Homemade Security System

How To : Make a rat trap security system

Have you ever been the victim of theft? It sucks. Why would these lazy scumbags rather steal from us than work hard like everybody else? Well, teach them a lesson with your own homemade security system. This video tutorial will show you how to create a fun and easy security/a ...more

How To : Turn a Webcam and Phone into a Security Spy System

Watch this video tutorial, and learn how to turn an ordinary inexpensive webcam into a hidden home security system, viewable anywhere in the world from your cell phone! With a cute and cuddly teddy bear and a cheap webcam, you can make the perfect homemade security camera, or ...more

How To : Build a laser security system

Got a mystery to solve? Somebody’s been making off with your stuff, and you don’t have a clue who it is, do you? Here’s your chance to catch them in the act. In this how to video you will learn to make a DIY laser security system.

How To : Grow plants with a homemade hydroponics system

This is Hydroponics: At Home for Beginners. To build a home hydroponic system, you will first need to acquire a storage tote tub at any local store. That's the first big step, then everything from then on gets easy... well, almost. There's actually a lot of work to accomplish ...more

How To : Remove Cyber Security from your system

Cyber Security is a horrible computer virus. It mimics a virus protection program and invades your system, making it nearly impossible to remove. In this tutorial, learn how to remove this annoying trojan horse from your PC and save your computer.

How To : Build a fake cardboard security camera

Home security is as important as having a job. You have to protect your family and your valuables. If you can't afford a high tech security system, then maybe a fake security camera will do the trick. This security camera dud is also a cheap alternative for a film prop. Watch ...more

How To : Install perfect pathway lights

Looking for a front-yard upgrade that'll have visitors beating a well-lit path to your door? The answer is an easy to install pathway lighting set. Too often, we're forced to choose between form and function. But when it comes to the route that leads to your front door, you ca ...more

How To : Build a Morse code telegraph

Keeping secrets out of the wrong hands warrants desperate measures—or maybe just sensical. If you have a secret, the best way to protect it is with a code—and the best way to transfer that secret message is via an electronic telegraph system. This video will show you how to ma ...more

How To : Install a solar attic fan with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a solar attic fan. Steps: 1 In attic, mark location of solar-powered vent between two roof rafters. 2 Drive nail through center of vent location. 3 Install roof brackets and fall-arrest system to roof. 4 Scribe outl ...more

How To : Exploit Microsoft Windows in new and unusual ways

In this installment from the Unorthodox Hacking series of computer security videos, you will explore a few of the areas in Windows that most Sysadmins don’t even know exist. See how to become Local System through the Task Scheduler and abuse long filenames. Take a look at some ...more

How To : Harvest the sun with a homemade solar panel

Harvest the sun! This easy step-by-step tutorial will show you how to build your own solar heating/hot water system. Green energy is the wave of the future. Stop high oil and gas prices. All we need is 160°. No drilling, no rigs, no refining, no transportation, a no-brainer. ...more

How To : Service a Porsche 944

This video gives a step by step tutorial how to service a Porsche 944. The service is demonstrated on an S2, but most steps are very similar for other versions. The video has a German soundtrack but English subtitles are available at YouTube. Working under the car Remove engi ...more

How To : Perform a trick with a nickel, cup, and match

Do you remember "The Heist" from episode 21? Well, the sequel is even more unfair than the original! Check out this video if you want to stump people with a trick called "The Heist II." For this trick, you need only a few simple supplies: a match, a cup, and a nickel. From Re ...more

How To : Deter burglars

Burglary is common, but is also quite preventable with these tactics. You Will Need * A dog * Motion detector lights * A security system * Strong doors * Impact-resistant doors and windows * Neighborliness * A wooden dowel Step 1: Get a dog Get a dog. Even small dogs will bar ...more

How To : Protect your valuables from burglars

Keep your possessions safe from thieves with these tips. You Will Need * Motion detector lights * Locks * A locksmith * A security alarm system * A safety deposit box or home safe * An engraving pen * A trusted neighbor * Bolts or wooden dowels (optional) Step 1: Eliminate bu ...more

How To : Deter burglars away from your house

Installing a home security system can be expensive, but it doesn't have to be. This how to video shows you some easy practices that keep your home well protected. All you need is a few inexpensive items such as flood lights, signs, and light timers.

News : Door Locked? Send a Text Message & Open Sesame

When choosing a security system for the office, Billy Chasen decided to ditch the traditional lock & key barricade for something a little more 21st century. He hacked together a device that uses a web server, servo motor and some parts from Home Depot to enable locking & unloc ...more

How To : Test your system performance in Windows 7

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to test their system performance. Begin by clicking on the Start menu and select Control Panel. Then click on System and Security, and select "Check the Windows Experience Index" under System. Now click on "Rate this computer". The sys ...more

How To : amend Adobe Flash Settings

This article relates to changing the settings in Adobe Flash so that you can improve your overall computer security and privacy. Changing these settings might have a negative performance impact on your computer - but it is worth while. How to Amend Adobe Flash Settings Adobe ...more

How To : Install a deadbolt lock

In this video series, learn how to tackle a fairly simple do-it-yourself home improvement project that can significantly strengthen your security system. Our expert, Daniel Nell, will show you how to install a single-cylinder deadbolt lock on any door in your home. Watch these ...more

How To : Quickly create a Windows 7 boot disk

In this how-to video, you will learn how to quickly make a Windows 7 boot disk. This is essential for making backups or booting from something other than the operating system on your hard drive. First, go to the control panel and click the back up your computer option under sy ...more

