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TSA Closes Terminals Over a DIY Mint Tin Project!

TSA recently closed one of its terminals due to a bomb threat (or so they thought it was) and calls in the bomb squad and the FBI.   Of course, this wasn’t actually a bomb but a DIY mint tin project.

The Omaha Police Department’s bomb squad was called after a suspicious-looking item was found in a carry-on bag shortly before noon at the airport’s north checkpoint in Terminal B.

Screening operations were suspended, and the B concourse was evacuated. Operations were not disrupted in Terminal A, according to a Transportation Security Administration official.

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How to Deter Burglars with Fake TV!

For those of you who tend to travel often and leave your home empty, you are probably better off on investing on a home alarm. (or make one yourself)

But if you are on a budget, there’s a cool burglar deterrent called Fake TV that will keep burglars guessing whether you are home or not.

    Dynamic and convincing occupancy Computer controled,super-bright multicolor led light output equivalent to a 27″ tv Consumes just the power of a night-light ac ada

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Burglars Caught on Camera by Owner 1700 Miles Away and Arrested!

With advances in technology and cheaper home surveillance for consumers these days, burglars are having a lot more trouble keeping their jobs as this latest incident depicts the owner being 1700 miles away yet he managed to contact the local police department and send them the burglars’ screenshots.

Upon arriving to the home of the owner, the police were able to catch the burglars.

Yup, they were idiots.

Btw, you could probably setup a really cheap home surveillance with a cheap computer tucked away hooked up to Skype.

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Firefox Hack – How to Browse the Web Securely and in HTTPS!

For those of you worried about web browsing security, you might want to use Firefox and this HTTPS Firefox add-on which automatically switches your browser to HTTPS whenever it’s detected.

I think this is a great idea, especially for any sites that need a login and they usually provide HTTPS versions.

Many sites on the web offer some limited support for encryption over HTTPS, but make it difficult to use. For instance, they may default to unencrypted HTTP, or fill encrypted pages with links that go back to the unencrypted site.

The HTTPS Everywhere extension fixes

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AT&T Exposing Customer’s Private Information? [iPhone 4 Launch]

For those of you trying to pre-order your iPhone 4 today, you might want to hold off as there’s been numerous reports by consumers that AT&T has been leaking/exposing customer’s private information with their online website.  This seems in-line with the recent security flaws with iPads.

Don’t tell me “I told you so!” tomorrow when you receive a huge bill for something you didn’t pay for.

So far there hav

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MiFi Hack – How to Hack Verizon MiFi WPA!

It’s probably not worth it your time to hack a Verizon MiFi but here’s a great blog post showing you that it can be done and vulnerabilities that exist within the default Verizon WPA settings.

The Verizon MiFi is a great tool, but the engineering team who created the default password mechanism should have taken into consideration the limited entropy in the selection of passwords, and the well-publicized attacks against WPA-PSK networks to limit customer exposure.

via willhackforsushi

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More Spy Camera Pens!

Max’s Note – More great spy camera pens!

I think the spy gadgets is a double edged sword. It can help you to manage many things, such as Spy cameras can be used to keep an eye people. You could wear a spy camera wireless camera and you can install them in various settings. For example you can place a disguised spy camera in your office to watch the workforce. Also at your house to keep an eye on the guardian of your children. That’s right, on the other hand, if you use them to peek somebody shower or do something illegal,that’s really not allowed.

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Computer Hack – How to Use .bat files To Hack Another Windows PC!

The following information is presented so more people are aware of what kind of hacks hackers can use to hack your computer.   For reference, not for hacking another’s computer!

This hack uses a .bat file to change your Windows password, open some malware site on Internet Explorer, and then shuts the computer down.  Now, this isn’t going to work that well unless the innocent user actually receives the file through e-mail and “accidently” opens it.

But it is interesting to know what hackers are using, this one probably one of the most basic.


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RC WiFi Spy Robots!

Currently, there’s probably these two RC Wifi spy robots which might works the best for securing your home or even great as kid’s toys to beat house boredom.

First up is the Erector Spykee Wifi Spy Robot that can be controlled via WiFi, also doubles as a digital music player.  This one is really for the kids as its features are made for that purpose but it does have a cool video surveillance feature which makes it practical for adults too.

The main feature of Erector Spykee Wifi Spy Robot is that it can easily be hooked up to your Skype account so you can monitor

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Arduino Hack – How to Make an NES USB Flash Drive! (with NES security)

Here’s an awesome NES hack that involves a retro-NES controller hacked as an NES USB Flash drive, also with added NES security that can only be unlocked using the NES controller itself, how brilliant!

At first, I simply wanted to turn the controller into a flash drive and be one of the thousands of videos and blogs of people turning everyday objects into external memory, but ever since I got my first arduino working, I’ve been itching to do something different. I thought, wouldn’t it be cool to add a s

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