Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 07/06/2009 in all areas

  1. 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.
  2. 5 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.
  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
    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.
  8. 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.
  9. 3 points
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 3 points
    It's a mindset. You hack to learn, you don't learn to hack.
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. 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?
  21. 3 points
    Great link. Who wants to mirror this and stick up a torrent?
  22. 2 points
    Another bit of weirdness, I had a RCA "home theatre" VCR in the mid-late 90s that still had a full 82-channel broadcast tuner. You could only access the lower 68 (channels 2-69) via the channel up-down keys and it would only blind-scan that range, yet you could manually enter 70 through 83 and it would happily tune them. I suppose this is because it also had a 139-channel cable TV tuner (although advertised as only 125 channels!) since the cable ultra- and jumbo bands (channels 65-139) are mapped to UHF channels 14-83. RCA (by that time a brand of Thomson (a.k.a. Technicolor), no thanks to the CED fiasco) was known for doing some weird shit with tuners back then anyways. For example most of their TV sets, especially the Proscan line, mapped the line inputs to pseudo-channels in the upper 90s.
  23. 2 points
    Changes of FCC regulation, lack of market demand and general obsolescence. In 2008 when the FCC modified rules to make AMPS carriage optional, most telcos were really quick to get rid of their AMPS services. There wasn't as much money to be had in SCPC AMPS services as there is in multiplex digital services. Funny thing though, depending where you are, if you are lucky enough you can sometimes find very small private (corporate?) AMPS base stations still in place. Usually corporate internal PBX patches I think. A friend and I came across one on a Moto brick fone a couple years ago that we believe was either at Boeing (Gresham, Ore.) or Wafertech (Camas, Wash.). What you can do with it (if anything) depends how the host PBX is configured, how big the company is and how far abandoned-in-place the base is. You'd probably stand a better chance of finding one at a huge multi/national headquarters or field office than a smaller local or regional-based company.
  24. 2 points
    Thank you @tekio These are all helpful
  25. 2 points
    *dusts thread off* Here's a couple nice things I found. 416-640-0000 - Ringout bridge on Allstream exchange 800-242-2121, extension 44009 - Modem on Avaya's Highland Ranch PBX I could've sworn I gave these out a few years ago, but a cursory search seems to suggest otherwise. Given it's election season, it only seems right to give them out. These're all a bunch of audio couplers on a Definity at CNN's Atlanta studios: 404-878 6040-6048 - Beep + program audio? 8041-8052 - Beep + talkback audio; mostly the director giving commands to the production staff, like when to switch cameras and whatnot. You don't get to hear anything back from the people operating the equipment. Most of these guys assume nobody but the crew is listening, so they'll occasionally comment on whatever is going on or make an off-color remark. Of all these, this is probably the least frequently used group of couplers. 9901-9912 - Beep + Program audio. This seems to be a fairly complete mix, but prior to the master control room, where they switch to commercials. Much like the director channel, they pretty much assume all eyes are off them when they're at a commercial. 9982-9996 - Beep + Program audio. This seems to be where after-hours or remote stuff occasionally comes from. 2037,38,39, and 40 are all music on hold sources that have the final mixes that go on air.
  26. 2 points
    I recently purchased a used Foundry/Brocade FastIron 24-port gigabit switch to try out. 24 gigabit ports, 4 of which are SFP (can be various kinds of fiber), an expansion bay that supports 10 gig modules, and switchable 802.3af PoE on all ports. Very nice hardware! The OS is very similar to Cisco IOS, and their documentation/command reference is excellent. I bought it used, I think I paid under $50 shipped -- there may be a thread on it elsewhere on the forums. Overall I'm super happy with it, would recommend Brocade for business/commercial hardware. I've also had very good experiences with Allied Telesis (used to be Allied Telesyn) products. They make a solid line of managed and unmanaged switches. They aren't as feature rich as HP, Brocade, or Cisco, but the price reflects that. Most of the admin is better done through the web interface, I didn't like working with the CLI, whereas I prefer the CLI on my Cisco and Foundy/Brocade hardware. I really like Allied Telesis' smaller workgroup switches (4-8 port units) as you can get them with a built-in power supply -- no wall wart or line lump.
  27. 2 points
    Likely going to be my first miss. I am just so out of the scene that I really do not have much desire to go to these anymore. They are just scenes now... or I turned into a jaded old man. Possibly both.
  28. 2 points
    I am a phreaker. I phreak. Sometimes I phreak with phreaking tools, but I don't phreak systems. That would be weird. "To phreak" is an intransitive verb, denoting an activity but does not take a direct object.
  29. 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.
