8 Registry Hacks to Tweak Your Windows PC

Microsoft Windows offers a feature-rich interface and several customization options that make it one of the most user friendly operating systems in the world. However, computer geeks would still love to hack the Windows Registry so as to add more extra features and functionalities to their operating system.

If you’re one such geek who would like to customize Windows in your own way, here is a list of 8 interesting registry hacks that you need to try:

1. Disable USB Devices:

Disabling USB ports can be a smart idea to add security to the computer. This can be really handy if the computer is on a public place where the chances of virus and other malware infection is really high. You can easily disable access to USB ports with the following registry hack:

  1. Open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Type regedit and hit Enter)
  2. In the registry, navigate to the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UsbStor
  3. In the right-side pane, double-click on “Start”.
  4. In the “Value data” field enter 4 and click on “OK”.
  5. Close the Registry Editor and reboot.
To enable USB devices, follow the same procedure as above except in the step-4 enter 3 in the “Value data” field.
Works on Windows XP, Vista and 7.

How to hack a Facebook Account via Phishing

Whoever, fraudulently or dishonestly makes use of the electronic signature, password or any  other unique identification feature of any other person, shall be punished with imprisonment of either  description for a term which may extend to three years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to rupees one lakh.”

Information Technology Act 2008

Yes, that’s what Law in India says about identity theft. Then why make this tutorial? Well, Let me make this very clear that this is only for educative purposes and I will not be held responsible for any action coming out of this article. To take a line from the movie Mission Impossible – 2  ”to create bellerophon we always create chimera.” I hope this article will be more helpful than the other articles available about phishing on the internet.

What is phishing? Phishing is an act of presenting a fake page resembling the original webpage you intend to visit with the sole intention of stealing your credentials. Although this article explains hacking a facebook account, this method can be used to phish any website. Phishing is the most popular method of hacking a facebook account. So now let’s phish. Continue reading

Customize Google to Improve Search Results

Google is undisputedly the best search engine out there on the Internet, however there are a few ways by which you can customize Google and make it even better.

I have got 3 best free Firefox extensions using which you can customize Google by adding extra useful information to your search results and remove unwanted information like ads, spam and click tracking so as to improve the overall searching experience. The following are the 3 best extensions for Firefox using which you can improve the search results.

1. OptimizeGoogle:

Using OptimizeGoogle, you can get rid of text ads from Google search results, add links from about 10 other search engines, add position counter, product results and more. You can even filter your search results to see dead websites (using WayBack Machine) and remove click tracking so that you can search anonymously. Here is a list of some of the other useful features of this plugin:

  1. Use Google suggest (get word suggestion while typing)
  2. Add more security by using https wherever necessary
  3. Filter spammy websites from search results page
  4. Option to remove SideWiki
  5. Add links to bookmark your favorite result
  6. Add links to other news and product search sites Continue reading