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  1. 6 points
    Here's the complete collection of recordings I grabbed of the Odessa 1AESS switch before the cutover. The recordings were made during late may, with the last batch (A-D recordings) made on June 2, 2017 -- days before the cutover. The most interesting recordings I found during the calls to the switch: 1AESS-A.wav - Highest quality recording/best example I have of what a normal call to the 1AESS intercept sounded like. Allows you to hear the background SIT-tone noise before recordings. 1AESS-D.wav - Highest quality recording/best example I have of what a normal call to the 1AESS supervision test sounded like. 1AESS-3.wav - Bizarre because the switch cut to busy after intercept, instead of cutting over to reorder like normal. 1AESS-11.wav - Bizarre because the call, without ring, goes to the 1AESS intercept recording for one cycle, then stops for 20 seconds, and returns the Hillsboro 4ESS '121-T!' recording. 1AESS-14.wav - Bizarre because the call, rings once, goes silent for 30 seconds, then returns the Hillsboro 4ESS '121-T!' recording. 1AESS-15.wav - Bizarre because the call, rings once, goes silent for 40 seconds, then returns a reorder. More descriptions on the other calls are available on the 1A_desc.txt file on the dropbox drive. https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xca3wwskn1mzwzt/AABJMpTS0XDL9NQQgiz4LVI4a?dl=0 Enjoy.
  2. 6 points
    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.
  3. 5 points
    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.
  4. 4 points
    There's another number to that; 3438. If you're hitting a route that gives you g.729 (sorta ruins that catchy song), it's not a bad idea to try both a few times. Interestingly, the transcoding seems to come on after the C5 chirps; those (and sometimes some Australian sounding ring) are always clear as day. So now when I found this - I actually think I found it with radio_phreak, but when I did, I was about as excited as you can expect. But something wasn't quite right. If you do a RESPORG lookup on 3438/7, it comes back as using the MCI/0222 network. If you call the number directly terminating to the Malaysian destination (you'll find it with a bit of searching) over MCI though, it's end to end SS7. After trying a bunch of carriers with no success, the theory we wound up with is that they were re-originating via a third party country; likely Australia, to shave a few cents off termination charges. Interestingly, when you hop on a conference on that access number, it'll allow you the option to contact customer service for the company, which is based out of Denver. The route you get is _definitely_ not C5. For whatever it's worth, there was another number until semi-recently; 3439 that routed a little differently. Usually it was more likely to get a transcoded route, or other weird things - one route had 450 hertz ringback before the call went offhook quite a lot . But anyway, for whatever it's worth, during Hurricane Sandy it gave you an error recording from a Santera OCX. If I remember right, the other numbers worked fine though. One thing I've noticed is during that song they play for hold music, sometimes it likes to disconnect you in weird ways. The hold music in question passes some notes a few times that definitely sound like 2400 hertz, so I wonder if that has anything to do with it (maybe we should pay attention to the supervision status), or if it's just an apathetic operator hanging up on you. Incidentally, when the call tears down with 2600, you'll hear this curious reorder tone from the international gateway that sorta fades in and out. Based on this, I wonder if it's a type 1 EWSD: https://pastebin.com/q1dvEcVw . So this isn't exactly C5, but a while ago, I found some Axtel DMS logs on Scribd. No, seriously. You can see from there they have quite a few R2 trunks provisioned for end users: 142785363-switch-a.pdf . We were playing with this on the bridge a few months ago - something I sorta want to get into again at some point; a few people seemed pretty excited about it. There's one particular number, +52-818-114-1500 (on the AX2P42 trunk group; labeled STA_CATARINA_CALL_CENTER_PBX_R2. If you look at page 224, you'll see the trunk group type configuration for this and many others; there's a bunch of R2 trunks with generic labels) that will send a backwards 4 in MFC (780 + 1140 hertz)to the switch - indicating a network error when it messes up. Which it occasionally does. Dunno how or if these can be seized, but it seemed worth mentioning. Speaking of which, I don't have the number for this; I had the bright idea of putting it on the speed dial for a calling card and then letting it expire, but Russia has some sort of strange signaling - perhaps another R2 variant floating about in their network. This particular call I remember being to Siberia: weirdmfs.flac . A lot of their switches use whatever this is. It enables them to send vacant number conditions and such over their signaling network. All I do here besides try and hit some DTMF is whistle 2600 twice; once to seize the trunk, and another time to make the switch get all angry. The tones you hear are the standard R1 frequency set, but obviously an R1 trunk never barks MFs back at you. EDIT: Crap, I forgot about the Cuba stuff. From what I understand, Havana if no other place has a reasonably modern network of Alcatel gear. As for the fixed GSM terminals, there's some older documents on Cuban telecom infrastructure lying around. All of them seem to point towards the Cuban fixed network being very over capacity. That could have something to do with that particular addition. As for Paraguay, radio_phreak mentioned to me a while back a particular set of numbers that would route to C5 trunks over some carriers. I believe it was +595-528-222-xxx. Back to the C5 stuff though, does anybody know where we can find a protocol spec document for it? That'll probably help us with some of the oddities we've found on some of these trunk groups. Another EDIT: http://www.itu.int/rec/T-REC-Q.140-Q.180/en Holy shit, another EDIT: http://www.binrev.com/forums/index.php?/topic/47028-portugal/#comment-364799 portugal_c5.flac One (hopefully) last thing - for anybody looking for international credit, I've found http://www.call2.com to be pretty good for the most part. Most of their routes look to be resold MCI, the rates are reasonable, and it tends to be decent quality. It is a callback service though, so it can be a little clunky for a large number of calls like in a scan. DMS-10 loops can be a good way to make this a little less painful. I feel kinda gross giving out a plug like that, but given the relative obscurity of the service and the content of the thread, it seems appropriate.
