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I recently lost my Cell phone while travelling abroad. Fortunately for me, I had an brand new cell phone which I got from T-Mobile for free when I renewed my contract with them, a Nokia 6010 hanging around. In most countries, there are pre-paid options for phones where you pay a provider some cash and you get a SIM card which you can plug into your phone and you are all set. However, the Nokia phone I had was locked to T-Mobile and I could not use my SIM card. This led me to go online and see if there are any methods out there to help me unlock and use my cellphone. Now, there are plently of sites out there which give you the unlock codes for your Nokia Cell phone. However, most of them charge anywhere from $9.99 to $65 to provide you with the unlock codes. Also, some of them only take payment in Euros. So, in this post, I will introduce you to two sites who provide you with unlock codes for your Nokia Cell phone absolutely FREE.

Site # 1: Unlock.it

Unlock any Cell phone for FREE and get unlock codes This site is the most popular free site for unlocking any Nokia based Cell phone and most of the cell phones out there. Some of their other brands for which they provide unlock codes include Siements, LG, NEC, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony Ericsson and Motorola based phones. The procedure for unlocking your Cell phone is as follows: 1. Start your phone without your new SIM or any SIM card in it 2. Now hit *#06# on your cell phone. When you do it, your IMEI number, a unique global serial number for your cell phone shows up. Your IMEI number should be 15 digits. 3. Now, choose the model of your Cell phone. If you don’t know your cell phone model number, you can always find out by removing the cell/battery of your phone. The model number along with the IMEI of the phone should be present. 4. Now, select the country and the operator the phone is locked to. For example “USA- T-Mobile” 5. You are now given the unlock codes for your cell phone. A lot of people have a problem punching in the alphabet p and w while entering the unlock codes. To enter the codes, here is a visual guide below as well as the step by step procedure

In late 2001, Microsoft released the Xbox, their first gaming console, to compete  against Sony and Nintendo in the living room. As the real money is made with the games and not the consoles, Microsoft had to make sure (as much as they could) that nobody could play pirated games or use the machine for anything other than games. Although the original security design idea was a good one and has been copied a lot since then, Microsoft’s inexperienced team made a variety of design, implementation, and policy mistakes. This talk first (re)constructs the design of the Xbox security system from Microsoft’s point of view, and then deconstructs it from the hacker’s point of view. As a bonus, the talk will feature some insights in the security system of the Xbox successor, the Xbox 360.

Michael Steil is the founder and maintainer of the Xbox-Linux Project. He oversaw most of the Xbox hacks and also contributed to hacking, reverse engineering and porting Linux on the Xbox.  

This is really good. The types of errors or oversights that allowed the hackes to compromise the Secret ROM tend to happen a lot in any complex project, even when the people involved are highly competent and conscientious.

Cliffs Notes version of this video:
Legacy code and hacks for 8080/286 systems posed openings

The southbridge by Intel was where the SecretROM was stored and traffic was able to be sniffed

They made changes from using RC5 to RC4 for encryption, and how they thought RC4 worked didn’t actually work that way.

They switched from AMD to Intel chips at the last minute and Intel chips have that legacy hack that allows code to circle back in RAM (AMD chips don’t allow for this)

Savegames posed a good loophole as that code can’t be hashed or checked, so a buffer overflow was exploited and allowed unsigned code to be run. Microsoft patched this, but hackers then realized that what MS did to fix this exploit actually opened up this loophole wide, as the method used had to do with Xbox Live, (which has to work on every version of Xbox (1.0 through 1.6)) and since every game has to work on every Xbox ever made, they could not patch it.

 Unlock cell phone for FREE and use it with any provider in the world with a single download and install. Then get the unlock codes to unlock the phone and use your mobile phone with anUnlock Cell Phoney service provider around the world.

This version adds ‘Model auto-select’ feature, ‘Nokia Expert’ option, and improves Nokia 6620/5140 support.

Step # 1: First go to this link on download.com and download the NokiaFree Unlock Codes Calculator.

Functions: Repair, remove sim restrictions, and unlock Nokia, Samsung, Siemens, Maxon, NEC, Sony, Panasonic, Vitel, AEG/Telital, Alcatel cell phones.

Step # 2: Download and install the NokiaFree Unlock codes calculator software.

I am pretty sure everyone of you might have experienced such a situation where you wanted to access say your Office License Key which you punched in a year ago and do not have your CD anymore and once you rebuild your machine, Microsoft Office with its license key is lost.

In this tutorial, we will show you a neat tool called SIW or System Information for Windows. SIW is a System Information tool that gathers detailed information about your system properties and settings. A utility that includes detailed specs for Motherboard, BIOS, CPU, Devices, Memory, Video, Drives, Ports, Printers.

SIW displays information about Operating System, Installed Programs, Processes, Services, System uptime, Product Key (CD key), Users, Serial Numbers, Open Files, Network, Users, Network Shares and more, as well as real-time monitors for CPU, Memory, Page File usage and network traffic.

SIW also displays currently active network connections, Passwords hidden behind asterisks, installed codecs, and more. A standalone tool that does not require installation.

Step # 1: First, go to Google or your favorite search engine and type in “download SIW“.

Step # 2: Download and install it onto your computer. SIW is completely freeware.

Step # 3: You want to access the license keys of all the applications stored on your computer, in the SIW left pane, scroll down till you find licenses and click. Here, I will show you an example of accessing your windows and MS Office product keys.

Editors Warning: This tip should not be misused for threatening, abusive, illegal or obscene communication. AskStudent takes no responsibility for any misuse or damage caused by this tip. Only prank those people you know and make sure you inform them about it.

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The site we want to visit is phonetrick.com. You can use this to prank your friends. Also, you can you this as a reminder service.

Step # 1: Type in a recipient’s 10 digit phone number including area code. Make sure you include no dashes, spaces or periods

Step # 2: Type in the number you want to spoof. Say you want the call to originate from your Roomies Ex GirlFriend, put in her number

Step # 3: Type in the name you want to show up on the recipient’s caller ID. In this case, it would be your Room mates Ex Girlfriend

Step # 4: Select a voice that will read your message to the recipient. You can choose between male and female voices