The latest Keurig 2.0 arrived with more than just a welcoming scent of coffee; it also came loaded with security measures to stop you using cheap coffee pods. While other manufacturers have already cracked the code, you can actually hack the machine yourself—and all you need is scissors and tape.

Mother Parkers Tea & Coffee have already released coffee pods that circumnavigate the machine's DRM. But if even that's too rich for your tastes, this video shows that merely cutting out the identifying tag from an old, official coffee pod and taping it to the inside of the machine where the sensor lies dupes the Keurig into thinking that every pod it sees is official.

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The result: cheap pods merrily burst open and forth into your mug while Keurig looks on wondering why it even bothered investing in DRM in the first place. [WIRED via Verge]