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phreak

n. a respelling of freak. You stupid freak! Why’d you do that?
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It is clear that the legacy of phreaking, which grew out of harmless curiosity to explore a new technology, has progressed into a frightening and dangerous means of political attack in swatting.
Blind from birth, he burst onto the phone phreaking scene late 2004 when a neighbor gave him the number of a telephone party line called the Boston Raven.
He gave this information to Draper, whose extensive use of the whistle made him a phreaking legend.
Phishing (which is sometimes said to stand for "password harvesting fishing," but is more likely a cyber-jargon spelling, as in "warez" and " phreaking ") is a set of techniques for deceiving network users into revealing confidential information, such as passwords, PINs, or bank account numbers.
Phreaking was coined by the first hacker, John Draper (aka "Captain Crunch").
Hands-free phones, phreaking - hacking into phone systems for free calls - and fuzzy logic are all new inclusions.
Hands-free phones, phreaking - hacking into telephone systems for free calls - and fuzzy logic are all new inclusions.
These are people (mainly adolescent makes) who get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system.
See generally REVELATION LOA--ASH, THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING, PROAC MANIAC CLUB [section] I, at http://www.
Interestingly, the "hackers" disapprove of those who "get a kick out of breaking into computers and phreaking the phone system.
PHREAKING - Originally a hacker term for cracking the phone network, now used of any employee making free calls.
Hacktivists are a special breed of hackers and crackers who attempt to call attention to an issue with a virtual call to arms using intrusions such as phreaking (interfering with phone systems) or creating technology to advance a political or social cause.