  5. 4 points
    0800 890 595 is now a (quite rare) example of the equipment engaged tone. I haven't done much looking for interesting switching/signalling since the early 2000s. It's got more difficult now because most people and businesses in poor countries have jumped straight to GSM (+successors). Back then, it would (as radio_phreak notes) be much more productive to look in the provincial towns and cities of poor countries than in their main cities. My preferred method was to look online for hotels or businesses in those backwater areas, ideally finding their fax numbers, and call those. Much prefer bothering a fax machine than disturbing a person. Now-a-days you need to do this armed with the country's dialling plan (wikipedia usually has these) - and most of the numbers you find will be mobiles. Re Cuba, I can't reach the supposed second dialtone for the US base via +53 99. The state telco is marketing the "fija alternativa" service - ie a GSM-based fixed service - suggesting aged and interesting POTS equipment exists. Calling from here, it's evident that their international gateway is something not outrageously ancient, because it promptly returns an appropriate SS7 code for incorrect prefixes - eg +53 41 000000 returns the usual SIT+"the number you have dialled has not been recognised" from my local exchange. +53 xx 300000 returns a Cuban intercept - in Spanish then English - after about 5 seconds of delay, where XX is any of the 2-digit areacodes listed at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telephone_numbers_in_Cuba. Sadly no signalling sounds are evident during the delays - I think I've tried all of them. I had a quick look for hotels in Panama and all the phone numbers I found were +507 6xxx xxxxx - ie mobiles. However, again, I'm hopeful that downstream of the international gateway is something elderly and interesting. +507 900 0000 sometimes gives an intercept - Spanish only - mentioning C&W Panama, again with a significant post-dial delay. +507 800 0000 gives my local telco's equipment engaged tone. +507 811 1111 was answered by a human +507 700 0000 is a different Spanish intercept, with a longer post-dial delay. +507 600 0000 or 500 0000 give my local telco's SIT+number not recognised intercept. +507 400 0000 is the same intercept-after-delay as 900 0000. +507 300 0000 is yet another Spanish intercept, with delay. +507 200 0000 has a very long delay then something times out any my local telco plays SIT+"sorry, there is a fault". +507 210 0000 has a long delay then the 900 0000 intercept +507 220 0000 rings, again after a delay, and is answered by some sort of automated service - in Spanish. No signalling sounds or evident, for me, in any of the above :-(
  6. 4 points
    So I just logged into binrev using this: 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.
  7. 3 points
    I've worked on this project for quite a while, and have discussed it on the conference, but have never officially posted recordings on here. There is a large presence of analog and electromechanical switches still in service in the former Soviet countries. The following are 3 recordings of me successfully boxing some of these switches: East Ukraine, ATSK Crossbar Using SF (in-band 2600 dial pulse) Signaling -- seizing and SFing another number: http://technotite.com/SF-exampUKR1.wav West Russia, Crossbar Using SF (in-band 2600 dial pulse) Signaling -- seizing and SFing another number: http://technotite.com/SF-exampRUS1.wav East Ukraine, Crossbar Using R1.5 (weird bi-directional MF protocol using R1 tones, used in CIS countries) - seizing and MFing another number: http://technotite.com/R1.5-examp1.wav
  8. 3 points
    If you dial extension 8411-8414 it will make the automated voice say "Lane ""1-4"" Most pharmacies dont have more than two lanes. So if youre there waiting for a script, dial ext 8413 to hear the voice on the loudspeaker say "lane 3" and watch the employees confusion. its hilarious.
