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How To : Remove the Shortcut Virus from Flash Drives

You encounter this problem many times, when you plug your flash drive, and suddenly you find that all your data has become shortcuts everywhere!!! First thing that we try to use it is an antivirus scan. It may be useful and solve the problem, but it doesn't work always. So w ...more

How To : Flash BenQ Xbox 360 Drives to Play XDG3 Back-ups

Gamers who have their Xbox 360's firmware flashed may have recently noticed an inability to play backups, or even make backups of newer games that have come out: Gears of War 3 and Dead Island, to name a few. This is because Microsoft has come out with a new disc format to fi ...more

How To : The Ultimate Guide to Hacking macOS

Apple's macOS operating system is just as vulnerable to attacks as any Windows 10 computer or Android smartphone. Hacker's can embed backdoors, evade antivirus with simple commands, and utilize USB flash drives to completely compromise a MacBook. In this always-updated guide, ...more

How To : Make Your Own Bad USB

Hello, everyone! Many of you don‘t even know about my existence here on Null Byte, so I thought of contributing something rather interesting. Recently, someone asked how to make your own "Bad USB," and I promised to make a how-to on this topic. In addition, it would be nice t ...more

How To : Modify the USB Rubber Ducky with Custom Firmware

The USB Rubber Ducky comes with two software components, the payload script to be deployed and the firmware which controls how the Ducky behaves and what kind of device it pretends to be. This firmware can be reflashed to allow for custom Ducky behaviors, such as mounting USB ...more

How To : Create a Wireless Spy Camera Using a Raspberry Pi

Surveillance is always a useful tool in a hacker's arsenal, whether deployed offensively or defensively. Watching targets yourself isn't always practical, and traditional surveillance camera systems can be costly, lacking in capabilities, or both. Today, we will use motionEyeO ...more

How To : Configure any USB flash drive for XBox 360 storage

OK! This video shows you how to configure any USB flash drive for storage on for your Xbox 360. The flash drive has to be at least 1GB and can be as large as 16GB. You are allowed to use up to two flash drives which can give you an extra 32 GB of storage. Now you can use a fla ...more

How To : Flash an XBox 360 ms28 disc drive

There are several different kinds of disc drives that come in different iterations of the XBox 360, and each one has to be hacked a little differently. This video will show you how to flash the ms28 drive used in some systems, the second part of the video will show you how to ...more

How To : Flash an XBox 360 Hitachi 78FK disc drive

Flashing the disc drive on the XBox 360 is the first step of truly hacking your XBox 360, enabling it to run whatever discs you like but also putting you at risk for being banned from XBox Live. Microsoft has used several different kinds of drives in the console over the cours ...more

How To : Hack a Windows PC with a USB key

In this episode of Hak5, Darren shows us a USB key, dubbed the USB Hacksaw, that instantly and silently installs on target Windows 2000 or higher computers with guest or higher privileges which will monitor USB ports for flash drives and automatically download their contents f ...more

How To : Use a flash drive

Flash drives are great handy devices used for so many different reasons, but one being the ability to take your files wherever you want. These miniature versions of computer hard drives are so convenient to use and easy enough to carry. This tutorial will show you exactly how ...more

How To : Erase a CD-RW & Reuse It to Save Money

We know, we know: How many people actually burn stuff onto CDs these days? Well, while external hard drives that hold several terrabytes of data and flash drives have kind of replaced our reliance on CDs, every now and then they're good for quickly compiling a "Pop Hits of the ...more

How To : Install Linux to a Thumb Drive

Let's face it, CDs and DVDs are a thing of the past. We no longer use them as a storage medium because they are slow, prone to failure in burning, and non-reusable. The future is flash memory. Flash memory is cheap, fast, and efficient. Eventually, flash drives might even repl ...more

How To : Change hair color in Photoshop the easy way

Open the Adobe Photoshop program. Choose a picture with a head shot. This maybe something that is already in your pictures folder on your computer, downloaded from the internet or transferred from your flash drives, and those photos you may have scanned and saved in your comp ...more

How To : Backup All of Your Xbox 360 Data to Your Computer

Flash memory can be a tad unpredictable at times. I have had 4 flash drives die out on me over the last few years, and they usually die without warning. When a flash memory based device dies, the data is likely impossible to recover. Adversely on an HDD, or Hard Drive Disk, ev ...more

How To : Safely Share Files Online

Okay, stop me if you've heard this one. You have a document that you want your co-workers' advice on. You attach said document onto a mass email. The first reply comes back with an edited version of the document. You begin to make changes, but another email comes in, with yet ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (01/04 - 01/10)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. This week: A phoneography challenge on silh ...more

How To : Format a hard drive with the Mac Disk Utility

Formatting a hard drive is not exactly an essential computer skill, but it certainly is if you're a technie who's looking to start building your own computers. Hard drive formatting involves erasing/formating a hard drive or USB flash drive to be compatible with different form ...more

How To : Use external storage devices

Zip drives, floppy disks, compact discs, external hard drives and flash drives are many options for storing your data outside of a computer. Part 1 of 27 - How to Use external storage devices. Use external storage devices - Part 2 of 27. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more

How To : Product Chart Makes Finding Your Next Gadget Easy

You didn't have to attend this year's CES to have gadget envy. There are so many great smartphones, computers, laptops, and other gadgets available in the market that the real challenge becomes choosing the right one to fit your needs and your budget. While sites like Amazon ...more

How To : Add an Extra USB Port to Your Wired Computer Mouse

Ever try plugging in two flash drives into your MacBook Pro before? The USB ports on MacBooks are not only directly side by side, they're insanely close to each other, so it can be extremely difficult to plug in a large USB device with another smaller USB device. Sometimes it ...more

The Hacks of Mr. Robot : How to Hack Bluetooth

Welcome back, my novice hackers! Episode 6 of Mr. Robot has come and gone and, as usual, it did not disappoint. Once again, our hero, Elliot, has used his extraordinary intellect and hacking skills to awe and inspire us. In this episode, Elliot is being blackmailed by the ru ...more

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