BIOS Backdoor Password

Backdoor passwords

Many BIOS manufacturers have provided backdoor passwords that can be used to access the BIOS setup in the event you have lost your password. These passwords are case sensitive, so you may wish to try a variety of combinations. Keep in mind that the key associated to "_" in the US keyboard corresponds to "?" in some European keyboards. Laptops typically have better BIOS security than desktop systems, and we are not aware of any backdoor passwords that will work with name brand laptops.

WARNING: Some BIOS configurations will lock you out of the system completely if you type in an incorrect password more than 3 times. Read your manufacturers documentation for the BIOS setting before you begin typing in passwords

Award BIOS backdoor passwords:
ALFAROME
ALLy
aLLy
aLLY
ALLY
aPAf
_award
AWARD_SW
AWARD?SW
AWARD SW
AWARD PW
AWKWARD
awkward
BIOSTAR
CONCAT
CONDO
Condo
d8on
djonet
HLT
J64
J256
J262
j332
j322
KDD
Lkwpeter
LKWPETER
PINT
pint
SER
SKY_FOX
SYXZ
syxz
shift + syxz
TTPTHA
ZAAADA
ZBAAACA
ZJAAADC
01322222
589589
589721
595595
598598

AMI BIOS backdoor passwords:

AMI
AAAMMMIII
BIOS
PASSWORD
HEWITT RAND
AMI?SW
AMI_SW
LKWPETER
A.M.I.
CONDO

PHOENIX BIOS backdoor passwords:

phoenix, PHOENIX, CMOS, BIOS

MISC. COMMON PASSWORDS

ALFAROME
BIOSTAR
biostar
biosstar
CMOS
cmos
LKWPETER
lkwpeter
setup
SETUP
Syxz
Wodj

OTHER BIOS PASSWORDS BY MANUFACTURER

Manufacturer Password
VOBIS & IBM merlin
Dell Dell
Biostar Biostar
Compaq Compaq
Enox xo11nE
Epox central
Freetech Posterie
IWill iwill
Jetway spooml
Packard Bell bell9
QDI QDI
Siemens SKY_FOX
TMC BIGO
Toshiba Toshiba

TOSHIBA BIOS

Most Toshiba laptops and some desktop systems will bypass the BIOS password if the left shift key is held down during boot

IBM APTIVA BIOS

Press both mouse buttons repeatedly during the boot

10 oldest domain name in the world!

Do you wonder what is the first public domain name? This is big, I mean the first PUBLIC domain name is how today internet is born. They are the true core of today internet player.

This is from http://www.iwhois.com/oldest/


Rank

Create date Domain name
1. 15-Mar-1985SYMBOLICS.COM
2. 24-Apr-1985BBN.COM
3. 24-May-1985THINK.COM
4. 11-Jul-1985MCC.COM
5. 30-Sep-1985DEC.COM
6. 07-Nov-1985NORTHROP.COM
7. 09-Jan-1986XEROX.COM
8. 17-Jan-1986SRI.COM
9. 03-Mar-1986HP.COM
10. 05-Mar-1986BELLCORE.COM

I could make a list of 100 but it would be pointless as I can also do 1000 or even millions domain name list. I just want to share the first 10 domain names. The first 10 which created the public net.

I wonder if it is only silence in the net at the time?

Anyway, Symbolics.com is still alive and kicking, although it looked like a relic, BBN.com is more than athletic, Think.com have been acquired by HP, MCC.com is unfortunately plain dead, DEC.com and Northrop.com was also acquired by HP. Xerox.com and Sri.com is clearly a winner too, and lastly Bellcore.com now is pointing to Telcordia.com.

So, there are winners and there are not-so-lucky .com from the start and this still going on till this day. Of course, from the top 10 list, HP is clearly a leading player of the internet now (by date) because it owned 4 out of 10 the oldest domain names.

So where is Microsoft ? Apple ? or Linux?