  9. 3 points
    Just found this photo and article, figured I'd leave it here. https://www.rcrwireless.com/20171109/network-infrastructure/switching-it-up-bidding-farewell-to-the-1aess-switch-tag6
  10. 3 points
    Long time lurker.... registered recently..... first post... I know this thread is a bit old, figured I could be of some assistance here: Auto-scanned the 630713XXXX exchange (Took about ~15 hours), then did some manual checking: Number Auto-Scan Result Manual Scan, Comments 6307130025 VOICE Voicemail 6307130027 VOICE Subscriber 6307130107 VOICE Voicemail 6307130138 VOICE Voicemail (Nokia) 6307130460 VOICE UMTS Operations Support Group (Nokia -- "Please try again in 15 minutes") 6307130484 VOICE "We're sorry, but the blackout period for the transtition of the 401k record keeper is in effect on January 6th, please call back on January 7th." Repeats, then hangs up. 6307130563 VOICE Subscriber 6307130760 VOICE "Thank you for calling the Nokia workplace resources call center." 6307130869 VOICE Voicemail 6307130990 VOICE Voicemail Access Number, with working directory. 6307130996 VOICE Voicemail Access Number, with working directory. 6307131006 VOICE Subscriber 6307131229 VOICE Subscriber 6307131265 VOICE "Sorry, this automated attendant number is not available at the moment, goodbye." 6307131292 VOICE Subscriber 6307131304 VOICE "The called extension is busy" >> Voicemail 6307131329 VOICE Subscriber 6307131335 VOICE Ring >> Reorder 6307131553 VOICE Voicemail 6307131984 FAX Fax tones 6307132349 FAX Fax tones 6307133200 VOICE Voicemail Access Number, with working directory. 6307133678 FAX Possibly a modem. 6307134150 VOICE Subscriber 6307134389 VOICE Subscriber 6307134433 VOICE Voicemail 6307134484 VOICE Subscriber 6307134633 VOICE Voicemail 6307134967 VOICE Voicemail 6307135012 VOICE Voicemail 6307135163 VOICE Voicemail (reads back extension number) 6307135305 FAX Possibly a modem. 6307135353 VOICE Voicemail 6307135400 VOICE Voicemail 6307136056 FAX Fax tones 6307136081 FAX Fax tones 6307136082 FAX Fax tones 6307136091 VOICE Possibly an elevator?? Buzzing/Static on line. Hangs up with #. 6307136153 VOICE Another elevator phone? Hangs up with # again. 6307137073 VOICE Subscriber 6307137163 VOICE Voicemail 6307137180 VOICE Voicemail 6307137339 VOICE Subscriber 6307138416 VOICE Subscriber 6307138507 VOICE Voicemail 6307138668 VOICE Voicemail 6307138761 VOICE Voicemail 6307139039 VOICE Voicemail 6307139328 VOICE Voicemail 6307139379 VOICE Subscriber 6307139650 VOICE Voicemail 6307139764 VOICE Voicemail 6307139885 VOICE Subscriber 6307139988 VOICE Voicemail If there's any interest I can run a scan on 630979XXXX.
  11. 3 points
    So all credit goes to Ramsaso; he pointed this out on the bridge last night. If you have a T-Mobile phone, try calling 712-451-0011. You should get a recording saying they now charge 1 cent a minute to call it, even if you're on their unlimited plan.
  12. 3 points
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Debian
  13. 3 points
    I got this bag phone last month and was playing around with it to see if there was some tiny chance that it could connect to any network. As I suspected, there aren't any crumbling remains of AMPS networks anywhere near me. An interesting feature about this phone is there's an "Aux Out" which apparently was for sending faxes. Can't imagine lugging all of that around and plugging everything into the 12v jack in your car...
  14. 3 points
    This is just a beginning to get people started. Feel free to add onto more if you wish. The 'Threads' links you will see are from threads from these forums where the topic has been discussed before. I wrote this a few months ago so there may even be more threads about them if you search around. This list was made from numerous threads about the same topics; to stop the bitching from the Department of Redundancy Department. 1. How do I use exploits? ::Discussions - 1. ::Programs for assistance - Nmap and Nessus. ::Reference material - Security Focus, and Irongeek. 2. How do I get the admin password for Windows XP? ::Discussions - 1. ::Programs for assistance - Login recovery, and John the Ripper. ::Reference material - Password Recovery, Irongeek.com, and many others. I would suggest reading the discussion thread. 3. How do I hack a website? ::Discussions - 1 , 2, 3. 4. How do I get around web filtering like Websense? ::Discussions - 1, 2, 3. ::Programs for assistance - It is probally easier to use a proxy to get around web filtering software. ::Reference material - Babelfish, Proxy Blind, and Proxify. 5. What are proxies and how do they work? ::Discussions - 1, 2. ::Programs for assistance - There are tons of proxy server lists out there. Suggest doing a Google search for "Proxy", "Proxies", "Proxy Server", etc. ::Reference material - Wiki Proxy Info. 6. Where can I find more Hacker media like HackTV or BRR? For general Hacker Media information check out the Forums. ::Reference material - Hackermedia, Infonomicon, Old Skool Phreak, WhiteSword TV, Packet Sniffers, Hak5. 7. What are some good books to read that will teach me about hacking? This all depends on what you are interested in learning. ::Reference material - Cryptography, Programming, Networking, and Social Engineering. 8. Where can I find a meeting to attend, and what if no one is in my area? If no one is in your area then start up your own meeting, and let others know about it! ::Reference material - Bin Rev meetings - BRR listeners map, DefCon groups, 2600 meetings, and also search for a LUG (Linux User Group) in your area. 9. What Linux distro is the best? ::Discussions - 1. ::Reference material - Rundown on different distros, a test that may help you decide which is best for you, and you may also want to check out more distros' for yourself. 10. How do I learn how to hack? ::Discussions - 1, 2. 11. I want to program, where should I start? ::Discussions - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22. C Book, Tutorial, Windows Compiler, *nix Compiler, *nix Compiler How-To. Python Website, Book, Tutorial, Compiler, Compiler How-To.
