Every year, Lifehacker celebrates the dark side of life hacking with Evil Week. For those who still aren't feeling suitably evil enough, we've assembled some of our favourite posts from the Evil Week archives — from snooping on other people's phones undetected to taking the perfect nude selfie.
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Your home network is your fortress. Inside it lies tons of valuable information — unencrypted files, personal, private data, and perhaps most importantly, computers that can be hijacked and used for any purpose. Let's talk about how you can, with the power of evil, sniff around your home network to make sure you don't have any uninvited guests.
Lying is considered a bad thing, but ask anyone to justify a lie they’ve told and they probably can. When and where you should lie is your call, but if you have to do it here’s how to do it effectively.
Just because you’re a horrible human being it doesn’t mean that you don’t have something insightful to say. In fact, several of history’s worst people have said some truly inspiring things. Here are some that we’ve found especially perceptive.
It's a common practise to blur or pixelate sensitive information like account numbers when you share an image online, but your info might not be as secure as you think. It takes some work, but there are ways to uncover that sensitive text.
If you’re going to snoop on someone’s personal, digital property, you want to make sure you don’t leave behind any sort of trail. Here are some tips on how you can get in and out without leaving behind any damning evidence.
Almost every Australian capital city now uses travel smart cards as its main ticketing method. Looking to save money while using one of these cards? Check out these tips.
It’s Evil Week here at Lifehacker, which means sharing tips from the dark side of life. With that in mind, here are ten social media faux pas that are guaranteed to infuriate your followers and significantly lower the bar for all of humanity. Haters gonna hate.
Taking selfies in the buff is usually a bad idea. Whether it’s intended for a sexual partner, an art portfolio or your own rampant ego, there’s a lot that can go wrong — just ask Jennifer Lawrence. But if you’re determined to shoot photos of your own junk, you should at least make it look as presentable as possible. The following tips are guaranteed to make your naked bits shine.
Nothing sucks more than having a gadget break down and finding out it will cost hundreds of dollars to fix. Don't have the cash to spend on a repair? Here are some tricks for fixing it even if you're fairly sure the warranty doesn't apply.
Babies and psychopaths have one thing in common: They're excellent at getting what they want. Many of us could learn a thing or two from these creatures (tantrums and dirty tactics notwithstanding).