Category Archives: Hacks

Hacking Tip: Forge E-mail Addresses

The purpose of this video is to show an e-mail security flaw using telnet that allows hackers to send e-mails using anyone’s e-mail address. Thankfully, many major e-mail providers have software that blocks this. My intention is to make people aware of this flaw so that other e-mail providers can protect themselves as well. An example program for protection can be found at http://www.zsty.com/email.

Shutdown your Computer with a Cell Phone

***UPDATE*** This project can also be done with Tunderbird. Here’s a link to the article:
http://lifehacker.com/386811/shutdown-windows-with-a-text-message-thunderbird-edition

This video will show you how to shutdown your computer from anywhere using a texting capable cell phone, Microsoft Outlook and a free account from www.kwiry.com.

Free Inbound Calls

Receive free calls from anyone using GrandCentral and Gizmo. Gizmo is a free VOIP (Voice Over IP) computer phone program. GrandCentral allows you to create a phone number in any area code and you can set it so that when people call that number, it will forward the call to any number of phones, including your Gizmo phone.