Monday, November 18, 2013

Top 10 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Evil

"Evil" is a complex thing. , other times . Here are 10 things that clearly fall under the banner of "" but are worth knowing how to do.

We've been featuring less-than-moral hacks in our evil week for a few years now, and we've racked up quite a few, so we thought it time to take a look back at all the best ones. As we said in our this year, the whole idea of "evil" is a bit tongue-in-cheek, but we have one common theme unites most of the topics we're covering: Knowledge is power, and whether you use that power for good or evil depends on you. Learning to crack passwords teaches you security practices. A better understanding of lying and manipulation earns you the ability to detect such tactics. There's a time and a place for bad behavior. So, without further ado here are some of our best evil tricks from the past few years.

10. LIE

Sometimes, lying is justified--like if you're doing it to or if you're trying to . Sometimes it's bad, but relatively harmless, like or , , , and other such things. Whatever your feelings, however, can make you a lot better at , and even . You may not be able to , but being a good liar is a good skill to have, evil or not. Photo remixed from (Shutterstock).


People cheat. It happens. But depending on the circumstance, . Other times, its downright evil. We've showed you tricks from all across this spectrum, from to , , , or . Use your tricks wisely, though--if you rely on cheating too much, you'll never be able to get stuff done when cheating isn't an option.


Picasso once said "Good artists borrow, great artists steal." You may not be able to apply that logic to , but you could perhaps apply it to . And I don't think I need to mention and , two of the greatest (but most oft-used for stealing) services on the web. The best thing to steal, though? Your own stuff, so you can . Image remixed from and (Shutterstock).


Ever feel like you aren't persuasive enough, or that you can't get people to do what you want? Maybe it's time to turn to more evil persuasion techniques. , but reverse psychology can also go a long way when it comes to . None of these are particularly new tricks, either--they've been used by everyone from to for years. Of course, if you'd rather manipulate people without abandoning your ethics completely, . Image remixed from (Shutterstock).


Privacy is dead these days. If you want to truly protect yours, it helps to know the best tricks privacy invaders are using--whether that's , , , or something else. And once you get there, you should know , too. Photos by and (Shutterstock).


Okay, being lazy isn't exactly evil, but it's still viewed as a negative characteristic. But as we know, . So it may be necessary to or to please the higher-ups while you recharge your batteries. Obviously, , but with the right strategy, . Photo by .


Sometimes, getting truly pissed off can do good things--like or . Other times, . So don't be afraid to get angry, but make sure you --like . Photo remixed from an original by .


Ever since you were a kid, you've probably enjoyed the rush of being somewhere you weren't allowed. Maybe it's for a legitimate reason (like on a really hot day) or maybe it's just the rush (like ), but either way, there are always ways to sneak in. All it takes is a little research and a bit of social engineering. Of course, if you're really devious, you could , but that's bound to get you in a little more trouble than playing dumb and sneaking in. Check out our for more inspiration.


Being anonymous isn't evil on its own, but coupled with other less-than-pious activity, it allows you to get away with an awful lot. When it comes to online activity, you have : private browsing, proxy servers, VPNs, disposable email addresses, all the way to creating an entirely new identity. Of course, if you really want to take it to the next level, you could . Photo by Getty Images.


Still not feeling evil enough? Well, then it's time to just start being a jerk to everyone--that oughta cement your reputation as a villain. . . . (unless that's you). . By the end of the week, you shouldn't have any problem getting that invitation to the evil league of evil you've been waiting for. Photo remixed from .

Thanks for all the great Evil Weeks, everyone. See you next year!

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