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Hot-wire a car. Pick a padlock. Override an elevator. An interesting and informative how-to book on hacking your surroundings. Read more

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This project's funding goal was not reached on June 27, 2012.

Hot-wire a car. Pick a padlock. Override an elevator. An interesting and informative how-to book on hacking your surroundings.

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!

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    $15 reward

    25 backers

    PDF copy of the basic edition. The K-car of the reward levels.

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    $20 reward

    6 backers

    The basic, paperback edition of the book. Everything you need to get started hacking.

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    $25 reward

    44 backers

    Special edition, includes several bonus chapters with even more great hacks!

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    $45 reward

    27 backers

    The toolkit!!! You'll receive the special edition as well as the Hack Your World toolkit, which includes tools such as a standard lock pick set and electric jump wires.

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    $150 reward

    13 backers

    The loaded toolkit. This is some serious stuff folks. Advanced lock picking set, keystroke logger, and other sweet tech gear to take your hacking to the next level.

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    $250 reward

    1 backer

    Reward Level #2 as well as your name(or nickname) in the Thank You section of the book.

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    $275 reward

    1 backer

    Reward Level #3 as well as mention in the thank you section.

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    $500 reward

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    All possible prizes and packages and your name( or whatever name you want printed) on the first page of the book in the Essential Supporters section.

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    $2,000 reward

    0 backers

    All expense included trip to come to my hometown to be wined and dined, as well as look over the book and tell me what you think before we publish. We can brainstorm and make changes as you and I see fit before we ship 'er off to the publishers

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Funding period

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