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phreak

n. a respelling of freak. You stupid freak! Why’d you do that?
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At that time, phreaks were trying all sorts of ways to duplicate the frequency needed to jack the system, and Engressia discovered that a free whistle being given out in boxes of cereal could be used to that end.
A phreak is a person who breaks into telephone networks or other secured telecommunication systems to see how they work.
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Meanwhile, back in the Physical World, I continue to be haunted by the words of the first lawyer I called on behalf of Steve Jackson, Phiber Optik, and Acid Phreak back in the spring of 1990.
The name was composed from the words phreak and hack, which refer to telecommunications systems (phreaking) and computer systems (hacking).
On May 10, 1987, a hacker identified as Shadowhawk placed detailed information on how to attack AT&T Unix computers successfully on a computer bulletin board service (BBS) known as Phreak Klass-2600, in Lubbock, TX.
There was 1992's Sneakers, which took some of its inspiration from real-world phone phreaks John "Cap'n Crunch" Draper and Josef "Joybubbles" Engressia.
Hackers are no longer phreaks or society's fringe dwellers.
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There were also some repetitive entries--for example, Crackers Lamers and Phreaks, Hackers Crackers and Hacking, and Phreaking, which could have been combined somehow.
The episode of BBS that focuses on the darker side of the scene--hackers, crackers, phone phreaks, and software pirates--opens with a monologue from a portly aging biker called Bootleg with a great frizzy white beard and long hair, who sits astride a great black Harley taking drags from a cigarette.
It's not inconceivable that the digital underground will use spoofed IP calls to access confidential personal or business information, but it's even more likely that we'll see a resurgence of the 1970s-relic "phone phreaks," who figured out how to trick Ma Bell into letting them make unlimited free phone calls.
Tech Talk) @ 2002 AP 35 Tools for Digital Sleuths (Tech Talk) @ 2002 AP 36 Advanced Cybertraining Courses Made Available (Tech Talk) @ 2002 JA 40 Financial Computer Intrusions Recorded (Tech Talk) @ 2002 JA 41 Hack Attacks Encyclopedia: A Complete History of Hacks, Cracks, Phreaks, and Spies Over Time (Book Review) @ 2002 JA 112 Computer Security Facilitating Remote Access (Working Wise) [Center for Social Organization of Schools, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD] @ 2002 D 21 Bug Hunters Unite (Tech Talk) @ 2002 D 28 Good Advice Not Taken (Tech Talk) @ 2002 D 28 Patching Up Patching Measures (Tech Talk) @ 2002 D 31 Top Vulnerabilities Revealed (Tech Talk) @ 2002 D 32 The Road to Reconciliation @ 2002 D 36 Who's Winning the Cyberwars?
Phreaks -- those who manipulate/crac the telephone system
Among the phone phreaks who transferred their obsessions to computers in the late 1970s and early 1980s were Steven Jobs and Stephen Wozniak, the co-founders of Apple Computer.