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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
    at various points in my life i've written little handscanner assistant utilities.. yes, i know there are some already out there - whatever.. i like to code. i've been working on a new project called cons0le (and cons0le-web). i restarted this project because i recently obtained a dialogic diva card and wanted to play with some of the features of the card. at this point i am reaching out to see what realistic features any of you might want to see added to such an app... It is a windows based app written in vb.net and also a javascript counterpart web based app. current working or to be worked on items are: - random/sequential dialing of multiple npa/pre/suff - extreme scheduling/timing of scan jobs - dtmf detection - dtmf send either via dial string or live during call via mouse clicks - outgoing .wav either on outgoing calls or incoming calls - tone detection in general - definable call documentation as well as presets (vmb, ringout, etc..) - sync with a master web app which will provide a "phone book" type interface - master web app will also be able to generate npa/pre/suff and log calls via presets/user definable buttons - f2f syncing of results files. (encryption type is still up in the air on this..) All of the above is already set in stone.. I would love to hear any suggestions for other features though.. doc
  26. 2 points
    Great to see some new faces! Especially in this thread. 0051 is a DATU. 0037 is a 105-type test as I think it's officially called. I think the idea is they do trunk testing. In any case, press 2, #, etc to make it produce tones and noise. 0 commonly hangs up on those things. 407-238-6209,6238 - Elevators on hotel PBX (Nortel Meridian) 407-238-6214 - Modem on hotel PBX: CONNECT CentOS release 6.5 (Final) Kernel 2.6.32-431.29.2.el6.x86_64 on an x86_64 XetaCAS_22832_MarriottRoyalPalms login: 843-414-0052 - rec, "We're sorry, your telephone is temporarily out of order. There may be a receiver off the hook. Please check your main telephone and extensions. Charleston, South Carolina. 843-1. CHTN." 502-753-0021 - 17A announcement machine 502-753-0059 - IVR, "Please enter your home phone number" 504-648-0010 - 17A announcement machine
  27. 2 points
    I go all over the US for work and vacation, and when I do I like to see how the local network homes on various tandems (AT&T, MCI, Sprint) when I can. I like to do it from landlines and cellphones since both route differently. I also do this with VOIP carriers since often times they dump you on the POTS network at various places, and this can either be static or dynamic. (Can you say Tandem round robin?) Often times calls from landline, cellular or VOIP go to the newer "edge switches" that are in the format of NPA-xL (like 412-9L). I believe most of these are 5ESS based. But most of the time you can reach a 4ESS in the format of xxx-T. Anyhow, I was in a very rural place in Wyoming in May while on vacation. It was a rest stop in the middle of nowhere. The rest stop used to have a pay phone (you can tell it was there and removed), but they did have a microcell for Verizon Wireless (obviously fed by DSL). Doing my test for AT&T, it did the round robin as I suspected (some sort of VOIP backhaul) and I came up on 088-T a few times. That *used* to be the AT&T tandem for San Diego. They retired the 4ESS a few years ago, but now it comes up in the "new" voice that AT&T is using for the new generation "N4E" system.The N4E uses the old 4ESS software hosted in a virtual environment in newer hardware (lot smaller footprint and more in tune with modern packet switching). Sure enough, I was in San Diego last week and tried it from a COCOT. Yup, they do have a new N4E and has the new voice on the trailer. So I'm wondering how many of the existing 4ESS systems will be replaced by N4E systems? I also wonder how many 4ESS and N4E systems are out there. I found a N4E in Scottsdale, AZ (NPA 480) not too long ago. Haven't explored what else is new out there recently.
  28. 2 points
    So today, I was thinking about a few people I'd talked to recently - they told me they were into the idea of scanning, but because of their lack of free time/direction, it was hard to find space in their lives for this sort of thing. So I was thinking; should I build a thing with my Dialogic box that automatically dials ranges that look potentially fun, and let people review the recordings/manually make a description of what's actually on the line? There could be a rough level of signal detection using the DSP; enough to let you search by what you'd like to see most; whether it be recordings, VMBs, modems or dialtones or whatever, and let you select by region or operating company. Maybe some more powerful signal detection could be tacked on at a later point that could recognize certain manufacturers or switch types. This would be a pretty significant undertaking, so I'd like to know if anybody is interested before I actually do this. If you don't actively scan and would like to, would this help turn the tide for you a little?
