Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Tech Geek Tricks is now Achute Tech

Hi , every one . I take this opportunity to welcome you all to a new domain name for techgeektricks
As you may have noticed that Techgeektricks has become Achute Tech . |

I have just joined college and today was my first day in college . I will not be able to give time to this Blog / Site for few days .. But Sure I will try my best to keep you guys updated on The latest Happenings in the Tech World And of course in my life .

I would like to begin a new journey with this blog and with you all  and so that we may all learn with me . As I travel through this huge tech world and learn.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Facebook Security And Privacy Tips

Facebook the worlds most popular social network.
Most people use it .. but they still dont know many features which is hidden inside Facebook and how to be secure in this digital age : Here we will provide few quick tips to protect your Facebook Account to make it more secure


Here is a list of Few Security Tips which we follow and we recommend it to you as well. To follow these tips you need to click on the drop down arrow icon near your Home button and click on Account Settings - Check the image for more info
  •  First and foremost Thing you need to update your password often :D well I guess every one knows that but most don't follow it 
Now Go to the security tab located on the left hand side as Shown in the figure
There you will see a few settings which can be configured like
 Secure Browsing , Login Notification and all as shown in the image below

  •  [RECOMMENDED]  Now , If your secure browsing is turned off  than there is a huge risk of your Facebook account getting hacked , thorough Facesniff , and other sniffer applications, may it be on phone or in PC Therefore its is MUST that you activate this Secure browsing . It will make use of Secure protocol instead of normal protocol. In simple words it will use https:// instead of http://    Which is more safe
  • [RECOMMENDED] Next thing you need to do is Activate Login Notification. What it does is it sends you SMS or email or both when some one logs into your Facebook account including You.
    This is a great way to know if anyone else accessed your Facebook account
If You use Facebook via SMS , or if you reply or add friends to your Facebook account using SMS Then This Security Tip is very important to you. That is to activate mobile pin settings. To do so Click on the mobile tab as shown in the figure before or you can click on this link www.facebook.com/settings?tab=mobile

Here is whats written in Facebook about it

If you enable this feature, you need to prefix every status changing and friend adding text you send to Facebook with your selected PIN. This is to make sure that others will not have access to your account by spoofing your phone number or borrowing your phone.


 Have You always wanted to hide your status updates your wall photos and other thing from few people or just make it visible to some people and hide it from the rest Or to control what people tag you and Control it  then here is how to do it.

Who Can See You ?

If you want to Hide your status update and all from many people then follow the following steps else ignore the list creating step

List Creating Step :

To put it in simple words you don't require to specify the individual by his name while setting your privacy , You can just use the list name and all the members of the list will be selected at once which saves time.
  • Go to www.facebook.com/bookmarks/lists 
  • Now click on +Create List
  • Specify the list name in my case it is Protect and add the members in the list
  • Click create and you are done
Setting the privacy option:
  • Now go to privacy settings from the drop down beside the home button or go to this link www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy
  • Under Control Your default privacy click on custom
  • You Should see a pop up as shown >>
  • Now you need to type the name of the list as mentioned above or name the person from whom you want to hide your wall activities
    In my case it is Protect
  • Now click on Save Changes and you are done
 Now your wall activity will only be visible to your friends except the people you choose to hide from.

You can also configure these settings for individual post by clicking on the butoon just beside POST as shown in the image

And If you always wanted to secure your profile then here is how to do it - From Facebook itself

Controlling the Tags

Now the Next setting is very important . As you see now days that unknown people or people from your friend list tag you in pics which you don't like or don't want. Some people tag you in very explicit pics and all your friends can see that you are tagged in those things . Here is how to control what other people tag you , And its very much recommended for girls to follow this

To control what happens when friends tag you or your content, or post on your timeline go to Privacy settings And click on edit settings  under the Timeline and Tagging label A pop up should appear as shown >>

Now click on Review posts friends tag you in before they appear on your timeline and enable it.

So when any one tags you in a picture or a wall post you need to approve it before it appears on your timeline . Isn't that great.

Of course I haven't mentioned all the privacy settings you can do, If I did that then this post would be very boring and well you can explore on your own self thw privacy settings facebook offers and customize them according to your privacy needs by going here www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=privacy

What I have mentioned in this Blog Post are the tips and settings I feel which is a must , You are free to check out the rest.

Stay Tuned as my next post will focus on the Hidden Facebook Tricks .. Till then take care. 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Top 10 Hacking , Cracking Forums

Do you want to learn hacking , cracking and don't know the right place to start then don't worry.
As we all know Forums are a great place to learn about stuffs .
Interested In Top 10 Computer Technology forums - Read this post
Therefore, without beating much around the bush let me come directly to the topic - TOP 10 Hacking / Cracking Forums - Ranked according to no of post,users and topics.

