Posts tagged with: Hacks
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    And now, a case where obscurity by encryption can be used a weapon. Ransomware is one of the faster-growing threats to consumers and enterprises — in terms of prominence — and, more often than not, it has culprits getting away with their demands without even having to pore through their victims' information. After 10 days off of fussing with paper records, Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center announced it had coughed up $17,000 to the hackers that essentially locked the hospital out of its own computer system. Now, we're learning about the approach of this Russian-originated "Xbot" ...

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    Even at launch, there was nothing humble about the HTC HD2. With the largest screen ever grafted onto a smartphone, the first-of-its-kind Qualcomm Scorpion SoC, and the heaviest skin ever crafted for a Windows Mobile device (here called "HTC Sense" for the first time), the HD2 was a behemoth – the biggest spec beast ever devised. It married the touch-and-go simplicity of the iPhone with the power of WinMo 6 to produce the best Microsoft-powered smartphone anyone could ask for ... and back in 2009, there was no shortage of asking, with the device selling out repeatedly over its initial ...

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    Yes, folks, the Registry is back! After years of tweaking almost every aspect of it on Windows Mobile -- and repose years with Windows Phone 7 -- you can get back to your usual Registry tweaks. For those new to this, it's a rather simple procedure but it could mess things up if you are careless (insert word of warning here). Modifying a Registry entry on the Microsoft Surface has been confirmed to improve touch-responsiveness. To achieve that you need to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TouchPrediction and edit the key for latency from 8 to 2 as well as the one ...

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