A bump key is a method crooks use to pick locks. This idea is not new, professional theives have been using it for years, and now you can make your own. In this tutorial, you will learn exactly what a bump key is and how you can make your own. You will be able to pick virtual ...more
How to Make a Lock
Want to make a phone call on an iPhone 4 running Apple's iOS 4.1, but don't know its passcode? Not a problem. In this clip, we learn a simple trick that will allow you to bypass the lock screen entirely and permit you to view the phone's contact list and place phone calls to a ...more
Samsung kicked off their Android Oreo rollout earlier this week. The update already improved the lock screen significantly with new wallpaper color-matching for the clock. With the newest update, we also get the ability to tweak the transparency of lock screen notifications. ...more
To pick locks, one must either have an expensive lock-picking set or be skilled with whatever they have available to them. Bobby pins, soda cans, and even butter knives can get the job done, but each needs to be reworked into something more appropriate for the lock in question ...more
Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make a tension wrench for lock picking. For lockpicking, there's tension wr ...more
Siri Exploited : Bypass the iPhone's Lock Screen to Browse Contacts, Make Calls, Send Emails, & Texts (iOS 7.1.1)
If you've haven't had your fill of Apple's security issues in recent weeks, Siri is now the latest to join the slew of problems with the most recent version of iOS (7.1.1). The newest bug, discovered by Sherif Hashim, allows anyone to easily bypass passcode security measures ...more
Since the days of flip clocks, alarms have always had one function—make a bunch of annoying racket early in the morning to ensure that you wake up in time. And this simple MO has stayed in place while technology advances at a breakneck pace, almost in spite of the fact that to ...more
Do you ever lose your house keys? Well here is one extreme way of dealing with the problem, create your own lock pick! To create your own lock pick, you will need your own dremel, an electric grinder, and some hack saws. Follow along with this instructional how-to video to lea ...more
The fine folks at ITS Tactical made this detailed tutorial on how to make a two-piece lock pick set out of only a few paper clips and using only a multi-tool in the construction. The host begins by demonstrating how to construct the pick, then how to use it on a real lock. It ...more
Before phones became mobile-gaming, music-playing, app-downloading devices, they were used simply to make convenient, cordless phone calls. There's so much on phones these days that a passcode is needed to keep everything secure, and making calls is now more complicated. On a ...more
Using guns in your independent films is risky business, and expensive to boot. Since you probably don't need to actually shoot anything, you can probably get by with a replica prop gun. If you're gonna do that, why not make it yourself? This video will show you how to make a r ...more
Check out this con tutorial video that demonstrates how to make a plug spinner. The purpose of a plug spinner in lock picking is to reverse the lock picking process should you lock pick in the wrong direction. Learn how to make and use a plug spinner and start picking locks li ...more
Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make tension wrenches for lock picking. For lockpicking, there's tension wr ...more
Ever wanted to learn how to make a rekey a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... key making. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to properly make a replacement key for a lock. In order to rekey a padlo ...more
Do you know how to pick a lock? If you do, you know that sometimes a little lubricant can do the trick. This video tutorial will show you how to make homemade graphite powder for lock picking. Graphite powder is the preferred lock lubricant of professional locksmiths, so you ...more
The beer can shim is an oft-discussed online topic, and has cast the entire padlock industry into doubt. If you still don't know how a simple aluminum can can be used to open any padlock quickly and easily, watch this video. It features an expert locksmith explaining in copiou ...more
This is basically how to make a lock pick for a combination lock. Don't go using this to steal things from peoples lockers. These are the steps below... 1.Take a aluminum can and cut a rectangle out of it, not very big. 2.Cut to snips so you have three things dangling. 3.Fold ...more
Found your calling Mr. Locksmith? Need a fresh set of lock picking tools? Using household items, this conning how-to video will show you how to make lock picking tools from scratch. Follow along and learn how easy it is to create lock picking tools to be a regular old con arti ...more
I'll admit it, yes, I support protesting. It doesn't matter what my opinions are about any individual protest—overall, it is a human right and the only way to avoid tyranny. We can't deify Ghandi and demonize American protesters. That shows a silly shortsightedness that we can ...more
Welcome back, friends! Many times, businesses, friends, and family will lock their zip files with a password to keep their files secure. It is reasonable, and understandable. Well, thanks to hackers, there are many ways to get past this wall of security. (The idea and recourc ...more
Practicing your lockpicking skills without ruining the doors around your home might seem impossible. With a little DIY knowhow, not so. Watch this video to learn how to easily make a lock picking practice set that will allow you to work on different types of locks easily witho ...more
In this video, Mike Callahan shows us how to make our unlock pattern visible on an Android phone. First, unlock your phone and go to the home screen. Then, go to 'settings, location & security". After this, click the button that says "use visible pattern" so that the check mar ...more
It's time to pick a few locks, but with what? Check out this video tutorial to see how to make a cheap lock pick set from saw blades. You can make any lock pick you want with saw blades, a little grinding, a little more grinding, and yes... grind, with a few finishing touches.
