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Put together by a band of IT ninjas, security professionals and hardcore gamers, Hak5 isn't your typical tech show. They take on hacking in the old-school sense, covering everything from network security, open source and forensics, to DIY modding and the homebrew scene. Then they wrap it all up with a healthy dose of cocktails and geek comedy. Damn the warranties, it's time to Trust your Technolust.

Hak5 began as an independent production on August 5, 2005.

Hak5 joined Revision3 in September 2008 (starting with Hak5's 4th season). The announcement coincided with a live appearance by the Hak5 crew at the first Diggnation in NYC (right before Brian Brushwood performed for Special Edition: Brian's Bizarre New York Magic Show (Part 1) and Special Edition: Brian's Bizarre New York Magic Show (Part 2)).

There is a Hak5 ad at the end of The Equation in which Darren Kitchen and Matt Lestock hack into the Revision3 studio monitors.

Roughly a year and a half later, Brian Brushwood appeared in Episode 704: Malware Analyzis Sandbox and PC Remote Control over Twitter where Darren stole Brian's hat and revealed his unspiked hair. The same episode also referenced Darren's appearance in the Internet Celebrity Fight Club NSFW episode.

Hak5 is currently hosted by Darren Kitchen and Shannon Morse.