  15. 3 points
    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.
  16. 3 points
    It's a mindset. You hack to learn, you don't learn to hack.
  17. 3 points
    That sounds like a lot of work! Can I just send you my bank account numbers and social and have you help me out?
  18. 3 points
    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. ...seriously.
  19. 3 points
    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.
  20. 3 points
    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.
  21. 3 points
    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.
  22. 3 points
    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.
  23. 3 points
    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?
  24. 3 points
    Great link. Who wants to mirror this and stick up a torrent?
  25. 2 points
    904-266-9604 - Nortel key system owned by MCI/Verizon; Mister Rogers works here. +800-6669-5588 - China Telecom NIS rec, mildly weird stuff happens afterwards 416-591-0105 - One of many numbers that goes to a Octel VMS owned by Bell Canada, tells you you don't have access to the advanced intelligent network 800-483-0015 - Verizon office with Rolm PBX 603-746-0125 - Weird thingie on analog line, picks up with square wave beep 603-746-9911 - IVR, "Thank you for calling. Enter your user ID and press pound to continue." 480-792-3996 - PCAnywhere modem on Nortel PBX 307-782-9997 - "The number you have dialed is not authorized to receive incoming calls." <Nortel EDRAM digits> "085501" 307-782-0000 - <480 hertz beep in background> "Union Telephone operator, how can I help you?" - TOPS position, will dial local numbers for you. 360-985-1902 - Weird sounding dialtone
  26. 2 points
    1. A carrier in the context of a scan can either be a long distance carrier or a carrier tone from a modem, depending on where it's being said. 2. Yes. Very much yes. 3. In the case of long distance carriers, they have access codes that can be dialed from POTS lines. If you're talking about modems, if you have a modem yourself, usually there shouldn't be any problem connecting to the one on the distant end. 4. It depends. Traditionally, phone companies want you to dial a carrier access code with a destination at the end - like, 101-0222-0 or 101-0725-1-202-484-0000. There are some cases where you can just dial # after the carrier access code (101-0725# is actually one that'll work with this) and get a dialtone from the toll switch. What you can do with it really depends on the carrier and how they have it set up. In that particular carrier's case, the only thing I know for sure you can dial are toll-free numbers that're run by that particular carrier. 800-711-3408 comes to mind. If you subscribe to a carrier or call it in an area with a different kind of toll switch, sometimes you'll get a dialtone where you couldn't before. That being said, if you're calling something that isn't free (like a number that doesn't answer or that toll-free number I posted. On most switches you can flash, and if you get a stutter dialtone, the call has answered), they'll send you a relatively hefty bill, like $5 for a 1 minute call - or outright block you from the network for using it without a subscription. It depends on the carrier; some are more reasonable than others. But it's best not to be in that position to begin with. So just be really careful when you're messing around with that sort of thing. As for scanning itself, it really depends on what you're looking for and where. In the traditional phone company test range, usually you'll find a bunch of recordings that're slapped on the announcement device. Usually there's a couple modems, maybe a DATU depending on the company, an ANAC, a loop (mostly on DMS-10s, since they can do it in software), elevators, and all sorts of other stuff. Sometimes you'll get lucky, and find some one of a kind stuff that isn't anywhere else. If you're looking on a PBX, some companies have really nice things depending on the industry they're in. For example, CNN's Atlanta PBX has a bunch of patches that let you hear network feeds, depending on the time of day; 404-878-9901. 8042, 6040, and 9982 will all give you different content, but just keep in mind that they're silent when not in use. 5. Usually, it's a good idea to just hang up if you get a random person. Most of them will answer and say what or where they are if it's a business, unless it's someone's desk or something.
  27. 2 points
    Way off topic - I still see vestiges of old phone companies everywhere I go. It's not so odd when it's when one independent got bought by another. But when a Bell area gets sold to an independent, that's where it's sometimes surreal. And Jman is right, 483 is still around and used by Verizon. Most of the old GTE area is still treated as such. Where I used to live (and where I work), we still see a lot of Contel signage. (Contel -> GTE -> Verizon)
  28. 2 points
    So I think tonight, we're going to change the number over to 503-416-1155. We've had complaints from some of the users of cheaper carriers about their calls repeatedly being blocked, or hitting crappy routes because of the high termination fees. This one is a DMS-100 MMCONF. Er, ringout bridge. All of the above, really.
