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News: Thieves Using GPS Apps

This is just a heads up that thieves are now using GPS fitness apps to target people. Thieves are using popular GPS fitness apps such as Strava to find out where you live where they will then come and steal your bikes.

How To: Deter Data Thieves from Stealing Your Flash Drive by Disguising It as a Broken USB Cable

Having a flash drive is more or less a must, but the biggest downside is that they often get stolen, and it's not hard to figure out why. They're small, so they easily fit into pockets, and a lot of people store valuable information on them. Want to pretty much guarantee no one takes yours? Disguise it as a broken USB cable like Windell Oskay of Evil Mad Science Labs so it just looks like a piece of junk to would-be thieves. The materials are pretty simple: a flash drive (the smaller the bett...

How To: Install Anti-Theft App Cerberus on Your Android So Thieves Can't Remove It—Even After a Factory Reset

Dutch filmmaker Anthony Van der Meer published his 2015 thesis short from Willem de Kooning Academy in South Holland online in December 2016. It's a brilliant piece of work that managed to be touching, alarming, and informative at the same time. His documentary, which already has over 6 million views on YouTube, covered the journey made by a stolen smartphone and how the theft and ensuing tracking affected all parties involved.

How To: Prevent identity theft and know how thieves work

In this video from the ID Theft Center, learn exactly what identity theft is and how to prevent it from happening to you. Identity theft can happen to anyone - young, old, living, dead - thieves do not discriminate. This helpful video will tell you exactly what to look out for and how to avoid scams. Your host will explain how identity thieves operate and how to cut them off at the pass.

How To: Make a DIY vehicle immobilizer to stop car thieves

We all know the G-spot as that sensitive area that drives women crazy, but for auto enthusiasts, it has a whole new meaning. The G-Spot, designed by Daniel Davies, is a vehicle immobilizer, which keeps your vehicles safe from car thieves. And you don't need to pay a huge amount of money to get one, either! You can make on yourself, right at home, provided you have all the right materials.

How To: Keep your identity safe from thieves

In this video, presented by the experts at the St. Louis Community Credit Union, learn how to prevent thieves from stealing your identity or account information. These days, between paper bills, Internet banking, social networking and all the other ways we interact, there are many ways for crooks to get into our private lives.

How To: 7 Methods for Concealing Valuable Items from Thieves

Want to keep your money and valuables safe while traveling abroad? Play it safe and outsmart thieves by placing your money, passport, jewelry and other expensive things in unexpected places. Sew a secret inner pocket in your pants, or if that's too much work, try cutting open a tennis ball, using empty film canisters, or simply placing a small amount of money in a spare wallet while your real wallet is more concealed within your luggage or purse.

How To: Stop Bike Thieves Dead in Their Tracks! Make a Magnetically Controlled Bike Alarm

Bikes are a great form of transportation. They use human energy more efficiently than any other machine. You can keep it in your closet or hallway. You can even take it on the train in a pinch. However, this portability is also the bike's biggest draw back. If you own a bike in the city, chances are it will be stolen. Locks barely deter thieves armed with bolt cutters and crowbars. Throw the bike thieves for a loop and make a tilt-sensitive alarm. It will hopefully startle your bike's assaila...

News: Catch Creeps and Thieves in Action: Set Up a Motion-Activated Webcam DVR in Linux

When it comes to webcams these days, most people are using their laptops over desktops. The cameras are centered, integrated, and require no configuring. They're a cinch and usually have great resolution. So, then what do we do with all of those old wired desktop webcams that we've accrued over the years? Even if you still use an external USB one, chances are you're not using it daily, so why not come up with a better use for it?

How To: Pick pockets like a pro

Learn how to pick pockets just the way pro thieves do it! This video will take you through the way pros go through their process, from finding a mark to making the switch. It even tells you how to avoid being the mark. This video will show how to pick pockets like a pro.

How To: Make the best padlock shim out of an aluminum can

The padlocks that secure most of America's high-school lockers are one of the easiest types of locks to open in the world for thieves and other miscreants. The easiest, cheapest way to do so is using a shim. These can be bought online, but why both when you can make one yourself out of an old soda or beer can? This video features a professional lockpicker at a conference explaining exactly how to make your own can shim and use it to open any padlock. You little devil you.

How To: Completely erase a computer hard drive to remove all private data

Data thieves don't have to be programming wizards to get their hands on your personal information. They often find hard drives that contain financial and other sensitive data at flea markets, charity shops, the city dump—even on eBay. In this video tutorial, PC World explains how to completely erase sensitive data from old drives before recycling or discarding them. Wipe your old hard drives with this how-to.

How To: Turn your doorbell into a guard dog alarm

This video shows you how to make a security device out of a door bell. The concept is that most thefts happen when people are away from home. To make sure of this the thief rings the door bell to make sure that nobody is home, if nobody answers then they will break in. A lot of people have dogs and alarm systems which will scare off the thieves, but this alarm system combines both. To make this devise you have to buy a speaker system that connects to your door bell. When the door bell rings i...

How To: Get the Elegant Suit for cheating on Red Dead Redemption for the Xbox 360

In order to get the Elegant Suit in Red Dead Redemption, you'll need about seventy dollars, which what it will cost you to get the Elegant Suit. You'll need to travel to Thieves' Landing, either by stagecoach or by foot, but the stagecoach will cost you about fourteen dollars. You'll need to find the tailor's shop, which contains the Elegant Suit, which allows you to cheat at liar's dice and poker in RDR. To see how to actually cheat, check out this video.

How To: Use a Tennis Ball to Unlock Car Doors Without a Key

The Next Three Days is the new film by Paul Haggis (Crash), which stars Russell Crowe and Elizabeth Banks. Laura (Banks) is accused of murder and sent to prison, and her husband John (Crowe) struggles to prove her innocence while taking care of their only child. But the system does not work for John, and he's forced to take extreme actions and attempt a prison break.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Mission 46

Everything Must Go: It's the truth. It's time to say goodbye to everything. See Antonio again and be ready for a quick time event during the cut scene after you accept the mission. The first order of business is to kill five archers surrounding the building in which Emilio is camping. Take to the rooftops and locate the guards. Once you've gotten near them, you can't let them get too far away from you. Kill all of 'em, being as stealthy or as brazen as you like. Personally, we like brazen.

Walkthrough Assassin's Creed 2: Mission 42

Cleaning House: This mission just might be the best one of all. Talk to Antonio, the head of the thieves guild and you'll at first get a cut scene and a memory sync, without having to do anything. Talk to him again, however, and you'll get a mission to identify and kill some traitors. The nearest traitor is in an area just north of you, so head toward the green area on your map.

How To: Make a hidden compartment using CDs

Looking for somewhere to hide your things so that no thieves will take them? Why not try hide them inside that old Hanson or Backstreet Boys CD? If you have out of date CDs that you are no longer listening to, check out this tutorial. In this video you will learn how to use ordinary CDs and turn them into mini-safes for your valuables. These are easy to make and are great for security. So, whether you are hiding things from your parents, siblings, roommates or strangers, have a look at this s...

How To: Walkthrough Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 on the Xbox 360

Dive (or more appropriately, soar) into another Tom Clancy video game on the Xbox 360— This walkthrough series for Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2 covers the whole entire gameplay for the newly released sequel. Gun down countless MiGs, bomb enemy tanks and shoot down nuclear missiles before they destroy their targets! This video game is all about speed, battle and adrenaline. Try out this air combative flight simulator yourself, and see if you're not on the edge of your seat. Watch the full walkthrou...

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