  30. 2 points
    If you want to get the absolute lowest price for telephone service, you want "metered service" or "message rate service". This is not offered in all areas, and it might not be what you really want. In my area, it cannot be ordered (and is not offered) online, it must be ordered over the phone, and it comes out to about $14 after taxes. Essentially, that price only gives you a dial tone, and you are charged for every local call you make. Think of it like a pay phone. In my area, most local calls are also timed on message rate service, so you don't pay per-call, you pay for the amount of time you talk in 3 or 5 minute increments. If you make a lot of calls, the cost can get out of hand quickly. However, if you only make a few calls per month, or call lots of numbers that don't answer, it might be a good option. Metered service is sometimes available with or without an allowance. In my area, the service without an allowance is cheapest, but if you pay $3 extra, you get an allowence of about $5. It can save you money if you make more than $3 of calls. It makes sense if you want a line primarily to receive calls, but you really need to do the math to make sure it's a good option for placing lots of calls. Just to repeat, phone pricing is controlled by each state and as a result, pricing is not consistent nationwide. In my state, prices vary city-to-city, so the only way to find out what's available is to call the phone company and ask them. In PA, they are legally obligated to tell you all of your options starting with the lowest, but they tend to do so only if you say something like "please tell me the pricing options for telephone service starting with the cheapest". If money isn't an object, just get the bundle!
  31. 2 points
    Not sure I'd touch many of those with 10 feet of cable pairs myself... Heh.
  32. 2 points
    http://st.suckless.org/ Came across it being used in a Hack a Day project. It seems that it tries to be the most minimal xterm possible -- configuration is through a C header file/recompile, there's no scrollback, but it is 256-color and Unicode, and supports X pasting. I mostly use XFCE's Terminal, but really it's just a container for a tmux session, so I'm playing with st.
  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
    Afterm4th and serrath said it right. Apple may have it's own proprietary version of Unix (OS X) but the differences between OS X and any modern Linux/Unix OS are negligible at best. In other words, Macintosh computers are just as vulnerable, if not more vulnerable than Windows based PCs. The big difference in number of exploits, and number of viruses, etc, is due to something known as "security through obscurity". Since so many more people use Windows, attackers spend their time targeting PCs rather than targeting Macs. As far as security holes go, there are plenty. For example Lion is vulnerable to an LDAP exploit. LDAP Problems Here Ultimately, it's not that Macs are invincible to malware, it's that there's not much malware out there that was written with OS X in mind.
  35. 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!
  36. 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.
  37. 2 points
    i would probably just stop messing with the schools network. as even if you were running linux/bsd/osx or w.e. they could still tell you are using a torrent as it totally saturates the network, they will still be able to trace the traffic to your router/ your computer if you are directly hooked up, even if your running linux/bsd or w.e. they can still trace all the traffic to your computer, they all broadcast the mac when your on a network. i guess turn off wireless and just hookup ethernet so they cant sniff your mac through the air when you connect to your router and change the mac addy of the router like everyday but yeah that will only work for some amount of time till they get pissed and start search peoples stuff for the rogue router thats raping their network.
  38. 2 points
    some one should email/message him then .
  39. 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.....
  40. 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
  41. 2 points
    It sounds like you have a problem with capitalism, which is fine, but cracking one of its manifestations isn't going to to do much as a retort. I don't see any other reason to attack any particular company. You might also want to consider that this company wouldn't be in business if there weren't a demand (created arbitrarily is another issue) for such a game. Any particular company fulfilling this niche is arbitrary. You want to attack a placeholder? I think your fight is better directed at capitalism. You want to change patterns of demand? I think you want to fight human nature (aka culture?). You want to do either of those things? I think you're wasting your time. MT
  42. 2 points
    Lots of old books (copyright expired) about analog electronics, amateur radio, telephones, etc.: Technical Books Online
  43. 2 points
    I scoff when everybody says they can crack WEP in two minutes. You can on some hardware, but you can't on some others. And if there are no clients on the WLAN, you can't do a deauth attack, because you can't deauth what's not authenticated. There are a lot of 'it depends' issues. Doing a traditional passive air-snort style WEP crack can be done quickly only on a VERY busy network, and some vendors (e.g. Cisco) implemented WEP better than others, so you can pass 45 gigs of data thru a Cisco AP running WEP and you'll get around 100 IV collisions. Without enough interesting packets, you can't crack WEP, period. As they say in the South, ya'll can't get there from here. You can only generate enough traffic by forcing deauthentication with aireplay, but if there are no clients on the WLAN at the time, there's nothing to deauth. Now if it's a garden-variety Netgear or Symbol box, and it's got a couple of clients, that's another story, because you get plenty of IV collisions to wor with. The real speed happens when you start forcing traffic with tools like aircrack-ptw which deals with ARP packets only. I'm not a Cisco bigot, but most of their APs are an embedded *NIX box, and these boxes can send SNMP traps alerts to your IDS console. So if somebody is deauth attacking a Cisco AP running WEP or WPA on a managed WLAN, it's gonna be setting off alarms, big time, at the console.
