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Stealing Chrome cookies without a password

I found a new way to trick Google Chrome into giving up its secrets.

Hacking your neighbour's Wi-Fi

Hacking Wi-Fi, cracking passwords, and spying on mysterious handshakes is an easy game for babies.

Stalking your Facebook friends on Tinder

How I found a way to see the Tinder profiles of your Facebook friends. I told Tinder about this and they said "it's a feature lmao". Hacker News comments

Graphing when your Facebook friends are awake

I stumbled upon a dodgy Facebook API. Read for tips on how to apply at the NSA. Hacker News comments

one-use novelty websites

a gentle, pastel information security conference.

Click-to-copy unicode faces like these guys: ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

A URL shortener that also makes the URL look extremely dodgy. For example:,p_0GL.;q_YP-87filehost=spyware.pptx.min.css.exe Here's the Hacker News Comments.

Type words, get emoji. It's for when you want emoji on desktop. I made v1, and @samthor made the vastly more web-17.0 v2.

Generates SICK 2003 usernames like [MTNDEW][email protected]_Xxx. Read the js for a pleasant surprise.

Ummmmm you had to be there okay. A collab with @RakeDodgers. Steam is embedded in an iframe and changes a lot and this site is held together with nothing but man's hubris so it might be broken, sorry.

talk recordings

Operation Luigi: How I hacked my friend without her noticing

Come on down to luigi town, we've got: the 2013 tumblr hack, linkedin roasting, your sweet mango boy, one loopy b o i, regrets

Stealing Chrome Cookies without a password

I found a new way to get Chrome to give you someone's Chrome cookies after you get into their computer, logging you in as them. Here's how I flubbed my way there.

Tricking people

The techniques magicians and pickpockets use to trick people work for hacking too.

Graphing when your Facebook friends are awake

At PyCon AU 2016. For the record, this is creepy and I think doing it is not okay!


What's with the "Alex" thing?

Once, an article referred to me as a hacker who goes by the name "Alex", so that's my hacker handle now and there's nothing I can do about it.

Do you have an actual pdf called mango.pdf?

Sure, here you go. It's got a password on it though. The password is hidden somewhere in this page. Have fun!