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

  • Published on Aug 30, 2012
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    You think your wireless and other technology is safe? From Blue Tooth to automobile remotes, PCs, and "secure" credit cards, Hacker extraordinaire shows how nearly every secure system is vulnerable.
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  • Mitchell Sheppard
    Mitchell Sheppard Day ago +1

    It looks like the mosquito was folding his wings from the top to the bottom and funneling air under him like he's on a little cloud

  • xInfinity
    xInfinity Day ago +1

    Honestly a little scary to see what could have been done YEARS AGO. I really want to learn more about this along with coding, but it just too much and i have no clue where to start. Amazing these people can do what they do and that they learned what they did

  • Ingo Knito
    Ingo Knito 2 days ago

    thats actually cool

  • Silv3r Shadow
    Silv3r Shadow 3 days ago

    can he hack the video quality?

  • kosmique
    kosmique 3 days ago

    this dude zaps mosquitos with lasers !!! :D

  • Devils Marinara
    Devils Marinara 5 days ago +1

    This is the man that says he will fuq your mom after you beat him in rocket league

  • Keith go packers Boror

    Why did it turn into a mosquitoes talk? I'm lost.

  • Hellfire 2007
    Hellfire 2007 5 days ago

    okay so let's take apart a blu ray burner and some other things that aren't even remotely related to it and make an anti-mosquito system that SHOOTS down mosquitoes with a UV-laser. seems fine to me. XD

  • Sad Machines
    Sad Machines 6 days ago

    Amazing that RFID credit cards are touted as the next level of high technology security. At my old work, we designed and built automated assembly lines for smart card manufacturing for the metro system in 1998. I actually came up with a tip design used on the ultrasonic embedding "horns" that embed the copper antenna into the PVC substrate. Wouldnt be possible without this design. Chinese rfid card manufacturers copied this design and everyone copied it after that. I got no credit, no money and my name wasn't put on the patent....The American Dream

  • Muhammad Ridwan
    Muhammad Ridwan 8 days ago +1

    CCNA CyberOps brought me here xD

  • Pam Cota
    Pam Cota 8 days ago

    Yes Anandu Mohan I am watching this mind boggling video. Hackers can be good or bad. The mind of a " Hacker " thinks " What can I make this do ? What Discovery can I find i.e, in the lab of " Intellectual Lab. " The bad ones can obtain key codes to all the cars and use the key to steal cars. Even credit cards with a chip can be hacked Knowing SSL Encryption seems to be the way hackers hack. Still unclear as to exactly how hackers hack. As one person seeing this ,the deduction I make is people like me don't know computers and all that Holman speaks in his lecture. However, the importance to me is to be alert.( for non computer minds like me )

  • Gung Fu Guru
    Gung Fu Guru 8 days ago

    better aim than storm troopers...

  • 71 bop
    71 bop 9 days ago

    I hate tech. If Ted K. Actually used his time creating ways to defend against stuff like this and not bombs we may be alot safer with data. Its also terrible that electronic transaction are not more direct wire based than wirless. I'm a mechanic and I say LING LIVE THE CARBURETOR!!!!!! LOL I love all these Ted videos very cool and informative!!!!

  • Rodrigo Muñoz
    Rodrigo Muñoz 9 days ago

    Closing quote: "Mess with the best, die like the rest"

  • Steven O'Connor
    Steven O'Connor 9 days ago

    "I'm in"

  • Crooked Skate Supply Co

    7 years later and we're still all fine

    KARATE 12 days ago

    17:08 the nerd laugh

  • SuperBrendan
    SuperBrendan 12 days ago

    Anyone staying at that hotel changed their plans

  • hekk_tech
    hekk_tech 12 days ago +1

    ironically hackers video in 240p. coudn't he hack it up to 1080p?

  • P Graham
    P Graham 13 days ago

    Bump key.

  • Shedding
    Shedding 14 days ago

    That mosquito doesn't just target africans. It targets a lot of other people as well... Malaria sucks.

  • Ron M
    Ron M 14 days ago +4

    The moral of the story is our privacy is gone.

  • Clash80ps3
    Clash80ps3 14 days ago

    “ Hacker shows us how it’s done”
    in 240p.... 😂

  • Adventure_ Trac
    Adventure_ Trac 14 days ago

    Mosquito laser?! Nah bro, cicada laser!!!!!

  • Landon Pro
    Landon Pro 15 days ago +1

    Same also went to jail 6months later. Accidental on his behalf talk MySpace off-line to server 720hour community services(2years) now in 2019. No reasons to mess with hacking but a hobby and a little extra cash.

  • anton bacon
    anton bacon 15 days ago

    This has no point we already know data is not safe the last bit was filler.

  • GroundbreakTV
    GroundbreakTV 15 days ago

    5:55 Did he just invent Tinder?

