The BEST Episodes of Hak5
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 15, 2022
Hak.5 (Hack Point Five) is not your conventional television show. This is a variety show covering technology, tips, programming, experiments, random goodies, mods, hacks, and laughs. We're not paid to do this, or affiliated with a big media giant. We're power users, administrators, programmers, modders, photographers, gamers, command-line junkies, security enthusiasts, etc, just like you. Instead of building a beowulf cluster for fun, we're building a beowulf cluster for fun, filming it, and sharing the project with you. Welcome to IPTV, welcome to Hak.5!
#1 - Ad Block and SSH Tunnel with Privoxy, Pogoplug Mobile, Process Forking and Grub2
Season 10 - Episode 14 - Aired Nov 22, 2011
This time on the show, Python + Privoxy = no more banner ads the your router level! Eighty of Dual Core reports. Plus, a cloud syncing NAS without the hassles of building and maintaining a BSD box or messing with Rsync to EC2! Not that you couldn't, just, this one's dead simple.
#2 - Episode 2
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 5, 2005
n this episode of Hak.5 we show you how to install a 12-volt accessory outlet in your case, add a webcam to the light script, keep your taskbar clean with a free utility, manage the Windows XP firewall from the command line, create a leet external hard drive case, and install a unix-like disk image over a network. Plus a special interview with an Internet Icon.
#3 - Episode 4
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Nov 5, 2005
In this episode of Hak.5 Wess builds a mini arcade cabinet for under $100, Harrison attacks SSL with Whoppix, Darren defends himself by setting up a VPN server on XP, and Jon & Harrison take on buffer overflows with beer. Plus an interview with a Goldeneye Source developer, exclusive in-game video, and more Microshaft than you can wave a rounded IDE cable at. Special guest intro by Jenn Cutter from OpenAlpha and new theme music by Ashley Witt.
#4 - Episode 5
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 5, 2005
In this episode of Hak.5 Wess finishes up his sub-$100 mini arcade cabinet, Darren talks streaming audio and video, Jon dives into AJAX, and Harrison plays with metasploit. Plus the Microshaft Jackhammer 5160, special guest star Frank Linhares, guest intro by Mike Lazazzera, music by Ashley Witt, and a not-so-friendly server.
#5 - Episode 6
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jan 5, 2006
In this episode of Hak.5 Jon brings us a coding challenge, Wess builds a laser audio transmitter for his iPod, Harrison shows us why we should get to know our network neighbors better, and Darren remotely installs VNC with a command line gem. Plus the conclusion to last month’s chilling cliff-hanger and guest appearances by Leo Laporte, Amber MacArthur, Mike Lazazzera, and Frank Linhares.
#6 - Episode 7
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Feb 4, 2006
In this episode of Hak.5 the gang hacks the CVS disposable digital camera, secure VNC traffic using SSH tunneling, take viewer questions and even check out some video submissions. Plus some special announcements and more commercials worth watching. Guest intro by Kevin Mitnick and music by Ashley Witt.
#7 - Episode 8
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Mar 5, 2006
In this episode of Hak.5 the gang dives into IPTV subscription apps, pandora timeshifting hacks, and routing PC video over existing home coax. Plus an interview Chris Munton of Mathclub Productions, viewer questions, a sneak peak at episode 9, and a TikiBar parody way over the top. Guest intro by Kyle from Pure Pwnage and theme song by Ashley Witt.
#8 - Episode 9
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Apr 4, 2006
In this episode of Hak.5 Jenn Cutter from Openalpha.tv guest hosts, bringing us a PSP-Windows hack. Darren continues his quest for the ultimate vidcast-couch-potato setup with a media center remote over cell-phone. Wess puts his own spin on Dance Dance Revolution with a custom modded dance pad. Rob Fuller of mubix.com joins us to show off his USB thumbdrive toolkit. Plus an interview with the guys from Podzinger.com, a parody we’ve dubbed ‘the token’, an intro from Sean Carruthers of labrats.tv, leet-hack interviews from Karen Johnson, and Leo Laporte of twit.tv shows his evil side.
#9 - Episode 10
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired May 5, 2006
In this experimental season finale episode of Hak.5 Darren & Wess wrap up ton of viewer questions covering gmail to SMS, recovering dead hard drives, email from the command prompt, and streaming video in flash. A special guest drops by to cover cracking windows passwords & securing windows. Plus Rob Fuller of mubix.com joins us to talk a bit about Tor and Anonym.OS and an Interview with | from RainbowCrack-Online.com.
#10 - Occupineapple - Protesting with Spoofed WiFi SSIDs and the MK802 Android Mini PC
Season 12 - Episode 10 - Aired Oct 23, 2012
This time on the show, funny WiFi names, MDK3 and non-violent protesting with an Occupineapple. Plus,what's the deal with the MK802? I'll be reviewing this little Android PC. All that and more!
#11 - Setting Up the a Secure, Portable Linux Installation and Installing Ubuntu Touch
Season 14 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 27, 2013
Our thoughts on Ubuntu Touch and setting up the ultimate fast, secure, portable and persistant Linux installation. All that and more this time on Hak5!