  29. 2 points
    not sure, again probably depends on os/raid, but objectively don't see a reason why you couldn't repair a 1 in a live setting, other than sever performance degradation during the period its repairing, the read being 1/2 speed the whole time, and having to use read to fill up the other drive, which in 5 or 6 the performance would still degrade but not as much or for as long as they have the data spread among all of the drives. if you were really worried about it there is always the option of more drives, you could have some backup script or something, backup the 1 to a third drive once a week or something, and entirely unuse/power it otherwise, and then in the event of failure would just be to do the file changes from within that week and youd have a working pair again. or the obvious just a triplet used at all times, in which all 3 would have to fail to lose anything. where with 5 just 2 and you would probably lose a significant portion of the pot, depending on how the stripping is set up
  30. 2 points
    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.
  31. 2 points
    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.
  32. 2 points
    It's basically what C.N.N. tells sheeple a "hacker" is. The average person doesn't know anything about technology, so they look at what Kim Komando (or other "technology experts") write on CNN and USA Today. Total rubbish! I mean, she says, "a hacker broke into Home Depot and stole peoples' credit card numbers. Bad hackers!". So... that's what people think; architects, mail carriers, police officers, and judges. Doesn't matter what they do for a living, if Kim Komando says its true, its gotta be true. However, if someone kept breaking into a bank's vault and stealing money that way.... They'd say, "crap my banks sucks. It needs a new vault and better security. Of course a burglar will sneak in and rob a bank if they leave the doors and vault unlocked or insecure".
  33. 2 points
    Finally remembered to take a pic: Huge building, I guess this town had a lot of circuits before it died.
  34. 2 points
    I'd heard of things like that happening, both with new flash drives and with those purchased secondhand (mostly eBay stories). Mine are usually immediately reformatted with a UDF filesystem anyway.
  35. 2 points
    No, sir, filer isn't me. He's a friend of mine, but not me. I don't have a problem with you as a person. I'm not taken to long replies, and I have no interest in trying to educate people online. I have better things to do with my time. Packetized voice certainly has some benefits. For example, flexible use of bandwidth. By not reserving unused bandwidth for possible voice calls, it can be used for more data traffic. (This isn't impossible in TDM-based networks; there's been a standard protocol for dynamically reusing unused voice channels on T1s for data.) The merits of TDM in my mind are also fairly clear. TDM (in the traditional sense of 64 kilobit voice circuits) guarantees a consistent delivery delay for the voice samples. VoIP, unless properly engineered, doesn't guarantee timely delivery, or for that matter delivery at all. Because the receiving end of a TDM connection doesn't have to de-jitter the voice stream, it can deliver the audio with a lower end-to-end delay. I'd be glad to discuss this with you offline; feel free to call me at 206-569-5478. See that is the kind of post that I appreciate. As to the VoIP issues check out what I said to ThoughPhreaker regarding his friends problems with dial-up over VoIP...I went over the engineering that you described. I still think you are filer but, if not, the fact that you are close friends means essentially the same thing for this conversation nor is it of any consequence. Anyway, the phone number thing is a little weird. I don't know what to make of it. I'm definitely not going to call you directly as that is what this forum is for...I'm a nice guy but if people want to discount me or make me out to be an ass I'm prepared to give it right back and I know my shit so flaming or, as I like to say, "Ohming" won't work on me. This has been one of the more interesting posts that I have had on this board. If you guy(s) have any 'inside' info on this proposal don't forget to share with the rest of us.
  36. 2 points
    As everyone has already heard, Google Chrome OS or Chromium OS source code was released a couple weeks ago. There have already been a few attempts at compiling it and getting it to work on devices. If anyone wants to try out Chromium OS safely and see what's up, you can use VirtualBox. 1.)Download and Install VirtualBox. 2.)Download the compiled Chromium OS in virtual hard drive format. [you can get this off torrents or PM me...I'm not going to get into another pissing war over TPB. The link is legal and the package is legal but out of respect for the board I'm not going to post the link.] 3.)Creat a new VM and during the hard drive set-up select the pre-existing hard drive option and select the downloaded Chromium OS. 4.)Create a bogus Gmail account...your real one, if you have it, will work too. 5.)Log into Chromium OS and hack away! It is very slow running even on my Quad Core...but this isn't even a beta...this is a hack beta:) I took some snapshots of what you would see: Notes: pretty typical. As you can see or actually maybe not, it will autofill @gmail after you enter in a user name. From a security perspective, since Google is making you live in the 'cloud' physical security is now virtually moot as my wireshark run picked up my username in the clear. Although my password was hashed this is not sufficient if people are going be exposed to an attack everytime they open up and use their Chromium OS device. Notes: Here is a screen shot of a failed certificate. This was caused, I think, by my computer having two gmail accounts inadvertantly opened at one time. Although it doesn't lock you out of the OS and hence your device (crazy legal reasons naturally) it does lock you out of Google's 'cloud.' You can still surf the web and access the device through the OS but this is naturally a reduced experience from Google's perspective. Notes: Here is the 'desktop.' Looks very familiar. Notes: Built in apps...all are web based, even the calculator. Notes: The good stuff.
