If you are a Windows 7 user, then you are most likely to be aware of the fact that you need to TAKE OWNERSHIP of files and folders before you can make any changes to them. This feature was introduced first in Windows Vista and later in Windows 7 in order to prevent any unauthorized changes from being made to the system files.
Right-click the file or folder on which you want to take the ownership and then click on Properties.
Now go to the Security tab, click on Advanced button and then click the Owner tab.
Now, click on Edit and do the following:
Under the “Change owner to:” section, select the user or group to which you would like to grant the permissions and then click on the OK button.
If the user or the group to which you would like to grant permissions is not listed under the Change owner to: section, just click on Other users and groups and, under Enter the object name to select (examples), type the name of the user or group, and then click OK.
Now you should get the confirmation dialog box stating that the ownership is granted.
How would you like to change the logon screen background in Windows 7 so as to give your Windows a customized look and feel? With a small tweak it is possible to customize the Windows 7 logon screen and set your own picture/wallpaper as the background.
Changing logon screen background in Windows 7 is as simple as changing your desktop wallpaper. Well, here is a step-by-step instruction to customize the logon screen background:
The image you need to set as the background should be a .jpg file and its size should not exceed 245KB, it can be smaller.
The image resolution can be anything of your choice. However I prefer 1440 x 900 or 1024 x 768. You can use any of the photo editing software such as Photoshop to compress and set the resolution for your image. Once you’re done, save this image as backgroundDefault.jpg. (Rename it, otherwise it won’t work)
You will need to copy this image to the following location:
You will need to create that path if it does not already exist on your computer.
Now, open the Registry Editor (Start -> Run -> Type regedit) and navigate to the following key:
Earlier on 5th November a well known hacker group, Hack the planet had released a Zine which contains breached information on 2 well known website image service Imageshack and anti virus giant Symantec and a 0 day exploit has been released for ZPanel Hosting control panel systems.
Even though the leak is clearly marked as being done by HTP other media has been reporting these two attacks as part of Anonymous #Nov5 attacks which have started today.
The leaked data was uploaded to various places, and contains a heap of information from the Imageshack server as well as all the exploits or vulnerabilities they had found and a reason behind the attack ”Well, we like a challenge, so we decided to find out what changes were made. “.
NBC’s site wasn’t the only one to have been hacked because of Guy Fawkes Day. Over the past day, a number of apparently Anonymous-affiliated hackers have gone after LG, ImageShack, Symantec, and other sites, either defacing them or publishing what they claim is private data. In the former category, Argentina’s Caja Popular bank temporarily bore an AntiSec banner and a manifesto supporting Jeremy Hammond, who was arrested as part of a sweep against LulzSec in March. The site now appears to be down. In the latter group, the evidence of hacking is less clear but the implications potentially worse.
“IMAGESHACK HAS BEEN COMPLETELY OWNED, FROM THE GROUND UP.”
One Pastebin document contains what its authors say is data from ImageShack and Symantec servers; they claim that “ImageShack has been completely owned, from the ground up. We have had root and physical control of every server and router they own. For years.” In another incident, “UR0B0R0X” posted account email addresses and password hashes allegedly from LG Smart World, and someone else uploaded the alleged details for 28,000 PayPal accounts.
With the exception of the highly visible Caja Popular hack, these security breaches haven’t been confirmed. PayPal’s Anuj Nayar has said on Twitter that the company has “been unable to find any evidence that validates” the claim. Symantec told us that it is investigating the alleged hack but that “we have found no evidence that customer information was exposed or impacted,” which doesn’t rule out some kind of compromise. Meanwhile, more incidents are still being reported as these loose combinations of prank and civil liberties protest continue through the 5th of November.
Update: The PayPal hack, at least, appears to have actually affected another service instead — it was reportedly targeting the ZPanel control panel.
Master Chief returns in Halo 4, part of a new trilogy in the colossal Halo universe.
Set almost five years after the events of Halo 3, Halo 4 takes the series in a new direction and sets the stage for an epic new sci-fi saga, in which the Master Chief returns to confront his destiny and face an ancient evil that threatens the fate of the entire universe. Halo 4 also introduces a new multiplayer offering, called Halo Infinity Multiplayer, that builds off of the Halo franchise’s rich multiplayer history. The hub of the Halo 4 multiplayer experience is the UNSC Infinity – the largest starship in the UNSC fleet that serves as the center of your Spartan career. Here you’ll build your custom Spartan-IV supersoldier, and progress your multiplayer career across all Halo 4 competitive and cooperative game modes.
No console shooter has a richer, deeper, more revered multiplayer history than Halo. So how does Halo 4’s multiplayer suite live up to the legacy in 343’s hands?
Halo has evolved, wrapping its multiplayer in an unexpected narrative context – the Spartan-on-Spartan battles are presented as training sessions aboard the UNSC Infinity ship – complete with more of the same visually arresting introductory cutscenes for both the adversarial War Games and the new Spartan Ops co-op mode.
With Halo 4’s immaculate weapon balancing and gun-for-every-situation combat strategies, it needs only a great crop of multiplayer maps in order to qualify for classic status. Fear not, as 343 packs War Games with 10 mostly stellar stages and three additional Forge-built battlegrounds. Exile leads the vehicle-heavy Big-Team Battle complement, Ragnarok shines as a Mantis-showcasing remake of Halo 3’s Valhalla, and Haven is among the series’ all-time finest small and symmetrical levels. Oh, and one of the official Forge constructions, Settler, is a smaller, crazier evolution of the franchise’s most famous map that I absolutely love: Blood Gulch. Halo 4 might not have its instant-classic (a la Halo 2’s Lockout), but this is an impressive collection of outstanding battlegrounds, with a seemingly greater emphasis placed on the large-scale, vehicle-inclusive levels that are Halo’s bread-and-butter.
Of course, gorgeous graphics are only one responsibility a console’s killer app must bear. Perhaps equal to Halo 4’s monitor-melting visuals is its bar-none, best-in-class sound design. If you think you’ve heard Halo, check your ears and listen again. Nary a gunshot, MJOLNIR boot clank, or Covenant Elite’s “Wort wort wort” passes through your speakers without a significant, authoritative overhaul that lends an aggressive, testosterone-inducing punch to Halo 4’s combat.
Few game series are known as much for their music as Halo, and thus much has been made of British electronica producer Neil Davidge taking over for the beloved Bungie incumbent, Marty O’Donnell. It’s a bold shift – and probably wise of 343 to go in a tonally different direction rather than attempt to emulate O’Donnell – but the results are mixed. The trademark monk chants are gone, and Davidge’s moody tunes are complementary rather than additive. The new tracks simply aren’t memorable and never elevate the action happening on the screen the way that O’Donnell’s bombastic scores did, though this may be intentional, as Davidge’s compositions are decidedly atmospheric.
Cortana once asked Master Chief what would happen if he missed his target, and in the single greatest line of dialogue in Halo history, Chief replied with the coolest, calmest confidence, “I won’t.”