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Summer1997 cover image
Volume 14
Number 2
60 pages
Summer1997 back cover image
Quote: "They're self-described nerds, using one word names like "Mudge" or "Dark Tangent" and dressing all in black." - The Associated Press in a July 12, 1997 report using their insight to describe hackers at the Defcon conference.

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Nom de plume Seraf
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Email seraf@2600.com
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Synopsis Discusses the Fortezza Crypto Card which represents the US governments attempt to implement NSA-breakable cryptographic technology like it tried with the Clipper/Capstone project.
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Page 17
Pages 2 and two thirds
In Best of 2600 book? Yes, page 310, Section 2 (The 1990s: The World Discovers Hackers), Chapter 9 (The Computer Revolution)

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Cryptography (or cryptology) is the practice and study of hiding information.    (more..)
Big Brother General term to describe any overly-inquisitive or overly-controlling authority figure or attempts by government to increase surveillance.    (more..)