I Have Your Password

I Have Your Password

As much as we like to imagine hackers as psychics, evil geniuses, or Ethan Hunt breaking into Langley, most actual hacking is far different.  In reality, perhaps the best analogy of the three is as a psychic.  Not a supernatural psychic, but more like a mall psychic: ...
Google Maps shows White House as ‘N***er House’

Google Maps shows White House as ‘N***er House’

Yesterday, The Huffington Post and other media outlets across the world reported that when Google Maps users searched for the words ‘nigga house’ and ‘nigger house’ the results would pull up The White House.  I shouldn’t be surprised by the extremely racist and...
10 Best Google Maps Pranks

10 Best Google Maps Pranks

Google Maps has had quite a bit of the spotlight recently, with various user-submitted pranks making international headlines under Google’s watchful nose. I myself have been responsible for more than just a few of these pranks. 1. Edward Snowden’s Super...

CyberDust | Mark Cuban's Privacy Keystroke Of Genius

The tension between technology and privacy is not new.  Imagine the excitement of the first man to hold a pair of binoculars, before the world knew that such a thing could even exist.  He could see what others thought was safely hidden.  (Boobs, one only assumes.) ...

Why Google May Finally Be Done Ripping You Off

As of yesterday, Google has disabled its “Mapmaker” feature.  According to SearchEngineLand, who spoke to Google insiders, the reason is to attempt to curb “pranks” such as my hilarious and moderately known classics:  Edward’s Snow Den in the White House, and several...

Google MapMaker taken offline Because Of Hacker

One month ago, I gave a TEDx talk called “Wiretapping the Secret Service Can be Easy & Fun” at TEDx Kirkland. Today I got word that SearchEngineLand.com was reporting that Google MapMaker will be taken offline because of increasing amounts of fake and fraudulent...
Hacking LinkedIn and my surprising discovery

Hacking LinkedIn and my surprising discovery

I really need to find a better hobby. Apparently, normal people don’t think about website behaviors nor do they try to exploit them like some damn child prodigy looking at a crypto puzzle in a Bruce Willis Movie (Mercury Rising). I’m not saying I am a...