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

  • Published on Aug 30, 2012
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Comments • 10 331

  • nuff sed
    nuff sed Day ago

    This in no way shows us "how it is done" all it shows that he can do it, now how he did it. NOTHING TO SEE HERE.

  • ItsKingImperial
    ItsKingImperial 3 days ago +1

    Am I the only person not bothered about the video being in 240p?

  • Tinni The Tinfoil Hatter

    Awesome, Totally Awesome !!

    VINEET KUMAR 3 days ago +1

    Love this video

  • Dracas
    Dracas 3 days ago

    Tinder is basically spam dating

  • iherb mop737
    iherb mop737 4 days ago

    This video from 2012 was taken with a video camera more expensive than a Ferrari? Just look at the slow-motion videos of Saturn V launces in 1960s.

  • Kúzma
    Kúzma 5 days ago

    *"They're very popular"*

  • inyobill
    inyobill 6 days ago

    I hear or read "hacker" and I pretty much instantly turn off. I have had to repair and/or upgrade code written by "hackers". It ain't pretty. Like most things, simple, and direct is harder and more effective than "tricksy".

  • Stephen Grubb
    Stephen Grubb 8 days ago

    He legit predicted smart appliances

  • Cerbyo
    Cerbyo 9 days ago

    Penises are what drive innovation and technology.

  • Force
    Force 10 days ago +1

    A hacker using a mac....

    Think about that.

  • Tigobs trex
    Tigobs trex 10 days ago

    Quality of the video is also hacked

  • Matrixtechno
    Matrixtechno 10 days ago

    this is very very old, but WHY is the anti-mosquito laser beam is not comercially available ? I'd buy one !

  • Anandu Mohan
    Anandu Mohan 10 days ago +1

    Anyone out there watching this video in 2019 in 240p

  • Scotty doesn'tKNOW
    Scotty doesn'tKNOW 10 days ago

    Don't do it to crops. Bees man 🐝

  • Scotty doesn'tKNOW
    Scotty doesn'tKNOW 10 days ago +1

    I wish this guy was my friend 😀

  • Jack Redding
    Jack Redding 10 days ago

    Is this not illegal?

  • Jaydus Maitland
    Jaydus Maitland 10 days ago

    Im a total badass🤣 I love it

  • Mecca Miles
    Mecca Miles 11 days ago +2

    The top hackers are the ones no one knows about...

  • Top30 gaming
    Top30 gaming 13 days ago


  • riplclip129 SCS
    riplclip129 SCS 15 days ago

    Peeta has entered the chat

  • yuri Aksulov
    yuri Aksulov 15 days ago

    This is great, i appreciate this video and will be checking it out soon, needless to say,
    i also think it is worth the while contacting the hackers at cyberadvance at protonmailcom.
    They have a great resume and are highly regarded in the hacking world.
    A lot of companies use them as they are very effective and efficient, and result driven.

    • Terrence Parker
      Terrence Parker 10 days ago

      every top company hire professional hackers in some way, it s a means of protecting their business.
      i know for a fact know that my company and several other companies are involved with cyberadvance,
      They are the best.

  • Complicated Mind
    Complicated Mind 15 days ago

    How I miss numbers 1, 0 and 8

  • Extreme Titan2
    Extreme Titan2 16 days ago +1

    But he couldn't hack the video to get better quality

  • Hydrohoes
    Hydrohoes 16 days ago

    Let's give some thought to a money pool Operation. Any idea i would say a 3d printer is wise or maybe a new peterbuilt simi with reefer trailer!👽

  • Jeff Holloway
    Jeff Holloway 17 days ago

    What did laser shooting down mosquitoes have to do with hacking? Just wondering if someone can clarify. Let’s works on hack walls a little more.

  • Nick Satterfield
    Nick Satterfield 17 days ago

    Maybe blur their credit card numbers... Those volunteers have to get new cards now.

  • Viking Kite Surf Academy School

    How mosquito flies?
    Could the elliptical wing flapping "swimming in air" be causing a magnetic field using the iron (from our blood) as a repelling force which contributes to their flight?
    The levitation concept has already been proven with spiders floating from the electrical charge in their "silk".
    Also, very cool hacking information.

