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hpr2600 :: Special episode on 2600, Blue Boxes, Phreaking

We celebrate the history of hackers, with a nod to the old skool phreak community.

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Hosted by Ken Fallon on 2018-07-20 is flagged as Explicit and is released under a CC-BY-SA license.
2600, Blue Box, Phreaking, Radio FreeK America. 1.
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Duration: 00:52:53


2600 Hz is a frequency in hertz (cycles per second) that was used by AT&T as a steady signal to mark currently unused long-distance telephone lines.
A blue box is an electronic device that generates the in-band signaling audio tones formerly used to control long-distance telephone exchanges.
Phreaking is a slang term coined to describe the activity of a culture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems, such as equipment and systems connected to public telephone networks. The term phreak is a sensational spelling of the word freak with the ph- from phone, and may also refer to the use of various audio frequencies to manipulate a phone system. Phreak, phreaker, or phone phreak are names used for and by individuals who participate in phreaking.

Radio FreeK America 1

02/20/02 - Trashing live, dual was "slammed," trouble with Qwest, Qwest releasing customer info then backing off, Rax discusses VOMIT and subsequent fun, start your own telco or isp,, Slingshot pre-paid Internet access, Kondor's Trios tribulations, fun with the phone, and more.



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Comment #1 posted on 2018-07-23 00:59:38 by NYbill


I won't hear this till tomorrow, while driving at work. But, it is fitting that it happened to come out during the Hackers On Planet Earth conference. :D

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