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Title: Not New - About Pre-PC Hackers and Phone Phreaks
Post by: babyoh on July 08, 2006, 12:36:01 PM
this isn't new - in fact, it's OLD. but quite interesting.

hacking, pre-microcomputer:
john draper discovered alot of tricks (which no longer work) that allowed him and fellow Phone Phreaks to make toll calls for free - and even route a call into the White House (draper supposedly told then pres nixon, that los angeles had a "toilet paper crisis.")

(draper's the one who taught steve wozniak how to build the Black Box to get free phone calls.)

http://students.ou.edu/B/David.A.Bax-1/MFStuff/SBStory1.html
http://www.webcrunchers.com/crunch/
http://www.webcrunchers.com/crunch/Play/history/stories/toilet.html