#12 - Reviewing Kali Linux and USB Rubber Ducky Payload Generator
Season 14 - Episode 8 - Aired Apr 9, 2013
This time on the show, The King is dead, long live the King! We review BackTrack's successor Kali Linux. Then Human Interface Device attacks with ease - Darren check out the USB Rubber Ducky payload generator, then hacking at 55 miles per hour, we hear your ideas on Hack Across America. All that and more, this time on Hak5!
#13 - Episode 1
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Aug 5, 2005
In this pilot episode of Hak.5 we test to see if the speed at which you war drive affects your ability to pick up access points. We also show you how to control your lights from an Internet enabled cell phone, kill remote windows processes, modify the gamecube to enable DVD playback, and custom paint your PC case. Plus a Windows XP installation tip everyone should know.
#14 - Not Found: Multi-Touch Mini, Virus Infection Analysis, Photosynth and Chrome
Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired Sep 24, 2008
Building a mini multi-touch table. Analysis of a Virus Infection in Windows. Photo stitching to the extreme with Photosynth, and Google Chrome memory manager.
#15 - Gaming on the Nexus 7 with a PS3 controller via Bluetooth and Reverse Proxy Web Servers
Season 12 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 10, 2012
Check out how you can start gaming with a Playstation 3 controller on Android!
#16 - Linux Motion Detecting Lock Screens and Android NFC Hacking with Arduino
Season 12 - Episode 9 - Aired Oct 16, 2012
Motion detecting lock screens for Linux using motion and pagekite, NFC hacking on Android with an Arduino and how secure is that 80 character password really? All that and more, this time on Hak5!
#17 - Eagle Eye, DroidMote and War Dialing
Season 12 - Episode 11 - Aired Oct 31, 2012
This time on the show, let the pwnage begin! Viss shares with us his Eagle Eye tool for evaluating tens of thousands of potentially insecure publicly accessible web servers with ease. What's out there? Red Light cameras, industrial automation systems, power plants? Oh my! Then I'll be controlling my MK802 with an phone - that's Android on Android action to the one there. Plus, war dialing! You heard me right, not driving, dialing. Senor Jiffy Pop explains why having your computer dial ten thousa
#18 - Hacking the Airwave with HackRF and Jailbreaking the NetGear NeoTV
Season 12 - Episode 12 - Aired Nov 7, 2012
This time on the show, Hack the Airwaves! Darren sits down with HackRF creators Mike Ossmann and Jared Boone at Toorcon San Diego. Then, rooting the Netgear NeoTV with just a remote? It's possible with just a little command injection. Plus, disk imaging in Linux the sexy way. All that and more!
#19 - Free Your Nexus 7 - Make It Run Ubuntu!
Season 12 - Episode 20 - Aired Jan 2, 2013
This time on the show, installing Ubuntu on the Nexus 7. Plus, EtherApe, Backbox and Matriux. All that and more, this time on Hak5!
#20 - SShuttle and Linux Talk
Season 12 - Episode 24 - Aired Jan 30, 2013
This time on the show, can an SSH Proxy become a VPN? We're bridging networks with a wicked python script.. It's what happens when a transparent proxy gets together with a VPN and SSH. That's like a networking threesome! Plus, secure chat in Linux! All that and more, this time on Hak5!
#21 - Interview with Stina Ehrensvärd of Yubico and Necomimi the Brainwave Cat Ears
Season 12 - Episode 26 - Aired Feb 12, 2013
This time on the show, something happened to Darren... He's AWOL somewhere in Europe or France or Geneva, on ITU business. Also talking about Yubico with Stina Ehrensvärd and Cat Ears! All that and more, this time on Hak5!
#22 - Announcing Hack Across America
Season 14 - Episode 7 - Aired Apr 3, 2013
Join Darren Kitchen and the Hak5 team as they embark on a 6 month North American tour visiting hackerspaces, holding workshops, talks and meetups and connecting with the community that so defines hacker culture.
#23 - Sharing Public Keys, Turning your IRC client into a chat client, and Google Docs Tricks!
Season 14 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 30, 2013
This time on the show, Encrypt all the things! We're continuing our discussion on OpenPGP and Keyservers! Then, connecting social media and Chat through IRC! Plus, secure Google Docs tricks. All that and more, this time on Hak5!
#24 - Windows USB Booting, Fon Hacking Illustrated, DimDim, DeskSpace and Portals
Season 4 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 1, 2008
Booting Windows from a USB key using the Windows Automated Installation Kit. Unlocking the Fon and Installing Jasager — Illustrated. Desktop and meeting collaboration using DimDim, the free open source online collaboration software. Turn your Windows desktop into a 3D spaces cube, and more!
#25 - Building a high performance home router
Season 7 - Episode 18 - Aired Jun 15, 2010
Make your home network scream with a high performance router and firewall. Darren builds a custom network appliance using cheap parts, free and open source software and more power tools than he's typically allowed to touch. Plus, need an online backup solution? Fancy 50 gigs in the cloud for free? Shannon's got the hookup.