Many have tried to prove (or disprove) that tennis ball lock picking really works, but it still seems up for debate. Mythbusters have supposedly debunked this technique (watch the video). Someone over at the Auto Blog also has tested this car lock method with failed results (watch the video).
Stuck in the middle of London with only 1p in your pocket? If you're hungry, have lost your "A to Z" and need to know how to get free goodies out of a British vending machine, check this out! In this video, you will learn how to take a 1 pence coin, wrap it in tin foil and trick the machine into thinking you've paid full price. This hack most likely works in the USA as well, as long as you get the right sized coin. Good luck!
Everybody loves Costco. The low prices, large bulk, and free samples are all just some of the reasons why Costco is such a great wholesale membership club. Their stores are always in tip-top shape and the customer service is great. Even their employees are treated well, making $17 an hour, while their Walmart counterparts make just $12.40 an hour (and that's only if they're full-time). What's not to love?
This guy sets up his bathroom, fit with towel at the door, an open window, blunt and a smoke trapper custom made from a toilet paper roll stuffed with dryer sheets. He also has a retainer case he uses for an ashtray.
Combination locks are a major part of life for people High School, the Armed Services, and enough other places to make this video very useful to a lot of people. It will show you how to open any twisting combination lock (like a Masterlock) with using math or any other sophisticated skills or tools. All you need is a sharp knife and your fingers. Now you won't have to wonder whether Person X has your picture up in their locker or not anymore.
A cool prank to play on a friend lies in your fridge... a soda can. Get out your Coke or Pepsi can, or any other soda can, and open it up. Now, wouldn't it be cool if you could close it again, without raising suspicion?
Living in Los Angeles has given me the opportunity to attend a bunch of really cool events. I've been to Dodgers, Lakers, and Clippers games, a few concerts at the Staples Center, and a plethora of smaller joints.
You've seen plenty of videos about hacking Master Lock combinations. But what about those American Locks? They always seem to be forgotten, since Master Lock is the biggest combination lock producer out there.
If you're running into the grocery store just to get a quick drink or snack, self-checkout machines can save you a ton of time. Add a few more items to your list, though, and they are just plain annoying. When they actually work how they're supposed to, self-checkout machines can make your shopping trip more convenient, but those instances are few and far between.
Safecracking is something that most of us will only come in contact with in the movies, where strange men and women stick their head against safes and twist dials until the safe magically opens. If your interest in gaining entrance to safes that aren't yours goes beyond that, this video will teach you most of what you need to know. It features a prominent lockpicker giving a 30 minutes presentation on non-destructive safecracking techniques.
I've never understood gift cards. Aside from being severely restricted as to where you can use them, they're also a strange gift, especially if you don't shop at that particular store. Some even have expiration dates and service fees.
In this tutorial, we learn how to get a free soft drink from a vending machine. First, you will need to find one of those old vending machines, not one of the new and high tech ones. From here, you will need to sit down and lift the hatch up from the machine. Then, reach up into the machine and find a soda. Once you get your hands on one, pull the pop from out of the machine. You should have relatively small hands and longer arms to be able to do this successfully. Once finished, drink your s...
Have a lock on your bike or shed but you have lost the key? Watch this hacking how-to video and learn the art of picking a lock using a common kitchen utensil. Yes all you need to crack open a lock is a fork for your kitchen drawer. Follow along and see how easy it is to pick any lock with a fork. Open a lock using a fork.
Forgot or lost the combination to a suitcase? Instead of prying open or picking the lock of a basic combination pad, find the numbers and recover the combination without ruining the lock with the trick tip in this instructional video. Don't suffer from a bad memory ever again, or for the more devious minded, break into that briefcase you've been eying. Learn how to recover the combination of a suitcase by watching this how-to pull a con video tutorial.
Without Tools, Crack a Combination lock! Meant to break into your own lock in case you forgot the combination. Learn how to reduce possible combinations from 64,000 to 100. This lock cracking trick will help you next time you need to pick a combination lock.
This tutorial shows you how to break into a digital safe. The technique uses a design floor in the safes often found in hotels or homes.
You can't get a job because you can't pass a urine drug test? Then watch this con how to video and learn how to smuggle in a clean urine sample for your next drug test. All you need to carry this out is: a willing donor, 3-4oz. of urine, a bottle, black electrical tape, underwear, socks, needle, thread, and a hand warmer.
Even though I am not the best locksmith in the world, the four-digit #175 model Master Lock is so easy to pick that all the hardened steel in the world isn't going to protect your belongings.
In this two-part tutorial, learn all of the things you should look for on your new lighter to see if it is, in fact, an authentic Zippo. This clip is detailed and informative and will guide you through the process so you don't get tricked into buying a fake.
Lifehacker posts an article on the art of cracking weak passwords, courtesy of Internet standards expert, CEO of web company iFusion Labs, and blogger John Pozadzides. Pozadzides certainly knows a thing or two about password logic. (Note: this information is not intended to hack into accounts, but rather to protect you from using weak passwords).