  • Dancing Line Player
    Dancing Line Player 18 days ago

    Anynody here use creditcards? Yeah. They are popular. lel

  • iTz Olie
    iTz Olie 18 days ago

    Chaotic nuetral at its finest

  • a l
    a l 18 days ago +1

    Top hacker : uses MacBook

  • Estienne
    Estienne 19 days ago

    I was waiting the moment he would sing "Cause I'm just a teeeeeeeenage diiiiiirtbag baaaaby ..."

  • Brokt
    Brokt 20 days ago +8

    Dear Literally Everyone,
    No one cares what year you’re watching this video in.
    Sincerely, Concerned Individual

  • Mr. Whoever
    Mr. Whoever 20 days ago

    im pretty sure most of this is BS

  • Maxwell Graham
    Maxwell Graham 20 days ago

    i have received 53,000 from ethicalaid com in less than a month

  • Bautista Gallino
    Bautista Gallino 21 day ago

    his pants though wtf

  • Time.Arq I Taller RT

    Richard Ashcroft Really stepped up his Game

  • justjess1986
    justjess1986 22 days ago

    They just built a giant enclosue in Greenland to test the mosquito vaccine they made. The bill gates foundation has such k billions in this. It's exciting stuff. It's about to go global this year. However, this saves literally millions and millions of lives. If ever person on Earth lives to be 110 years old we will have such a huge problem.

  • justjess1986
    justjess1986 22 days ago

    Why did he need five volunteers? That was pointless.

  • justjess1986
    justjess1986 22 days ago

    This was about 8 or nine years ago. Has any safe gaurds came out to make any of this irrelevant at all?

  • justjess1986
    justjess1986 22 days ago

    Has any technology came out since this 2012 speech?

  • justjess1986
    justjess1986 22 days ago

    Damn, almost 8000 dislikes. That's a lot. What yaw so mad about?

  • Future trends
    Future trends 22 days ago

    Am glad he's not showing people (how to)

  • Stéphane Jansegers
    Stéphane Jansegers 22 days ago

    Instal a dam bat-house (read about Doc Campbell ) !!! ... And grow artemisia!! ... That is the real revolution 4.0 ... Nature IS high-tech, not this guy !!! This planet will run out of ressources long before the star-war anti-mosquito plan reaches phase 1 !! ... But they will get the money (your money) to go for it, and it will turn into a fiasco for sure ... Dammit... have they seriously thought about that "laser system" as a solution in Africa ... WOW !! This must be the most budget-irrelevant story told in the whole world ... Along with that of grandma turned into a diamond and sent into space just because it is so nice !! ... At least grandma is not ruining the whole view with that ... So SAD !

  • kael9120 kael9120
    kael9120 kael9120 22 days ago

    The quality is worse than my sleep schedule

  • Cloud Guru
    Cloud Guru 22 days ago

    He's got cool glasses

  • Salahuddeen S. Khalid
    Salahuddeen S. Khalid 23 days ago

    I think I hack my phone into calling my friends ; )

    BROMAX 23 days ago +1

    Hacker Hacked The Room PC But Found Useless Things

  • Moët 111
    Moët 111 24 days ago

    I would hack idiots my dads phone and scare the $h!t out of him.

  • Mr MEMé
    Mr MEMé 24 days ago

    Why is he killing Male Mosquito looney bhinn

  • Anthony Lourenco
    Anthony Lourenco 24 days ago +3

    One of the volunteers walked up with a card that didn’t have the chip, and finessed himself a brand new wallet 😂

  • Krisztián Nagy
    Krisztián Nagy 25 days ago

    He actually shows nothing.

  • Ringer Arnos
    Ringer Arnos 25 days ago

    Rendering gone horrobily wrong

  • effingtard
    effingtard 26 days ago

    Cool video, but he doesn't really show us how it's done. Try being honest with the title.

  • Miss Mira
    Miss Mira 26 days ago

    Ugh help, I've been hacked and no mater what I do, these motherfuckers are still there

  • Linda Kenqa
    Linda Kenqa 27 days ago +2

    It's so dreadful watching this in 2019

  • vishal patankar
    vishal patankar 27 days ago

    He is a fabulous and tricky hacker and shown the demonstration in a simple way

  • Senpai
    Senpai 28 days ago +10

    Okay its 2019 I still can't buy bug killing lasers for my backyard. I am very much disappointed.