Apple is on 64 place, and Microsoft and Linux is nowhere to be found top 100.

11= 19-Mar-1986IBM.COM
11= 19-Mar-1986SUN.COM
13= 25-Mar-1986INTEL.COM

Interestingly, IBM and SUN registered their domain name on the same day! And Intel a week after that? What happen on March 1986?

Simpler guide to get multimedia in Ubuntu

Take a terminal (Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal) and enter the following command: (You can copy and paste)

sudo wget http://www.medibuntu.org/sources.list.d/hardy.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/medibuntu.list && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install medibuntu-keyring && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libdvdcss2 w32codecs


The above command downloads all the required codecs from the Medibuntu repositories and makes your Ubuntu box multimedia ready.

Note: The above command is for 32 bit processors. AMD 64bit users, replace the ending word w32codecs with w64codecs. PPC users replace w32codecs with ppc-codecs.
Bonus Tip
Once you have run the above command, you can easily install third party applications like Skype, Google Earth and Acrobat Reader.

Skype:
sudo apt-get install skype

Google Earth:
sudo apt-get install googleearth-4.2

Adobe Acrobat Reader:
sudo apt-get install acroread

Easiest install Google Earth in Ubuntu

Okay, lets do this real quick.Open your terminal and then copy-paste the code.

wget http://dl.google.com/earth/client/current/GoogleEarthLinux.bin && chmod +x GoogleEarthLinux.bin && ./GoogleEarthLinux.bin

Then you wait for a while. Keep in mind it is 19 MB to download. If you want to download it manually:

Linux version: http://earth.google.com/tour/thanks-linux4.html
Windows version: http://earth.google.com/tour/thanks-win4.html
Mac version: http://earth.google.com/tour/thanks-mac4.html

See video here :

Funny Images!

Look, is it me or the wrestler is hitting himself?


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Graphic Enlightment : What is open source?


Well, a picture is much more than thousand words. So, which one you prefer?


How to tie your shoe laces

I am always facinate by how creative people be. This time, I found ways to tie shoe laces with stail.

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Today's quote

Windows is for people that don’t want to know
why their machine fails.
Mac is for people that don’t want to know
why their machine does not fail.
Dos is for those who want to know
why their machine fails.
Linux is for those that WANT to know
why their machine DOES NOT fails.

How to force eject flash disk

This post is originating from DailyGyan . There are lot of useful tips there. This is one of them.

Windows :

How many times have you seen this pop-up windows in ME/Windows XP? You plugged in a USB Flash drive, copied some files, and then tried to eject the drive. Suddenly you can't and the screen tell you device canot be stopped?

Fear not, there is a software to do your dirty work. It is called EjectUSB. EjectUSB is an extremely tiny (250 KB) utility that finds out what all applications are using the USB disk, close them and let you eject your flash drive. You can download the zip archieve, extract it to your USB flash disk and run the executable.

Linux :

Well, the bad news is, this annoyance also can happen to Linux.
The good news is, the solution is simpler than Windows.

Open up a terminal and type /enter:

sudo fuser -k /media/usbdrive

Change /media/usbdrive to where your USB drive is mounted. That's it.

Note: In both Windows and Linux, remember to close all unsaved files in USB drive before attempting these.





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wiki upload : 5GB file size :free file hosting & sharing



upload any files upto 5GB that do not violate our Terms of Service


we create a link for your file so you can share it on forums or with friends


if your file is public we also place the file in right public category based on your tags and description


Is this site for real
? Where are the TOS ? Where are the FAQ? Where are everything? Huh!

And the registering process, I wonder if only Zimbabwe is allowed to register because they sure like to repeat the country. the search also doesn't work.

Hmm.. wasted 5 minutes on the site. Nothing worth trying.

exeLibrary : Get to know your Windows here.


Okay, it's the time to share something with my Windows friends. I always said that to know the OS your have to know the files backing-up the system.

So here you are, a website to get you going. It is called http://exelib.com.

