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Free download Ñ Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell 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. 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 considered cool who had discovered properties of the phones around them and proceeded to experiment poke prod and hackAt the time the US only had one telecommunications company ATT who monopolised the market dictating pricing and the level of service The problem with ATT is that the communication infrastructure was thrown together with little planning and the system ran on a simple series of multiple freuency pulses Added to that fact the company was ignorant of any possibility of security issues and even published journals with technical details and freuency values for all their system When a generation of intelligent yet bored teens come along fun is to be hadThe history of this subculture is wonderfully bought to life by Lapsley He has taken years of research inclusing interviews and original documents from both parties the phreaks and ATT The emphasis was upon the characters that played a role in this history each bought to the page with individuality and verve The book abounds in wonderful anecdotes that brings a little romanticism to the culture and time Exploding the Phone left me feeling a little jealous that I was born too late and in the wrong country In the 21st century are the systems that surround us in everday life too far beyond the understanding and ability for an amatuer to explore This wonderful homage to a uniue subset of geek is essential reading for anyone who professes to be part of that culture The Face on the Milk Carton not a physical space but a communication Pride and Prejudice network possibly the largest communication Poppy Pym and the Smugglers Secret Poppy Pym #3 network at that time These adventurers were random geeks way before being a geek was considered cool who had discovered properties of the phones around them and proceeded to experiment poke prod and hackAt the time the US only had one telecommunications company ATT who monopolised the market dictating pricing and the level of service The problem with ATT is that the communication infrastructure was thrown together with little planning and the system ran on a simple series of multiple freuency pulses Added to that fact the company was ignorant of any possibility of security issues and even published journals with technical details and freuency values for all their system When a generation of intelligent yet bored teens come along fun is to be hadThe history of this subculture is wonderfully bought to life by Lapsley He has taken years of research inclusing interviews and original documents from both parties the phreaks and ATT The emphasis was upon the characters that played a role in this history each bought to the page with individuality and verve The book abounds in wonderful anecdotes that brings a little romanticism to the culture and time Exploding the Phone left me feeling a little jealous that I was born too late and in the wrong country In the 21st century are the systems that surround us in everday life too far beyond the understanding and ability for an amatuer to explore This wonderful homage to a uniue subset of geek is essential reading for anyone who professes to be part of that culture

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Free download Ñ Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell É PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Free read Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell 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. This is a book about people hacking into the phone system from the mid 1950s until the 1980s largely before hacking was even a word to freely explore the telephone network Many of them were simply telephone network enthusiasts hence the term phone phreaks I found the story compelling in part because it is fun to read about smart people outwitting the government and the most powerful corporation in the world and in part because it gave me some new perspective on recent events NSA data mining and Ruport Murdoch s own phone hackingThe goodLapsley masterfully builds up the reader s technical knowledge to the point where not halfway through the book he can get away with relying on jargon to tell the storyIf you call 555 1212 in a distant area code and then whistle it off and use your blue box or tape recordings to reroute the call to a normal telephone number you ve just given the phone company a clue that you re up to no good Why Well remember a call to 555 1212 never supes Except that when you reroute the call to a normal telephone number and your friend answers the phone the call does supeWhen I read this paragraph I followed it perfectly and then was struck at how unintelligible it should have been Lapsley had coaxed me along with the phone phreaks exploration of the network and I credit him with telling the technical story very well The badFor a subculture piece Exploding the phone is weak on characters Each person s story tells how they personally and independently discovered a way to manipulate the phone system and each person s story is only a slight variation on anyone else s There is the one who went to jail the one who was blind and the other one They are distinguished by their physical locations but rarely by their character Only one of the central characters has a visible relationship with anyone who is not a phone phreak One dimensional characters do not make for good reading Journalistically Lapsley does the good work of making over 400 Freedom of Information Act reuests to the FBI and other agencies but fails to reveal the names of informers whose actions led to the arrest of one of the characters Lapsley says in the foreword that some interviews were given on the condition of anonymity so I think the responsible thing would have been to rely on the documents alone Finally exploding the phone is some of the worst writing artistically that I have ever read Besides the innumerable cliches and conversational filler extended expository metaphors nearly had me putting the book down for goodIf such fates exist John Draper believes they have not been kind to him Actually that s an understatement It s that he believes they are out to screw him over repeatedly and without lubeI think people who like computers would like this book I am one of them I wish a better book had been written


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    Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Phil Lapsley Phil Lapsley ¿ 2 Download Pdf/E–book (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 considered cool who h

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    Download õ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ¿ Phil Lapsley Pdf/E–book (Exploding the Phone The Untold Story of the Teenagers and Outlaws who Hacked Ma Bell) Phil Lapsley ¿ 2 Download 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 months ago Radiolab did a podcastshow that highlighted a person who knew how to access the phone system and make calls simpl

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    Pdf/E–book (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 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 characteri

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