Boy Hacker Uses Apple Store’s Own Secret WiFi Network To Show Stormtroopers Humping On Every Apple TV [Video]

Henry D. is an awesome boy hacker out of the UK, and this video of him “pwning” a local Apple Store is just too cute and funny for words.

Using the secret gesture used to reset the Smart Sign iPads at the local Apple Store, Henry was able to use Apple’s own secret, hidden WiFi network to push AirPlay streaming video on all the Apple TVs around the London White City Apple Store.

Being a teenage boy, Henry chose to demo his exploit using an Internet meme video of a Stormtrooper humping. He’s posted full instructions on how to perform the exploit at your local Apple Store over on his official blog, which includes Apple’s “secret” iPad unlocking gesture: a long tap at the top left of the screen.

Thanks for sharing your exploit with us, Henry! You’re a weird kid, it’s true, but this was the best video we watched all morning. You can follow Henry on Twitter here

  • Henry Dyer

    Hi, @direthoughts here (creator of this video) – a few corrections :P . I’m a teenager, for a start, and it isn’t a “secret” gesture – it’s simply placing pressure down on the top left so it physically forces the iPad to lock, thus freeing it
    – As far as I know, but it may well be the secret gesture… – The post explains it a bit more than the video. And yes, to clarify. I am a teen..

    Many thanks,

    H./

  • gacbmmml

    I just pwned you. Significantly.

  • Henry Dyer

    :P

  • Hayes

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  • recyclops117

    If the ipod touches, the iphones, and the actual ipads are already on the same network why do you have to go all the trouble of unlocking the smart signs into streaming media to the apple tv? Why not just use the display devices?

  • Henry Dyer

    They aren’t – that’s the thing. They’re on the standard wifi network, not the hidden.

  • Herbert

    @readers:disqus my friend’s step-aunt makes $85 an hour on the laptop. last month her income was $7961 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Follow the instructions at Online Income Solution and set up your account… makecash1. com

  • Ken C

    Kids these days toss around the word “hack” and “hacker” so much these days it’s lost all meaning. You did absolutely nothing to hack the device, you simply found a way to turn it off, which caused the device to go back to the main screen of the iPad. Then used Airplay. Pwned? Not really, you just annoyed them that’s all.

  • Dilbert A

    Dumb ass.

  • Henry Dyer

    IMO, it is a hack – old school style. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H… 
    But hey. 

  • Henry Dyer

    The first specialist didn’t seem annoyed. The second seemed annoyed, though. Also, re “hack” -I use hack in the traditional idea, of 

    “(computing) An interesting technical achievement, particularly in computer programming.”

    From the Wiktionary. I hope it wasn’t too misconstrued – the video was made spur of the moment, but the blogpost not so much. 

  • recyclops117

    Oh ok my mistake

  • Phil

    There is no hacking going on. Stupid nerd.

  • charlie edwards

    What happened to the day when boys looked like boys.

  • supertino

    Pretty neat. Also, you could just go to youtube on Apple TV and play that video. I’m sure they let you test the Apple TV interface, no?

  • GH

    No hacking first off, and “boy” hacker? Why do you need to add boy? lol

  • John Lehmkuhl

    Henry, uh, when you break into a store and get all of the displays of every iPad2 and iMac at once to play the video, then I’ll give you kudos. This was a Stupid Pet Trick and nothing more.

    You don’t know what a true hacker is.

  • The_BORG

    OH GEEZ YOU’RE SO COOL! Where are your parents little KID?

  • D

    That was the biggest waste of time I have ever had watching youtube.  I would rather watch Justin Bieber video than that.

  • DickyWicked

    “this video of him “pwning” a local Apple Store is just too cute and funny for words.”
    ??? that’s a lie.

  • pollix

    Putting a silly video on a screen is not hacking.  Get all of the displays to turn on a personal message or turn them all off which makes them unusable, that is a hacker.  What you did was just being an annoying brat.  Go home kid, your 15 min of fame are over.

  • pollix

    Putting a silly video on a screen is not hacking.  Get all of the displays to turn on a personal message or turn them all off which makes them unusable, that is a hacker.  What you did was just being an annoying brat.  Go home kid, your 15 min of fame are over.

  • Henry Dyer

    And, yes, I have deleted this video. It requires an introduction and explanation. I don’t claim this to be a “hack” in terms of spooks-hack, but more of a “hijack” or a release – or simply, a little bit of fun, which is all this is. Now some responses
     Edward Polack, That is possible. DickyWicked , – hey, I didn’t write that! “D”, your choice. The_BORG, I pay no attention to you.  John Lehmkuhl, not quite sure you should be endorsing breaking and entering. Gillan, idk. Charlie Edwar ds, the camp that says I should have a hair cut is over there. Felipe Tadeo, you’re entitled to your opinion. Equally, you didn’t need to watch the video. DilbertAscended, you’re an oxymoron. Dilbert can’t become any greater. But hey.

  • Amr Khalifa

    Jeez, talk about a tough audience!

  • Ross

    @readers:disqus my buddy’s step-sister makes $85 every hour on the internet. last month her pay was $7783 just working on the internet for a few hours.Follow the instructions at Online Income Solution and set up your account… makecash1. com

  • Dilbert A

    I follow the book of enlightenment, written in Post-its.

    The first step towards enlightenment begins when you stop e-tagging.

    Call me.

  • inspireresponse

    Man what a bunch of egotistical, I am a 30 yr old (who thinks they are a hacker) whinimg…, I am better than a teenager assholes!!!’

    Don’t you remeber what it’s like to be a teenager? Many of you were probably doing nothing even close to hacking at his age. Let alone go into a store and try something.

    You are all so coo,l verbally bashing a teenager. Why don’t you all post the last time you went into a public retail computer establishment a tried to mess things up.

    The truth is you are all upset that you did’t think of it.

    Good job, you all really lifted your maturity to great heights.

  • Ronald Stepp

    V I D E O   R E M O V E D   B Y   T H E   U S E R

  • SevanGrim

    you seem like a smart kid. I hope your not taking these peoples bashing to heart. Your smarter than half of them, and what you did was fun.
     keep shaking things up while you can.

  • Scott Cahill

    He still doesn’t know how to hold his camera properly… 

  • Fabrice Faury

    Down with the Flash videos

  • Henry Dyer

    I recorded this (ironically enough) with the iPod 4G front camera.

  • Henry Dyer

    I have reuploaded the video (it is also on my blog), with a preword. Do take in mind this was recorded with an iPod Touch front facing camera. Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v

  • dataghoul

    I don’t think that this kid should be called “hacker”, because he’s not.
    He’s certainly a smart kid, but a hacker is something entirely different.

  • Gabriel Evans

    Definition of a hacker:  
    “A person who enjoys exploring the details of systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary.” This is exactly what this kid has done. 

    All you trolls who wish you’d thought of this first kindly go back to your mom’s basement and quit hating on a kid who is likely a hell of a lot more intelligent than you.

  • Henry Dyer

    Cheers to CoM for updating the video :)

  • Jamal22

    That little Brit needs his a** beat and sent home.

  • TylerHoj

    Really, that was a boy? 

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