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Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell free read æ 6 free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phil Lapsley Before smartphones back even before the Internet and personal computer a misfit group of technophiles blind teenagers hippies and outlaws figured out how to hack the world's largest machine the telephone system Starting with Alexander Graham Bell's revolutionary harmonic telegraph by the middle of the twentieth century the phone system had grown into something extraordinary a web of cutting edge switching machines and human. I stayed up much much too late reading this book I loved it but I also recognize that it s the kind of book where you probably have to go into it with a foundational interest in the subject matter in this case the phone phreaking of the 50s 60s and 70s in which teenagers and young adults made a hobby out of finding and messing around with exploits in the ATT phone systemIt also helps if you like phone history overall which I do The other big aspect of this book is a look at the evolution of the phone system in terms of policy and euipment which is so in depth that one of two things will happen you will be even impressed by the ingenuity of the phone phreaks OR you will think I m a lunatic for being this excited by this book It also explains a lot about the user experience through the decades which is awesome in giving some context to the various outdated phone things depicted in books and movies like what is happening behind the scenes when operators placed voice calls and you ll recognize well if you are a phone obsessed person all the different variations on operator actions codes and responses Carl Webers Kingpins up much much too late reading this book I loved it but I also recognize that it s the kind of book where you probably have to go into it with a foundational interest in the subject matter in this case the phone phreaking of the 50s 60s and 70s in which teenagers and young adults made a hobby out of finding and messing around with exploits in the ATT phone systemIt also helps if you like phone history overall which I do The other big aspect of this book is a look at the evolution of the phone system in terms of policy and euipment which is so in depth that one of two things will happen you will be even impressed by the ingenuity of the phone phreaks OR you will think I m a lunatic for being this excited by this book It also explains a lot about the Captive Embraces Captive #2 user experience through the decades which is awesome in giving some context to the various outdated phone things depicted in books and movies like what is happening behind the scenes when operators placed voice calls and you ll recognize well if you are a phone obsessed person all the different variations on operator actions codes and responses

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Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell

Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell free read æ 6 free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phil Lapsley Operators that linked together millions of people like never before But the network had a billion dollar flaw and once people discovered it things would never be the same Exploding the Phone tells this story in full for the first time It traces the birth of long distance communication and the telephone the rise of ATT's monopoly the creation of the sophisticated machines that made it all work and the discovery of Ma Bell's. I really enjoyed this book Having just started a new job in Kendall Suare it was really fun to be reading a book about innovation and in many ways that is what this book was aboutThe title and subtitle of the book made it seem like it would be a hacker like story kind of like The Cuckoo s Egg Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage And there definitely were parts that were exciting and had the characteristics of a thriller like that But the book was really two stories one was about the people who figured out loopholes in the phone system to make free calls the other was about the phone company itself and how it developed See to understand the hacking you really have to understand the entire system and Lapsley did a great job interweaving the story from Alexander Graham Bell to the breakup of the local phone companies decades later with that of the hackers Each time the phone company changed their technology to expand or offer new services the hackers found new loopholes some by technology and some by social engineeringThis book is definitely one of my recent favorites but really only suitable if you are a geek You ll appreciate Lapsley s writing style which is somewhat informal and irreverent as well as the early hacker pioneers who he profiles very closely First We'll Kill My Husband understand the hacking you really have to

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Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell free read æ 6 free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phil Lapsley Achilles' heel Phil Lapsley expertly weaves together the clandestine underground of phone phreaks who turned the network into their electronic playground the mobsters who exploited its flaws to avoid the feds the explosion of telephone hacking in the counterculture and the war between the phreaks the phone company and the FBIThe product of extensive original research Exploding the Phone is a ground breaking captivating boo. If you ve ever been curious about the history of phone phreaking or hey maybe you just passionately care about how the telephone system used to work this is the book for you I knew it was a bunch of nerdy engineers building blue boxes because back in the day there were technical publications that basically explained everything you needed to know about the phone system in order to exploit it I didn t know that the mob and the FBI had gotten involved and that a lot of it was very counterculture I also didn t know that so many of the key participants here were blind which I thought was interesting


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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] Phil Lapsley ò 6 review Who remembers Captain Crunch and his infamous blue box used for making free long distance phone calls? If you have ever looked at your iPhone cable box or latest gee whiz software and wondered just how it works inside then you should read this book Further if you've ever gone a step beyond and taken that shiny new box apart and bu

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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] Alongside the age of space exploration in the 60s 70s and 80s exploration of another type of space was underway The place of exploration was not a physical space but a communication network possibly the largest communication network at that time These adventurers were random geeks way before being a geek was cons

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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] I stayed up much much too late reading this book I loved it but I also recognize that it's the kind of book where you prob

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    Phil Lapsley ò 6 review free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phil Lapsley EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] This is a book about people hacking into the phone system from the mid 1950s until the 1980s largely before hacking was even

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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] Phil Lapsley ò 6 review review Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell A while back I read a book about the beginnings of computer hacker culture Masters of Deception It was a fun mostly interview based history of hackers and such fairly thin but very appealing A lot of the beginnings of phone phreak culture were also highlighted in the book but didn't get a ton of play overallThen a few m

  6. says: EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] Phil Lapsley ò 6 review review Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell

    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] I really enjoyed this book Having just started a new job in Kendall Suare it was really fun to be reading a boo

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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] free read Ò PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ò Phil Lapsley Phil Lapsley ò 6 review Good read about phone phreaks and hackers of the telephone company their history from the beginning of phone lines and why they do it Very well researched and very well written The technology parts are not overdone and the technology that is beyond understanding is not a detraction the way this is written The human story i

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    review Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] Phil Lapsley ò 6 review If you like to learn about and understand how technology works you'll love this book It is long and sometimes difficult to read but it is well worth it

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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] If you've ever been curious about the history of phone phreaking or hey maybe you just passionately care about how the tele

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    EBOOK / PDF [Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell] Were you a phone phreak? The statutes of limitations long have expired but the whistles packaged free in boxes of Captain Crunch cereal perfectly matched the Bell long distance signaling codes in the pre SS 7 signaling system 7 days meaning up through the early eighties There also were blue boxes and black boxes with the same effect albeit neither free nor easy to make All of these fooled the Bell system into allowing

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  • Hardcover
  • 431
  • Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell
  • Phil Lapsley
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9780802120618