  • graves james
    graves james 28 days ago +1

    If you need a professional hacker who you can trust then you need the service of Richiedhackexpert on gmail. When I wanted to know if my wife was cheating I asked for his service and he helped proved that my wife was cheating. I had access to her chats call history ,text messages , Facebook and everything.... I had to pretend I didn't know anything. He's fast and he's reliable... You can reach him on Richiedhackexpert at. G.mail.... Com

    • Ravven Redstone
      Ravven Redstone 28 days ago

      graves james you were smart to pretend not knowing...
      What you did is an invasion of privacy by law.
      Good job on not getting caught

  • Behrooz Gordy
    Behrooz Gordy 28 days ago

    very good

  • Jacob Jones
    Jacob Jones 29 days ago

    Mosquitoes fly because they vibrate their wings and the resonation causes them to buzz around and levitate

  • Destroy Idiots
    Destroy Idiots Month ago

    The guy that went up there at the TED conference that didn't actually have a RFID chip in his credit card because he doesn't know what that is he just wants a free wallet.

  • Piousone Pious
    Piousone Pious Month ago


  • prismarineminer
    prismarineminer Month ago

    “Blue Tooth” -description

  • Omega Warrior
    Omega Warrior Month ago

    I am here in 2019... I get 240p...

  • bruce isthename
    bruce isthename Month ago

    any one watching this in 2019

  • SFC Stevens
    SFC Stevens Month ago

    I like your shirt, subscribed!

  • Luis Dias
    Luis Dias Month ago

    3 years for making people be added automatically on a social network? Wow... there is something seriously wrong with how the system measures how bad your actions are, this kind of thing should be like a light prank level, not jail time level.

    • Ravven Redstone
      Ravven Redstone 28 days ago

      Its hacking and hijacking.
      “I hijacked flight 993 but the pilot had a heart attack”
      Get your head on straight

  • Leo Fitch
    Leo Fitch Month ago

    I’d laugh if he installed a hacking system in those stainless steel cases so he can buy loads of stuff on amazon

  • Vaibhav Devadiga
    Vaibhav Devadiga Month ago +6

    Anyone watching this in 2019 ?

  • Kevin Cease
    Kevin Cease Month ago

    So you’re telling me if I hand you my credit card and you scan it, you can get the same info from the chip in the card that is also printed on the card?

    • Ravven Redstone
      Ravven Redstone 28 days ago

      The chip isnt printed.
      Its info is copied....
      Thus re-“Charged” anytime they want.
      The rfid is not a printed device.
      The copy duplicate is printed into the data of the Dupe.

  • bernardo BARREZUETA

    infrared transiever

  • Niglett Piglett
    Niglett Piglett Month ago +1

    That 240p is lit in 2019 on a iPhone XR.

  • Thomas T
    Thomas T Month ago +1

    Why's everyone he's hacking running Win'98?

  • O4KAST
    O4KAST Month ago

    11:00 more like 20mil close friends

  • Uni Verse
    Uni Verse Month ago

    I dont have any problem in watching videos in lower quality my daily quality is 240p but also 144 alot since internet in my country hardly works at 10kbs lol fastest it reaches is 100kbs.😂

  • Bigeasy Johnson
    Bigeasy Johnson Month ago

    What's a toaster?
    Does it refocus stuff?

  • Koen Van Vlasselaer

    Now it's 2019 and the worst thing about all this is that no one has done anything to resolve or even tried to protect us, it has only gotten worse.... If an AI, like terminators "skynet", would arise at this point in time, it will take 10 min to eradicate all humans.

  • Joseph Fox
    Joseph Fox Month ago

    Killing bugs with lasers!


    Hacking is going to be my new career, thanks man, It's legal right right?

    • Joe White
      Joe White 14 days ago

      It can be legal, if you do it under contract with a company to help protect that company's systems and assets. Google up "Ethical Hacking" or "Certified Ethical Hacker" as a launch point to get started learning.


    Creepy, right.

  • frederick ambaritaa
    frederick ambaritaa Month ago +3

    Other scientists: let's find a reasonable way to get rid of malaria
    This guy: MAXIMUM EXTERMINATION!!!!!!!

