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#360356 Has everyone been down repped or is it just me?

Posted by Powermaniac7 on 11 February 2012 - 08:01 AM

Hi all,

Been busy for a while and was distracted by other facets of life. Signed in today was reading some of the posts to see if anything major or interesting has happened and not much has changed as I expected (no offence). So it seems no harm there in being temporarily gone.

Now as I was reading some of the posts and a reply to my "Everything is Assumed" thread I noticed I had been down rep to -6 so I checked the Binary Revolution forum index page where it has a list of where you were down repped and which it was in like each thread over a long past with no replies as to why...I in some ways don't care but was wondering has another spam bot got lose or some dumb-ass, or did I make a thread that offended some community and they say it and one of them joined and down repped me for that. Anyway I was also wondering if this had happened to anyone else as well.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
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#357224 Dell Laptop Password Issue ???

Posted by heisenbug on 18 February 2011 - 03:47 PM

Truth is i found the Laptop and intend keeping it but can't access the system without the password. In this case whats the best tool to use to hack the password?


After seeing your post #4, I withdrawal my advice.


After reading your comment #4 I also got really annoyed. I agree with Berzerk on this. Correct me if I am wrong, but it seems you don't know the difference between petty theft and hacking.

Here is what I consider the difference:

HACKING -
  • Taking a computer, and figuring out a way to bypass the password.
  • Disseminating the contents of the drive to find the owner's name, address, and pictures of them to identify them.
  • Being nice and installing programs to help them find their PC if they lose it again.
    • VNC - (to view the system)
    • An SSH server - (to help retrieve their files)
    • An IP beacon - (To say when the PC is online and what the IP address is)
  • Returning the laptop to the owner.
  • Occasionally checking in on the PC to make sure the system is ok, and they didn't lose it again. (What a good citizen!!!)

PETTY THEFT -
  • Not using google to find a simple kiddie script.
  • Being an idiot and telling everyone you are committing a crime.

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#351481 password generator

Posted by SigFLUP on 22 March 2010 - 06:53 PM

So I just logged into binrev using this:
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it automatically generates, stores, and types passwords and looks like a usb-keyboard to your computer.

That's a at89c5131 dev-board, this mcu is pretty much an 8051 with usb hardware. I'm probably going to keep touching up the code a little before I start printing boards.
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#342859 Take down websites. [Dos tool]

Posted by Aghaster on 19 July 2009 - 08:32 AM

I swear to God that if you ever mature you'll look at this post in a couple of years with SHAME.
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#361501 Understanding the Tandem Network

Posted by ThoughtPhreaker on 07 September 2012 - 04:44 AM

Hey Samo! Good to hear from you again. Sorry to give you a wall of text here, there's really no concise way to explain this.

In short, if you want to explore a long distance tandem, your best bet is to use a PIC code. There's a very simple trick that lets you push any destination you want directly into the tandem. We'll use Worldcom as an example, since it works from basically anywhere in the United States.
Ready? Dial 101-0555. That's it; no zero, nothing. What you get next is a dialtone straight from the tandem. In the case of the ex-Worldcom tandems, it's not quite as fun as it could be; it wants an authorization code a-la 950 calling card.

Here's an example of what you might find - http://thoughtphreak..._800223110.flac

That's from a DMS (500, I think) owned by Integra, one of the local CLECs. Most long distance tandems (AT&T's aside - we'll get into that in a bit) don't like terminating toll-free calls, so you'll end up getting weird messages that you'll never be able to hear normally unless your switch loses it's mind. What's so great about this is you're completely free from the dialing restrictions of a normal end office. Want to dial an NXX starting with 1 or 0? A code starting with #? *? There's nothing standing in your way. Sprint in particular stuck a speed dial function on their tandem for some weird reason in the #xx range. #99+anything seems to be it's own little exception - it'll wait for a very large amount of digits before eventually giving you a generic CBCAE recording. This might indicate they're hiding something else here.

