Top hacker shows us how it's done | Pablos Holman | TEDxMidwest

  • Published on Aug 30, 2012
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    You think your wireless and other technology is safe? From Blue Tooth to automobile remotes, PCs, and "secure" credit cards, Hacker extraordinaire shows how nearly every secure system is vulnerable.
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Comments • 9 792

  • B C
    B C Hour ago

    Why is the intro music so fkin loud, and then the video is super quiet. I know this was made in ancient history (2012) but damn

  • Pibb Xtra
    Pibb Xtra Day ago

    Peter North lol

  • Studio Papa
    Studio Papa Day ago

    Security is an illusion.

  • Agent Zero
    Agent Zero Day ago

    8:02 awkward clap

  • Kas V
    Kas V 2 days ago

    Any1 here breath oxygen?....welll......

  • Kris Deagle
    Kris Deagle 2 days ago

    So this is where Ubisoft got the idea for the RC Jumper...

  • The Whole Truth
    The Whole Truth 2 days ago

    Too bad he didn't hack the potato that recorded this video...and upped its resolution to " this century watchable" mode.

  • Can I Get 1000 Subscribers With No Videos?

    he should hack into my YT account to get my subscriber goal

  • TheDennys21
    TheDennys21 3 days ago

    Is that Windows 95, on a Mac? Dafuq?!

  • Corne Mouton
    Corne Mouton 4 days ago


  • Dirk Ryan
    Dirk Ryan 4 days ago

    OMG, he was serious?! when he started talking about using lasers to track and shoot down mosquitoes, i just thought he was using it to better illustrate _out-of-the-box thinking._ but not for a second did i actually think it was a _real_ concept (not until 16:19)!

    that said, ANYTHING designed to _kill_ mosquitoes has my complete support! I LOVE IT!

  • Dirk Ryan
    Dirk Ryan 4 days ago

    (14:33) the way we eradicated malaria in the United States is the same way we should eradicate it Africa-w/ DDT. DDT was used all over the world for years and years until it was deemed "toxic" to humans and subsequently banned. however, we now know that DDT isn't as _toxic_ as believed (fyi, i'm not 100% sure about this, so don't use this when debating _Dangerous Pesticides in Third-World Nations)._

  • Buhlebuyeza James
    Buhlebuyeza James 4 days ago


  • Daryus Jones-Conley
    Daryus Jones-Conley 5 days ago

    6-7 years later and we have computers in our toasters so we can set the temp and duration for our ideal toast and lasers that shoot down missiles...

  • William Griffin
    William Griffin 5 days ago

    lot has changed in 6 years eh ???

  • Fr3aky Gam3r 313
    Fr3aky Gam3r 313 5 days ago

    wow 240p hacker!

  • Kameari Kill Screen
    Kameari Kill Screen 5 days ago

    Oh no... I hacked too much time

  • Francis Lambert
    Francis Lambert 6 days ago +1

    You have a camera that costs more than a Ferrari, but 240 p for a video?

  • Samantha Peters
    Samantha Peters 7 days ago

    I was like "who's still using MySpace?" Yeah this video is old.

  • Brian Alumbaugh
    Brian Alumbaugh 7 days ago

    That poor geologist, they must feel so useless.

  • 457Deniz457
    457Deniz457 7 days ago +1

    Actually rly nice and funny video^^
    But the bumb keys don't work thaaaat often. (gladly/sadly? :D lets say gladly^^)
    At least in germany. Maybe USA has less safer/similar locks, i dunno.

    • 457Deniz457
      457Deniz457 7 days ago

      +River2384 oh yeah ur right, didnt saw its from 2012 :D
      And also a pick set is more effective yes, but needs skill :D
      It was a shot hobby for me :D
      At least i can open doors which are not locked just normal closed^^

    • River2384
      River2384 7 days ago +1

      457Deniz457 Well it's several years later fron the video (2012-2018) so they might've made some changes but who knows. I've seen bulkier ones than before and "super security" ones, but I think a lot of people are switching to key codes... I think people go more for a pick set anyway,it seem more effective.

  • Austin Araujo
    Austin Araujo 8 days ago

    He just stole 2 credit cards and everyone laughed it off like nothing

  • sten neesgaard
    sten neesgaard 8 days ago

    thank you!...

  • IBrainedMyDamage
    IBrainedMyDamage 9 days ago

    is that Jeff Bezos at 11:00 ? :o

  • Dennis Møller
    Dennis Møller 9 days ago

    15:50 so.. they created a firewall..

  • Saad Akhtar
    Saad Akhtar 9 days ago

    General public, I feel sorry for you all. Can't hate on someone for actually putting their mind to use.

