Breaking News
Comments
Newest First | Oldest First | Threaded View
<<   <   Page 4 / 4
Susan Rambo
User Rank
Author
Re: Visit from the past...
Susan Rambo   7/30/2013 12:52:11 AM
NO RATINGS
@Charles.Desassure, I'm glad you liked it. It's a good documentary. I watched the full 50 minutes! The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA may have one of those blue box keypads from Woz (who is a big supporter of the museum). I like that Woz, Draper, and Mitnick are sitting at the table together at the end. Two of them had some tough go of it, didn't they.

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Author
Re: Visit from the past...
Charles.Desassure   7/30/2013 12:44:03 AM
NO RATINGS
Susan...Thanks for the link. I sure can use this for my Fundamentals of Information Secuirty class this fall.  Great job. 

Susan Rambo
User Rank
Author
Re: Visit from the past...
Susan Rambo   7/29/2013 11:39:44 PM
NO RATINGS
Captain Crunch, Woz and more in this 50-min video on phone phreaking and hacking. Hackers The History Of Hacking - Phone Phreaking, Cap.Crunch, Wozniak, Mitnick

Charles.Desassure
User Rank
Author
Visit from the past...
Charles.Desassure   7/29/2013 11:19:48 PM
NO RATINGS
This was a good story, but come on.  We all know the FBI did what they wanted to do doing the 60's and early 70's.  I really appreciate the article.  There were a bunch of guys like this during that time period but their stories will never be told.   But thanks for a visit from the past.

Patk0317
User Rank
Author
Re: Great story, well told
Patk0317   7/29/2013 10:41:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Wasn't there a whole slew of these people in the 70's. I think one was called "Captain Crunch" who also sold these boxes? And to think today - at least in the USA, long distance is effectively free. My how times have changed!

junko.yoshida
User Rank
Author
Whistler
junko.yoshida   7/29/2013 10:26:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Until I read this piece, I didn't know the blind hacker character in Robert Redford's movie "Sneakers" was based on a real historical character. Very cool.

mcgrathdylan
User Rank
Author
Re: Great story, well told
mcgrathdylan   7/29/2013 8:37:32 PM
NO RATINGS
Hear, hear. Or is it here, here? Anyway, I agree. This is a fantastic story. I'd never heard about the Whistler before, but I had heard about Woz and Jobs and the blue boxes. And as it is told here, I do see the logic in the Whistler being at least partly, if not completely, responsible for the formation of Apple. Great stuff.

rick merritt
User Rank
Author
Great story, well told
rick merritt   7/29/2013 5:55:38 PM
NO RATINGS
This is just one of many tales of smart hackers and engineers whose achievements we need to celebrate.

<<   <   Page 4 / 4


Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
Most Recent Comments
Like Us on Facebook
Special Video Section
LEDs are being used in current luxury model automotive ...
With design sizes expected to increase by 5X through 2020, ...
01:48
Linear Technology’s LT8330 and LT8331, two Low Quiescent ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
LED lighting is an important feature in today’s and future ...
05:27
The LT8602 has two high voltage buck regulators with an ...
05:18
Silego Technology’s highly versatile Mixed-signal GreenPAK ...
The quality and reliability of Mill-Max's two-piece ...
01:34
Why the multicopter? It has every thing in it. 58 of ...
Security is important in all parts of the IoT chain, ...
Infineon explains their philosophy and why the multicopter ...
The LTC4282 Hot SwapTM controller allows a board to be ...
This video highlights the Zynq® UltraScale+™ MPSoC, and sho...
Homeowners may soon be able to store the energy generated ...
The LTC®6363 is a low power, low noise, fully differential ...
See the Virtex® UltraScale+™ FPGA with 32.75G backplane ...
Vincent Ching, applications engineer at Avago Technologies, ...
The LT®6375 is a unity-gain difference amplifier which ...
The LTC®4015 is a complete synchronous buck controller/ ...
10:35
The LTC®2983 measures a wide variety of temperature sensors ...