Ok if there is a hacker reading this who is willing to provide an apprenticeship, then please reply to this topic.
Posted by Hacker of EveryThing 10 years ago
So, I would assume that everybody has heard of this. I thought it would be a good idea to come here and provide links for this, as well as this. The first is a list of some major companies/websites and whether or not they were affected, as well as whether or not you should change your password. The second is a site checker to see if a site has been fixed.
Posted by StarscreamClone 4 years ago
A Briton accused of hacking into top secret military computers has lost a Law Lords appeal against being extradited to stand trial in the US.Glasgow-born Gary McKinnon could face life in jail if convicted of accessing 97 US military and Nasa computers.He has admitted breaking into the computers from his London home but said he was seeking information on UFOs. Link to BBC website.According to McKinnon (in the video included in the article), he used a simple password hack ("blank password scanning") to look for UFO-related technology. In response, the US are using (abusing?) anti-terrorism laws to extradite McKinnon for trial.If found guilty, McKinnon could face life in jail. American officials involved in this case have stated that they want to see him "fry".Controversy abounds in this case:Britain has no choice regarding the extradition, because they have signed a treaty with America regarding the extradition of terrorist suspects. America, however, has yet to sign the treaty they are exploiting in this case.If an American citizen committed the same offenses against UK military computers, the US would prevent the extradition of their citizen anyway, because they are protected by the constitution.The case is being prosecuted retrospectively - when McKinnin hacked the military computers, there was no treaty, and his actions were not considered an offense.The US is (allegedly) using the same anti-terrorism treaty (the one they haven't signed) to force the extradition of around 200 UK citizens, mostly for non-terrorist offenses (such as financial crimes).
Posted by Kiteman 10 years ago
Instructables is very pleased to announce that we've formed a partnership with IKEA Hacker. Jules, who runs IKEA Hacker, is a new member of the site, and I expect we'll see great things of her and the IKEA Hacker community.This is a great chance for Instructables users to gain even more exposure, and for IKEA Hackers everywhere to show the world how they do things. (IKEA-esque stick figure drawing encouraged, but by no means required.) Every Instructable added to the IKEA Hacks group will be syndicated to IKEA Hacker.Please extend the IKEA Hacker folks a warm welcome to the site.
Posted by jeffreyf 11 years ago
"We are all makers and hackers"So declares the BBC headline published today.Make, sites like Instructables.com and video shows such as Systm strive to break projects down into manageable chunks to show people how easy it can be to create stuff.You can read the full article and see video from the Newcastle Maker Faire at the link below, as well as a PDF file on making your own Multitouch display.There is also the option to add your own comments.Please, sensible stuff only - the comments are moderated, so "W00t Instructables" would waste time, and not actually appear on the website.Link to article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/7961760.stm
Posted by Kiteman 9 years ago
For any that care, HOPE, the last convention at the HOtel PEnnsyvania in NY, is going to be holding it's last one July 18-20, 2008. JAN 2007 the news was released that The Hotel Pennsylvania would be demolished. While some progress has been made, questions still linger.
Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago
Are you, or your child(ren), a member of DIY.org? If so, what do you think of it? Is it much of a community? How many badges have you earned? How many projects did you do to earn a badge? What do you think of the range of badges? Any other comments? Do you know of any similar sites?
Posted by Kiteman 5 years ago
Hey everybody! I (Gregg, Greggawatt Or Frenzy) Will be heading to austin texas the first week of december. Why am i telling all of you this? I want to see your cool projects! if you have a space or another cool thing you are doing that you want to show off to me, please tell me about it! I'll even take some pictures and do a blog post about the cool stuff i saw. Sound good? See you then!
Posted by frenzy 7 years ago
This is interesting, So Zscaler acts like a pass/no-pass Gate. If it were a firmware gate that only could be accessed by a dedicated keyboard then it could stop hackers dead. Yes it would force sites to hold all their content rather then pulling this from there and that from elsewhere but NO HACKERS unless they physically take a site. What say you ?
Posted by iceng 1 year ago
No Maker Faire this time but the biggest Europeen Hacker/Maker festival in the north of The Netherlands. 3000 hackers from all over the world came together for 5 days to share knowledge, skills and friendship. IamWe was there with his son to join lectures, workshops, conferences and party's all over the place. As extra I made an I'ble and a short impression of the event. Enjoy...
