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State of the Art Fake technology

Discussion in 'Embedded' started by linnix, Aug 29, 2009.

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    linnix Guest

    Out of curiosity, I brought a laptop with 2GHz 64bit Intel CPU, ATI
    graphic, 2G RAM, 320G HD, as reported by Vista. The seller asked for
    $600 and it seems too good to be true. To my surprise, he accepted my
    offer for $300. So, I got this incredible laptop for half-price.

    First of all, it is too slow for 2G CPU. When I started loading up
    the second partition (300G), it crashed every time. So, I took it
    apart. Sure enoght, the hard drive is 20G (1.8").

    I brought another hard drive and loaded it up with XP. Now I got a P-
    III 750MHz, trident video, 256M RAM and 20G HD. I probably overpaid
    $50 to $100, but still a nice slim light weight laptop.

    I am just wondering how they do it. Did I get a custom OS? Any one
    with similar experiences? Seems like lots of work just to earn my
    $50. Buyer beware!!!
    linnix, Aug 29, 2009
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    langwadt Guest

    looks like it is easily done in the registry


    langwadt, Aug 29, 2009
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    linnix Guest

    linnix, Aug 29, 2009
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    Cesar Rabak Guest

    linnix escreveu:
    The fact that the registry of your machine "shows the real thing" does
    not contradicts the fact that this string can *also* be tampered with,
    so you have to look for this information somewhere else. I would only
    trust in an utility I brought in the my media even so with a grain of
    salt. . .
    Cesar Rabak, Aug 31, 2009
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    D Yuniskis Guest

    At the very least, look at what the *BIOS* says (most modern BIOSes
    will give you a clue as to what they think the machine is). If
    your "thief" is willing to reflash a custom BIOS *and* hack the
    OS, then you probably should be looking for other sources for
    your equipment! (you get what you pay for -- *sometimes*!)
    D Yuniskis, Aug 31, 2009
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    linnix Guest

    I got a new drive with XP, and it shows P-III 750MHz, same as the
    Vista registry. I think they hacked a custom control panel. Anyway,
    the custom Vista is now dead and I am staying with XP anyway.
    linnix, Aug 31, 2009
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    GM Guest

    This would help:
    It uses the CPUID x86 - AMD64 command as far as I know, so at least you
    can be sure for the processor type and frequency.
    GM, Aug 31, 2009
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    Cesar Rabak Guest

    GM escreveu:
    I don't want to rain in someones' party but this utility is as safe as
    the provider is.

    Once a system has booted the calls to any CPU instruction can be
    intercepted and 'faked' the only way to elide this is to have an utility
    that works like a mini OS, like but not the only one that does it, the
    UBCD http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/.

    And always remember to bring _yours_ copy of the CD that _you_ assembled!!
    Cesar Rabak, Aug 31, 2009
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