  37. 2 points
    Why did you bring up that idea? That's what we need - You spoiled the fun. Joking........ Putting joking aside, you bring up a good point. I wonder how this 'leak' occurred and from whom? Wonder if that info is around any place to find, but the trouble with this notion is if they were good at covering their tracks they could've made it 'appear' to be a leak in case people came looking. In that case, I'll keep in mind what you brought up. I wished I could review source code but I'm a noob and can do very little with it unfortunately. Maybe someone good at code could volunteer to have a look at it and review it for everyone interested on binrev? Hoping.....
  38. 2 points
    This one i keep close to my heart <3333333333333 I swear i could listen to that song anytime to calm me down... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95j-Vr7sZec You guys ever hear that one? I have a nice AAC version that was online on their site (before it became a 404) if anyone wants it. ~Trev
  39. 2 points
    Farmville seems to be one of these things that comes up in my notifications every once in a while... then i promptly ignore it. haxxxoring fayceboox ; so leet You think "it's time we hacked it" ? Who are you? Bye
  40. 2 points
    Also posted on my personal website: http://www.awakecoding.com/ I have recently tried writing a program that would replay the packets from a wireshark packet capture took during a network printing session with my Lexmark x4690. Surprisingly, it did work! Encouraged by this first working test, I made a second program that tries to break down the protocol into logical parts that make more sense than just sending a bunch of blobs. I have successfully isolated the "payload" (the printing page itself) out of the protocol and dumped it to a file that my program uses. The payload appears to be a variant of HP's PCL, and part of it seems to be explained in Lexmark's Printer Languages and Interface Technical Reference. My test program with the test payload can be downloaded here: lexprint.zip. Compile using: gcc -o lexprint lexprint.c and then run it: ./lexprint <Printer IP address> printer.dat Here is what it should look like: aghaster@debian:~/lexprint$ ./lexprint 192.168.1.175 print.dat Server: 192.168.1.175 File: print.dat > 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 00 Connected to HBN3 server > A5 00 07 50 E0 81 00 02 00 11 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 0C A5 00 09 50 E0 81 00 02 00 11 01 00 > A5 00 0D 50 E0 82 02 03 00 04 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 40 FF 80 00 00 > A5 00 09 50 E0 81 00 23 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 40 FF 80 00 00 > A5 00 08 50 E0 81 00 22 02 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 E0 82 02 03 00 > A5 00 06 50 E0 73 01 01 10 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 50 E0 81 00 23 > A5 00 07 50 E0 8F 20 03 01 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 0B A5 00 08 50 E0 81 00 22 02 00 01 > A5 00 0B 50 E0 81 00 01 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 E0 73 01 01 10 > A5 00 07 50 E0 8F 20 03 01 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 1E A5 00 1B 50 E0 8F 20 03 01 01 01 01 00 10 FB F4 CF F3 FF 7F B3 1C A7 E9 BF EB 00 FF 3F 7F > A5 00 0B 50 E0 81 00 01 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 50 E0 81 00 01 > A5 00 07 50 E0 81 00 05 01 16 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 1E A5 00 1B 50 E0 8F 20 03 01 00 01 00 00 10 BF D4 5D F3 FF 7F 1F E9 9A EA FF EF 00 FF 1F 77 > A5 00 0E 50 E0 81 00 01 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 50 E0 81 00 01 > A5 00 0D 50 E0 84 00 01 0A 6A < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 06 A5 00 03 D4 E0 81 > A5 00 0E 50 E0 81 00 01 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 50 E0 81 00 01 > A5 00 06 50 05 00 00 00 00 01 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 08 A5 00 05 50 E0 84 00 01 ... (continues, the payload is too large to paste here) < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 10 01 00 03 CD 44 > A5 00 06 50 05 01 00 00 01 3A < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 10 01 00 03 CD 45 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 10 01 00 03 CD 46 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 01 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 08 50 05 02 00 00 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 05 50 E0 82 02 02 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 > A5 00 06 50 E0 73 01 01 00 00 < 48 42 4E 33 00 00 00 00 09 A5 00 06 50 05 02 00 00 01 Where <Printer IP Address> is your Lexmark printer IP address (192.168.1.175 in my case). The test payload is ten rows of the letter 'A' from notepad. For the moment the only documentation is the source code itself. I will post more when I find more, but in the meantime if anybody is interested in contributing findings and information, you are always welcome to send me an email. This thread is here for people that want to take a look at it and contribute their findings
  41. 2 points
    he was saying that linux is not lightweight anymore if you pick any main distro, redhat, debian, ubuntu, gentoo, slackware, knoppix, mandrake, in most peoples experience it uses about the same amount of ram/cycles as windows e.g. just as slow just as bloated as windows(of course just to be able to run kde-gnome to get the standard apps). it just doesn't run as many different types of hardware. i've never met some one that couldnt get a windows computer running, just as i've never seen any distro/nix work just as good as windows on any computer ive ever used. its less efficient in i dont have to research every single piece of hardware going in my computer to see if it works, if it doesnt work then i have to see if i have to compile a custom krnl32.exe/krnl64.exe to get it to work properly. i dont have to research and try every single up date to make sure it doesn't break a driver/linux on my computer. most people have problems with drivers probably 70-80%+ have had a problem with some hardware using linux.
