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Articles tagged with: root

Get Google Talk 1.3 For Your Android Phone

According to XDAdevelopers, Google Talk 1.3 has surfaced along with the new Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread operating system. With the new Google Talk, Google has also a new Gmail IM that supports video calling! Now, we’re talking! It feels like Android is getting one step closer to the iPhone each and every time, while avoiding trips to the Apple Store to get the unit fixed.

Love Windows 7, But Want Lion’s Interface? Skin it!

If you love Windows 7 but have always wanted to own a Mac without emptying out your wallet, hear this, there is now an easy-to-install skin just for you! The skin comes part of a transformation pack, making Windows 7 look like OS X Lion, without losing any functionality! You can get it at DeviantArt from the uploader, hameddanger.

Before installing, users should take a number of precautions, one of which making sure they create a system restore in case anything goes wrong. The other is to make sure to have

Skilled Romanian Hacker Breaches The European Space Agency

The European Space Agency experienced an interesting way of celebrating it’s anniversary of Apollo 13’s safe return to Earth, by having it’s website hacked. The skilled Romanian hacker, also known as a grey hat hacker goes by the alias, TinKode. TinKode hacked into www.esa.int and leaked a list of FTP accounts, email addresses and passwords for administrators and editors. Exactly thirteen FTP accounts were leaked to coincide with Apollo 13’s mission number.

The hacker also posted a full disclosure of the attack on his security blog, and mentioned some specifics of his target such as the staff number, composition of states, and the ESA’s 2011 budget of 5.65 billion dollars. TinKode didn’t mention how he managed to hack the website, but he was sure to include the ESA’s main server information as well as root, database, admin, editor and FTP accounts.

How To Root Your Motorola Xoom, The Easy Way

Many of you have heard of jailbreaking/rooting and want to try the method for yourself but aren’t too familiar with programming or hacking.

Well, now there is an Android application that will allow you to get the most out of your device without having to sweat the details. Although this easier method does exist, users beware…

PS3 Hacker GeoHot Flees To South America

According to VentureBeat, Sony says that 21-year-old George Hotz, a hacker who reverse-engineered the security system for the PlayStation 3, has fled the country to South America in attempts to avoid a court hearing that he destroyed evidence. “Sony said in a court filing that Hotz, known as GeoHot, lied about having a PlayStation Network account and destroyed his computer hard disks rather than hand them over to Sony’s lawyers. Hotz allegedly wrote code capable of circumventing the security protection on the PS 3 so it can run unauthorized software and pirated games.”