  29. 2 points
    Interesting. That's one of the tandems in Houston, TX. Mind if I ask you what you dialed to reach it?
  30. 2 points
    I just googled that and guess what: https://int3.cc/products/usbcondoms haha It doesn't say in the description that it prevents your phone from frying, but logically that's the first device to fry...
  31. 2 points
    Yeah, there are USB isolators you can get from industrial suppliers that will protect your machine, too (used to prevent a catastrophic failure on a machine tool from blowing up the control system). I would probably just grab the cheapest throwaway laptop in the parts heap/thrift store/whatever and use it, if I were going to check these out. Another thing to look at is local geocaches. I've found a few on hikes that had USB drives in them.
  32. 2 points
    Sure! I had to go through this myself, only without the benefit of an account on the translations card to work with. Depending on what software release you have (if you're trying to install a C-LAN card, I assume it's a fairly late release. I don't think it'll work with anything below release 7) you have a few different options here. 1) The easiest is to just boot the system with no translations card installed. Once you've got it running, log into it with the username inads and the password indspw. Go ahead and insert the memory card into the reader. Or just skip all this crap and if you have something that accepts linear flash (ATA flash for the later systems) PCMCIA cards, just stick it in that. Anyway, assuming you're doing the Definity method, type 'upload translation'. Or maybe it's download; I think they made it to be upload from the Definity instead of to the terminal emulator. On one, it'll copy the flash card's contents into RAM and say "Prepare to receive file". Use xmodem to receive the file, and you'll have a copy of the passwords (albeit XORed or something; it's not anything particularly sophisticated. I don't know the algorithm, but I can give you as many plaintexts as you want if you need them. It doesn't seem to be anything standard, but it looks like Base64 at first glance) from the switch. 2) If you have a release 6 or lower processor, you can boot with no translations card again, and overwrite the bytes for the init (superuser; the one that lets you activate any feature you feel like having) password with the ones of a password you know (there's no RAM protection; the rva command should let you do this. I'll attach a ramdump of the pam process to this post). For added shits and giggles, there's even a byte you can change to make a password expire. In some situations, that might be the only way you have to change it. I dunno a lot about the way the header works, but in release 6 and 8, there's a byte that indicates what type of account the username is - or maybe it's an account ID. By default, It's 0x00 for init, 0x01 for inads, 0x02 for craft, and I think the rest are in descending order of account privileges. It might be possible to have two init or inads accounts. However, if the init account is set to prompt for an ASG login (which in release 8/+, it is by default), it'll try and give you a challenge/response for the init account. If you do have a release 8/+ translations card, one thing I've found you can do is change the account ID for the init account to 0x01 (so it doesn't prompt for an ASG challenge/response), write the password to one you know, and then write it back to 0x00 when you're logged in. Though you'll get slightly higher privileges than the inads account, it seems to know what you're doing, and disables the option to change purchased features. Or activate the switch to begin with >.< . For release 8/+, I think there's really only one course of action that can be done at the moment; log in as inads (or init with the above method; the only difference is under inads, it'll try to hide this, but it'll still accept it) and type 'go debugger local'. The switch has a lot of nice things in here, including a simple disassembler. If you speak R3000 assembly, you can probably figure out why/how the switch knows you've been screwing around with the accounts. Judging by how it complains about my *cough* modded release 6 card, I assume the init password is derived from something specific to the software version, and newer releases, knowing that, will complain if you've changed it. If you decide to take this route, lemme know. There's a bit more detail I can go into about the debugger and general Oryx/Pecos operation. 3) You can boot it with no translations card, and upload a fully unlocked release 6 translations backup I made to your card. On newer releases, this'll still work, but you'll be relegated to release 6 features, and it won't let you save; the newer processor releases seem to know something is up, and will claim the card is corrupted. Normally I'd just upload it, but there's some stuff I'd rather not have public on the translations backup I made. Lemme know if you want it. pam.bin pam_r8.bin
  33. 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.