There's one downside to this technique; if you're not subscribed to a carrier, they won't always let you play with the tandem. ex-MCI (0222) and Sprint are a couple good examples of this, but Sprint will give you a cool message as a consolation prize. Depending on your area, you might have better luck too. For example, the Qwest long distance network has a combination of DMS-250 and Sonus switches.

Sonus isn't fond of letting people have fun on the phone, so you'll just get a generic error recording. If you encounter Global Crossing's Sonus switches, you won't even get a custom recording, you'll get the Sonus stock one. It's worth a laugh if you ever hear it. It's under three seconds, and was clearly made last minute by an engineer.

Speaking of Global Crossing, like MCI/0222, they have a number of Alcatel DEX switches floating around. Dialing 101-0444 will just get you an error, though. The solution? 950-1044! What dialplan they're using is absolutely beyond me, though, so you're on your own there. There's suggestions - like 800-223-1104 (but only without a 1) going to an invalid code recording that suggest it might be for calling card use, but most things I can think to try just go to a CBCAD.

And then we come to AT&T's 0288 network. I'll level with you, this is something I haven't figured out at all. Whenever I've been fortunate to get a dialtone back, it's always been from one of their 5ESS toll tandems. If there's such thing as a pushy phone switch, this is it. It'll let you know right away if it thinks you're doing something wrong. And putting a 1 in front of your destination number is wrong. I haven't had time or an opportunity to just sit down and investigate this, but what I do know is it's unique from a lot of other switches. For one, it'll terminate toll-free calls, but only on specific carriers. I believe just AT&T and Global Crossing toll-frees. Sometimes, it gets a little weirder - like, if you dial 800-244-1111, you'll get a recording from a McLeodUSA DMS. What this means I'm not sure exactly, but my guess is since the 5E toll tandems are responsible for lending a hand in connecting toll-frees, they'll store translations for those toll-frees. If it happens to have one - outdated or not, it'll just use that instead of doing an SMS-800 dip.

Also of note on the AT&T tandems is the 600 NPA. Instead of just intercepting it like any invalid NPA, it'll pass this onto the 4ESS. This might indicate AT&T stashed something in there.

As for your question - is SS7 relevant to phreaks?

Absolutely. The very core practice of phreaking - introducing unorthodox input into the phone network - is fair game to everything, in or out of the speech channel. In the past, we've proved ISDN cause codes can trigger calls to take a different route, and it's been demonstrated that originating a ghost call (in short, an ANI fail on steroids - a call originated with no field other than the destination number) can be enough trouble that phone companies would probably scratch their heads as to whom they should send the bill to. It's understandable that figuring these things out is a challenge, but if anything, that should be a motivator. We're phone phreaks, we've got the resourcefulness to identify a piece of telco hardware by nothing more than vague sounds, and have fun in the process. This should be a reminder that there's always more to explore, and always another limit to break.
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#361318 New to network hacking

Posted by phr34kc0der on 08 August 2012 - 02:37 PM

It's a mindset.

You hack to learn, you don't learn to hack.
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#357578 YOUR ATM CARD CAN PAY YOU REAL MONEY

Posted by tmwhtkr on 22 March 2011 - 03:33 PM

That sounds like a lot of work! Can I just send you my bank account numbers and social and have you help me out?
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#349663 Spoofcall/Trapcall

Posted by decoder on 21 January 2010 - 10:02 PM

Not to stir shit up, but I certainly agree that this forum shouldn't be a place where fake accounts come along and post allegations which result in people being terminated from their employment.

If "unlucky" was indeed the victim of a violation of his privacy by an employee of trapcall/spoofcard then he should have contacted them.

Also, if Lucky was fired without any evidence of a particular account being accessed by an employee, then he worked for a piece of shit company.

If I were a mod, i would have deleted this thread because even if the allegations were true, there was not a shred of evidence provided, and I do not believe that this is a place for such things. perhaps if "unlucky" simply voiced a concern over the privacy expectations when dealing with a particular service, but he didn't - he made an accusation directed at one man, without anything to back it up.

