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[UPDATE: Microsoft response] A single registry setting makes Windows Update think your XP system is Windows XP POSReady, which will receive updates for another five years.
A new draft of Microsoft's Windows 8 hardware certification specs confirms what we already knew: the new Secure Boot feature won't lock out Linux on hundreds of millions of new PCs. But Linux backers are demanding the right to hack a new class of devices that doesn't yet exist.
The latest Kinect hack is one that reminds us of the Windows Phone 7 and Xbox Kinect integration we saw from Microsoft earlier this week. In this case, however, Windows Phone has been replaced with iOS.
Bill Detwiler shows you how to enable a Windows 7 logon screensaver with a quick and easy registry hack.
A German hacker known simply as "Nils" exploited a previously unknown vulnerability in Mozilla Firefox to take complete control of a 64-bit Windows 7 machine.
Viva Start Menu helps you to bring back your old start menu. A shortcut to the new modern desktop is also included and lots of options...
Bill Detwiler shows you how to change the registration information on your Windows system using a registry hack or TechRepublic's Vista and XP Registration Changer tools.
The software, which allows Windows apps to run on Macs, has flaws that could allow an attacker to hack into a user's system or cause a malfunction
AEGIS Password Protection, a part of the AEGIS Security Suite, is a powerful and flexible password protector for putting password locks...
There's a way to change Windows default AutoRun behavior. In this TR Dojo video, Bill Detwiler demonstrates a handy registry hack the will disable AutoRun on Windows XP and Vista.
Busy IT professionals and even end-users know that every little shortcut is important. Simple hacks can help you customize your tools to fit your work habits — and in the end — save you some valuable time.
Starting this week, Microsoft will ship an update to Windows Vista Ultimate users to ferret out cracked copies of its most expensive and feature-packed operating system.The renewed anti-piracy campaign is aimed directly at the activation exploit known as the "SoftMod hack," according to a post on Microsoft's WGA blog.
Jamie Butler, a Windows internals expert who co-wrote the definitive book on rootkits, has created a free forensics tool capable of finding malicious code in live memory.The utility, called Mandiant Memoryze, was released at this year's Hack in the Box conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
My hat’s off to blogger Rafael Rivera, who returned from last week’s Microsoft Professional Developers Conference and apparently didn’t sleep until he figured out how to unlock the flashy new Superbar interface that Microsoft showed off at PDC but didn't make available to PDC attendees. Rafael's clever hack does indeed unlock an alternate interface for Windows 7 Build 6801, but in this post I want to throw a giant bucket of cold water on your expectations. The unlocked interface is missing some key features, as I explain.
Notable headlines:David Morgenstern: Is Psystar Mac clone using the Kalyway boot hack?IT Dojo: Create your own bootable USB flash drive for Windows XPMary Jo Foley: Microsoft internal memo details Windows 7-Windows Live tiesAnother reason Microsoft should give up on Yahoo: MoraleLarry Dignan: Microsoft: Does a Yahoo proxy war add up?
Even in the best-run IT shops, unauthorized software can find its way onto the desktop. An end-user may have installed a pirated copy of XP but now wants to go legal. An organization may have installed 100 pirated copies of XP but now has a legitimate volume-licensing key.When you come across an invalid product key problem, changing Windows XP's product key is often the most practical solution. In this IT Dojo video, Bill Detwiler, TechRepublic's Head Technology Editor, demonstrates a quick and easy registry hack that replaces an invalid Windows XP key with a legitimate one.
Notable headlines:Mary Jo Foley: Microsoft releases first public test build of Windows Search 4.
Security experts have claimed that up to 90 percent of UK ATMs could be at risk from attacks such as worms or malware, as they rely on desktop PC technology
In a matter of minutes, e-crime experts hack into a Windows XP computer that is unprotected and connected to an unsecured wireless network.
We've been writing about push email for long enough, and now we ZDNet hacks have got shiny new Windows Mobile smartphones (in my case, the HTC S620, all hooked up to our corporate Exchange server.Legacy tech hack (left) gets to grips with push email on HTC S620 (right).
On Monday I reported on a Safari vulnerability that was exposed at a security conference - as it turns out, the vulnerability also affects PCs running Windows as well. Hackers Dino Dai Zovi and Shane Macaulay were able to hijack a MacBook Pro as part of the "PWN to OWN" contest at the CanSecWest security conference in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Hack-a-Mac contest winner exploited a zero-day bug in QuickTime that could also expose Windows users.
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