If you've ever taken a university course with an awesome professor, you're more than likely acquainted with the precious and all-glorious cheat sheet. Like the midterm, the professor usually allows a one-sided cheat sheet for the most important exam of the class—the dreaded final. I should work on my final, but I'd rather just sit here and be a douchebag.
Did you know that malicious people can use scanners to read the Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) chips in your credit cards and identification documents and steal your personal information? Learn to protect your personal information from hackers and scammers with this simple method involving aluminum foil.
Sometimes the best place to hide something is where people least expect it, so in this project, we're making a super secret safe that only you'll know about.
See how a simple rubber band can become a hidden answer key for a school test.
JamesKesn teaches you how to hack a vending machine. You must use a very specific machine and an exact combination of button presses. For this it is: far left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew, near left Pepsi, far right Mountain Dew. Then far left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew. Again, far left Pepsi, near left Pepsi, near right Mountain Dew and far right Mountain Dew. This hack will allow you to see the stats, set the price and see error logs.
It's no surprise that Costco has great deals, and that's why millions pay annual fees for the privilege to shop in their wholesale outlets. Just take their hotdog and soda combo for $1.50—it's the same price now as it was 27 years ago.
Did you know that as a deterrent to counterfeiting Photoshop will NOT print any images that look like money? Here's a way to work around that using Photoshop and Adobe Imageready. Follow along with this con how-to video to learn the a trick to printing counterfeit money.
Have you ever seen one of those Snapple machines with the lever coin return? I will show you how to get free drinks or snacks out of this type of machine.
Learn how to pick a luggage lock with this lock picking tutorial. You need a baggage lock and a paperclip. Use needlenose pliers to bend the paperclip into a lock pick or a homemade key. Twist your lock pick around until the lock opens. Simple lockpicking tutorial.
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.
In a 10 button Nesquik vending machine or other 10 button vending machines, you can hack to get credited for free drinks.
This guide will explain how to configure a USB Flash Drive / Memory Stick so that you can run a keylogger within just a few seconds of plugging it in any computer.
Learn how to con a vending Pepsi machine and access a secret (but benign) debug menu with this hack how-to video. While this hack won't get you any free soda, you might, at the very least, impress your friends with it. For complete instructions for this simple, pushbutton hack, take a look at this instructional video!
Tired of getting speeding tickets? Not prepared to start driving by the letter of the law? Well, this instructional video shows a way to con the speeding radar. Regular LED lights can be modified with infrared LED bulbs and will avoid speed detection by the police. Learn how to stop getting speeding tickets and avoid police radar detection by adding LED lights by watching this how-to con video.
Follow these step by step instructions to learn how to hack a vending machine, giving you two Cokes for the price of one. You and your friends will love this cool vending machine con. Never go thirsty again. Just check out this instructional video and start hacking vending. Machines nowadays are SO smart that they know you haven't received your drink and give your money back. Humans nowadays are SO smart that we can make ourselves not receive drinks we paid for, get our money back, and then b...
Learn how a Master Lock known as a "safe" lock can be opened using a few simple items.
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).
The next time you are in an arcade or a Chuck E Cheez, bring along this tutorial.
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.
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?
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.
Thirsty? Forgot your wallet? Well if you have one arm, you will be able to get a drink from a vending machine for free anytime you want! Well only if you can find the type of vending machine shown in the video. Watch this conning how-to video to see how easy it is to con a soda vending machine to get a free drink.
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.
Have you ever found something in your suitcase that wasn't yours? Maybe it was, but you're almost certain it wasn't. Maybe a friend slipped something in your baggage before your departure flight? Maybe the TSA was playing a joke on you, since they have all the master keys for your approved travel locks?
In this tutorial, we learn how to cheat on a math test using a calculator. The first way to cheat is to go into your calculator where the programming is. After this, you can type in the information that you need to store into the calculator and then save it to look at later. The other way to cheat is to write down the information that you need on a small piece of paper. After this, tape it to the inside of your graphing calculator on the shell. If a teacher comes by, simply put the calculator...
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a locked door with a paperclip. First, open up your paperclip and then twist the end of it so it's a spiral shape. Then, scrub over the pins and create a spiral shape with these as well. Try your best to make the shape of the paperclip to look like the unlocking saw. Now, take a tension wrench and force it into the bottom of the lock. Then, stick the paperclip into the top of this and turn upwards several times going quickly. When you hear the lock come ...
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!
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.
Locked out? Quit climbing through the windows or calling your ex to let you in. Get serious. Howcast says, do it yourself.
Most combinations locks like the one you have / had on your locker need to be turned right, left, then right again to enter the combination and open the lock. Or so you thought! Watch this video to learn how you can unlock a lock with turns in the opposite direction by using a different combination.
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 ...
Check out this video to learn how to pick a padlock. No skill, experience, or professional pick tools required -- just 2 bobby pins.
Freeze a lock off with compressed air cans used for computer dusting. Watch the lock crack in half.Watch the video for an overview.
Candy machine hacks are so popular now, one might think it's easier to get candy from a vending machine than from a ... baby.
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.
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.
Get into a menu in the Coke machine. This video offers the code for hacking into a Coke machine menu. This may not work for every machine, but should work for some.
Uh, oh. You’re at your front door without a key. If you’ve got a credit card, see if you can get it to open the door before you use it to pay for a locksmith. Learn how to unlock a door with a credit card. The lock needs to be the right kind of lock & you need to have patience. Learn how to unlock a door with a credit card next time you are locked out!
Go into an arcade or video game and you'll see one of those tricky claw or crane machine. Have you ever seen anyone win on one of those? Probably not. The video demonstrator owns his own claw machine, so he offers up some tips on playing the game! Watch this video conning tutorial and learn how to beat a dropping claw or crane arcade game machine.
In this tutorial, we learn how to pick a door lock with a homemade tool. This tool is made with a hacksaw blade. First, take a locked door knob and try to open it. If you can't stick a pin in the bottom of the knob, then push the saw into the middle of the lock as you are turning it. Continue to do this in a fast motion, making sure not to slip and cut your hands. Within a few minutes, the door knob will come unlocked and you will be able to open the door and go into the other room!