  • Jacob
    Jacob 16 days ago

    Wouldn’t want to get on this guys bad side 😂

  • Dhyey Shah
    Dhyey Shah 16 days ago

    2:56 thank me later headphone users

  • Anthony Keown
    Anthony Keown 16 days ago

    Ted talks in 240p

  • Hussein masri
    Hussein masri 16 days ago

    is this TED or stand up comedy

  • pricey0986ify
    pricey0986ify 17 days ago

    Hopefully security has improved since this talk happened

  • Justin Adie
    Justin Adie 17 days ago +1

    Oh no, he hacked my screen resolution.

  • NightCrawler
    NightCrawler 17 days ago +11

    Anybody interested in what happened to the mosquito project?

    • Chris E
      Chris E 13 days ago

      Ended targeting human beings. Project sold to the government.

    • Chris Blackburn
      Chris Blackburn 14 days ago

      Mosquitos and who or what else can be programmed into it?

  • I am Cloud
    I am Cloud 17 days ago

    If i email him will he respond tho

  • I am Cloud
    I am Cloud 17 days ago


  • vleesevlons
    vleesevlons 18 days ago

    First 10 minutes are a waste of your time

  • Antoni Gates
    Antoni Gates 18 days ago

    So many people watching this don’t know what MySpace was, I remember when it didn’t exist 🙁

    • ShermaNator
      ShermaNator 18 days ago

      I remember when it didnt exist the second time around too

    TheEDOTONY 19 days ago

    I want the mosquito killer

  • JigSawPsycho
    JigSawPsycho 19 days ago +2

    7 years later and I still ain't seen no star wars laser beams killing mosquitoes O-o

  • Steve Clemente
    Steve Clemente 19 days ago

    Yup lol

  • sylvester john
    sylvester john 19 days ago

    Hacked every devices watching this video

  • Luis San
    Luis San 19 days ago +3

    *Is he gonna try playing video games on a macbook?*

  • Luke Rosnermanz
    Luke Rosnermanz 19 days ago

    “A laser junkie” 😂😂😂

  • Uhhh
    Uhhh 20 days ago +30

    I scanned your card to show the information that it is designed to provide when it is scanned.
    M4a44d Haaa44aaxxxxXxXXxx
    Hack: Liked my own comment because nobody will ever see it anyways.

  • Shibe Shook
    Shibe Shook 21 day ago

    That automatically aimed laser that kill mosquitoes are quite cool. If they really did build it. I'm getting one pre-order

  • Ray Walker
    Ray Walker 21 day ago +3

    5 minutes in and the only thing he has showed us is phone # spoofing using someone's own # to enter voicemail. I guess anyone can call themselves a top hacker.

  • Grand Marlon Doria
    Grand Marlon Doria 22 days ago

    Cure for cancer

  • Funny Memes
    Funny Memes 23 days ago

    Their credit cards are dead...

  • Alan Robb
    Alan Robb 23 days ago

    Remember there is a reason for mosquitoes being around (food for bats, etc). To create these kill zones will be effective, but it's still messing with nature, and will just be another piece in the environmental destruction puzzle. Sorry! Just a thought. I should put people first.

  • Karl Nickel
    Karl Nickel 23 days ago +2

    Pablos are u able to hack my video quality?

  • Spam Mail
    Spam Mail 25 days ago +1

    Whenever I hear the phrase, spotty results, I think of a woman on her period.

    • Spam Mail
      Spam Mail 25 days ago

      @m v right!?

    • m v
      m v 25 days ago +1

      poor u

  • Phelippe Votto
    Phelippe Votto 26 days ago +1

    One less pixel, and it would be radio.

  • james hallam
    james hallam 27 days ago

    lmao that guy who didn't have a wireless card :L

  • Ryan Stickler
    Ryan Stickler 27 days ago

    Andy Dick’s brother, Steve

  • BadBoiFilms
    BadBoiFilms 27 days ago

    *typing sounds*
    “AAAAND... WE...... ARE IN!”

  • BadBoiFilms
    BadBoiFilms 27 days ago

    Wtf is this? It says 3.6 roentgen?

  • Half Seen
    Half Seen 27 days ago

    I like how he works for Microsoft and the "videogame system" was a ps. 😂

  • Felvincc Dy
    Felvincc Dy 29 days ago

    so uuhhh..

    which pixel do i look at?

  • Equintrinity
    Equintrinity 29 days ago +1

    Is no one going to talk about how he looks a bit like Mark Zuckerberg?

    • KingKRool
      KingKRool 24 days ago

      Equintrinity he looks like a pixel

  • Lyman Fern
    Lyman Fern Month ago

    This mans just made a twitch drone

  • matt mccreadie
    matt mccreadie Month ago

    20 million views and not enough pixels to fit on my calculator

  • the9file
    the9file Month ago

    why is he using netscape in 2007

  • oddaniel vives
    oddaniel vives Month ago

    Perfect example of what the future holds for AI technology!!!