How To : Use the Applocker security feature in MS Windows 7

In this Microsoft Windows 7 users guide, you'll learn how to take advantage of the operating system's new Applocker security feature. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about a minute and ...more

How To : Make a homemade eco-friendly air conditioning

Fans do a pretty good job of cooling you down in the summer but sometimes only an air conditioning can do the job right. In this tutorial, SuChin Pak and Daniel Sieberg demonstrate how to make a homemade air conditioning system with a fan, coil and ice water. Save the environm ...more

How To : Check for updates automatically in Windows 7

In this video you will learn how to update your version of Windows 7 and how to check the system settings for automatic updates. In order to do this you need to go in the Start Menu and then in the Control Panel. Then you need to click System and Security. The next step is to ...more

How To : Open ports in Windows 7

This video tells us the method to open ports in Windows 7. Click on myu icon and go to 'Preferences'. Copy the port number from the resulting window. Go to 'Start', 'Control Panel' and 'System and Security'. Go to 'Windows Firewall' and 'Advanced Settings'. Go to 'Inbound Rule ...more

How To : Backup your files in Windows 7

This video instructs you on how to backup your files on windows 7. To do this, first you must go to Start>Control Panel. After that you must look at System and Security, and click on back up your computer. Next you must click set up back up, then pick where you want to save yo ...more

How To : Change a drive letter in Windows 7

This video demonstrates how to change a drive letter to a certain drive in your Windows 7 computer. On you Windows 7 computer, go to Start > Control Panel. In the Control Panel, select System and Security then open the Administrative Tools. Look for and open the Computer Manag ...more

How To : Uninstall a program in Windows 7

This video by Butterscotch shows viewers how to uninstall a program in Windows 7. To begin, click on the start button at the bottom-left of the screen. Click 'Control Panel' in the boxes that pop up. Click 'System and Security'. On the left side of the window, there will be a ...more

Friday Fresh : Create an Auto G-Spot and More

Every day of the week, WonderHowTo curators are hard at work, scouring the web for the greatest and most inspiring how-to videos. Every Friday, we'll highlight our favorite finds. Make your own G-spot & protect your car It's not what you think. The G-spot here does not refer ...more

How To : Fix or recover a corrupt Windows registry

Learn how to fix or recover a corrupt windows registry following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. To begin, take the hard drive out of the computer with the corrupted registry and connect to another computer. To find the files you need to replace go to Start and My C ...more

Book Review : Little Brother by Cory Doctorow

Note: Little Brother is available as a free ebook download. Warnings I read Boing Boing a lot, which means that I know just about everything about Cory Doctorow's politics and opinions. So, knowing his politics definitely colors my perceptions of this novel. My review will i ...more

How To : Wire an LED Police light bar system

This is my homemade led light system. The main unit has a total of 228 LED's, the corners are using super wide angle LED's to maximize visibility. There are also 48 LED mini lightbar, 5x 16 LED mini modules. The main controller is controlling the light bar as well as the indiv ...more

How To : Create a Partition in Windows 7

This tutorial will be based on creating a partition in Windows Seven. I have seen so many people attempt to do this themselves without guidance. Ultimately, they end up with a corrupt system. The aim of this tutorial is to make sure you don't corrupt your system. What does th ...more

How To : Secure your Macbook Pro

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to secure a Mac Book Pro. Begin by opening the System Preferences and select Security under Personal. In the General tab, users are able to put on a password when the computer goes to sleep or screen-saver, disable automatic log in and ...more

News : Encrypting Passwords With an Old-School Tabula Recta

Have an old-school tabula recta lying around? No? Then just print out the chart below. Nothing ensures better password security than this centuries-old cipher technique. Here's how it works, via Wikipedia: "Using a tabula recta, each alphabet is shifted one letter to the left ...more

How To : Remove pop up screen when Avira Antivirus updates

In this tutorial, we learn how to remove pop up screens when Avira Antivirus updates. First, locate the installation folder for Avira, this should be in your computer programs. After this, locate the file "avnotify.exe". Next, right click this and go to the preferences option. ...more

News : Bugzilla Cross Site Request Forgery

Summary ======= Bugzilla is a Web-based bug-tracking system used by a large number of software projects. The following security issue has been discovered in Bugzilla: * A CSRF vulnerability in the implementation of the XML-RPC API when running under mod_perl could be used to ...more

How To : Bypass Windows and Linux Passwords

If you're interested in bypassing Windows and Linux passwords, there is a great tool from the good people at Kryptoslogic. Have you ever forgotten your administrator password? Have you ever bought a used computer with a password on it? Well, Kryptoslogic have created a boot-di ...more

How To : Use Adobe Air Content Management System

In this tutorial, Mike Lively of Northern Kentucky University gets you started in getting the Adobe Air Content Management System up and going. This is going to be a flat file management system run on XML files from a server using XML files to add and manage data. The Adobe Fl ...more

How To : Set up and secure a wireless router

In this tutorial, we learn how to set up and secure a wireless router. First, take your cable and plug it into your modem from your computer. After this, plug in an Ethernet cable into your modem to a wireless router. Now, plug the wireless router and modem into the wall. Now, ...more

How To : Remove AntiVirus Live

AntiVirus Live is a fake antivirus software which comes onto your system and asks you to buy it. It doesn't provide any security to the computer. Here is the procedure to remove it: (1) disable the proxy server for your LAN in Internet Explorer. 2) download the process explore ...more

How To : Recover a Windows Password with Ophcrack

When Windows stores a password, it is done so by hashing the password in an LM hash and putting it in the Windows SAM file. In the scary moment that you lose your password, but don't want to pay some geek to have full root access to your computer, you need to recover it using ...more

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