That being said, it's probably all true. :laugh: ...seriously.
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#344876 I need to manipulate my cable tv.

Posted by R4p1d on 06 September 2009 - 11:50 PM

Every time i needed a channel on my cable tv, the company always ask for more money. Is there a way i could manipulate my cabletv without a hole in my pocket? Oh, i have direct tv.


Stop paying for tv service

Look into "FTA" or "FTA Receivers" Etc.

Just read up on the "Free to Air broadcasts"

You just buy a receiver, point your satellite at the orbiting satellite and you can get over 1,000 channels

Free.
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#344337 Apparently SCO owns UNIX again

Posted by Colonel Panic on 28 August 2009 - 03:37 AM

SCO doesn't own UNIX, at least not yet. The actual "ownership" and copyright to UNIX is a very complicated issue. All this court decision did was "reverse material aspects" of the earlier verdict from 2007 that found Novell to be the rightful copyright owner. Now there's going to be yet another trial case to determine whether SCO does in fact own the copyright.

I don't think anybody seriously gives a shit about System V UNIX, UnixWare or any of SCO's other crappy, outdated products.

But a company like SCO, which has been in bankruptcy for over 2 years, has virtually no market share and appears to exist these days only for the purpose of suing other companies, might well gain legal ownership of the original System V UNIX code. In other words: they might gain a legal "leg to stand on" and cause more trouble for OSS creators and vendors.

For years, SCO has been bitching that Linux infringes on a copyright for the original UNIX code that it assumes it holds. They have sued companies like IBM and Novell which produce Linux-based software and distribute Linux as an OEM OS. They have disseminated propaganda to Linux users, accusing them of copyright infringement and alleging they could be liable for damages simply by running Linux. They have sued their own (former) customers who switched from using their products to using Linux. SCO is also known to have received financial backing from other, far more powerful interests whose goal is to ruin the open source software movement by any means possible. At this point, SCO clearly has nothing to lose, and Microsoft doesn't have to dirty their hands or risk hurting their own public image by attacking open source developers in court. Microsoft can just sit back and bash the OSS movement in the press, allege IP infringements, negotiate cross-licensing agreements and provide financial support to companies like SCO to file anti-OSS suits.

This may not be a potent threat to the very existence of Linux, but it could definitely harm Linux in the business market and lead to some very bad precedents regarding OSS and software copyright/patents in general.


BTW, I'm not the one who voted down your post. It's an interesting bit of news on a case I haven't really followed in awhile. Thanks for posting it.
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#343963 Postage Machine Hacking

Posted by Phail_Saph on 21 August 2009 - 01:02 AM

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The above is the 'offical' Postal Regulation for an IBI or Information Based Indicia. All this information is contained in the 2-D barcode to the upper left of a piece of metered mail. Look at some of your junk mail and it will be very clear what I mean. It's that box that looks like Lattera's avatar. The column that says barcode are all of the data items in that 2-D barcode that I'm talking about and the Human Readable is what you can decipher when you look at it...date, time, etc.

The information is digitally signed so that when the Post Office reads the mail it can be fairly certain that it came from a particular licensed meter.

What's crazy is that the meter internally communicates with 'itself' using an asymetric key system...public/private. That is the meter contains a postal security device which is tamper resistant (of course resistance is a relative term) that sends out commands to create and sign the indicia with all the signals being encrypted. Think of it like an HTTPS setup for internal communications or more appropriately like each command being digitally signed. Digital signatures use the public/private key system so this is closer to what is happening.