  44. 2 points
    http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/07/infrared-beacons-guiding-cia-drone-strikes-qaeda-claims/ These devices are really simple. It's just a small circuit that powers an IR LED (or several of them). It can be programmed to flash, and can mimic a few seconds of another flashing LED. In effect, it can be used to transmit a message via Morse Code to anyone that can see it. Since it's an IR LED, you can't see it with the naked eye, but you can through night vision. The goal here is to get someone to plant one of these devices on a target, or use them to relay messages to drones. The drones have some sort of infrared camera or FLIR system than can use to see these. I just thought it was interesting. A small, hacked up gadget you could build from your parts drawer guides multi-million dollar drones. It's not like the spy movies where they plant some magical GPS device or something, it's a $5 device consisting of mostly an LED and a 9-volt battery. But of course someone has to put them there, and must have enormous testicles.
  45. 2 points
    black hats are malicious hackers, whereas white hats are hackers with benign intentions. it's a good vs bad generalization. as far as their stated mission against full disclosure sites, I think they're ridiculous. they don't stand a chance in taking down every single full-disclosure site, and they won't be able to stop the act of full disclosure. to me, it looks like they want to try and make it easier for them to hoard exploits It isn't about hoarding exploits or them personally trying to take down all disclosure sites. What they are fighting for is for people to stop public disclosure (eg. posting to milw0rm) The main purpose is to drive the hacker scene back underground away from the public. From the papers they've written and other information it seems that the main reason for this is to stop people from making money off other people's work (the white hats) which I do agree with. A lot of people basically fuck up, go to jail, and when they come out have enough internet fame that they are able to become "IT Professionals" which is stupid because if you look at the reason they were caught originally, generally it is because they were dumb. You also have all the companies and individuals walking around penetration testing and doing consulting work who are merely using other people's work (exploits from milw0rm, random tools they find, etc.) without any real knowledge of them. They are making money off the work of others. Lastly full disclosure enabled script kiddies to look for a video that shows exactly what to do and provides packaged exploits for them to do it. They can randomly run around owning everything they find running that particular version. So basically every penetration tester needs to write their own exploits and tools or they dont deserve to get paid? That kind of thinking doesnt make any sense. The only reason I can think of for having a non disclosure attitude is to hoard their precious 0days. Ill admit it would be slightly "cooler" if the hacker scene was more underground (have you seen some of those "hacker" videos on youtube :thumbsd: ) but in the long term more public knowledge of security is beneficial for all.
  46. 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-----
  47. 2 points
    If you say so...I choose to believe that you are a highly intelligent bot by the name of Skynet up to your tricks to destroy humanity ;> Sorry.
  48. 2 points
    Here's a logo for you guys:
  49. 2 points
    NOOOO dont format it do a Chkdsk and then a FixMBR then a Fixboot. should fix it, or if not do a 2nd repair on it. which is basically installing windows over again, your stuff will be there but it needs to be reinstalled anyway.
  50. 2 points
    Linux Newbie FAQ: How do I move around in the computer with the terminal? ls : lists the contents of the current directory. ls -l: lists the content of the current directory, but with more information. How to interpret listing with ls -l: -rw-r--r-- 1 aghaster users 434973 2007-01-08 18:33 win32-shellcode.pdf the first section, -rw-r--r-- , indicates type and permissions on the file. the first character used, a -, indicates that this is a file. r means it can be ran. w means can be written to. x (not shown here) means can be executed. How do you know if it's a directory? drwxr-xr-x 5 aghaster users 4096 2007-01-09 23:32 stuff/ Simple. the first character is a d for directory. The other info is not useful for beginners. I forgot in which directory I currently am! Don't panic. Use the pwd command, and you should see the full path of the current directory. Typing long file names or directory names is very long compared to clicking in a nice GUI file manager. Is there an autocomplete feature included with bash? Of course. press tab when you have typed enough for the computer to guess the following. I don't know how to use a tool. where is the documentation included? man <appname> This should show you a manual. To exit, press q. How do I rename or move a file? mv <old_name> <new_name> Are there any paths I should know by heart, because of very common use? Yes. /etc/X11/xorg.conf - This is your X server configuration file. You'll have to mess with it. /usr/src/linux - that's a symlink to your current sources, also in /usr/src. When modifying your kernel, you should check in there. /boot - There you have your kernel images. /etc/lilo.conf - your lilo config file, if you use lilo as your bootloader. And so on. Are there any advice I should take as a beginner? Take notes. Take lots of notes. Don't be afraid to write down everything useful you get to know. You're not a genius, you won't remember everything the first time. Also, be patient, it takes some time to get confident with Linux. What is the worst thing I should be afraid about in Linux? Configuring your X server with proprietary drivers, in order to get 3D acceleration. Yes, you can easily get discouraged trying to do so. courage. Which graphical environment should I start with? I'd say go for KDE if it runs fine on your computer (it is a bit heavy compared to others). It has a lot integrated in it, and is easy to use. Alternatives exist such as Gnome, XFCE or Fluxbox. You can only know which one you prefer by trying them. But starting with KDE should be fine for most people.