  • Madbeens RC
    Madbeens RC Month ago

    The shady lady😂😂😂

  • flange
    flange Month ago +1

    That mozzy killing lazor just blew my mind........

  • Jose Rendon
    Jose Rendon Month ago +1

    My question is: How do you learn this? By learning to code? By studying computer science? How?

    • Chris Mealing
      Chris Mealing Month ago

      it's a big field. learning to code can be a first step as you need it as a "tool"

  • Charlie Cameron
    Charlie Cameron Month ago


  • chris kostopoulos
    chris kostopoulos Month ago

    If hackers want to be real heros, hack into banks and delete everyones debt.

  • Austin Verlinden
    Austin Verlinden Month ago

    why would Ted film in 240P?

  • SeedPlanter
    SeedPlanter Month ago

    Laser field defense. Cool...a lot cleaner than cheniicals... it will never happen because Monsaaaan.....Bayer .controls the pesticides... mmm mmm yummy

  • Thompson L
    Thompson L Month ago +1

    This guy hacked my resolution

  • Dr. Paul Plumbing Heating

    cool video's,, like i said i'm getting their

  • Dr. Paul Plumbing Heating

    I'm Getting their,, Me Paul hacker mind, just like the bad government , lol

  • Tarun Kumaar
    Tarun Kumaar Month ago

    I swear I even thought about using lasers to kill mosquitoes but looks like someone already had that idea.

  • Jack Frost
    Jack Frost Month ago

    Samy is my HERO

  • Asse Rodgers
    Asse Rodgers Month ago

    6:09 Bleup

  • sweiland75
    sweiland75 Month ago

    "meet chicks on Myspace"

    *Feminists triggered*

  • sweiland75
    sweiland75 Month ago

    WOW! That automated voice on the phone is the same person I get on my phone here in Canada. I wonder who she is and where they get those automated voice messages from.

  • tyler massage
    tyler massage Month ago

    He shows none of HOW it is done, just what might be done

  • ItzShallow
    ItzShallow Month ago

    what a nerd

    DWYS WYSD Month ago


  • Jeff Matheson
    Jeff Matheson Month ago

    Even bill uses Apple 😂😏

  • Sgtjohn Sannicolas
    Sgtjohn Sannicolas Month ago +1

    It takes the right connections to find a real hacker I’ve finally come across a very legit hacker if you need real legit and professional hacker to help you with all your hacking services then contact HACKERVALLEY247ATGMAILCOM he’s the pro founder of app valley try him today he’s reliable affordable and fast hacker

  • corporatehippy
    corporatehippy Month ago +1

    Gave up after five minutes of bragging and no showing.

  • MrAMP1520
    MrAMP1520 Month ago +57

    "I'm going to show this to your 250 closest friends"
    *20 million views online

  • 53 12
    53 12 Month ago

    cicada3301 anyone?

  • AndyTheWoman
    AndyTheWoman Month ago

    Next is top *predator* shows us how it’s done

    BIO GAMING Month ago +3


  • Eddie Vale
    Eddie Vale Month ago +45

    Watching this 7 years later and still no anti mosquito lasers in my yard :/

    • Nathan Grass
      Nathan Grass Month ago

      I'm waiting for the mosquito laser net too.

  • DAILY updates
    DAILY updates Month ago

    Can anybody teach me hacking please I want to learn

    • J P
      J P Month ago

      Sure, first send me 3k in the mail and no refunds

    BEST OF LAUGH Month ago

    actually my pc is a toaster

  • byron yorks
    byron yorks Month ago

    240p how in 2019

  • Sid Michael Fajardo

    Amazing presentation

  • ali jahedi
    ali jahedi Month ago

    Kos nagooooo nane jende

  • Sergeant of pewdiepies 9 yr old army

    It’s Wednesday my dude 2:05

  • Xotano
    Xotano Month ago

    wow, TED Talks needs a nice long talk about opening music being at least 4 times as loud as literally everything else in the video.

  • don't mind me
    don't mind me Month ago

    Im actually so blown away

  • Morgasm420
    Morgasm420 Month ago

    unrelated comment but Canadian citizens need to have Universal Income so i can live

    • HBKHow05
      HBKHow05 Month ago

      @Mr LloydVal There are still jobs in Canada, there is -not- a lack of opportunity for a man living in Canada.

    • Mr LloydVal
      Mr LloydVal Month ago

      or use your brain. with more and more robots being developed to take on workload, there are drastically less than 7 billion jobs. it is impossible for every human to have a job. it is also impossible for every human that has a job to have a decent living wage depending on where they live.

      mindlessly telling people who you do not know "get a job" is the same thing as defending all animals in the Savannah from predators while at the same time telling the starving lions in the same savannah to go hunt for food.

    • HBKHow05
      HBKHow05 Month ago

      Morgasm420 or get a job

  • virginfitness
    virginfitness Month ago +2

    This guy is the new definition of a True Badass.