Posted by IamWe 5 years ago
Just read an interesting article about DIY hacker spaces, and the emerging DIY culture around the country. I love how NPR has always embraced the DIY community, and recognizes the projects of makers alike. You can read the article or listen to it here: DIY 'Hackers' Tinker Everyday Things Into Treasure Photo taken from npr.org
Posted by Brennn10 7 years ago
An update released by Microsoft this month (MS10-015) broke XP machines that were infected with the TDL3 rootkit (also known as TDSS and Tidserv and many other names - more info here). Full story (Adrian Kingsley-Hughes) Blog
Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago
I would like to create a group for a hacker-space in Indianapolis. First I want to figure out how to search for existing groups (I'm a member of several groups and might find more that I want to join) so that I can verify that there hasn't been a group already created for an Indy hacker space. Once I verified there isn't an already a group that exists, how do I create a new group?
Posted by KRA5H 4 years ago
I love this so hard. The fine folks at 2600 put up all of the talks from The Last HOPE (Hackers Of Planet Earth) (all of them as far as I can tell, anyway) up as free mp3 downloads here: http://www.thelasthope.org/talks.html The hacker* talk subjects range from escaping high security handcuffs, to cold boot utilities, to Anonymous, to Wikipedia's sleaziness to ballot hacking and everything in between. Featured speakers include such guys and gals as Adam Savage, Jello Biafria, Kevin Mitnick, Marcia Wilbur and many, many more. My mp3 player is filled with techy goodness for hours and hours of sweet listening. Both High quality/Large size and Lower quality/small size are available. *Don't talk about the identity-stealing, male, trouble making criminal hackers and make me have to track you down and beat you to death with a length of CAT 5 cable
Posted by Lithium Rain 8 years ago
Nottinghack the Nottingham Hackspace are running a Hack-A-Toy workshop at the Navigation on Wilford Street Nottingham. Join Nottinghack at www.meetup.com/nottinghack Bring a poundshop toy some tools and bit n bobs and make a drag racers and dual (no rules) £2 in to share stuff and tools with other members! Hope to see you there.
Posted by ChickenGrylls 8 years ago
I live in Arizona and was wondering if anyone else that lives here would like to build a maker space. A Maker space is a workshop where people meet up to work on projects together. It's a place with tools that can be used whenever you please for only the cost of a membership each month. So what do you say? : )
Posted by Robot Lover 7 years ago
Hello Everybody! I'm doing a research project about 3D printing and the effect it has on the way we make things. I've created a quick survey to get some general information about the maker perspective on the technology, and it would be awesome if I could get some responses. This is especially for those who use 3D printing regularly. Thanks in advance! - basementhacker
Posted by basementhacker 3 years ago
Here is the Oct. 3, 2007 broadcast of: ='''Off the Hook|: Hacker Radio at it's best'''=let me know what you think.
Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago
I have been published ! Well, the article will come out in the SPRING 2013 editiion of "2600" magazine. The aritcle will appear under the column: Hacker Perspective. BTW: the picture is not what the new cover will look like....that is an older cover. The SPRING ediction of 2600 is out and in bookstores. My article, should you choose to read material that will put you to sleep, is in the HACKER PERSPECTIVE section. The magazine is Volume 30; Issue nuber ONE. (it comes out four times a year).
Posted by Goodhart 5 years ago
For the past week or so, after clicking an instrucable or step within one, I am sometimes re-directed to one of those sites that claim you have a virus and should do their free scan. It's getting really annoying as you can't easily leave these sites. Has someone hacked the site? Update: On 12/31/09 my security software deleted a trojan after once again being re-directed to the Virus Scan site.
Posted by scooterkid92 8 years ago
Hey Instructables! My name is Michael Kelly and I'm one of two casting associates at Bray Entertainment. I am casting a Television Show about Inventors and their amazing creations for Bray Entertainment--the Co-Creators of 'Pawn Stars'. The show "American Makers" is already sold to a major Network and the wheels of production are quickly turning. We love what you all do and if you think you have an invention that is revolutionary enough to be on our show, give me a call asap at (212) 993-8528. We are looking for anything and everything and anyone and everyone. Michael Kelly Bray Entertainment 80 River Street Hoboken, NJ 07030
Posted by Michael Kelly 4 years ago
Here's a nice introductory video for MITERS, the MIT club that Eric, Tim Anderson, and the Squid Labs team used as their clubhouse/home base for building awesome things while at MIT. Looks like people are still learning new things, and making good use of the tools and shop space.
