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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.

#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:

  • 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!!!)

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

#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.

#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.

#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.


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?

#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.

#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.

#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


#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.

#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.

#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.

#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?

#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?

#360769 Hacking A Macintosh Computer.

Posted by TheFunk on 01 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Afterm4th and serrath said it right. Apple may have it's own proprietary version of Unix (OS X) but the differences between OS X and any modern Linux/Unix OS are negligible at best. In other words, Macintosh computers are just as vulnerable, if not more vulnerable than Windows based PCs. The big difference in number of exploits, and number of viruses, etc, is due to something known as "security through obscurity". Since so many more people use Windows, attackers spend their time targeting PCs rather than targeting Macs.

As far as security holes go, there are plenty. For example Lion is vulnerable to an LDAP exploit.
LDAP Problems Here

Ultimately, it's not that Macs are invincible to malware, it's that there's not much malware out there that was written with OS X in mind.

#350042 Building an 8085-based Computer

Posted by systems_glitch on 30 January 2010 - 01:34 PM

I've wanted to build my own computer, from the ground up, ever since I found out about the Altair 8800 and the IMSAI 8080 of the 70's. Having found an 8085 CPU in an old AT&T PBX module, given to me by a teacher in middle school, I'd decided that would be the processor I'd use, when I eventually got around to building one. It's binary-compatible with the 8080, but requires only a single supply, a crystal, and an address latch to operate (the 8080 requires three supplies, a system controller IC, and a clock generator IC). I decided to get started with PIC microcontrollers, rather than going straight into CISC assembly, during high school, and found that the PIC was able to do what I needed for my projects with fewer parts and less power draw. It was also easy to get code to it, using a homemade parallel port programmer (I didn't have, or have access to, an EPROM eraser and burner at the time).

Recently, though, I've found a few situations in which I'd like to have a microcontroller system with a true address and data bus, rather than implementing them through the larger PICs' output ports. I decided it was finally time to put together a basic 8085 system, since I'd now accumulated many 8085 CPUs, plenty of static RAM, and had acquired my own EPROM burner. This is the result:

I built my prototype for the project on a Vero project board, which contains traces oriented for DIP ICs, as well as power and ground planes. I started off with just the 8085, a 74LS373 8-bit latch for the multiplexed address bus, a 2716 2k x 8 EPROM, a 2 MHz crystal and some decoupling capacitors. I later added the small, red TIL311 hex display, and a 74LS04 hex inverter to supply its internal latch with a signal of correct polarity. The EPROM was wired directly to the data and address buses, with its Chip Enable tied to the Read output of the CPU, since there were no other memory devices present. The TIL311 was wired directly to the low 4 bits of the data bus, with its noninverting Latch Enable fed from the CPU's inverted Write line, through one of the inverters in the 74LS04. I wrote a short assembly program to output 0x0A on output port #0 (any port would work, as the TIL311 responded to any write from the CPU). The program was assembled using GNUSim8085 (an open-source 8085 assembler and simulator), tested, then the hex dump was manually entered into my Intel iUP-201 PROM programmer, which has a keyboard for the manual entry of hex data into a PROM. After fixing two swapped address lines, the program worked fine, and displayed "A" on the TIL311.

The next step was to add some RAM, for use as the 8085's stack, and for general storage of variables. I chose two uPD-2114 RAMs, which are 1k x 4 static RAMs -- you parallel two for 1k x 8. Since there was going to be real RAM and ROM present, it was necessary to come up with select logic to choose the EPROM or the RAM when memory accesses were performed, or the TIL311 when IO accesses happened. The 8085 provides IO/M, RD, and WR status lines, with M, RD, and WR being inverted (IO/M is one line, with 1 = IO access, and 0 = Memory access). The select logic was composed of inverters and NAND gates, from the 74LS04 and 74LS08 ICs. During this modification, I decided to add a PDSP-1881 8-character LED display for ASCII output. This was added to be activated on output ports 0-7 (one port for each character). Finally, I wrote an assembly to push "HELO" onto the system stack, then pop each character off and display it on an incremented output port. After correcting a timing error (the PSDP-1881 wasn't syncing with the 8085's clock), "HELO" appeared on the display after reset:

Here's a shot of the point-to-point wiring on the back of the board. It's 30-gauge Kynar wrapping wire:


I'll probably keep this board as-is for future embedded projects, but I plan on building a more complete system using an Augat wire-wrap board, since the point-to-point hand wiring is somewhat tedious. I've got an electric wire wrap gun for this purpose, and several different lengths of precut wrapping wire for this purpose. I'll probably add either an HD44780-based LCD or a serial UART next, with the intent of writing a small monitor program for the system. Eventually, I'd like to be able to load CP/M from ROM or perhaps floppy disk on the system.

If anyone is interested, I can post scans of my schematics, notes, and assembly code for this project. I've also got a pile of extra components, if anyone would like to build an 8085 system similar to this one. If one were to use the same memory map, code should be interchangeable between systems. If you'd like to build something like this, but lack a PROM burner, I could post my schematic for a manual programmer I built several years ago: you manually set the address and data bits, then trigger a 555 timer to provide the programming voltage pulse to the EPROM without damaging it.

#342823 Take down websites. [Dos tool]

Posted by StankDawg on 18 July 2009 - 10:50 PM

DDOS = DISTRIBUTED Denial of Service. Unless I misunderstand, what is distributed about this?

#346849 Rar file encryption

Posted by Seal on 01 November 2009 - 09:52 AM


I thought of using a brute force attack and downlaoded some software called RAR passwrod cracker but it estimated the time at like 78hr or more!! so i was wondering if there is any better way to get rid of the password?
thanx tom

Just wanted to add that 78hrs isn't bad for a brute-force attack. What is the key-space you have it set at?

He might not be able to answer you as that post was written two years before you joined, and his last login was one year before you joined.

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