Tag: netbook

Toshiba NB510-A1110 Netbook “forgotten/incorrect” password

Initially it seemed that the Toshiba netbook password was reset remotely

Later when trying to use system repair /Windows 7 CD and command prompt, it appears that the keyboard has been tampered with.

use cmd, go to command prompt

While typing i oi appears , and similarly for many other keys.

So when typing the password, the actually password input will be totally different, creating the illusion that the user has forgotten the password.

While booting with Windows 7 CDR , there is a loud beeping sound.

Unable to use system restore / system repair for restoring to original state

Offline windows editor for editing/modifying password does not work.

Blocking WiFi networks

Today most netbooks and laptops have bluetooth and WiFi enabled as a default setting and this can create problems for the user. If a hacker uses a cable, DSL or dialup connection to access your computer, you can simply disconnect the cable and use your laptop or desktop without any interference.

However, securing your computer against a WiFi network accessing your computer, without your permission is far more difficult. Even if you disable the bluetooth and WiFi connection through the control panel, some hackers seem to be able to enable these wireless connections remotely , access data on your computer and install malware. One solution to this problem is to purchase a WiFi jammer for blocking these signals. Another solution is to relocate to a place where you are out of the range of the suspect WiFi network.