Google Hangout – Face Arcade

September 25, 2012

Respect to Kiwi agency Resn for creating some pretty funny hack experiments using the Google Hangout technology. Check out their mind-boggling trailer for the ‘Face Arcade’.

You can enter the Face Arcade here to join the fun.

And remember: you only need a face to play! If you enjoyed it, please show the guys some vote love on FWA.

Super High Definition on YouTube

March 23, 2009

Join four YT clips together and what do you get? A YouTube hack that admittedly takes ages to load …but is still worth watching just for the novelty. Enjoy. (Especially the Rick Rolling bit).



Japanese hack into peoples brains

December 13, 2008

A Japanese research team has revealed it had created a technology that could eventually display on a computer screen what people have on their minds, such as dreams.

Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain.

While the team for now has managed to reproduce only simple images from the brain, they said the technology could eventually be used to figure out dreams and other secrets inside people’s minds.


Japanese student demonstrates walking in a virtual world, on a flat screen monitor, with the character controlled by his brain waves, in Yokohama, in 2007.

And now they can even hack into our dreams.


It reminds me of those 80s SciFi movies with Arnie in it 🙂

WPA cracked in under 15 minutes

November 7, 2008

Erik Tews will be giving a presentation next week at the PacSec Conference in Tokyo, describing the "mathematical breakthrough" that, he says, enables him to crack WPA-TKIP in 12 to 15 minutes. There are some limitations, as the data sent from a connected device to the compromised router is apparently still safe, but anything headed t’other way is wide open, and could even be supplanted by bogus bits sent from a Cheetos-munching hacker slouching in a rusty Ford Taurus in the parking lot. Read more here.

I say – bring on WPA2

PC Keyboards – What you type is NOT safe anymore.

October 23, 2008

Swiss researchers Martin Vuagnoux and Sylvain Pasini have been able to decode what is being typed on a wired keyboard from a distance of 20 metres by detecting the electromagnetic signals made by key presses. It even worked through walls.


This represents a major new problem should the process shown be abused by less law abiding citizens. Identity theft, login/passwords, sensitive information could all be extracted using this eavesdropping method. Whilst theoretically the signals could be masked in future keyboards (now the problem has been identified) it does mean that many existing computers worldwide have a potential security issue that cannot be rectified using software or network security changes. A wireless keyboard appears to be a safer alternative at this stage although a report by Markus Kuhn and Ross Anderson (here) suggest wider scale issues.

Whilst these are early tests the researchers conclude that “wired computer keyboards are not safe to transmit sensitive information” and that their experiments could be improved easily.

If you see a person acting strangely outside your house carrying one of these, DO NOT access your Internet banking! 🙂


Twitter, Social media and the US election on TV

October 16, 2008

Awesome live integration between Twitter, the US debate and During the live broadcast, user comments on twitter were fed live to the video feed. Each tweet then animated subtly and dissolved into the background. Fascinating and a great sign of the future of traditional broadcast and social media.

How it looked during the live debate…