How a Mail-Order Music Scam Taught Me to Steal

It’s hard to say exactly when I learned how to steal music. At first, I think it happened when I learned how to torrent. Then I recall my late nights with Napster. But if I really think hard about it, I remember middle school and Columbia House and that incredible eight CDs for a penny deal. That’s when I started… » 8/11/15 1:00pm 8/11/15 1:00pm

So You Think You're a Thief? Just Try and Steal This $15,000 Banksy Piece

The video above is your only clue. Your mission, if you choose to accept it: find this signed and authenticated print of Banksy's "No Ball Games" within the next 30 days at one of the Art Series hotel chains—snatch it without getting nabbed and it's yours to keep. The piece is stashed somewhere in the Melbourne area… » 12/13/11 11:20pm 12/13/11 11:20pm

Eye-Fi Wireless SD Card Helps Catch Dumb Thieves

That Eye-Fi Wi-Fi SD memory card isn't just useful for uploading pictures automatically whenever there's a hotspot in range, it's also useful for catching thieves. Not all thieves, however, just ones stupid enough to take pictures of themselves using a camera they stole that has an Eye-Fi inserted. This brilliant guy… » 6/05/08 6:40pm 6/05/08 6:40pm

Protect Your MacBook: iSight Pics of Failed Logins

Here's a nice trick to take iSight snapshots from your Apple machine whenever someone registers a failed login. Whether your wife's trying to break into your machine to read your emails to your mistress, or some punk's made off with your MacBook Pro when you weren't looking, knowing who was trying to access your data… » 12/13/06 3:00pm 12/13/06 3:00pm