Protect Yourself from ATM Fraud by Shielding the Keypad

Tweet This video shows a couple of thieves installing a card-skimmer and a pinhole camera in an ATM. It also illustrates just how effective shielding the keypad can be in defending yourself against scammers. It is a simple trick, but it still provides little protection from more sophisticated techniques, such as keyboard overlays that are […]

How to Move Quickly Through Crowds

Tweet Navigating through a large crowd is not as easy as it would seem. Wired’s how-to wiki presents several tactics for moving fluidly through crowds. Apparently the main trick is to look down, watching the feet of the people around you. To get on autopilot, pedestrian-style, look down at the feet of the people around […]

10 Second Paracord Handcuffs

Tweet This is a simple trick from Instructables user Jake22 for quickly making secure handcuffs from a length of paracord. Back during my military service we used to use these for POW’s.  Zip tie handcuffs are much more common now. As with all restraints – the object is to restrict the movement of a supervised detainee. […]

Tied Up Woman Types With Toes for Help [Brilliance in the News]

Tweet 39-year-old Amy Windom was tied to her bed after being robbed at gunpoint around midnight last Tuesday. The robber had taken various items from her home and stolen her car. Windom struggled to free herself for hours before, in a feat (no pun intended) of incredible dexterity, she used her toes to type a […]

An Intelligent Accent That Masks Origins [Disguise]

Tweet Ever wanted to speak and sound intelligent, but make sure that no one knew where you were from? This might occur in a situation when you are working as an agent. The following can be very helpful for masking your origins and creating a intelligent facade. [Y]ou get the accent in one of three […]

How to Disguise Your Walk [Change Your Gait]

Tweet In Little Brother, a novel set in the future by Cory Doctorow, there are cameras that detect a person’s gait so that computer can track the person’s whereabouts. But in the present, all we have are regular video cameras and security teams. So how could changing your walk possible help you? Actually it can. As […]

Easily Unlock a Sliding Chain Lock [Holy Crap: Locks]

Tweet Holy crap. After reading this Lifehacker article, I realized how easy it would be to break into a hotel room solely guarded by one of those sliding locks. Check out the video below for a shock. Blogger and lock-picker extraordinaire Barry Wels demonstrates how to unlock a sliding chain lock with a rubber band […]