You can check and get to know the services running in the background on your Windows PC.

The most intrigue function is the hijack-this log analyzer. You can get more information if you post your log over there.



Apa kebenda copy writing ni?

Saya Misaki.jpgSemalam saya terbaca pasal seorang blogger yang dapat membuat 6 income figures hanya dengan membuat copy writing. Eh, pening, apa copy writing ni?

Copy ke teh? Eh...??

Masa ni saya dah malas nak browse internet, mata dah mengantuk. Kalau ada siapa-siapa yang nak cerita, tuuu.. klik kat komen tu.

Iklan Berita Harian Baru



Iklan Berita Harian format baru ni berjaya buat saya pening sampai terasa loya. Kalau ya pun nak tunjukkan kehebatan memutarbelit fakta, janganlah sampai sakit kepala otak orang. Tak faham betul.

"Zaman dah berubah, dunia dah maju."

1. Abang, Jadi kalau zaman dah berubah, dunia dah maju, kena makan makanan import baru boleh jaga badan? Kalau makan nasi lemak tak maju? Makanan tempatan buatan ibu yang penuh kasih-sayang tak maju?

"Zaman dah berubah, dunia dah maju."

2. Emak, kalau baling-baling surat khabar (pecah pasu bunga) tanpa bertegur-sapa, hilang adat sopan tu maknanya kita dah maju? Kesian Bapa, kalau sakit jantung masa tu...innalillah.

3. Bapa, jadi saiz surat khabar kecil ini maju? Kalau besar tak maju? Macam meludah ke langit saja? Dulu seingat saya, ada orang selalu melabelkan surat-surat khabar saiz kecil ni sebagai surat khabar berita murahan, tabloid picisan. Jadi saiz tabloid itu saiz maju ya? Jadi selama ini, BH terlambat jadi maju ke? Sebab The Sun, The Star, sudah lama saiz kecil, sudah lama maju?

"Zaman dah berubah, dunia dah maju."

Kalau nak buat iklan tu, fikir-fikirlah, jangan sampai orang meluat. Kalau nak tahu, zaman dah lama berubah! Dunia sememangnya dah lama maju! Ni nak masuk zaman kemerosotan pula ni.. sebab tu kena jimat-jimat ya.

1. Abang, jangan makan makanan import, kalau nak jaga badan pun, makan lah buah-buahan tempatan.

2. Ibu, minta si Ravi tu, jangan baling-baling surat-khabar, kalau pecah pasu, kena beli lain. Tak boleh berjimatlah kalau hari-hari beli pasu baru.

3. Bapa, ajarlah Abang tu pakai senonoh sikit masuk TV. Aurat tu.

Computer Jokes

This is from http://www.rinkworks.com/stupid/cs_os.shtml . Just for a quick daily laughs. Pay them a visit for more. I post the most cheerish of all for me here.

Computer Stupidities

Operating Systems

Most computer users understand that you need an operating system to use a computer practically, even if it is not clear why. But many users don't.

No. 1
  • My Friend: "What's your operating system?"
  • Me: "Linux."
  • My Friend: "You better uninstall it!"
  • Me: "Why?"
  • My Friend: "The government uses Linux to look through your computer and see your every move. They use it as a security camera into your world."
  • Me: "Sure...."
No. 2
  • Tech Support: "May I ask what operating system you are running today?"
  • Customer: "A computer."
  • Tech Support: "What operating system are you running? Windows 95?"
  • Customer: (a little too excited) "95, 97, 98, I've got them all!"

After conferring with her husband, it turned out she owned a Macintosh with System 8.1.

No.3
  • Friend: "I heard about this thing called 'Linux'."
  • Me: "Oh, I use Linux."
  • Friend: "What is it?"
  • Me: "An operating system."
  • Friend: "Like Firefox?"
No.4

I was calling to sign up with a new DSL provider. When the guy asked what operating system I was using, I said, "Linux." I was put on hold for five minutes, and then a supervisor came back and told me, "You can't use Linux to connect to the Internet. It's a hacker tool, anyway." I almost fell out of my chair.