Not particularly good looking, TouchWiz's lock screen adequately supplements the clunky and almost cartoonish-look of the infamous user interface on the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. While there are hundreds of lock screen options in the Google Play Store, I've never quite discovered ...more
The padlocks that secure most of America's high-school lockers are one of the easiest types of locks to open in the world for thieves and other miscreants. The easiest, cheapest way to do so is using a shim. These can be bought online, but why both when you can make one yourse ...more
Ever wanted to learn how to pick a lock? Well, there's no better time than now to start learning the craft of so many locksmiths out there... lock picking. Just watch this video tutorial to see how to make micro picks for lock picking. To make these micro, credit card-sized l ...more
Check out this instructional con video that demonstrates how to make an auto tension wrench that's great for lock picking. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this tutorial video. Make a two sided tension wrench with this video and start lock picking like a pro today!
Check out this conning tutorial video that shows you how to make lock picks from hacksaw blades. Follow the simple instructions outlined in this video and learn how to make your own pick locks from hacksaw blades. Soon you can start picking locks like a pro.
If you follow tech, you're probably familiar with Siri, Apple's personal voice assistant, which has been integrated heavily into iOS ever since iOS 5. But you might not have known that Siri is capable of performing some tasks when the iPhone is in a locked state. The default s ...more
How to make a Two Sided Tension wrench or aut tension wrench for lockpicking.
Pancakes are a pretty simple breakfast. You add a few dry ingredients and a few wet ingredients, cook them up, and voilà—a delicious breakfast that's just waiting to suck up all that maple syrup. Don't Miss: Make Low-Carb Pancakes with Only 2 Ingredients But I have a proble ...more
Creepers and zombies aren't very smart, but if you're on a multiplayer server for Minecraft, you're going to want to be able to protect your stuff! Here is how you can construct a locking door using cobblestones, an iron door and redstone.
Watch this instructional carpentry video to woodwork a lock miter joint with a lock miter bit and set up block. Join materials at 90° by cutting a 45° miter and a matching tongue and groove glue joint. This joint not only increases mechanical strength, but also increases glue ...more
Most newer Android devices manufactured in 2014 or later have a built-in pedometer for tracking your fitness activity. This step counter is a great way to keep yourself in shape and motivated, but developer Leonardo Cavaletti has come up with an even better way to put it to us ...more
Here's a fun hack! In this clip, we learn of a bug that will permit you to circumvent the passcode lock screen on any iOS 4.1 iPhone 4. For detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to get started using this exploit yourself, watch this video guide.
Go to type something on your keyboard only to receive a string of numbers? Your Num Lock key might be engaged. Luckily, it's an easy problem to fix! So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview ...more
Here you're going to learn how to make the the Nakamura Lock paper airplane which is is named after its creator, Eiji Nakamura, an incredible Origami artist. This plane flies exceptionally well which I'm sure has to do with its great forward leaning center of gravity. It also ...more
In this guitar tutorial, learn this great tip on how to make your own strap lock system for musical instruments. No modifications are required to the original buttons or button holes. They can be easily removed and replaced if necessary. They are sometimes called "lock-picks." ...more
This video shows you how to make 2 types of tension wrenches 2 types of picks and a demonstration on how to pick a lock. All materials used, are materials one can found around his/her house.
Got some valuables that need to be protected in your Minecraft world? Watch this video to learn how to build a seriously secure, heavy duty, combination lock. This video will show you what materials to use to make this combination lock.