  • Galileo Newton Copernicus

    But can he acquire free robux tho?

  • Steven Henning
    Steven Henning 11 days ago

    We don’t like to be called “hackers”. We like to be called technology specialists

  • David Cerino
    David Cerino 12 days ago

    He’s a pretty good salsa dancer, too.
    I had heard that he was a really smart guy, now I can see why!
    This is scary!

  • Jeff Jones
    Jeff Jones 12 days ago

    Imagine if the government weaponized the mosquito hunting system to human sized lasers attached to drones???

  • Austin T
    Austin T 12 days ago

    Love the ending....hope they kill them all

  • John Nelsestuen
    John Nelsestuen 13 days ago

    Can we got one of thoes lazers that shoot all bugs, they are annoying, also make a portable one

  • wagner55
    wagner55 13 days ago

    The comment section on this video is hilarious 😂

  • Ouija ZaZa Gaming
    Ouija ZaZa Gaming 14 days ago


  • #lilripnotta hitta
    #lilripnotta hitta 14 days ago +1

    No edgey comments in a hacking video because a hacker might see it and hack you 😂😂

  • Takshi 6ix9ine
    Takshi 6ix9ine 14 days ago

    When a hack uses a Mac...

  • Sebastian da Silva
    Sebastian da Silva 15 days ago

    Now this is worth my time.

  • OG DuBB
    OG DuBB 15 days ago


  • Kevin Mills
    Kevin Mills 16 days ago

    Bump keys do not work lol. Only on a 5 dollar lock

  • fubtrick
    fubtrick 17 days ago

    ME CHRIS BIER!!!!!

  • A Rottie
    A Rottie 18 days ago +7

    O.M.G. It's 2018 & my Toaster has taken control of my whole world! The Horror!!! ; 0

  • Daniel Miller
    Daniel Miller 19 days ago +2

    Ok YT, I watched it. Would you get it out of my recommendations now?

    • A Rottie
      A Rottie 18 days ago +2

      I feel ya! I fear my recommendations have been hacked!? They have become my "We insist" Suggestions!? Hey @ least my Toaster hasn't stolen my C. Card #'s!? Yet. Ha! ;)

  • Jane Doe
    Jane Doe 19 days ago

    The Starwars Musquito Defense System by the Groen Brothers was the original innovation.

  • Colaaah
    Colaaah 19 days ago +2

    And this is 6yrs old, nicely done 😜👍😳

  • Lanceランス
    Lanceランス 19 days ago +1

    Video was hacked into 144p

    *H A C K E R M A N*

  • Adam T
    Adam T 20 days ago

    *Doesn't show how ANYTHING is done*

  • Da Bangah Jetmir
    Da Bangah Jetmir 20 days ago

    U know damn well why this video is only "watchable" in 240p

  • Michael Short
    Michael Short 20 days ago

    Why do people complain so much about low quality? As someone whose internet is so bad they can't get anything about 144p, you're getting it for free, so stop complaining. :P

  • NinjayXu
    NinjayXu 20 days ago

    Um can we less pixels I'm feeling this is too many for my liking.

  • Stephen Monclova
    Stephen Monclova 21 day ago

    Wow, so this is what Ryan from the office is up to.

  • boogabuga
    boogabuga 21 day ago

    I think I'll become Amish now.

  • Mitch Harpenau
    Mitch Harpenau 21 day ago

    I've been try with no avail to pick up chicks on Myspace.

  • Oxi Clean
    Oxi Clean 21 day ago

    240p are u kidding me bro?

  • GamingWithPrivate
    GamingWithPrivate 22 days ago

    2012 bois

  • hllboi817
    hllboi817 23 days ago

    Hes not showing how its done, hes bragging that he knows how to do it

  • tristanbuffett
    tristanbuffett 23 days ago +1

    i like this i'm a kid

  • Robert Gutzwiller
    Robert Gutzwiller 24 days ago

    To all commented about video quality: when you put people's credit card information in a video, probably best to blur it thoroughly enough that the internet cannot read the information. Isn't that the right explanation?

  • TheDendran
    TheDendran 26 days ago

    >says he hacks for fun/out of boredom
    >shoots down mosquitos with lazors as a result of his hacking skills
    Me: ಠoಠ

    AMERICANREBEL ! 26 days ago

    Very interesting! So how is the mosquito net going? That is one thing I am really really interested in besides everything else he talked about which I am interested in.

