Two 14 Year Olds Hack Winnipeg ATM.
"Matthew Hewlett and Caleb Turon, both Grade 9 students, found an old ATM operators manual online that showed how to get into the machine's operator mode.... Hewlett and Turon were even more shocked when their first random guess at the six-digit password worked. They used a common default password." [more inside]
posted by Joey Buttafoucault
on Jun 17, 2014 -
MOOOOOOM, WE'RE BOOOORED
Didn't I buy you that Mario Kart game for your Wii, like, two years ago? Five?
YEAH, BUT WE'RE BOOOOOORED
But kids, didn't it include something like thirty tracks?
YEAH, BUT WE'RE TIIIIIRED OF THOOOOOSE
Well, I didn't want to do this so early in the year, but I've got a Christmas present for you that I've been holding on to. You know how you've been saying how you wanted 184 new tracks for Mario Kart Wii?
YEAH! WE WERE REALLY SPECIFIC ABOUT THAT NUMBER
Well, bust out that Mario Kart Wii disc and an SD card, because Merry Christmas
posted by DoctorFedora
on May 14, 2013 -
Nothing to see here, but could you _all_ change your passwords?
Yup, if you're using Evernote you should really reset your password. Says who? Why, Evernote itself
. It looks like they've had a tiny
security issue...They say that there is "no evidence that any of the content you store in Evernote was accessed, changed or lost and [...] no evidence that any payment information [..] was accessed". But just to be on the safe side...50 millions users should reset their passwords.
posted by MessageInABottle
on Mar 3, 2013 -
"When I visited China in 1998, Mbantu, the cabbie who drove me from the airport, couldn't stop telling me about how he had to take a fourth job because of the high cost of transportation. I caught up with Mbantu in Shanghai last year. Thanks to China's reformed approach toward transportation, Mbantu has enough money in his pocket to finally be able to afford a playground for his kids."--Thomas Friedman column generator
posted by bardic
on Dec 29, 2012 -
"During his civil lawsuit against the People's Republic of China, Brian Milburn
says he never once saw one of the country's lawyers. He read no court documents from China's attorneys because they filed none. The voluminous case record at the U.S. District courthouse in Santa Ana contains a single communication from China: a curt letter to the U.S. State Department, urging that the suit be dismissed. That doesn't mean
Milburn's adversary had no contact with him." [China Mafia-Style Hack Attack Drives California Firm to Brink
posted by vidur
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Single-serving website to see if your credentials were compromised
in the recent posting online
of "usernames and passwords for what appeared to be 453,492 accounts belonging to Yahoo, but also Gmail, AOL, Hotmail, Comcast, MSN, SBC Global, Verizon, BellSouth and Live.com users." [via mefi projects
posted by davidjmcgee
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Guerrilla art group hacks dozens of Astral info pillars.
The city's new, redesigned info pillars that have been rapidly popping up around Toronto have made plenty of enemies: road users claim the large, flat sides block sight lines, pedestrians say their positioning blocks sidewalks, and many others are concerned about the large amount of space given over to advertisers. A team of artists, cARTographyTO
, hacked into roughly 35 of the signs' ad spaces over the weekend and installed maps, artwork and other visual displays.
posted by netbros
on Jul 10, 2012 -
is an astonishing inventor/hacker/bender/maker of electro/mechanical/audio/artistic devices.
posted by mhjb
on Oct 7, 2010 -
Can you write a hack in 140 characters? Someone figured out how
, and now Twitter is infested with them. They say they'll have a fix today. In the mean time, the twitter page belonging to the wife of the British PM has been hacked
, making it redirect to a Japanese porn site.
posted by Chocolate Pickle
on Sep 21, 2010 -
Jan Chipchase is employeed by Nokia
in the "corporate anthropology" field, but he considers it "design research," as he's not an anthropologist by training. His work covers researching how people modify their phones
in China, India, Ghana, and elsewhere, adding features or extending battery life. He also tracks how cellphones are associated with personal identity
and how they are playing roles far from urban and suburban centers. In some locations, cell phone numbers are written above doorways for identification, when there is no official map or organization for streets. He also blogs about his experiences, and his most recent post, he covers the rise of "Super Fakes
." [more inside]
posted by filthy light thief
on Sep 3, 2009 -
The Happy Hacker
offers you the secrets and tools to become an Überhacker
, and even how to build a railgun
. But who is this Happy Hacker? Though other folks are now involved
with the website, Carolyn P. Meinel is the primary face of The Happy Hacker. She is a long-time computer hacker, going back to getting unapproved access to the PLATO system
). She started Happy Hacker because "all sorts of guys were begging me, 'teach me how to hack'
." Her webpage gained attention, getting mentioned in The Happy Mutant Handbook
, and being invited to speak at Defcon
. But there are people who doubt her credentials
, and others who are a lot more harsh
. Regardless of the backlash, and the appearance that the peak of The Happy Hacker has passed
, her articles are still being published
posted by filthy light thief
on Apr 29, 2009 -