Whether you have AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, T-Mobile, or any other mobile carrier, chances are your smartphone is sold locked to only work on that specific carrier's network. Sure, you could unlock your carrier-subsidized device, but that would mean breaching the Library of Congre ...more
A spare key is one of those things that never seems like a huge deal until you need it. If you've ever lost your keys, had them stolen, or locked yourself out of your house or car, you know how difficult and embarrassing it can be trying to get your door open. So, how would y ...more
Back in 2010, iOS developer Daniel Amitay developed a camera security app for iPhones that used an unlock screen almost identical to that of the iPhone. The app was removed in mid-2011 (though, it eventually reappeared in early-2013, still available in the iOS App Store today ...more
Master Lock combination padlocks have been known to be vulnerable to an attack that reduces their 64,000 possible combinations down to 100. I've devised a new attack for cracking any Master combo lock that simplifies the process and reduces the amount of work down to only 8 co ...more
I hate to break it to you, but you're probably here because you were trolled. Thanks to a Photoshopped image making rounds across Twitter, Apple fans were tricked into believing that iOS 8 allowed them to lock individual apps, accessible only through a passcode or fingerprint ...more
Apple Pay has been available to use in stores, as well as in select apps and websites, ever since its first appearance in iOS 8.1. Now, with iOS 12, there are currently 13 different iPhone models that support Apple Pay functionality without the use of an Apple Watch, and the l ...more
If you somehow forgot the pattern, PIN, or password that locks your Android device, you might think you're out of luck and are destined to be locked out forever. These security methods are hard to crack by design, but in many cases, it's not entirely impossible to break into a ...more
Now that iOS 7 is out, what can you do that you couldn't do before? In this softModder guide, I'm going to cover all that's new and noteworthy about iOS 7. I've been playing around with it on my iPhone 5 since the first beta came out, so I'm excited to show you some of the se ...more
When a phone has only one main button, it can be pretty frustrating when that one button doesn't really work anymore. If you have an iPhone 4 or 4S, you know exactly what I'm talking about. Yep, the Home button, which is prone to unresponsiveness and lag. Most users blame the ...more
Unlocking your Samsung Galaxy S4 so you can use a different SIM card isn't the easiest thing in the world. In the states, unlocking cell phones was actually illegal, despite the White House's disapproval, though, a recent bill has making its way to the House floor and has made ...more
Locking your keys inside of your car is frustrating, to say the least, especially if you're in a hurry to get somewhere. You can always call AAA roadside assistance or a locksmith, but you'll probably have to fork over some money, as well as wait for them to get to you. You mi ...more
Why unlock your Samsung Galaxy S3 to use with a different SIM card? One possible reason is that you love your phone, but not your cellular provider because of the poor service or an unreliable connection. If you purchased a Samsung GS3 with AT&T, T-Mobile, etc. on a contract, ...more
While iOS 11 is ready to take over your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, let's take a step back and check out all of the new features that iOS 10 brought to the public when it was released to everyone in Sept. 2016. Some of the updates from iOS 9 to iOS 10 were huge, as you'll s ...more
Windows 10 is the most cloud-oriented version of Windows to date—yet, while this means you get some nifty new features, it also means some of your personal data is being shared with Microsoft's servers. Don't Miss: 45+ Tips & Tricks You Need to Know for Windows 10 In general ...more
You saw our post on the 18 coolest new features of iOS 7, but now that you've had a chance to play around with your updated iPhone, it's time to lock it down. There are a surprising number of new privacy and security-related issues in iOS 7's default settings, from allowing A ...more
Have an old bike combination lock that you can't remember the code for? If it's a simply four-digit cable lock, you can easily figure out the combination with a quick peck-and-go method. Best of all, this technique doesn't require any tools or special know-how, and let's you r ...more
Apple's iOS 11 is finally here, and while they showed off several of the new features it brings to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch back at WWDC 2017, they've only just touched the surface of what iOS 11 has to offer. There are a lot of cool new (and sometimes secret) feature ...more
As respectful as you may be, it's hard to resist looking through someone's iPhone when given the chance. You're not trying to snoop around, but it's just too easy to open up apps and read embarrassing emails or find scandalous Instagram follows. It's like looking through a dig ...more
Something pretty awesome happened over the last couple of days. George Hotz, better known as Geohot, the infamous hacker known for jailbreaking iOS and exploiting the Sony Playstation 3, has brought joy to owners of just about all Android smartphones and tablets, especially th ...more
One of Apple's best products is iMessage, which allows for quick, creative, and free messaging between iOS and Mac devices. However, users are reporting that conversation threads in the Messages app are occasionally out of order, which is equal parts confusing and annoying. Lu ...more