Quote: "The back door program included a feature that was designed to modify a computer in which the program was inserted so that the computer would be destroyed if someone accessed it using a certain password." - United States Department of Justice, July 1992 Notes: Page 36 and 37 has a Bellcore letter and 2600 response that is not in the index.
Nom de plume
Hitchhikers Guide to the Phone System : Phreaking in the Nineties
Discusses the most complex machine on earth: the phone system, an introduction and guide to having fun with the technology.
Recommends "Signaling in Telecommunications Networks" by S. Welch, CCITT Red/Blue/Green/etc Books and "Telecommunications Engineering" by Roger L. Freeman.
In Best of 2600 book?
Yes, page 466, Section 2 (The 1990s: The World Discovers Hackers), Chapter 12 (The Changing of the Telephone)
A slang term coined to describe the activity of a subculture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems. (more..)
The assisted transmission of signals over a distance for the purpose of communication. (more..)
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