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Windows 7: Is your son a computer hacker?

30 Oct 2009   #41
torrentg

7600.20510 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
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allthough , me and my daughter have been thrown out of pc world because she decided to try and change the passwords on a few of their pc's.
lol, I used to change passwords on Department Store display computers whenever I got a chance
lol

I had a trick back in the days where you would cut out an exact dollar bill sized piece from the plastic book report covers like you'd use in school. Placed it horizontally side by side with a real dollar bill and not overlap.

Then I'd use tape to adhere them together. (Picture like two widescreen monitors side by side.)

You could use this to let the vending machines think it took your money and yank it back out. Timing and technique was critical.

Result: Can of soda (or whatver it was selling) + change in return.

Repeat as time allows.

haha

Doesn't work anymore. The fixed most models of machines.
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30 Oct 2009   #42
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

naughty naughty, torrentg -ve rep!

i used to use the igniters from certain disposable piezo lighters on the big video game machines in the arcades. a quick spark on the right place around the coin slot would give me free credits. it worked for a few years during the mid-to-late eighties, until slot design was changed.

i never thought about trying it on vending machines - stealing a game didn't seem as bad as stealing food or tangible 'stuff'...
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30 Oct 2009   #43
Uber Philf

W7 RTM Ultimate x64
 
 

hahah, don't you just love malfunctioning machines, like the Vending machine at school, one of the slots for Chicken twisties has been reprogrammed to cost 32c instead of the usual $1.60, so when I'm short on cash, and need some food, "ohaii there vending machine"

Works a treat
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30 Oct 2009   #44
smarteyeball

 
 

We have a drink machine at work where it costs a $1.20 a can. It only accepts $1 coins and 20c pieces. The beauty is that since it's a mechanical turn/slot machine, you only have to put 20c in the slot, turn the handle and viola! - a $1 discount

You have to love dodgy vending machines
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27 Jul 2010   #45
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

I know the topic has changed a bit but I'd Thought I'd add this from Notalwaysright.com.
Quote:
Caller: “I need to report a very serious computer crime! The local university is running an illegal computer system!”

Me: “Could you please repeat that?”

Caller: “The local university is running an illegal computer system! They’ve hacked it!”

Me: “How could you tell they’d hacked it?”

Caller: “Well, when it booted, it didn’t say Windows or Microsoft or anything! It said something about Deviant Linux, I think, and the main screen looked nothing like my good, legal Windows screen at home! I think they hacked that, too!”

Me: “Do you mean Debian Linux?”

Caller: “Yes, that! Is it some sort of computer mafia or something?”

Me: “Uh, no, it’s just a different operating system. Nothing to worry about.”

Caller: “But it’s illegal! It’s not Microsoft, not even Windows! They’re on a normal Microsoft computer, so they’re breaking the law! I think they stole my identity when I came in the building! I’m calling the FBI!” *hangs up*
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27 Jul 2010   #46
Abhishek Ghosh

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Mac OS X 10.6
 
 

Petey7 : a nice thing to share with us. "Deviant Linux" Ha ha ha...
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27 Jul 2010   #47
Everlong

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryoken View Post

allthough , me and my daughter have been thrown out of pc world because she decided to try and change the passwords on a few of their pc's.
lol, I used to change passwords on Department Store display computers whenever I got a chance
They don't exactly use hard-to-guess passwords

The PC World near me has two different passwords. The clues are either "company", which is just the parent company of PC World (DSG), or "store number", which is located in various places all over the store.
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27 Jul 2010   #48
Petey7

Windows 7 Professional SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Everlong View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by smarteyeball View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ryoken View Post

allthough , me and my daughter have been thrown out of pc world because she decided to try and change the passwords on a few of their pc's.
lol, I used to change passwords on Department Store display computers whenever I got a chance
They don't exactly use hard-to-guess passwords

The PC World near me has two different passwords. The clues are either "company", which is just the parent company of PC World (DSG), or "store number", which is located in various places all over the store.
Must...resist...urge. Screw it, I'm doing this next time I'm at Sam's Club. I set off the alarm when picking up a laptop and no one even looked in my general direction. I doubt they'd notice me doing this.
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