Hot-wire a car. Pick a padlock. Override an elevator. An interesting and informative how-to book on hacking your surroundings. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on June 27, 2012.
About this project
The Project: Hacking Your World: A Handbook. has been a dream project of mine for years. I have always been extremely fascinated with the practice of hacking in everyday life. From a young age I would constantly find ways to jury-rig equipment to do things like bug household telephone lines, pick door locks, and in a nutshell, cheat the system. I would love to put all the knowledge I have amassed over the years in a useful handbook that will enable the everyday person to start hacking away and enjoying the benefits. Modern society and devices are full of loopholes and without a handbook like this, exploiting them is more time consuming than it is worth. With Hacking Your World: A Handbook. this information will be readily available in a practical format. By using the step by step instructions and illustrations for each scenario, you'll be giving McGyver a run for his money in no time at all.
With this book, you'll learn how to hot-wire a car, enter a locked hotel room, override an elevator, tap a buildings phone lines, hack almost any password, and generally take advantage of your world in many, many other scenarios. Legally of course.
I'm tired of so-called life-hacking websites that are nothing more than a conglomeration of random tips about 'how to cook a chicken in a cake pan' or 'how to organize the apps on your iPhone' instead of legitimate hacking. This book is here to give you a fix of real hacking.
The Rewards: Obviously, the primary reward for sponsorship of this project is the project itself: the book. However, in order to sweeten the deal and enable everyday hackers like yourself to be even more capable, I have created packages at different levels which include tools like lock picking sets and keystroke loggers. These tools are essential to put yourself into the upper realm of everyday hacking. Also, Reward Level 8 is a unique experience for someone looking to make their mark on a piece of published work.
The basic toolkit now officially consists of: a standard lock pick set, electric jump wires, alligator clip to stereo wires(for phone taps) and aircraft cable.
The loaded toolkit contains: an expanded lock pick set, aircraft cable, electric jump wires, alligator clip to stereo wires(for phone taps), door opening air wedge, and a keystroke logger(password retrieval)
Immediately after successful funding, I plan to launch myself into the thorough and speedy completion of this book to meet or beat a December 2012 publication date. Thanks so much for your support, I eagerly await a successful launch!
Adding $25 to whichever pledge level you choose will enable me to ship it anywhere in the world! Except Antarctica. Sorry
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