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Disabling multiple Flash plugin binaries in Google Chrome for an optimized, crash free web-browsing experience

The topmost reasons for a web-browser to crash is due to some misbehaving plugin, and Adobe Flash player issues have been one of the top reason for Google Chrome crashes. The issue of Flash plugin related crashes and Google Chrome are far more common because of the fact that "Google Chrome" comes with a pre-bundled version and users often install another one on top of it causing conflicts. Here is a simple to follow guide to discover and disable extra Flash binaries for an optimum, conflict and crash free web-surfing experience.

Chrome crash

Simplest hack To bypass logon passwords on Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP and Mac OS X

While we covered bootable logon password bypassing utility KON-BOOT as a security nightmare, there could be genuine uses of the utility in cases where such circumvention is needed for legal uses like forgotten password, corporate usage (login to company computer after an employee leaves or is not available), parental administration or law agencies.

KON-BOOT is now updated to version 2.1, with added support for Windows 8 (non EFI support) logon password bypass with an optional sticky keys feature which allows user to spawn an admin privileged console before logging into the computer. The utility now also have an Mac OS X flavor which allows login into MAC computers with a new “root” account having username and password as "kon-boot".

Konboot

Demonstration videos of both Windows and Mac OS X admin logging using KON-BOOT with root privileges after the jump.

Bypassing desktop browsing censorship when using mobile only data plans

Some cellphone carriers restrict users from desktop web-browsing on low value data plans and when trying to access any website from computer they are blocked and something similar to following is shown instead of loading the webpage.

Access Blocked on desktop By Aircel GPRS

Hacking Asus O!Play into O!Play Air using cheap USB WiFi adapter

Asus O!Play is a popular digital multimedia player allowing users to enjoy local, networked and internet multimedia content in full-hd quality supporting a wide range of formats. The player has two models Asus O!Play HDP-R1 and Asus O!Play Air with the only difference being the "Air" model having WiFi connectivity option.

Interestingly all a user needs to do is to hack the device firmware on HDP-R1 model, to use cheaply available common WiFi USB dongles out there enabling WiFi functionality similar to O!Play Air model at much cheaper price.

hacking asus

Apple Mac AppStore hacked to enable in-app purchases for free

After hacking his way through free Apple iOS in-app purchases and making things public, the Russian hacker Alexey Borodin has now targeted Apple Mac OS allowing users to get paid in-app purchases for free.

This new hack uses similar DNS man-in-middle technique to act as a fake Mac AppStore server letting users get paid stuff for free. The trick involves users to install two certificates and change DNS records to work with an "Grim Receiper" application, this application makes use of crowd-sourced donated receipts from genuine purchases to authenticate anyone's purchase requests (for free).

In app purchases hacked for Apple desktop

Hack to get Apple iOS in-app purchase items for free

A Russian developer has published a hack which enables iOS users to get in-app purchases for free, the trick makes use of a "man-in-the-middle" type of attack making the target app believe it is communicating with the real Apple Appstore server instead of the fake appstore.

The hack is working on all devices running iOS 3.0 to 6.0, to get this working all a user needs to do is to install a root certificate and change DNS servers on their devices. A video demonstration of this working is posted after the jump.

CMOS De-Animator - Simple to use graphical tool to reset BIOS password

Resetting or recovering a forgotten BIOS/CMOS password can be a tough nut to crack as usually it requires opening the case and sorting BIOS battery. If you are able to boot into Windows, free utility CMOS De-Animator lets you do this without going through the manual procedure using just a single button click from Windows.

CMOS De-Animator basically clears the BIOS RAM, by smartly invalidating the CMOS verification checksum which results in resetting of all BIOS settings to default including the stored BIOS passwords on reboot.

CMOS password reset

Tunlr - The easiest way to bypass geographic restrictions and watch video streams from popular online services

We have shared tricks to bypass country restrictions and access streaming video services outside USA, but here is something way easier and FASTER to access all those streaming video/audio services from outside USA.

tunlr - would be without a doubt the most easiest, smartest and fastest service to bypass geographic content restrictions out there. The user simply needs to change there DNS servers on PC/ MAC/Linux/mobile device and they can enjoy a plethora of US and UK geographically restricted streaming audio and video services. The service currently supports audio/video streaming from USA video streaming services like - Netflix, Hulu/HuluPlus, CBS, ABC, MTV, theWB, CW TV, Crackle, NBC, FOX, TV.com, PBS, Vevo, History, Lifetime TV; U.S. based audio streaming services - Pandora, Last.fm, Turntable.fm, MOG.com, iHeartRadio; and Non-U.S. based streaming services BBC iPlayer (UK), Channel4 4oD (UK), iTV Player (UK), Zattoo (Switzerland, German). Mobile apps of most of these services are also accessible from restricted countries via this service, and that's not all tunlr DNS service smartly re-routes and tricks only few data packets (which decides whether a user is from intended country or not) and streams real video and audio directly via high-speed, HD link from original service provider for fastest possible speeds.

TUNLR

zBigz - Simple, free, fast and hassle free torrent to http download service

Proxy services to fetch torrents and offer easy-to-download fast regular http links are nothing new, and we have blogged about a similar service httpTorrents which is no longer available. A similar torrent-to-http service zBigZ is an downloader's dream come true, offering an excellent user-interface the service allows users to grab torrents onto zBigZ servers which can be downloaded as regular http links using download managers of their choice like IDM, flashget etc..

The great part is the service provides an decent, free offering - just limiting free accounts to a maximum of two torrent grabs and storage at a time with support for download resumes (when downloading cached files from zBigz servers to your computer).

zBigz

The service not only provides a faster and better way to download files, but also helps users bypass ISP torrent download restrictions and get files anonymously over a SSL secured link. More details, features and signup links below.

How to download and install Spire (Siri Port) for iOS 5.1.1

Spire the Siri port for non-iPhone4S Apple devices is sadly no longer developed and would even refuse to install on Apple iOS 5.1 . While trying to install via Cydia you will receive the following error. However, there is an alternative way to get this on iOS 5.1 as shown ahead.

Spire Error
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