PsypherX

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  1. Like hbp, I ordered mine from the guys at WardrivingWorld, and they have a solid reputation among those in the WiFi arena. I have no worries, and hey, I can always return it. Those Senaos look nice though - I might have to pick one up one of these days.
  2. Currently im using my ThinkPad laptop with a ralink pcmcia wifi card + kismet and ethereal on freeBSD 6.0 ← And I went the extra step and hooked up a Garmin eTrex Venture to mine via a Serial-to-USB adapter cable so I can make plotted maps of hotspot locations through KisMac (basically, Kismet for Macs). All you really need to start though, is a WiFi-enabled laptop and some free software like NetStumbler or Kismet, etc.
  3. Yeah, it has to be. I did a drive-through of downtown D.C. about a year ago, and had an INSANE amount of unsecure networks popping up (>200), and I was only showing those that weren't encrypted by any means. Plus, I was using the standard Airport Extreme card that's built into the PowerBook, and had to keep the screen down (where the antenna is), so I didn't pick up nearly as many hotspots as I could have. It will definitely prove very interesting once I get everything hooked up and working again.
  4. I would be willing to bet that the Intel-based MacBooks don't fry your fucking nutsack like most of Apple's laptops are known to do. :cry:
  5. No freeware programs I know of, but you can simply download a trial of a commerical program.
  6. Basically, exploration and subsequent exploitation of phones and phone systems. The exploitation is not necessarily always illegal, and in many cases, simply done to gain further access or discover more knowledge. Even simpler? Hacking phones.
  7. I'm a gamer and I'm an Apple fanboy. At least I was, until they started whoring themselves out and opening up their world to problems we haven't even imagined yet. The thing with Apple, is that their shit just works. And if it doesn't (typically only speaking about hardware here - and make no mistake, they ARE a hardware company more than anything else), they know exactly how to fix it, and in a timely fashion. Now they're bringing the wonderful world of Windows to an Apple machine that runs off an Intel chip?! WTF is the world coming to? I still love Apple products, and the Mac OS (it's fucking beautiful in every way), AND I also understand why they've done what they've done (from a business perspective), but I can't help but feel a little disappointed. It's the principle. /shrug
  8. Hey guys - I know it's been a long time, and I KNOW you're all awaiting the release of Binary Revolution Magazine, and I must - MUST - apologize for it's VERY LONG and UNEXCUSABLE delay. The fact of the matter is, a lot of you know I got married last year, and I also changed jobs in the time I've been a part of this community. With that said, I've had a lot on my plate in terms of getting started off on the right foot with both my marriage and my career, and I've had to make some sacrifices in terms of magazine/graphic design production. With that being said, a lot of good has come of it. I'm now in a place where I'm financially stable (not totally free quite yet ), and my marriage is looking better each day. I have had numerous conversations with my wife about the time that might possibly be involved with these extracurricular activities of mine, and we both think that not only I have the time to do it, but that I should do it. With all the time and effort spent in setting myself up a solid foundation for my marriage and career taken care of, I now have much more time to dedicate to Binary Revolution, both the magazine and the community. Expect to see me on the boards more often, and expect the long-awaited arrival on Binary Revolution Magazine in time for HOPE. Once again, I apologize to any of you who think I've forgotten about BinRev, or what it stands for, but rest assured, I have not. I hope everyone's been well in my absence, and I look forward to getting to know those of you who have arrived in the meantime. Take care, PsypherX
  9. I'm not sure where HackerParty stands atm - for now, the magazine's my top priority, and then I can start taking a look around at some of the other projects. Rest assured, though, your Activism Starter Guide will be prominently displayed for the release of it.
  10. Well, I can't speak for EVERYONE here, but I know a lot of people who visit these forums are of the "White Hat" mentality. As for me, I'm never going to get close to even crossing that line - I have much too much to lose. Besides, that's what home networks and such are for. Break your own shit.