  34. 2 points
    Point of Interconnect. I think the basic idea is like if you have a switch that serves a large number of ratecenters, you'll need a trunk group from it to the tandem switch serving it. So let's say for example you've got a switch in Washington DC or wherever, but you want to plug in a bunch of channel banks and give dialtone to random people in the Blue Ridge mountains. You can totally run some cable down there and do it, but the problem is, your switch homes off the intra-LATA tandem in DC as it should. To accomadate the local calling area of everyone you're going to serve, you also need to get some trunks to the intra-LATA tandem in, say, Culpeper, and establish an exchange for them to be reached on/to reach the other local exchanges. When you're doing that, you're not allocating it to the switch, but to a point of interconnect between you and the Culpeper tandem, and the CLLI code will reflect that. Because regulatory regimes are stupid, you can't legally (to my knowledge) give free local calls from your DC subscribers to the Culpeper area even though you have trunks to it from your switch; they have to use a long distance provider to dial that. Coin and operator calls are a little more of a grey area. I know from Portland, they have trunks from TOPS to the Salem tandem, and you'd hit that trunk group making ACTS calls. I dunno what those trunks were considered legally, but you could theoretically set up an automatic operator IVR to get around that restriction. That's how I understand it anyway. Can someone who has more of a clue about this chime in?
  35. 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.
  36. 2 points
    Here's some random stuff: 800-877-1645 - Weird IVR 412-223-0000 - rec, "This file is reserved for Core Tel internal use. Thank you." 770-528-0010 - rec, "We're sorry, storm damage in this area has blocked your call. Emergency calls may be placed through your operator." 770-528-0028 - rec, "We're sorry, touch-star service cannot be used to call this number, trace this number, or enter this number on your list." 541-384-0126 - Ringout to VMB, "This is the TDS Telecom Condon, Oregon Calnet line. Please leave a message." 775-825-0036 - Thingie on POTS line w/weirdly edited together Pat Fleet prompt, "Enter access code" 206-367-0020 - rec, "You have reached the Emerson 5ESS office. The CLLI is STTLWA04DS0." 866-826-4867, extension 6904 - Room monitor at a college with a strange Ericsson PBX. Some nights, you'll hear music and drunk people nearby. 845-425-9929 - rec, "You are calling a number on your partyline. Please hang up and wait for the phone to stop ringing. Then pick up and your party will be there." 603-296-9120 - Phrase administration IVR (ETC Digicept or similar AIS) I think the only bridge I've ever heard not supe was a loop on a DMS-10 in Iowa. Unfortunately, it was also limited to thirty second or so before it'd mute you. I'll see if I can dig it up sometime. EDIT: The Metaswitch voicemail for the TDS Calnet thingie was replaced by an Innovative Systems AP for some reason, and currently has no greeting. So to make up for that, 541-384-0101 is one of those weird EWSD milliwatts that accepts DTMF when the tone goes away.
  37. 2 points
    I found a copy of PNM+ 2.2.0 on megaupload: https://mega.co.nz/#!iMcGGCLK!fheuuOMMw7O5SlPG6WJLCL_REaJGCcWGTupM4_r_N4c
  38. 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.
  39. 2 points
    My business is beiing ruined by a thread on a SMF forum. If you know how to gain admin acces or you can just mess the forum up permenently then I'm willing to pay! Tanks in advance.
  40. 2 points
    A few years ago I started putting together a graphic novel comic story born from many different sources including this forum... Thread regarding the first book. Thread regarding book 2 Ultimately the story is going to take a total of four books to complete. Book 3 is finished and in the process of going to the printer. Here's the cover if you're interested and/or curious That being said, I decided to embrace Creative Commons and make the first 2 volumes available in their entirety in a single PDF to read and distribute freely. http://edpiskor.com/wizzywig_volume1_and_2.zip I appreciate everybody who picked up the books in the past. You're interest has made finishing the rest of the story possible!
