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The Telecom Digest for November 8, 2012
Volume 31 : Issue 261 : "text" Format
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Re: When Hacking Was in Its Infancy (T)
AT&T caught in a brazen 4G lie (Jim Haynes)

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Date: Tue, 6 Nov 2012 23:36:06 -0500 From: T <kd1s.nospam@cox.nospam.net> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: Re: When Hacking Was in Its Infancy Message-ID: <MPG.2b03af43d70659de989d2e@news.eternal-september.org> In article <k7btq9$od0$1@panix2.panix.com>, kludge@panix.com says... > > >If kids in high school were "breaking into master accounts" in 1970, > >I'd like to see the news reports and/or court records that show > >it. These vague claims don't cut it. > > > >Bill Horne > >Moderator > > I refuse to answer on the grounds that it may incriminate me, but suffice > it to say that things like password protection, proper disposal of printouts > and the like were once uncommon. > > There was a day when people's passwords would be echoed back on the teletype > when they entered them, and their session would be printed out and left in > the terminal room. Or it would be printed on their JOB card which was left > unattended on the top of their deck in a bin. Or someone would call up a > remote computer which did not have proper modem control, to discover > themselves in the middle of someone else's existing session. Or they would > notice that at a particular site the default password for any account was > the account name spelled backwards and that the default passwords that came > with the OS were still set so OPERATOR/OPERATOR got you a prompt. > --scott Or how on DEC PDP systems under RSTS/E you could allocate and assign terminals to a process - didn't matter who you were. Had one running on the System console one time - and one night it hiccuped and of course the dump had my ID all over it. Ooops!
Date: Wed, 07 Nov 2012 15:20:18 -0600 From: Jim Haynes <jhaynes@cavern.uark.edu> To: telecomdigestmoderator.remove-this@and-this-too.telecom-digest.org. Subject: AT&T caught in a brazen 4G lie Message-ID: <slrnk9lk4i.263.jhaynes@Frances.localdomain> http://money.cnn.com/2012/11/07/technology/mobile/att-4g/index.html -- jhhaynes at earthlink dot net
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