Check out this conning how-to video of the classic water bottle cheat sheet. As an homage to some of our favorite tricks, here's an old one that has been around for ages but some of you may not be aware of. In this video we show you how to utilize modern technology to always have your notes in plain view. We will do this by taking a common object that no one will think twice about and altering it to fit our needs. Watch this video tutorial and learn how easy it is to con your teachers into th...
The next time you are in an arcade or a Chuck E Cheez, bring along this tutorial.
Have you ever found yourself calling up a company, only to be denied due to not calling from the number listed on your account? Thanks to a website called Spoofcard, this is no longer an issue! SpoofCard let's you spoof the number you are calling from, as well as modify your voice (Male -> Female or vice versa). Best of all, it all looks completely legitimate.
There are plenty of tricks for escaping from traditional police cuffs out there, but what about those plastic zip tie type ones? The plastic they use to make these cuffs is so thick that you can't possible cut it.
Use the powers of lock picking for good and get yourself back in the house when you've locked yourself out! No need to climb through windows, this video shows you how to pick the lock on your front door. You need a tension bar and a lock pick. Pick the lock on your front door.
In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on an exam without getting caught. You can use your left hand if you are in a bind and need to cheat quickly. Also, you can use your shoe, causally changing your seating position so you can see the answers taped to the bottom of your shoe easily. Be careful in certain leg cross situations, you won't be able to see the bottom of your shoe. For non-scantron tests, you will need to use a pencil and stay away from the pens. Roll the answers up into the pen ...
Locked out? Quit climbing through the windows or calling your ex to let you in. Get serious. Howcast says, do it yourself.
Did you lose your key or forget the combination to you lock? This tutorial is here to help you with tips on how to pick just about any combination or padlock without breaking them. All you need is a few household items and a bit of patience and you will be on your way!
This is a claw machine tutorial. If you've ever tried to win something from one of those pesky arcade skill cranes, then you might possibly find this claw machine tutorial helpful. Watch this conning how-to video and learn how to beat a skill crane or claw arcade game machine.
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a cylinder door lock with a wire. These types of locks are very easy to get open because they have an easy turn inside to push them. First, take your wire and fashion a loop at the end of it. After you do this, stick it into the door lock and start to play around with it. Move the wire around until you hear and feel where the lock of the door is at. When you find this, you will hear the noise of the lock moving and then it will click when it has opened!
Facial recognition software is being more widely used with every passing day. Your local law enforcement is probably already using it, and it will be even easier for them now that the FBI handed out its own facial recognition software to state authorities. Even the fine folks at Facebook are using this technology. Obviously, this brings up some pretty serious privacy concerns amongst most people, because honestly, who wants to be tracked? Right now, there's not a lot we can do about it being ...
When one thinks of a food buffet, they think "all you can eat". But there's a way to make that saying mean what so many people wish… "all you can eat… whenever".
Being able to pick a lock is considered to be a rite of passage for boys, especially those with aspirations of becoming a professional pirate/ninja, also known as a computer engineer.
Want to secure your home? There are plenty of ways to go about it. You can make your doorbell send you a text if someone rings it while you're not home, or build a motion-triggered security camera. Even better, you can beat potential crooks at their own game by installing a door they can't even find.
This hacking how-to video focuses on the art of lock picking in less than half a minute. It will teach you the mechanics of cylindrical lock so that you will be able to take advantage of the lock's poor design without any lockpick skills. Follow along with this hack tutorial to learn how to open any cylindrical bike lock in thirty seconds or less. Open any cylindrical bike lock in 30 seconds or less.
Watch this video to learn how to cheat on a test with help from your iPod. Ask a trusted friend for their notes/answers the night before. Then at your computer, just type up their notes/answers, or the important parts, and then save it in your computer as "How to make Grandma's Secret Fudge Brownies.txt" . Now plug your iPod into your computer and click Start- My Computer- (someone's iPod- Notes. Now you will need a separate window. Click Start- My Computer. Now find "How to make Grandma's Se...
This tutorial video will teach you to pick Master locks number 01 and number 03. This is great for anyone looking to loot some toilet paper or sneak into the sewers. Just remember, it's illegal to steal. (Even though lock picking is fun.)
Learn how to make the coolest and most professional cheat sheet ever! Warning -- this video is for educational purposes only. We are not responsible for any damage caused by cheating at school. You take the responsibility, because it was you who didn't study, right?
This video shows you how to pick a Fortress 40mm lock. You have to actually pick the lock because you can't bypass it.
In this video, we learn how to pick a lock using two paperclips. First, take your lock and make sure it's locked. Then, grab two paperclips and open them up using your fingers. Then, take some pliers and bend the end of the paperclip so there is a small angle at the end. Now, stick the bend clip into the top of the lock. Then, take the other paperclip and make a large loop in it. After this, push it into the lock with the other and then twist the clip. Now your lock will become open and you w...