1- Hackforums[dot]net

With over 1,69,60,562 posts , 17,25,076 threads 2,74,438 members registered and with 2,404  Most users online This is definitely one of the Forums which You gotta signup if you wanna  learn Hacking ;) 

Here's more stats

Posts per day: 7,787.99
Threads per day: 792.09
Members per day: 126.2
Posts per member: 61.71
Replies per thread: 8.83  

2- Crackingforum[dot]com


With over   38,93,861 posts   2,00,155 Threads 2,36,529 members registered and 15,828 Most users online.

This Forum ranks 2nd position in top 10 hacking / Cracking forums  

3- Crackhackforum[dot]com

This forum has more than 318,583 posts in 148,954 threads. They currently have 74,966 members registered And the most users online at one time was 2,433 makes this forum the 3rd forum  in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums .

Here are More Stats
Posts per day: 406.13
Threads per day: 189.88
Members per day: 95.69
Posts per member: 4.24
Replies per thread: 1.14

 4- hackerthreads[dot]org

 This forum has more than1,12,748 posts in 13,865 threads. They currently have 20,664 members registered And the most users online at one time was 149.

This stats makes this forum the 4th forum in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums.

5- hackcommunity[dot]com

With over  63,436 posts in 11,281threads , 22,210 members registered and with 3,100 Most users online This is definitely one of the Forums which you wouldn’t  mind signing up for :)

Here are more stats 

Posts per day: 124.05
Threads per day: 22.06
Members per day: 43.37
Posts per member: 2.86
Replies per thread: 4.62

6- l33thackers[dot]com

This forum has more than 51,090 posts  in 28,997 threads. They currently have 10,063 members registered And the most users online at one time was 473 makes this forum the 6th forum in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums.

Here are more stats
Posts per day: 81.37
Threads per day: 46.13
Members per day: 16.03
Posts per member: 5.08
Replies per thread: 0.76

7- Andhrahackers[dot]com

This forum has more than 19,538 posts in 5,318 threads. They currently have 24,610 members registered  And the most users online at one time was 3687 makes this forum the 7th forum in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums.

  8- hacker[dot]org

This forum has more than 18,480 posts in 2,016 threads. They currently have 26,967 members registered And the most users online at one time was 793 makes this forum the 8th forum in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums.

9- evilzone[dot]org

 This forum has more than 16,626 posts in 2,552 threads. They currently have 5,453 members registered And the most users online at one time was 907 makes this forum the 9th forum in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums.

10- worldofhacker[dot]com

 This forum has more than 11,434 posts in 2,739 threads. They currently have   17,383 members  registered And the most users online at one time was 439 makes this forum the 10th forum in our list of top 10 hacking / cracking forums.
More Stats on this Forum
Posts per day: 20.62
Threads per day: 4.94
Members per day: 31.36
Posts per member: 0.66
Replies per thread: 3.17


My friends recently created a forum dedicated to hacking @cyberwizards.org its sure worth a visit do check it out :)

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Hide Your Secret Files With Our Secret

Have you ever wanted to hide your important , Secret Files .. If yes then what can  be a better option then Hiding the file right inside other file ( this is also known as Steganography )and securing them with password.
Wikipedia describes Steganography as :
Steganography is the art and science of writing hidden messages in such a way that no one, apart from the sender and intended recipient, suspects the existence of the message, a form of security through obscurity.
 Well enough of those definitions lets start the real stuff:-
You want to :
  • Hide a Secret file inside another file 
  • Share that secret file with someone else with a password then read on..
Steps to Hide / Protect your Secret File :
  • Download Our Secret ( 1.63 MB)
  • Install It ;) and then open OurSecret
  • To hide a file we need to select a carrier file
Carrier Files are those file which Contains the hidden file plus the file itself . In simple words it carries the hidden file 
  •  Select a file (any file ) as carrier file
  • Next step click on ADD
  • Now we can either add a file or a message . If you want to hide a file select file else select message
  • Click on next and select the file you want to hide  or type in the secret message
  • Now to protect it with a password type in the password and click on Hide :)
Hear is a great example on how to hide files with our secret (GUIDE)

Steps to Unhide the files
  • Open Our Secret 
  • In the UNHIDE section Open the carrier file which contains the hidden file or message 
  • Enter the password and click on UNHIDE 
  • Double click to same the hidden file or to view the Secret Message :)
Hope You Enjoyed reading this article , and be safe always :)


Thursday, April 19, 2012

Root Galaxy Mini

What is Rooting ?

According to Wikipedia:
Rooting is a process allowing users of mobile phones, tablet PCs, and other devices running the Android operating system to attain privileged control (known as "root access") within Android's subsystem. Rooting is often performed with the goal of overcoming limitations that carriers and hardware manufacturers put on some devices, resulting in the ability to alter or replace system applications and settings, run specialized apps that require administrator-level permissions, or perform other operations that are otherwise inaccessible to a normal Android user.
So without beating much around the bush lets get started on How to Root Galaxy Mini Running Android 2.2.1 .