  42. 2 points
    Nice tute, Biosphear. I have a few notes to add: First of all, in order to crack wifi, your wireless adapter must be capable of these two functions: monitor mode and packet injection. You can think of monitor mode as sort of like "hyper-promiscuous mode for wireless cards." In monitor mode you can listen to all traffic on the air from any AP or other 802.11 device within range. "Packet injection" means crafting custom packets and sending them out on the air through your wireless adapter. If your wireless adapter's chipset does not support monitor mode and packet injection, or if there's no driver or patch available that supports these features, then sorry; you're not going to be cracking wifi networks with that adapter. There's a limited number of chipsets with available drivers to support monitor mode and injection, but luckily most of them are extremely popular so finding one is not too difficult. All the Atheros, most Realtek and Railink, and some Broadcom chipsets are supported. In some cases a special driver is required, and sometimes it might even be necessary to apply a kernel patch to enable these features. If your adapter just won't work or will require a lot of trouble to get working, you can always buy an external USB wifi adapter. They're pretty cheap these days. If you do need a replacement adapter, I strongly recommend the Alfa AWUS036H. Retailing at $30-45, it's a freaking bargain considering its performance over similarly-priced adapters by Linksys and Netgear. It may be ugly, but this adapter is the wardriver's best friend. It's built on a well-supported Realtek chipset, and its 500mW transceiver provides perhaps the best range of any USB Wifi adapter. The best part is, you can plug in a high-gain replacement antenna which will take full advantage of the Alfa's performance. With a 7dBi antenna and optimum conditions, this thing can pick up networks a quarter-mile away. Regarding step 4 in Biosphear's tutorial: The device ID that Linux gives to your wireless adapter may vary from device to device and from distro to distro. Sometimes you'll see "wlan0," sometimes "ath0" or "eth1." The Alfa AWUS036H (which I pimped in the paragraph above) shows up on my netbook as "wlan0" until I use airmon-ng to put it into monitor mode, whereupon a new device ID is created with the name "mon0". When you run ifconfig, it's really not too difficult to figure out which device is your ethernet and which is your wireless. Just be aware that the device IDs may not be consistent with tutorials you find on the Internets. Before you start any cracking, type "sudo cd /root" and sudo mkdir a new directory called .ac-ng in your /root directory. If you do all your cracking from this directory you can keep all your stuff organized. All aircrack-ng tools must be run as root, so either sudo them or else type "sudo -s" at the start of every cracking operation to get a root prompt. (If you choose the second option, be sure to close the terminal after you're done working as root!) Regarding step 7 in Biosphear's tutorial: When using airodump-ng to choose a target network to crack, look for a network with a high power (PWR) and preferably one with at least a few nodes connected. Of course, you'll want one with "WEP" specified in the encoding (ENC) column. Another good thing to look for is any network with an SSID containing "2WIRE". (More about this later ) Once you've selected your target network, mkdir a new subdirectory inside /root/.ac-ng, name it after the target network's SSID, and cd into there before pointing airodump-ng at the target AP. This method will keep all your data organized by network and avoid having a crap-ton of .cap files piling up all over the place. Make a note of the network's BSSID and also the channel it's operating on. It's a good idea to open up a text editor and copy/paste all this info into a text document, along with the MAC addresses of any hosts connected to the target network. Name this text document after the network SSID and save it in the /root/.ac-ng/<target network SSID> directory. Go back to the terminal and hit Ctrl-C to quit airodump-ng. When you restart it, make sure to specify both the BSSID ("-b") and the channel ("-c") of the target AP, and don't forget to add "-w" followed by the filename you want to write the file to (you might want to use the target network's SSID for this as well). Between steps 9 and 10, it's important to recognize whether the target AP is filtering clients by MAC address. If the target is set up for MAC filtering, then you'll need to use a slightly different approach to crack the network. When you run your fakeauth, if you're able to connect OK, then you know MAC filtering is not enabled and you can proceed as described in Biosphear's tutorial. If, however, you start receiving deauth packets then that's a good sign that MAC filtering is enabled on the AP. If you're getting filtered out by MAC address, then you'll need to see some connected hosts in order to attack the network. If another host is connected to the network, you can run a deauth attack against that host (specify its MAC address) and then fakeauth using its MAC address in place of your own. It's important to remember that deauth attacks against a connected host will bump that host offline. Because deauth attacks tend to be 'noisy,' you should keep them to a minimum. If people on the target network keep getting repeatedly knocked offline, they'll probably realize there's something