Note to self : This also happened to me not long ago, I called my Stimix technical cust.support about my miscapped bandwidth. Firstly, she didn't even know what is bandwidth capping. Secondly, after been put on hold for 5 minutes, she said it because I'm using Linux, and Stimix doesn't support Linux!!! Wahahhahaha....You should try it sometimes for good laughs.

No.5

Overheard in a software shop:

  • Woman #1: "What this Linux thing?"
  • Woman #2: "It's a program that if you have it on your computer, you can't turn the computer off."
  • Woman #1: "Oh."
Now Linux is a virus? Hahahaah..

A customer walked into the computer store I work in, wanting to return a computer.

  • Me: "Sure, is it defective?"
  • Customer: "No, that's not the problem. When I took it home and turned it on, I realized it was only half programmed."
  • Me: [scratching head] "What do you mean by half programmed?"
  • Customer: "Well, look at the computer on display." [points to the Windows 95 desktop] "Do you see how all the programs are on the left side of the computer?"
  • Me: [biting tongue] "Well, you are right sir, I will take your computer back."

I decided the moron had to solve his life before he could buy a computer.

Force umount the unresponsive drive

Pic of DVD on way to driveThe newbie states that when he pushes the Eject button on the DVD drive of a server running a certain Redmond-based operating system, it will eject immediately. He then complains that, in most enterprise Linux servers, if a process is running in that directory, then the ejection won't happen. For too long as a Linux administrator, I would reboot the machine and get my disk on the bounce if I couldn't figure out what was running and why it wouldn't release the DVD drive. But this is ineffective.
Here's how you find the process that holds your DVD drive and eject it to your heart's content: First, simulate it. Stick a disk in your DVD drive, open up a terminal, and mount the DVD drive:
# mount /media/cdrom
# cd /media/cdrom
# while [ 1 ]; do echo "All your drives are belong to us!"; sleep 30; done

Now open up a second terminal and try to eject the DVD drive:
# eject
You'll get a message like:
umount: /media/cdrom: device is busy
Before you free it, let's find out who is using it.
# fuser /media/cdrom
You see the process was running and, indeed, it is our fault we can not eject the disk.
Now, if you are root, you can exercise your godlike powers and kill processes:
# fuser -k /media/cdrom
Boom! Just like that, freedom. Now solemnly unmount the drive:
# eject
fuser is good.

Why a computer is slowwwww....

When we say the system is slow we mean that it isn’t responding to our input in a reasonable time, or taking too long to complete a task. This can happen when there is *another* program using too many system resources, starving *your* program of resources, causing it to run slowly

There are three common ways in which this can happen, and all three of these scenarios can be equally crippling and put your system into a state where it seems to be frozen. None of these situations are harmful to your system (ie. they make it slow until the problem is resolved, but they don’t damage anything).

  1. A program is monopolizing the cpu.
    A program is using all of the cpu cycles, blocking access to the cpu to other programs. This may be intentional (programs that do heavy processing) or accidental (programs get stuck repeating something over and over).
  2. You’re nearly out of physical memory.
    You are either running too many programs, or programs that use too much memory. Your physical memory is almost entirely exhausted, and the running programs are using the harddisk as fallback memory, which is very slow.
  3. A program is doing heavy I/O.
    You may be copying a large file, for instance. The program that is doing the copying is requesting lots of data from the harddrive, but while it’s doing this the cpu is actually waiting for this data to be read from the harddrive, blocking access to other programs.

Unlimited 100MB files sharing


Easy sharing of large files? With upload.sc it's possible. Just choose a file to store on our servers, and click the Send Now button to upload it. No registration, no speed limits, simply upload & share. Enjoy!