Posted by canida 8 years ago
There's a man on Youtube who is trying to convince everyone that you can do some ridiculous technological feats. His username is Household Hacker, and he has nearly 3 million views on just one video.*run a TV off of a AAA battery, *intercept cell phone calls with a universal remote*charge an ipod using only an onion and gatorade*make a hi-fi speaker out of a penny, a paper plate, and a sheet of tinfoil Although many of us realize that this is fake, a lot of people think it's true. http://www.householdhacker.com/I'm sure some of you will find it funny, while others won't. I'm still trying to figure out which side I'm on with this.
Posted by Fenwick 10 years ago
I have found a few interesting videos of vehicles hacked and controlled by other than the driver. Many things in the car can be controlled like the gas pedal and brakes. After the tragic death of journalist Michael Hastings more investigations are being done on the subject.
Posted by blkhawk 4 years ago
I have a relatively small project that I need to build. I have an overall project design in mind but am completely open to your input. It will need to involve an LCD Screen capable of displaying a large decimal number and be connected to an internet webpage service (which I will provide) via Ethernet or wireless connection.
Posted by seanboice 5 years ago
Posted by Padlock 8 years ago
Via sugru on facebook A production company based in Boston is developing a documentary style project focused on hackery. Basically, they want some mischievous mad scientists with hearts of gold to take their textbook knowledge and apply it in totally bizarre ways to all kinds of everyday materials. Visual spectacles; cool, geeky gadgets, your most crazy and elaborate projects - you get the picture! If you or anyone you know is interested, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 18th (Thats TODAY) with a brief bio, pictures of yourself, and details of any projects you have pulled off in the past. Boston area is probably preferred, but who knows: for a good enough hack, their may be be a travel budget. (via Kara Brickman at Awesome Foundation Boston) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150102849480912&set;=a.379644295911.160262.118586600911&theater
Posted by klloyd 7 years ago
I am writing a paper about design hackers, and I need as many people as possible to answer these questions below. Please cope paste the questions before you write down the answers, thank you so much for the help in advance!!! 1. Since when is product hacking a hobby for you and why did you start? 2. What kind of products do you hack, is there a practical preference based on your interest/need for certain modifications? 3. Why do you do it, why not just buy the things you need without having to modify anything? 4. Why do you think the (design)product hacking community has become so lively the past decade? 5. How do you think (design)product hacking is received by product designers? 6. Is (design) product hacking in your eyes a hype or will it evolve and create even bigger communities and become more influential to the design market (If so, try to explain its expected influence)?
Posted by kirstentb 5 years ago
Apple's sleek $49 Mac keyboards can be hacked and infected with keystroke loggers and impossible-to-detect rootkits, according to a security researcher presenting at this year's Black Hat/DEFCON conferences....Original Post...UPDATE:August 5th, 2009Apple warns of Mac attack risk via image filesApple today warned that opening or viewing image files could lead to remote code execution attacks against Mac OS X users... Blog Source
Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago
Just would like to know if the contests ever include South africans as Eligible to enter ?
Posted by Creative Hacker 4 years ago
Here at ENTS (Edmonton New Technology Society) we have weekly hacker nights on Tuesday. So last Tuesday we decided to turn our weekly hacker night into Sugru night. We had a modest turn out but it gave those interested a chance to play around with Sugru. We had a few people fixing some items around the space, to modifying some existing items, even some impromptu shoe repair. Someone was working on a toy dog and was going to make the lights blink. Big thanks to James Chaulk for helping out! Here is a few photos of our majestic space on that night:
Posted by neosamuri 5 years ago
If I try to go to either my Comments page or the Forums page via my shortcut links, I only get the bottom part of the page available (see screenshot, and note position of slider bar to the right. The cropping of the Forums also happens when I use the standard (grey) tabbed link. To make this bug report, I had to go via the submit link on the front page. The Recent, Contests and Answers pages do not appear to be affected. FF4, XP. UPDATE: it was an idiot hacker* who thinks that vandalism is the best way to prove a point. * The tabloid-headline version of a hacker, not the proper version.
