War Games

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Tue Sep 23 22:27:02 1997

<WOPR downloaded a Java aplet into his computer that the web browser
<continued to execute! C'mon, that one's easy!

Actually that was done back then. It was called callback security. you
would call in and give account and password if valid the machine would login
then log out and then call back to a prearranged number and you would log in
again. I used that for my vax to take advantage of the company phone lines
being cheaper out going to me that my calling them.

<> In the book, when David walks in while Jim Sting is underneath his desk,
<> he says "Hey Captain Crunch, I'm from Ma Bell and Boy is she pissed!"
<Nobody would've understood that reference. Nobody would today either.

As a former blue boxer and phone hack the pay phone in the dorm had a
diode hack so it didn't keep change. My trick on that was to hide the
diode in the company distribution box.

FYI: I was uing a cosmac elf to do the blue box in the late '70s by
spinning loops to make the tones and memory dial.

Received on Tue Sep 23 1997 - 22:27:02 BST

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