The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

The Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey

Emmanuel Goldstein

Language: English

Pages: 888

ISBN: 0470294191

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Since 1984, the quarterly magazine 2600 has provided fascinating articles for readers who are curious about technology. Find the best of the magazine’s writing in Best of 2600: A Hacker Odyssey, a collection of the strongest, most interesting, and often most controversial articles covering 24 years of changes in technology, all from a hacker’s perspective. Included are stories about the creation of the infamous tone dialer “red box” that allowed hackers to make free phone calls from payphones, the founding of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and the insecurity of modern locks.

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You too have MCI), you can save on the regular rates. In a way, MCI has 94192c12.qxd 6/3/08 3:34 PM Page 464 464 Chapter 12 gotten their customers to do their selling for them. That part is actually rather clever. In fact, we’ve even heard of families putting the guilt trip on relatives who refuse to sign up with MCI. But where MCI really messed up is with their 800-FRIENDS update service. This number exists so that customers can check the status of their calling circle—find out who’s.

Someone claiming to be a field tech for some company. He said that you could make an RS-485 to RS-232 converter very easily by wiring: • RS-232 Xmit = RS-485 RX • RS-232 Rvcd = RS-485 TX No one posted after him to say he was wrong. I don’t know if it would work, since the second wire of the pair of RS-485 data lines isn’t even mentioned, and it’s the difference between these two lines that sends the data. Also, the possibility of high voltage on an RS-485 line could easily damage a serial port.

Problem will be corrected very soon. Since most people don’t know or understand how the system works, they fail to understand how much they are at risk. Knowledge is Power. Fun With School ID Numbers (Summer, 2005) By gLoBuS I attend a medium sized high school with about one thousand students and a few hundred faculty members. Our district has several elementary, junior, and senior high schools. Every student and faculty member has a unique ID number for many uses that I will get into later.

Local Bell and AT&T. According to our guide, the ESS does not keep track of every digit dialed. This is not to say that it can’t be done, but that it would be impractical. His CO handles well over a million calls a day, and if it were to keep track of all the digits dialed, the storage requirements would be tremendous. Does the ESS print out a list of exceptional 1+800 callers every day? The answer is no, the ESS does not! But the billing tape does contain records of 1+800 usage, and that type of.

Auctioned car remote instructions (though not my model), and I was struck by the unfairness of the whole situation. I had two choices: I could pay an additional fee to acquire operational information for a device I’d already paid for, or I could resign myself to returning the car to the dealer whenever the remote needed to be reprogrammed and just accept the hour and a half wait for something I could do myself in less than a minute. Some dealers even charged for this service. I was not happy. I.

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