Posted by Kiteman 6 years ago
This weekend is a great time to visit your local hackerspace, especially if it's participating in the Hackerspaces Open Day. Most hackerspaces in the Netherlands will be and it's worth checking one out. More information on this here: https://hackerspaces.nl/2015/03/28-maart-2015-jaarlijkse-open-hackerspaces-dag/ (in Dutch) Our local hacker- and makerspace, Hack42 in Arnhem, will be open from 10:00 to 22:00 and we have a great programme with something for everyone: lockpicking, computer security, a fun kids activity, free books, lasercutting, 3Dprinting, and soup. All hackers, makers, tinkerers and crafters are very welcome to visit! https://hack42.nl/wiki/Open_dag (in Dutch)
Posted by Moem 3 years ago
I have a 5x5 EXPEDIT shelving unit from IKEA. It is AMAZING. But now I need to first MOVE the shelf, and then I plan to hack it (adding LED's to each box! I'm excited!) Here' s a link to show you what this shelving system looks like: http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/categories/series/09064/ My question to this AMAZING community is this: How the heck do I deconstruct this thing such that I can move with it? This is made of compound/particle board (I believe) and held together with little wooden nubs (sorry I have no idea what these wood nubs are called) which are hammered into pre-drilled holes. Any help is appreciated!
Posted by gigijiji 5 years ago
This is a list of projects, made by our members, that have been entered in contests. If you like them and think they should win, go and vote for them. The Bits Bug Grilled BBQ Courgette How to share and track your books, using BookCrossing WTFBBQ Falafel 'Hacker's Delight'
Posted by Hack42 6 years ago
I was wondering if I could get into a computer with no access to the computer that you want to get into? I was thinking about an ip address. I want to use this to get back at a hacker that almost destroyed my computer!! (Thanks Norton for giving me his ip) he he he. Please answer
Posted by Jakeg 9 years ago
I have a woodburner and I was wondering if I could use it as a soldering iron? Is it just getting hot enough to melt the solder that I have to worry about or is there some kind of load problem with using a woodburner for this purpose? need help!! (obviously)
Posted by bardon08 10 years ago
Nace BIME Hack Day!!!! El mayor encuentro unconference del estado, especialmente creado para fomentar la CREATIVIDAD y la INVENCIÓN y que reunirá a amantes de la musica y las nuevas tecnologías con los profesionales de las empresas más destacadas en este sector. Dos jornadas en las que MAKERS, HACKERS y DESARROLLADORES crearán las nuevas bases para las plataformas del futuro. Más información aquí: http://www.bimehackday.net Inscríbete ya! BIME Hack Day borns!!!! The gretest unconference encounter in the state, especially created to encourage creativity and invention that will get together music lovers and new technology professionals with leading companies of this sector. Two days in which MAKERS, DEVELOPERS and HACKERS will create new bases for future platforms. More info here: http://www.bimehackday.net Sign up now!
Posted by dani9l 4 years ago
Instructables is sponsoring a Monthly Build Night at Montana Ethical Hackers! Stop by our Open Hack Night to make your own 3D circuit board with Bare Conductive paint provided by Instructables! We'll have a bunch of fun stuff and Instructables is providing pizza as well! I wanted to embed images in this... but the forum here only allows them to be grouped at the end. This has certainly made the merry month of May merrier! Big thanks go out to Instructables.com for the equipment and a decent shot at recognition. It can be hard when your state is as sparsely populated as Montana. Meet us at the North entrance to the downtown walking mall! We're in the US Bank building on the 3rd Floor. May 30th @ 7 PM Check out the details of our event here: http://groupspaces.com/Meh/item/429872
Posted by saintmeh 5 years ago
I just downloaded the new BackTrack distro from Offensive-Security (BackTrack 3 Beta). It's interesting. It has a lot more graphics than 2, and it looks like the computers that all of the "hackers" use in the movies. I don't know if that's cool, or a bad thing. Has anyone else tried BackTrack, and if so what do you guys think about it?
Posted by Gjdj3 10 years ago
Hi, I'm a maker and hacker here at the Instructables, and I have a few pro membership codes for the best science joke writers. Write a funny joke in the comment section and on 30th of April I'll send pro membership codes for the best three jokes. Good luck! Best, Imetomi
Posted by Imetomi 2 years ago