  41. 2 points
    Thanks...I thought it was pretty funny. Not homophobic unless you think being called gay is an insult which in that case makes the callee a homophobe since there is nothing wrong with being gay, right? I live in the SF bay area so homophobia is definitely not in my deck. Ohm the moderator...hasn't been around for a month or so...likes to smack people around... Or if your a telco employee, filer said he was telco...if you guys hear stuff from the inside that's all.
  42. 2 points
    most of what i saw from it was pretty lame. it just has a bunch of "custom" console applications from windows/systinternals (whoami, uptime, w.e.) i havent run it as im too lazy to format/install it to a flashdrive, but im guessing it probably just runs all of the apps and creates a log out of it. theres supposodly some more interesting stuff going on in the main exe checking hashes or something but i would know where to begin for disassembling it.
  43. 2 points
    Yeah, they showed us how insecure hacker websites are, but didn't we already know this? Producing content to fill the forums is more important then securing the forums. You beat me to it. These guys are run of the mill hackers with excellent showmanship. How can I make that claim? They exploited common vulnerabilities, using common tools and techniques. It was evident that their brains were required occasionally, and I'm sure it was refreshing after all that routine hacking they bragged about. The choice of targets? High profile hacking- or security-oriented sites that focused more on content than their site security. Bragging about these sites is like saying you can shoot fish in a bucket... with a machine gun! Of course, these sites do get lots of press, so whatever happens to them gets noticed. In the end, Zero for Owned resembles a Richard Nixon publicity stunt more than a Kevin Mitnick exploit story. Does anyone else think Zero was named after its contribution to IT security? To Zero for Owned: You've Just Been Powned!
  44. 2 points
    By simply changing the type of an input field from password to text (AKA a normal form field), it will reveal any password currently in that field. How is this so dangerous? How many people have your web browser remember passwords for you? Anyone with physical access to your computer not only has access to your accounts, but also has trivial access to your passwords. This means they can access your accounts at their leisure, as well as any other accounts you use with that password. It's always been known that this was insecure, but I didn't realize just how insecure it was. There are some systems that are woefully insecure, like KDE's KWallet, which has no mechanism to tell which program is requesting a password. Once you open the wallet and decrypt with your master password, a simple dcop command from the command line can get any and all password. But these web browser password databases are supposed to be a little more secure, right? Anyway, here's the javascript. Just put this in your address bar on a site with password fields. javascript:var els = document.getElementsByTagName('input');for(var x = 0; x < els.length; x++){if(els[x].type.toLowerCase()=='password'){var test = els[x].type = 'text';}} var els = document.getElementsByTagName('input'); for(var x = 0; x < els.length; x++) { if(els[x].type.toLowerCase() == 'password' ) { var test = els[x].type = 'text'; } } Here's the article it comes from. http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/security/?p=2156 And here's a tinyurl you can use in a pinch. I made it easy to remember. http://tinyurl.com/passpwn Happy passpwning!
  45. 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
  46. 2 points
    Lots of old books (copyright expired) about analog electronics, amateur radio, telephones, etc.: Technical Books Online
  47. 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?
  48. 2 points
    Google Chrome OS was just announced. We all knew it was coming right? Android, Chrome Browser(of which I'm a convert), etc. They also removed the 'beta' off of many of their products a couple days ago. I guess it should have warned us about something big, eh? They clinged to that 'beta' for the longest time. Here's the Google Blog entry covering the announcement. -----Phail_Saph-----
  49. 2 points
    Why though? Being a nuisance and preventing communication can be just as useful of a tool for "cyber-warfare" as more 'tactical strikes' with a much lower technical barrier. Also, exploits can be patched (in a perfect world, they would be patched) and then lose their value to the attacker, but a DDoS can be a right bitch to deal with. I guess that is what makes you a dangerous free thinker.... It just seems like a government like N.K., if they wanted to could possibly do better... crippling some major infastructure or what-not. I've not researched it much, so my opinion is coming from what Mitnick stated about the attacks - something to the effect it was more teenage in nature than government. Looking at the attack, something was obviously compromised though, in order to get a botnet that large. I'm not saying N.Korea did this, but I wouldn't be surprised, because they've done alot of childish things lately.
  50. 2 points