Windows Activation Technologies Updated For Windows 7 - Would Detect 70 Known Piracy Cracks

Windows 7 ActivationMicrosoft will be pushing a new Windows Activation Technologies (WAT) update before end of February for Windows 7 users with a set of anti-piracy measures which would disable more than 70 known hacks and cracks used by pirates to activate illegal copies of the software.

In an official blog post by Joe Williams, General Manager, Genuine Windows the company announced the new update stating :

Activation exploits are sometimes called “hacks”, and attempt to bypass or compromise Windows’ activation technologies. This new update is further evidence of Microsoft’s commitment to keeping customers and partners secure. The update will determine whether Windows 7 installed on a PC is genuine and will better protect customers’ PCs by making sure that the integrity of key licensing components remains intact.

So, what are the risks of activation exploits? Searching for, downloading, or installing activation exploits or counterfeit software on the Internet is risky, because sites that advertise these pirated products often contain malware, viruses, and Trojans, which are found bundled with or directly built into the activation exploit or counterfeit software. A study by research firm IDC, The Risks of Obtaining and Using Pirated Software, shows that one in four Web sites offering counterfeit software attempted to install unwanted or malicious code upon downloading. And this rate is rising. Media Surveillance, an anti-piracy solutions company based in Germany, recently downloaded more than five hundred pirated copies of Windows 7 (and Windows activation exploits) and found that 32% contained malicious code. These are very disturbing figures – especially when considering that resellers may be using these downloads to claim that the PCs they sell include genuine Windows.

The update will be marked as “Important” and will get distributed first to the Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate and Enterprise editions, one thing worth watching here is that what will happen to pirates who have completely removed WAT from there computers using one of the most popular Windows 7 activation hack RemoveWAT - what will get updated if the feature is completely removed from the OS ?

NetworkPasswordDecryptor - Free Utility To Recover Forgotten Windows Network Passwords

Nagareshwar Talekar is a talented security expert who has written several research papers and had developed utilities like SpyDLLRemover and GooglePasswordDecryptor - this time he has successfully decrypted the 'Windows Credential Store' making way for recovering stored passwords of Windows network authentication, Outlook, Windows Live Messenger, Remote Desktop and Gmail Notifier. The free utility named NetworkPasswordDecryptor instantly decrypts and recover passwords stored by any version of Windows starting from XP to Windows 7.

Windows Network Password Decryptor Main Window

Watch Bollywood Movie 'My Name Is Khan' Premiere Streamed Live Via Facebook

Big sites like YouTube are already experimenting in Indian market with ventures like offering full-length streaming Bollywood movies for free and telecasting Live IPL matches, adding another first to the list Facebook and UStream have now teamed up to stream the premiere of upcoming bollywood movie 'My Name Is Khan' online liv

LookInMyPC - Complete PC Profiling, Audit, and Diagnostic Report Utility

Having comprehensive computer information is crucial for troubleshooting problems, and if you are looking for one such free tool on Windows platform LookInMyPC takes care of this by providing a complete and comprehensive system profile with all the information of installed hardware and software. Additionally it provides system diagnostic information such as details on running processes, installed services, startup programs, Windows updates and hot fixes, active network and Internet connections, TCP/IP port usage, event log detail, and much more.

Complete PC Profiling and Diagnostic Reports

LookInMyPC utilizes a single, easy to use screen allowing users to select items of interest for inclusion in the report, the report is nicely formatted making it easier to read and can be viewed and printed from any web browser with hyperlinks to quickly "Google" them for more information - One of the most useful feature of this utility is the ability to "Generate report and Email" which creates a full system profile and diagnostic report and automatically sends it as an email ZIP file-attachment to user supplied email address.

Locus OS - Futuristic Graphical User Interface Concept

Independent designers often come up with innovative and exciting user interfaces for computer operating-systems, and here is another one which I would definitely want Microsoft to look into for there upcoming Windows 8 operating-system, This project was originally intended for the Microsoft Next Gen Computer competition in 2008 (see details after the jump).

This Printer Needs No Ink Or Toner, Makes Use Of Special Re-printable Paper

TweakNow PowerPack 2009 - Free System Utility Suite To Fine-tune Your Operating System And Web-browser

System Mechanic, TuneUp Utilities and IOBit Advanced SystemCare are few well known examples of computer tuneup and maintenance utility suites but if you are looking for something which is free luckily we have one such utility suite - TweakNow PowerPack 2009.

TweakNow PowerPack 2009

TweakNow PowerPack is a fully-integrated suite of utilities which lets you fine-tune every aspect of your computer's operating system and Web browser to achieve optimum performance.

Sn0wbreeze 3.1.3 - Upgrade To iPhone OS 3.1.3 Keeping Older Bootrom For Jailbreak And Unlock

Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3 update is now available for download allowing users to create custom 3.1.3 IPSW restore files while retaining the older baseband so they can still enjoy existing blacksn0w or ultrasn0w iPhone unlocks.

sn0wbreeze 3.1.3

To get iPhone OS 3.1.3 with jailbreak and carrier-unlock all you need to do it to create a custom IPSW file using Sn0wBreeze 3.1.3 (download link after the jump) and restore you iPhone with this newly created IPSW file having older baseband.

All Passwords To Access Dante’s Inferno Website Rewards

Digg and few other major websites are advertising the game title Dante’s Inferno in a pretty bizarre way by displaying ASCII art in website's source code having passwords to access the rewards, there are a total of six passwords you need to retrieve and get your downloadable price which is named EARTHLY_REWARDS_2910.zip sizing 129.66 MB.

Dante’s Inferno

We have hunted down all the six passwords from Digg.com, IGN.com, DailyMotion.com, GameSpot.com, GamesRadar.com and WWE.com and you can grab your prize by using them right now.

FillAnyPDF - Fill, Share, And Save Any PDF Form Online With Ease For Free

Portable Document Format (PDF) has became the De facto format for online document exchange thanks to its software, hardware, and operating system independent nature, today we will be sharing a new online service allowing users to upload, fill, share and receive filled form data online for free.

As the name suggests free online service FillAnyPDF enables users to upload PDF files and let them edit it online allowing them to input data anywhere in the document, once uploaded users can share the PDF-form link so others can fill and sign it online without requiring any software.

FillAnyPDF Online Form Editing

The great part is that any PDF form can be used, even if it is not "interactive" or editable, once uploaded you can share the unique link provided with your target users and make them fill the form online automatically tracking and collecting the results, this is great utility for receiving form based feedback online.

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