The whole postage meter industry is so wacky. What I mean is that to actually attack the meter directly is incredibly hard but not impossible;however, there are far easier ways to 'hack' a meter. The meter itself and access thereof is fairly easy due to primitive security. If you have physical control of a meter and a system that can interface with it you can do pretty much whatever you want. But not to be too much of a worry wort...printing postage is printing money; stamps are a legal form of tender so if you play games with this stuff the penalties are insanely harsh because of that. I know some smartass is saying to himself, "Oh then I can use it to buy my groceries?" Not exactly...unclaimed stamps can and must be refunded by the post office. If you show up with a stamp that is legally yours or if you can 'somehow' prove that that is a stamp of yours the post office refunds the amount on the stamp. Of course it isn't an immediate refund. You can't just show up with a meter label for a hundred bucks and walk away with a c-note.

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#341651 RIP Pirate Bay

Posted by .solo on 01 July 2009 - 11:30 AM

Ohm, you obviously get off on policing binrev. Seriously, I've seen you crush countless topics with your sense of superior morality. The only thing that impresses me about you is that you always find some way to condescend. You've got a real talent.
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#340641 New Operating Systems

Posted by Ohm on 12 June 2009 - 11:42 PM

Clearly the best was Windows 95. Don't you miss 3 reboots a day?

As for XP, it was received pretty badly at first. Pre-SP1, XP was quite buggy. Also, for the time it was resource heavy, so a lot of people complained they couldn't run it on their current machines. I always got a chuckle when people bashed Vista, yet praised XP which had similar problems at the start. Of course people were willing to bite the bullet since the alternative was Windows 98 (or for the enlightened few, Windows 2000). Now, you have XP which works and is stable, so you can sit back and poo Vista all you want.

I've also had no problems with Vista. If you have a fast enough machine, there's just not much to complain about. It works, what more do you want?

As long as you're listing future OSs, why not list Ubuntu 9.10?
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#326986 Technical Books Online

Posted by Ohm on 03 January 2009 - 10:03 PM

Great link. Who wants to mirror this and stick up a torrent?
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#366359 What can I do (phreaking-wise) on a 1AESS Switch?

Posted by Mr. Spock on 29 May 2015 - 05:38 PM

I'm new on the phreaking scene, so bear with me. Anyways, I was looking through the forum and saw a list of remaining 1AESS switches and noticed that there is one in my city. I dug deeper and found out that it happens to serve my POTS line (what were the odds!). In short I would like to know if there is anything special I can do with the beast.
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#366097 The word Phreaking usage questions.

Posted by chronomex on 07 April 2015 - 04:39 PM

I am a phreaker.  I phreak.  Sometimes I phreak with phreaking tools, but I don't phreak systems.  That would be weird.  "To phreak" is an intransitive verb, denoting an activity but does not take a direct object.


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#366030 Answering Machine Hacking

Posted by tekio on 28 March 2015 - 12:40 AM

I remember my father had an analog answering machine in the 80's. It came with a little back box about the size of a small pack of smokes with a button. You held the button up to the phone and it would control the our home answering machine.

 

It had different beep combinations to rewind, playback, play first messages, etc.. You;d need to consult an owner's manual for each device I think.


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#365918 Phreaking Boxes and Old Telephone equipment

Posted by xhausted110 on 14 March 2015 - 06:00 PM

That 500 set is a late 70's or early 80's model, because of the plastic dial and modular connections. 50's ones had metal dials and were hardwired.


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#365655 Can you crack a system purely through Binary Code Instructions?

Posted by systems_glitch on 03 February 2015 - 11:47 AM

I hack in machine code all the time, but it's on one of these:

 

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It's easy to stop a system and mess with memory when it's designed for it. Many embedded systems support a ROM monitor that would allow such operation. Finding a way to jam bytes into memory and jump to them is a large part of remote exploitation.


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#365064 AN OFFER TO SONY FROM 2600

Posted by BINREV SPYD3R on 19 December 2014 - 06:48 AM

You've probably been hearing quite a bit about hackers recently. According to the mass media, hackers have been holding Hollywood hostage, are working for the North Korean government, and are basically equivalent to terrorists. Some of this we've heard before and some is just completely out of left field. As one small part of the vast and diverse hacker community, we felt compelled to not only say something, but to do something.