  • HeatherLoves
    HeatherLoves Month ago

    I am hiding in the comment section from hacker dude

  • loren scharf
    loren scharf Month ago

    Hi Mr. Holman,
    I am no scientist. I really liked the slow motion shot of the mosquito. You said that you studied there wing motion and it looked like they were swimming. I agree with that conclusion, I think they are swimming in the air currents. I have been in many barns at night and they have very few mosquitoes when they are thick right outside of the barn. I think that is the lack of air current; furthermore, to add to my hypothesis is that when you see them on factory docks they are normally hugging the walls, probably due to air currents from ventilation hitting the walls. There wing movement seems much slower than a fly, there flying is more like very controlled gliding.
    Just my two cents... probably wrong.

  • Mark Simon
    Mark Simon Month ago

    Hello everyone,i have been in a long distance marriage because of the nature of my job,my wife cheated on me times without number but since I wasn't around to get her caught in the act I decided to hack her cell phone to get all the data activities on her cell.
    I got in contact with ( through the head of the IT department in my workplace. According to him,this hacker is the best in the game right now. After I got in contact with him,we made a deal and i paid him. In 48hours,I got access to my wife's cell phone activities.
    I don't know how he did it but it looked like magic.I got access to her Snapchat messages, WhatsApp, instagram, Facebook,call logs ,video chat ,etc all in one swipe. ( statehacker007 is definitely the right man for you. Do not hesitate to contact him because his offer might be limited.

  • densch123
    densch123 Month ago

    13:05 That's what a modern hero looks like! :-)

  • Tom Cat
    Tom Cat Month ago

    It's just tiring watching all of these videos and then you realise it;s all fake after all smh

    • Anari Suniye
      Anari Suniye Month ago

      Demoninvader is super legit

    • David Uster
      David Uster Month ago

      +Spero Pagos 💪

    • Spero Pagos
      Spero Pagos Month ago

      Never. Demon-Invader is the best that i know exist in our gemertion

    • Marc Miranda
      Marc Miranda Month ago

      +Cigar Bella Is there any other badass hacker if not demoninvader lol

  • hauntedhouse
    hauntedhouse Month ago

    Bump key 8:00

  • AstroMantiz
    AstroMantiz Month ago

    The fact that hes usimg a mac to hack really didnt make me believe this video much. HAHA

  • XZeeno
    XZeeno Month ago

    6:09 I forgot that these used to be uncommon for car keys

  • Oria Ascentiant
    Oria Ascentiant Month ago

    So alright. What if the perspective gets shifted a bit? As in; I adore learning. The subject matter (unless small talk is involved-part of why the detective and lawyer route didn't work out well not so much) is irrelevant typically. I dont care so much to disassemble or reassemble on some Johnny#5 sh☆t (wow mighta dated myself) & or macgyver it up. But be it nuclear fusion, astrophysics, string theory, or quantum EVERYTHING, I'M in. I know nothing of coding per say. Though by following some well thought out clues I did find myself in a certain place of the world wide web that'll get you a death threat with a quickness. Might I be a good candidate? Feel free 2 hack ALL my sh☆t. The gamble is worth it. 💫👁

  • Chill_and_Stuff
    Chill_and_Stuff Month ago


  • deep web
    deep web Month ago

    It S tripleation

  • Boomer
    Boomer Month ago

    You could sell millions of those anti-mosquito lasers in Texas and Louisiana.

  • Amil Sarfraz
    Amil Sarfraz Month ago

    Something interesting

  • Paul Juska
    Paul Juska Month ago

    Why shoot down the mosquitos? Why not re-engineer them to deliver and administer a cure/antidote for malaria?

  • Owen Bucknor
    Owen Bucknor Month ago +1

    I recently met a guy who topped my account with $4200 😁 Kudos to webcrackerxxxx01101 @gmailcom 🙏

  • Muhammad Idrees
    Muhammad Idrees Month ago +1

    I need to meet this person

  • Alh359
    Alh359 Month ago +1

    Myspace RIP.

  • Shiroi Kage
    Shiroi Kage Month ago +2

    If he's a real hacker, why won't he hack and make the 4K video quality available?