OT stories about phone phreaking

From: Douglas Quebbeman <dhquebbeman_at_theestopinalgroup.com>
Date: Fri Jun 8 12:27:25 2001

> On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Gabe Steiger wrote:
> > Is it still possible to phreak a phone by unscrewing the talk speaker?
> > I tried unscrewing the mouth peice once, could not unscrew it. Bastard
> > would NOT budge.
> You've figured out why it is no longer possible to phreak. The phone
> companies passed a law that required phone manufacturers to screw the
> mouthpiece on so tight that nobody could unscrew it. Therefore, phreaking
> is no longer possible ;(

Not to mention the fact that eulB sexoB stopped working with the
switchover from Switching System 6 (which used in-band signalling)
to SS7, which uses out-of-band signalling (i.e. a separate network).

Received on Fri Jun 08 2001 - 12:27:25 BST

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