First, let's clear one thing up: We have little remaining ill will towards Sony for their part in the MPAA lawsuit against us in 2000, when we were hauled into federal court for publishing a computer program that would allow Linux users to view DVDs. We learned a valuable lesson about corporate America, the government, and the power of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. We saw how the media could be so easily manipulated by the powers that be. And, while we lost the case, we became the first actual victims of the DMCA, and had the privilege of being the ones to warn the rest of the country what was ahead. That fight has been going on ever since. And Sony played a valuable role in motivating us. We thank them for that.

As hackers, we have a strong commitment to freedom of speech, which we regularly express through our magazine, our radio shows, our conferences, and any other medium we can get our hands on. Most in the hacker world share in these very basic values.

We've protested films in the past when they've been unfair to the hacker community. It tends to freak out those in power when they realize hackers are angry at them, but most of those fears are based on paranoia and ignorance as to what the hacker community is really all about. And cutting off speech, silencing unpopular views, and avoiding controversy are not what we're about.

As you have undoubtedly heard, Sony has decided to cancel the release of their controversial film "The Interview." They've done this because of a single, vague threat that is tantamount to something we've all seen at one time or another on an IRC channel and not thought twice about. By focusing on this threat, however, Sony can attempt to extricate itself from the controversy and the immensely stupid movie plot it agreed to produce - and blame the whole thing on hackers, albeit North Korean ones. (They might also escape liability for their inadequate computer security by claiming the massive compromise of their systems was equivalent to a terrorist act. But that's another story, or possibly a whole new movie.) In their gross generalization, and with the help of the mass media, the entire hacker community is being painted with a very broad and dark brush.

We have decided to call their bluff. To demonstrate that hackers have no interest in suppressing speech, quashing controversy, or being intimidated by vague threats, we ask that Sony allow the hacker community to distribute "The Interview" for them on the 25th of December. Now, we're aware that Sony may refer to this distribution method as piracy, but in this particular case, it may well prove to be the salvation of the motion picture industry. By freely offering the film online, millions of people will get to see it and decide for themselves if it has any redeeming qualities whatsoever - as opposed to nobody seeing it and the studios writing it off as a total loss. Theaters would be free from panic as our servers would become the target of any future vague threats (and we believe Hollywood will be most impressed with how resilient peer-to-peer distribution can be in the face of attacks). Most importantly, we would be defying intimidation, something the motion picture industry doesn't quite have a handle on, which is surprising considering how much they've relied upon it in the past.

We sincerely hope Sony doesn't refuse this offer because of the potentially bitter irony of having hackers show them how to run their own industry. Perhaps if they had spent less time in court and more time learning to stand up for the values they allegedly hold (not to mention installing a little security on their systems and protecting the privacy of their employees and associates), this little bit of drama might never have had to happen. But then, where would Hollywood be without drama?

Even more vital than ensuring that the public gets to experience (and judge) art for themselves is the need for hackers to show their true colors. These are not the colors of terrorists, bullies, or government agents, but rather those of creative individuals who can cause all kinds of mischief and, in the process, come up with unique solutions and ingenious ways of preserving freedom. We believe it's the latter category that really scares those in power and is likely at the heart of all of the wild fear-mongering we're hearing today. Failure to correct these misconceptions now could easily assure future crackdowns that will affect all of us.

We will be preparing a section of our website for screening of "The Interview" on December 25th. If Sony agrees, we will work our asses off to make this happen. If they don't give us permission to do this, then we will point to any sites that have managed to obtain the film. The address to write to for anyone from Sony, North Korean officials, hackers around the world, or the general public is interview@2600.com.

Censorship and fear must be fought at every opportunity. We made that point while opposing Sony in the past. Now we must make that point again, this time for their benefit.



http://www.2600.com/?q=content/offer-sony-2600
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