Meet Newstweek, a hidden device engineered to hack news items being read at public WiFi hotspots (cafes, libraries, airports, etc.). Both nefarious and tech-saavy, the ingenious mechanism wasn't fathered by a group of web hackers, but rather a pair of Berlin artists, Julian Oliver and Danja Vasiliev. The duo are interested in exploiting the "trustworthiness" of big media outlets in order to demonstrate the vulnerability of relying on just a few dominant networks.
After an assumedly nasty break up, Jack Weppler's ex-girlfriend decided to smite him in the most public way possible. The wronged girl uploaded a pile of defamatory images to a picture-hosting website with Weppler's name as the filename, and Google image search did its magic. Labeling this a computer prank may be a stretch—it's probably something more along the lines of psycho-angry-ex-girlfriend-goes-completely-and-utterly-nuts—but it's whip clever, it's DIY, and pretty hilarious.
Meet Matt Weathers, Biola University math professor and probable blood relative of Mary Poppins. Because, really, who but a Poppins could pull off a prank of this sort? Think Who Framed Roger Rabbit for the PowerPoint set. Or, better yet, see for yourself in the video gallery below:
Puzzled? We were too, when Bryan here at Wonder'HowTo punked us-- hiding this 80's music video in an email entitled 'WonderHowTo on Colbert Report'. Doh! Totally fell for it! Twice.