Today I'll found upload.cc - a free file storage server. They are accepting all kind of files (documents, multimedia - audio/video/flash - and archives) but not those with piracy tag on it.

Unfortunately, they only let files stored there for a month only but as other file storage server, the files will be online 24 / 7 and can be download as may time as needed.

Users also given a control to delete their file. Keep in mind this is going as basic as it gets. Anyway they claimed that they have fast and reliable 100Mbit connection to the Internet. They also claimed that they can be accessed through firewalls and every uploaded files are scanned through their anti virus programs.

As their website stated the services do not need any registration, have no upload/download speed limits but the files have to obey a maximum 100MB size per file.

How to use it?



First, you will need to upload the file to our server. Click Browse, select a file, and hit Send Now.
If you want to give your friend a link to the uploaded file, just enter their email address. They will get a message with brief instructions on how to download the file.

After a successful upload (did you enjoy the graphical progress bar?), you will receive a link to your file. You can only get to the file using that link, so don't lose it. We won't help you restore it if it is lost; you will need to upload the file again.
Everyone using that link can download your file - so share it with your friends.

Click on the link. You'll see information about the file with which it is associated. Now hit Download to get the file. Easy, isn't it? If you upload a multimedia file (like an animation, image or movie) you can also Preview the file without downloading it.


Anyway, I think this is a good medium to share or to send 100MB files to my friends if I need to. Right now I'm only using my gmail space to store my files.

Tukar format fail secara online : Convert file online

Saya telah menjumpai satu website yang menarik pada hari ini. Dengan menggunakan website ini, kita boleh menukar format fail-fail kepada format lain.
I just found a website, a very useful website. You can (literally) convert your files onto another format.

1. You can convert files from our computer (documents, audios, videos, images, archives) onto many formats.
Kita boleh menukar format fail daripada komputer kita (dokumen, audio, gambar, fail-fail mampatan) kepada format-format lain.



2. You can also convert online videos e.g : from youtube; into other video formats or just convert to audio only.
Kalau mahu tukar format video-video online pun boleh. Cth : video youtube. Eh, boleh download video youtube guna ni? Boleh juga tukar vedeo jadi audio sahaja.



3. You also can send a file to your friends email using this website.
Kita juga boleh hantar fail kepada kawan-kawan guna website ini.


4. Lastly, you can use the website as a unit converter.
Akhir sekali, di situ juga ada fungsi untuk penukaran unit. Cth : meter kepada kilometer.

10 minutes mail

English version below :

Pernahkah kita menggunakan laman web yang memerlukan kita mendaftar menggunakan email?

Pernahkah kita risau, sekiranya kita berikan email kita itu, nanti akan mengundang keadaan bahaya atau ancaman?

Nah, sekarang kita boleh mendaftar tanpa perlu risaukan apa-apa sebab 10 minute mail akan menguruskan segalanya.

Daftar sahaja email di 10 minutes mail, dan alamat email yang anda daftar hanya aktif selama 10 minit sahaja. Jadi tiada lagi spam email kepada anda. Walau apa pun sebabnya, saya rasa ini adalah satu alat yang hebat untuk digunakan.


ENGLISH VERSION :

By clicking on the link below, you will be given a temporary e-mail address. Any e-mails sent to that address will show up automatically on the web page. You can read them, click on links, and even reply to them. The e-mail address will expire after 10 minutes.

Why would you use this? Maybe you want to sign up for a site which requires that you provide an e-mail address to send a validation e-mail to. And maybe you don't want to give up your real e-mail address and end up on a bunch of spam lists. This is nice and disposable. And it's free. Enjoy!

Get my 10 Minute Mail e-mail address.

Show the Computer, Home, and Trash desktop icons

Open the Configuration Editor (Alt+F2), type gconf-editor.
Enter.

Choose apps->nautilus->desktop.

Tick the box beside computer_icon_visible, home_icon_visible, and trash_icon_visible. The changes take effect immediately.

Check Your Desktop:)

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