Welcome To Lifehacker’s Sixth Annual Evil Week

Welcome To Lifehacker’s Sixth Annual Evil Week

It’s that time of year again, we’re we feel the need to unleash our dark side. Welcome to Lifehacker Australia’s sixth annual Evil Week!

The whole idea of “evil” is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but we have one common theme that unites most of the topics we’re covering: Knowledge is power, and whether you use that power for good or evil depends on you. Sometimes evil is justified, or sometimes it can help you fight evil. Learning to crack passwords teaches you security practices. A better understanding of lying and manipulation earns you the ability to detect such tactics (or use them in situations where it’s actually the lesser of two evils).

This week, we’ll cover a breadth of topics from the dark side of life hacking, and even share a couple of our favourite evil posts from the past. There’s a time and a place for bad behaviour, and that’s right here and now. Join us as we ring in another Evil Week.

Still not sure what to expect? Check out our evil week posts from the past.


  • Oh Boy!
    Last year, Lifehacker encouraged fraud during evil week. Let’s hope that they step up their game this year to something more substantial!

    • Yes, a great week for all the degenerates in society to learn some new skills. Way to go Lifehacker!!!

      • I’ve got one to get us started:
        Buy something from a store, then take it home.
        The next time you go to the same store, take in the receipt from the earlier purchase, and leave the store with another one of the same item. If they stop you at the doors, show them the receipt for the first item. They will think that this is the one you bought in the first place!

        Alternative: Instead of leaving the store the second time, take it to a customer service counter and ask for a refund. This lifehack lets you get things for free!

        • You just have to hope that whoever checks your receipt doesn’t notice the date, which admittedly isn’t likely given that bag checkers always look to be the most bored people in the store.

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