Requirements To Root Galaxy Mini:

  1. Latest Samsung Kies ( For Drivers ) - DOWNLOAD
  2. Super One Click ( Software For Rooting ) - DOWNLOAD

Important Information Before Rooting Galaxy Mini

  •  Rooting Voids Your Phone Warranty 
  •  You may Brick Your Phone 
Please Turn off any Antivirus Software installed in your computer .
Unmount Your SD Card Before Rooting
To do so go to Settings in your phone > SD Card and Phone Storage > Unmount SD Card

Now you are ready to root your Galaxy Mini :)  

Rooting Your Galaxy Mini 

  1. Install Samsung Kies  - For Drivers
  2. Enable USB Debugging in your phone (Go to Settings > Manage Applications > Development > USB debugging )
  3.  Connect the phone via the USB cable 
  4. Open SuperOneClick.exe
  5. Click On Root 
  6. Wait for some time 
  7. After Finishing Reboot Your Phone

Monday, April 9, 2012

Windows Xp Games Cheats

Well I don't think I need to introduce you all to the most popular games of windows XP. 
Yep you have guessed it right I am talking about all that inbuilt games which Windows XP has in store for us. Today we will look at all the cheat codes associated with those games. Lets start


There are two ester eggs in this one:-
One will let you instantly win the game while the other will unlock the Hidden Game Modes

For Instant Win

  1. Open FreeCell.
  2. Hold down Ctrl+Shift+F10 during game play.
  3. Then you will be prompted up with a dialog box asking you to Abort, Retry or Ignore.
  4. Choose Abort, now move any card and BINGO!! INSTANT WIN  

For Hidden Game Modes

  1. Open FreeCell.
  2. Go to Game 
  3. Then on to Select Game or directly press F3. 
  4. In the Dialog Box “Game Number” Enter either -1 or -2 to activate the hidden mode.

Now onto the next game that is


Well , In this game you can See all the cards .
For that we need to do a bit of registry tweaking ..
  1. Firstly head over to START 
  2. Then onto RUN.
  3. Now type regedit and then hit enter .
Registry Editor will open up... Now head over to

Right click on the Hearts folder, select New, String Value and name it ZB. Right-click on ZB, select Modify and enter a Value Data of 42, OK and close Regedit. 

Start Hearts . Now Press Ctrl + Alt + Shift + F12 to show all the cards.

Background - This secret is a reference to Douglas Adams' book the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. 'ZB' is the initials of the character Zaphod Beeblebrox, the Galactic President. '42' is the answer to The Ultimate Question Of Life, the Universe and Everything.



Well In this game you can reveal the mines and you can even stop the timer.

To reveal the mines

To do so minimize or close all running applications. Launch Minesweeper, and  type xyzzy Now hold down shift key for one second. Now when you move the mouse cursor over a Minesweeper square you will see a tiny white pixel in the top left corner of your desktop screen. This pixel will change to black when your mouse moves over a mine.

TIP: Change your desktop background to a solid color other than black and white.

To Stop the Timer

Launch Minesweeper and start a game so the timer starts counting, then press the
 Windows Key + D to show the desktop. Now when you select minesweeper from the taskbar you can continue playing with the timer stopped.


Well, here there are lots of tricks,cheats which is possible 
Type each of these codes at the start of a new game
  • Extra Balls      : Type 1max at the start of a new ball to get extra balls.
  • Gravity Well   : Type gmax at the start of a new game to activate the Gravity Well.
  • Instant Promotion       : Type rmax at the start of a new game to go up in ranks.

FOR  Skill Shot:

Launch the ball partially up the so it falls back down after just crossing the yellow light bars. There are six yellow light bars that are worth a varying amount of points:

First: 15,000 points
Second: 30,000 points
Third: 75,000 points
Fourth: 30,000 points
Fifth: 15,000 points
Sixth: 7,500 points

GOD mode or Test Mode

Type hidden test at the start of a new ball to activate Test Mode. No notification will be given that this is activated but you can now left-click the mouse button and drag the ball around. While in test mode press the following keys for more secrets:
  • H - Get a 1,000,000,000 High Score
  • M - Shows the amount of system memory
  • R - Increases your rank in game
  • Y - Shows the Frames/sec rate


Unlimited Balls
Type bmax at the start of a new ball. No notification will be given that this is activated but when a ball is lost a new ball will appear from the yellow wormhole indefinitely. Once this is activated you will be unable to activate other secrets without restarting the game.


For Instant Win

  Press Alt + Shift + 2 during game play to instantly win.

Draw single cards in a Draw Three game

 Hold down CTRL + ALT + SHIFT while drawing a new card. Instead of drawing three cards you will only draw one.

Spider Solitaire

In this game you can edit your scores and all
  1. Go to Run then onto regedit then go to   
  2. HKEY_CURRENT_USER and then to Microsoft. 
  3. Now go to Spider. The following is displayed: 
 a) HighScore_()=Set the value to set your high scores.
 b) StreakCurrent, StreakLosses and StreakWins= edit your streak records.
 c) Wins_()= Edits your winning records.

That's all, Now you are ready to trick your friends. Did I miss any trick do drop a comment . Did you like my post please feel free to comment. Thanks for reading.