hacking Archive

  • …and why it’s addicting. For me it’s the feeling of accomplishment when you make a machine do something that it wasn’t built to do.  Some people like to take things apart and put them back together.  I like to softmod, whether it’s a Nintendo DS, old school Xbox, or a Wii- there’s something to be said about the feeling you get when you beat the system.  Play Super Mario World on my Wii?  No problem!  How about Goldeneye 007 on the Xbox?  Yeah!  Multiple player! With the internet it is so easy to find instructions on how to softmod almost anything you can imagine.  I’ve even found myself trying to turn my iPhone into an old school mac which is […]

    Softmodding Video Game Systems

    …and why it’s addicting. For me it’s the feeling of accomplishment when you make a machine do something that it wasn’t built to do.  Some people like to take things apart and put them back together.  I like to softmod, whether it’s a Nintendo DS, old school Xbox, or a Wii- there’s something to be said about the feeling you get when you beat the system.  Play Super Mario World on my Wii?  No problem!  How about Goldeneye 007 on the Xbox?  Yeah!  Multiple player! With the internet it is so easy to find instructions on how to softmod almost anything you can imagine.  I’ve even found myself trying to turn my iPhone into an old school mac which is […]

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  • You think you’re safe when you walk up to your large bank branch and slide your debit card into the ATM machine.  You are confident that everything is legit and secure when you pull up to refuel your tank and feed your credit card to the pump machine.  Your confidence is about to be shattered by something called “Skimming”.

    How to keep your Credit Cards safe from Skimmers

    You think you’re safe when you walk up to your large bank branch and slide your debit card into the ATM machine.  You are confident that everything is legit and secure when you pull up to refuel your tank and feed your credit card to the pump machine.  Your confidence is about to be shattered by something called “Skimming”.

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  • ORIGINALLY POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2011 Today I stumbled upon a website I haven’t visited in years.  Since 1996, Cryptome.org has functioned as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. According to the site: “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those.” At first glance I found information on a Homeland Security detention facility being build in nearby Tacoma, WA.  After skimming through those supposedly classified documents I went on to read about nuclear fission reactors in China, DOD spy training and Julian Assange.  I’m sure many of you find […]

    Before Wikileaks there was Cryptome

    ORIGINALLY POSTED 4 FEBRUARY 2011 Today I stumbled upon a website I haven’t visited in years.  Since 1996, Cryptome.org has functioned as a repository for information about freedom of speech, cryptography, spying, and surveillance. According to the site: “Cryptome welcomes documents for publication that are prohibited by governments worldwide, in particular material on freedom of expression, privacy, cryptology, dual-use technologies, national security, intelligence, and secret governance—open, secret and classified documents—but not limited to those.” At first glance I found information on a Homeland Security detention facility being build in nearby Tacoma, WA.  After skimming through those supposedly classified documents I went on to read about nuclear fission reactors in China, DOD spy training and Julian Assange.  I’m sure many of you find […]

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