Results for tag: hacking

Make your old Casio watch smart.

An intriguing upgrade for classic Casio LCD wristwatches. A motherboard replacement that allows for customisable watch faces and features like temperature tracking. It's open source and easily hackable. An alternative to the modern smartwatch.

Linked on the 13th of February, 2024 Details

Knightrider court, London. But better.

Note: playing video here allows YouTube to track you. View on YouTube or Invidious (tracking-free).

An amusing 80s TV show intervention on the Knightrider Court sign in London.

Added on the 29th of January, 2023 Details

Susy Thunder. The notorious phone phreaker that vanished.

A fascinating look at the story of Susy Thunder, a phone phreaker, social engineer and many other things.

In the early ’80s, Susan and her friends pulled increasingly elaborate phone scams until they nearly shut down phone service for the entire city. As two of her friends, Kevin Mitnick and Lewis DePayne, were being convicted for cybercrime, she made an appearance on 20/20, demonstrating their tradecraft to Geraldo Rivera. Riding her celebrity, she went briefly legit, testifying before the US Senate and making appearances at security conventions, spouting technobabble in cowboy boots and tie-dye. Then, without a trace, she left the world behind.
Linked on the 29th of January, 2022 Details

Antiwork receipts.

Hackers are spamming businesses’ receipt printers with ‘antiwork’ manifestos.

Linked on the 19th of December, 2021 Details

Inside the Courthouse Break-Ins that Landed 2 White Hat Hackers in Jail.

I just got round to reading this account of the legal shambles a couple of white hat hackers were dropped into when their clients, the state of Iowa, decided to abandon and ignore them. It's a gripping read.

Linked on the 31st of August, 2020 Details

How the NYPD Cracked the Ultimate Cyberfraud.

Here’s a detailed description of the events leading up to the arrest of that fraudster who ripped off the richest people in America.

Linked on the 21st of March, 2001 Details