ubuntu 10.04 it will be installed on your system by default.Although some other default games are removed fr0m the default package but you can find those games in software center or synaptic manager.

Important features of gbrainy :

  • Logic puzzles : test your reasoning skills.
  • Mental calculation : simple arithmetic operations to test your mental calculation abilities.
  • Memory trainers : Improve! your short term memory power.
  • verbal analogies : Examine your verbal aptitude.

One important point is that gbrainy will give you the final result with detail analysis.