wrong with the router and you might gain the attention of a network admin. A stealthier approach in the case of MAC addy filtering is to bide your time: make a log of all the client MAC addresses connected to the target AP, then try again at a time of day when there's little or no traffic. Find a MAC address on your list which is not connected, then carry out your dissociation/ARP replay attacks under the guise of that trusted client. Finally, a (hopefully) useful bit of information: Due to a ridiculously stupid "ease-of-use" feature, many 2WIRE routers have a vulnerability that allows anyone who cracks the WEP key to easily gain full administrative access to the router (2WIRE wifi routers are standard equipment on AT&T, Bellsouth and Qwest home DSL networks, BTW). After cracking the WEP key of a 2WIRE router, you can easily gain admin access by the following method: 1. Connect to the network using the cracked WEP key you acquired from aircrack-ng. 2. Open a browser window and type the IP address of the 2WIRE router in the address bar. This should not be too hard to guess. For routers on AT&T service it will most likely be 192.168.1.254, but other companies might use different numbers. As usual, Google is your friend here. 3. When you get to the router setup login page, click the link for "I forgot my password." 4. The next page will have a text field with instructions to enter a number printed on a label on the bottom of the router. Instead, just enter the cracked WEP key you just used to log on to the network (the same one you acquired from aircrack-ng). 5. You're in. Now you can change any admin settings you please. If the router is filtering by MAC address, this would be a prime opportunity to add your own MAC address (spoofed, of course!) to the whitelist. I don't know if this works on all 2WIRE routers, but it seems to work on quite a lot of them. As always, this info is provided purely for educational purposes and should in no way be construed as encouragement or endorsement to fuck with other people's belongings without permission. OK?
  43. 2 points
    I'd also like to mention that since the password database was stolen you should consider the password you used on these forums to be compromised. The passwords were hashed of course, but we all know hashes can be reversed. If you use this password anywhere else, change it as soon as possible. I'm not sure how Invision hashes passwords and if rainbow tables will be able to break them, but it's safer to assume they're all compromised.
  44. 2 points
    That's probably because it's not for casual use. If you want something to install and work out of the box, try Ubuntu.
  45. 2 points
    to make it the most useless peice of shit that waste your time? I can't find a way to make it practical for casual use. :: It's so hard to use, I'm crying with tears ;( It has to be hard because it is so versatile. Slackware makes no assumptions for the user, it is up to the user to dictate the use. Why should someone have to put up with X and that sort of stuff if they're setting up a server? What if the person wants to configure it differently from you? Why should they deal with your cookie cutter defaults? You set it up however you want, everyone else does it their way. As an example, you could either go to McDonald's or you could make your own burger. One is harder, one is easier, but if you're willing to take the time, the homemade burger will more than likely be better. (In this analogy LFS would be like slaughtering the cow with your bare hands ) If you want something preconfigured choose a distro specifically for your use, but if you want to do it yourself be prepared for some difficulties. ( 900! )
  46. 2 points
  47. 2 points
    .........what? Basically, the launch os of Android (Not Cupcake) had a missed typed redirect in the code, where anything typed on the G1 would be echoed to a bash session's stdin. So typing reboot would reboot, typing ls would list the current directory, typing sshd would start a sshd session, all with root privileges. It was an (very stupid) exploit that allowed full access to the linux underpinnings of Android on the G1, even allowing people to install a full version of Debian. Oh! Thanks XD
  48. 2 points
    Here it is /with/ the text:
  49. 2 points
    I don't know why people in this community still use these fraudulent terms, but file-sharing is not piracy, and it certainly isn't stealing. If a friend gives me an old book or cd or dvd, is that stealing? Obviously not. Those who continue to use these terms are defending companies who rip you off, and rip off the artist. Anyway, we live in a new world and if you stick to the old ways, you're a dinosaur. File sharing will never stop. If everyone just faced this economic reality, then progress can be made. To continue arguing over the morality of it is fucking stupid. Everyone has different morals. If one were a communist, they would have a different moral stance on this than an anarchist, or someone who thinks they believe in capitalism but actually just likes to get ripped off. The old business model is dead. Make a new one or die with it.
  50. 2 points
    He doesn't deserve rep. Both the Dev-Team and him knew the exploit, but he happened to think his glamor is more important than the well being of the community and released it before 3.1. This would've avoided problems down the long run. And so far his "purplera1n" is wreaking down a wave of bricks on each iDevice it touches.