Here's a fun one; not really a hack, but we suppose it could be used for all sorts of things, like blackmailing your friends and family, or at least embarrassing them. If you and your friends use AIM (AOL Instant Messenger) or iChat you can send an AIM "bot" to go and chat with your pal(s) and then have the conversation emailed back to you. This can be a lot of fun since you can choose the name of the "bot" (like Stacey or Mike), age (as in "17" or "40") and location—the classic "asl" (age, sex, location) you see in those chat rooms no one ever admits to visiting.
As an added bonus, this of course works when you the send the bot after your palís spiffy new SideKick which has AIM built in as well. Basically, this will work wherever thereís an AIM client which means, Macs, PCs, Linux and almost all mobile phones now. Just be careful when you send to a palís phone that uses AIM over SMS (text message) as it might cost them money, but hey, like you care, youíre already messing with them.
Sending the bot
Visit ChattingAimBot.com and enter in your friendís screen name, your email (thatís where the logs will be sent) and choose the botís name, sex, age, location and the first message to send to your friend, er, victim.
Note: For IE users thereís some weird ActiveX thing it wants you to install. We didnít install it on our PC or on our Mac, and it worked fine; we suggest you donít either.
You can only send one ďbot attackĒ per 24 hours to a specific screen name, keep that in mind and make it
When you start the bot, youíll also get a status window to see whatís going on.
We might suggest sending the bot to your boss, that way when youíre up for a raise and he tries to shaft you with a
1.5% per annum, when you know you deserve a 1.7%, you can show him the logs where he chatted the night away
with ďJennieĒ, a 17 year old from California who wanted to ďwebcamĒ it up.
We did send it after some of our friends, some of which are not too happy with us right now, sorry about thatóit had to be done. But in all fairness, we sent the bot after our own account in order to post it here; hereís a screen shot of the bot talking to us on AIM/iChat.
Getting the logsÖ
After the bot is finished, it gives the last message and then sends you the email logs.
Hereís the email was sent to our gmail account.
Funkzter662(4:43:01): hey there
Funkzter662(4:43:23): how r you?
pmtorrone(4:43:30): great, who is this?
Funkzter662(4:43:44): Iím stacey
Funkzter662(4:43:58): what are you doin?
pmtorrone(4:44:07): writing about bots
Funkzter662(4:44:17): whats your name again?
Funkzter662(4:45:37): uh hello? why arenít you talking?
pmtorrone(4:45:43): what should i say?
Funkzter662(4:45:56): do u think so?
Funkzter662(4:46:18): i dont remember anyomre lol
pmtorrone(4:46:23): what are you wearing?
Funkzter662(4:46:33): socks :-)
pmtorrone(4:46:41): where are you?
Funkzter662(4:46:56): in my room
pmtorrone(4:47:02): how old are you?
Funkzter662(4:47:11): ripe old age of 17 ;-)
pmtorrone(4:47:50): do you have a webcam?
Funkzter662(4:48:01): hmmÖ nope.
Funkzter662(4:48:51): awwÖ cant we talk some more?
pmtorrone(4:49:24): bush or kerry?
pmtorrone(4:49:39): which one?
Funkzter662(4:49:50): I dunn oabout that one
Funkzter662(4:50:55): Are you still there?
Funkzter662: You have been talking to a computer! One of your friends is reading the whole conversation and laughing it up right now! GET EVEN! Have the bot talk to all your friends by visiting chattingaimbot.com
We looked around after writing this article to see if there was anyone else doing anything like this, and it turns out thereís an entire group of people tricking others (using humans) to show themselves on webcams and then posting their photos. Hereís the how-to on that as well, careful out there kidsówe think this is going to be the next Punkíd.