  11. QFMFT
  12. Let's take a little look-see at the "interactive" look of Windows Vista, currently prominently featured on CNN.com's Technology section. The "interactive" look is nothing more than this image: The one thing that really gets me is "User accounts: Requires even administrators to enter a password." HOLY FUCKING SHIT! FANCY THAT! Then there's "Advanced data protection: Security hard wired into a computer chip." Gee, I guess that means we're going to need some sort of "special" hardware to take advantage of this, and I'm assuming it's all going to be proprietary, since, well, it IS Microsoft. People are fucking stupid.
  13. Shmoocon, baby! http://www.shmoocon.org If you register after Oct. 1, it's going to cost you $150. Register now and save 50%! Be there or be square! PWNED. LOLLERS.
  14. Well I'm going.
  15. Ok... it seems like everyone thinks that if you register early, you save 50% off and pay $150. That's NOT the case. If you register early (by Oct. 1), you'll pay $75 (50% of $150). Read about the pricing at http://www.shmoocon.org. It answers all your questions.
  16. Uh.. what? How does that justify a 150 dollar ticket price and a 75 dollar pre-registration price? ← The conference is $75 before Oct. 4. After that, it's $150. If you wait until December, it's $250. There's no "pre-registration" fee, it's all flat pricing for the conference itself. Read the thread.
  17. The link's been fixed now. The "c" is nonexistent. My bad.
  18. Yellow and black was the color scheme of www.nextel.com, which I guess they decided to carry over when they merged. But yeah, that's a plain-ass logo.
  19. Because smacktards will buy it.
  20. Hey, wait a minute... you're not out there to go to school to be a Small Computers Systems Specialist, are you?
  21. That sucks man... you got stuck with The Stumps. I was on Foster for a year before the powers that be thought it wise to send me to "The Oldest Post in the Corps." I'm out now, which is why I'm writing this at 7:17 a.m. Otherwise, I'd probably be running. Semper Fi! :usa: :2guns:
  22. Call me a heartless bastard, but I have a better idea. Why doesn't everybody direct all Antidote-related posts, comments, concerns, bitches, moans, groans, complaints, suggestions, questions, and other miscellanous drivel to the new Antidote Forums? I mean, it's here in links, everybody has the link, so now all Antidote-related matter can head that way, in the interest of saving this from going to Playa Hatas. There. Problem solved.
  23. Due to Stank's unplugging, we in the DDP (with Stank's blessing, of course) have realized that we need a new forums admin to handle the day-to-day things an admin is responsible for (making final calls with moderation discussions, general maintenance, backups, etc.) With this in mind, we've chosen LogosX as the new forum admin. StankDawg has a great and well-documented history with him from their local meetings, and he's proven his worth to us many times over with his excellent documentation of Binary Revolution Radio. He's been a valuable member of our moderating team, and we look forward to having him as our new admin. That being said, there are no changes planned for the moderating team at this time... everything will function exactly as it has been, and the change will be transparent for the forums at large. So without further ado, let's all give LogosX a warm Binrev welcome as our new admin!
  24. I think everybody's just blowing this way out of proportion. Kids get on these sites that say "hacking" and think it's all about warez and breaking into people's boxes, not knowledge. It happens. Hell, I was one of them, even though that was 10 years ago. Even if some of these new guys did prove to be feds, then that could be proven as such through FOIA requests asking about the details of the alleged "crackdown," and all evidence related to the matter would be inadmissable. So what does this all come down to? DON'T do anything illegal and you'll have nothing to worry about. Me? I have a home network I experiment on. I fuck up my shit - no one else's. If you're doing otherwise and are THIS paranoid about it, then perhaps you should reconsider your reasons for doing it in the first place, and whether or not you want to continue.
  25. Just start reading. That's THE most important thing when it comes to hacking, whether it be computers, electronics, even bikes. Hacking's not just about computers, although there is a focus on it. To me, a hacker is anyone who likes to figure stuff out. For more in-depth analysis, I recommend you check out http://psypherx.com/articles/BeginnersMindset.txt, and I'm sure someone else is going to post the "hacker howto." I would, but the specific URL escapes me at the moment. Welcome to the party!