  • Guru Gowda
    Guru Gowda 26 days ago

    Xnxn and girl's mother was a good idea

  • ForeverJake
    ForeverJake 26 days ago

    He hacked the Laugh.mp4 track on

  • Ili Eopd
    Ili Eopd 26 days ago


  • bocaj9149
    bocaj9149 27 days ago

    when is this mosquito lazer out? I need it!

  • Rafy_the_gamer
    Rafy_the_gamer 27 days ago

    Where do I buy an IR Transceiver?

  • Chidubem NWIGWE
    Chidubem NWIGWE 27 days ago +1

    I live in Africa and I have never seen those lasers anywhere.

  • feni Lin
    feni Lin 28 days ago

    If my reading is not wrong, one line of the exp date showed "09/09".
    This video must be shot long time ago.

  • Belle
    Belle 28 days ago

    Am in love! ❤️❤️😍😍

  • Yasmin Mansour
    Yasmin Mansour 28 days ago

    He has a Mac, this ain’t it

  • RayNow
    RayNow 29 days ago +2

    you're gonna show your credit card info for 350 close friends
    >19 million views

  • Argeaux2
    Argeaux2 29 days ago

    You fail as a hacker.

  • Etrigan Seven
    Etrigan Seven 29 days ago

    Save the God damn Bees!!!

  • Ramon
    Ramon Month ago

    It’s odd looking back and hearing him explain contactless and ask if anyone’s heard of them before

  • Charlie - CuriousJarl6941

    anyone tried any of them credit cards?

  • Classic Snooker DVD's

    recorded on Betamax....very old skool cool...good work

  • Stephen Mercer
    Stephen Mercer Month ago

    The weak point in a mosquito's life cycle Is laying eggs in stagnant water, Tank with a timer on it, That would dump before the life cycle is complete then refill

  • Sirine Ganeng
    Sirine Ganeng Month ago


  • Ibrahim Nalbant
    Ibrahim Nalbant Month ago

    i prefer vcd quality

  • Riley Foster
    Riley Foster Month ago

    Can't view faces.

  • Riley Foster
    Riley Foster Month ago

    Yeah, hacking is a crime. However, the solution is reverse engineering.

  • Dove HQ
    Dove HQ Month ago

    Are clothes expensive in the matrix?

  • Omanji sinkala
    Omanji sinkala Month ago

    wow this is amazing

  • WeS DMF
    WeS DMF Month ago

    Great! I love science and technology.

  • D34D Sanity ⦅Nikos⦆

    thought he was gonna say something like:
    you wanted a light toast?
    boi i'ma turn your toast into ashes

  • dereck j. castillo
    dereck j. castillo Month ago

    Even peta hates mosquitoes.

    • twitchosx
      twitchosx Month ago

      mosquitoes are not animals. PETA doesn't stand for "People for the Ethetical Treatment of All Living Things" That would be PETALT

  • Wyatt Rowlede
    Wyatt Rowlede Month ago

    As he realizes he’s probably in the FBI watchlist* HMM

  • Wyatt Rowlede
    Wyatt Rowlede Month ago

    Oh my god...... he’s making toaster pc’s...... ALL HAIL LORD PABLO

  • treelo_the_first
    treelo_the_first Month ago

    *feed me seymour*

  • Ryan Michaud
    Ryan Michaud Month ago

    But can he install overdraft protection?

  • Tucker Turner
    Tucker Turner Month ago

    im watching u through 249p

  • Brian C
    Brian C Month ago

    There's always locks and keys and the ability to pick and cut locks. Moral and ethical people don't steal regardless of the locks. Dig the fact good people are working on security and health.

  • WeTube
    WeTube Month ago +1

    One Love

  • Trent B.
    Trent B. Month ago

    Can he hack me 1 million robux?

  • Graham Carter
    Graham Carter Month ago


  • Dr Val
    Dr Val Month ago

    How about google. All google applications are Trojans and worst,

  • dlr1668
    dlr1668 Month ago +2


  • Drakilicious
    Drakilicious Month ago

    So basically a 12yr old minecraft player can hack anything and hacking is the most over-glorified topic on the internet..... thanks; didn't know what... oh the video is in 240p quality... what? I didn't notice... Yeah, totally needs re-uploaded to 4k 60fps for this presentation that would be fine as a podcast and audio alone... and people wonder why hackers have it so easy...

  • Qariuki
    Qariuki Month ago

    Just plant the rosemary plant in your compound. its a natural mosquito repellant

  • Rishabh Dhawad
    Rishabh Dhawad Month ago +4

    October 2018

  • DsYkX Plays games
    DsYkX Plays games Month ago

    More horses

    Trojan Horses

  • Robbie Rice
    Robbie Rice Month ago

    I watched this and I still don’t know why