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Informative Gems from the halls of - "alt.2600"

Volume 3

From: (Christoph Torlinsky)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Re: "Hackers" web site truth?
Date: 23 Aug 1995 09:09:22 -0700
Organization: CRL Dialup Internet Access (415) 705-6060 [Login: guest]
Lines: 15
Message-ID: <41fjri$>
References: <41b10u$>
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]

How can you replace a webpage if you dont have a login to the maschine?
Did they forget to chmod their pages properly? How did they do this?

Brad G. Parks ( wrote:
: Does anybody out there have the truth of what happened at
: the MGM/UA Web site for the movie "Hackers"? (if you don't
: have a clue as to what happened, don't ask me, just surf
: to and "Visit our Hacked Site"

: pretty cool if you ask me...

: --
: Brad G. Parks

From: (Danny Zak)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Does Belgium really stinks ?
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 19:20:25 GMT
Organization: PING Belgium
Lines: 11
Message-ID: <41ijl7$>
X-Newsreader: Forte Free Agent v0.46


I'm just worndering, if somebody is using or willing to trade info
with me of pbx'es in BELGIUM ....

See ya

From: HelpME
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: irciiSHEIK26b help
Date: 24 Aug 1995 15:03:36 -0400
Organization: Animal House
Lines: 12
Message-ID: <41iie8$>

CAn anyone help me with irciiSHEIK26b ? I am encoutering an error when I am compiling it. I have modified the Makefile to my IRIX system but I am still encoutering an error during 'make'. the error is as follows:
screen.c ln function 'create_additional_screen'
screen.c :1737:warning : passing arg 2 of 'execup' from incompatible pointer
type mips-tfile. /tmp/cca25608.5 : 6402

If anyone can tell me what in the hell this means and how to fix it I would greatly appreciate it. I have tried everything. -

- Whirly Gig

Subject: 2600 being censored!
From: (Joseph Chamberlin)
Message-ID: <>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 13:06:54 +0900
Organization: The Watering Hole BBS Tokyo +81-427-34-4561
Lines: 33

Can anyone tell me the policies regarding censorship on the net by the
big providers, i.e., TymeNet, Sprintnet, et all?

The reason why I ask is that in searching for this newsgroup, I noticed
that none of the info I remember previously was being forwarded. In the
past, there were often 300+ postings a day with my other provider. With
the new provider in Tokyo, I've only received maybe 200 messages a week,
none, absolutely none of them having to do with what this newgroup is
famous for.

Needless to say, this is highly, highly disconcerting to me and it completely
brings into focus CENSORSHIP; perhaps it's done before entering Japan,
perhaps there actually is someone *deleting* messages found offensive
or considered dangerous to the gov't -- if my suspicions are correct, then
let you all be forewarned.

If you were in this situation, what would you do? As it is, I hope this
message gets out, and I hope any replies are able to be read in this
forum by yours truly.

Hope to hear from some of you.

Joseph Chamberlin

...Is it more humiliating to be ruled, or is it more humiliating to
choose your own masters?"

~~~ Blue Wave/RA v2.20 [NR]

For info on TWH Internet & BBS services, e-mail

From: (The Steel Lynx)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Re: HELP!!!! newbie needs answers, red box won't work.
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 95 04:28:22 GMT
Organization: IONet
Lines: 40
Message-ID: <419216$>
References: <410t0t$> <414fce$>
X-Newsreader: News Xpress Version 1.0 Beta #3

>Try putting a nickel in first for groundcheck, then do ya'r thang...

Little piece of info for BradC3023 - this is a little piece of security that
the telco puts on their phones. They run a low-voltage current through the
coin to see if there *is* a coin in the slot. If there is, it lets you have
your peace. If there isn't, then you're either disconnected or routed to a
pissed-off operator.

My question: Would a slug work if you're just trying to pass the conductivity
test? I imagine if the security is tight enough and it measures the actual
resistance of the current, the slug would have to be the same size as the coin
in question, possibly the same metal. I doubt that they do this, though. I
don't see why a slug wouldn't work. Of course, I've never tried it, so...

Also, here's some tips for Brad (taken from various posts):

Be sure to cut down on the fuzz from the recording. The best way to do this
is to splice the recorder wires going to the mike into a mono plug. Plug it
into your sound card port and play it. Now, splice the wires back to the
mike. This should almost completely get rid of extraneous noise.

Another thing: make sure the volume isn't too loud. If you've ever listened
to the phone when you're putting coins in, you'll notice that the volume isn't
that high. Try to reproduce the exact volume. This way, it might fool human
operators as well as the computers.

And yet another question (sorry, I know I'm using a lot of bandwidth, but
better it be devoted to this than to porn and chain letters). When I was at a
local payphone I used my change in it and heard the quarter tone. It was a
local call. From what the beta .011 FAQ said (I believe, but don't quote me
on this), ACTS should not have been involved, as it supposedly was used only
in long-distance calls. the beta .012 FAQ doesn't mention ACTS in connection
with long distance calls. Is ACTS used commonly for local calls now?


"I have taken all knowledge to be my province."
-Francis Bacon, 1592

From: Larry C. Shanahan
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Re: Steel Lynx = Stupid Faggot
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 95 22:04:07 -0500
Organization: Delphi ( email, 800-695-4005 voice)
Lines: 38
References: <> <418aau$>
X-To: The Steel Lynx

The Steel Lynx writes:

>I am "probably just a 10 years trying to..."? If you mean I am probably 10
>years *old*, I am not. I am 15 years old. There is quite a large difference.

Yeah, a whole five years, that's a big fucking difference. You still retain a
maturity level of a twelve year old.

>I "severely fall short in the area of brains and facts"? I do have the
>brains: A 145 I.Q. and a photographic memory go a long way toward achieving
>that trait. I do get the facts before I make light of them. If I do not have

Now he thinks he's Albert Einstein. But didn't he have a slightly lower I.Q.?
Also, I, like you, am not an English teacher, but I do not possess a 145 I.Q.,
but I have found several grammatical errors in many of your posts.

Furthermore, since I.Q. tests have been proven to be culturally biased, they
only prove how "White" a person is.

>I also fail to see what your message had do do with the subject. It is
>obvious that you have no intelligence or imagination if you feel the need to
>call me a "stupid faggot." Get some before you come back to this group: it
>would be widely appreciated.

Because you are obviously more intelligent than I, you will not fail to see
the relevance of this reply. But if you truly are a moron like myself, this
is the relevance. Many of us are very tired of you posting flames.
Personnaly, that is all I've seen you post. Post something that will help to
raise my I.Q.
I know being equated to a "Stupid faggot" is not flattering, but your young
and should explore your sexuality. Go with it.

I know there are some grammatical errors and misspellings. Please do not
send this e-mail back to me corrected. That would just break my fucking heart.


Haben sie ein guten Tag!! ;>

From: (Stephen H. Kawamoto)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Hacker! (a poem) - Pls. skip if looking for codez
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 12:58:04 -0700
Organization: MIND LINK! - British Columbia, Canada
Lines: 58
Distribution: world
Message-ID: <>


(written a few weeks after Mitnick's arrest in Raleigh, NC...)

I'm probably just an ordinary person,
insignificant in the scheme of things,
if you get what I mean... Time to dump this scene.
I've been from Boston to Houston to San Diego,
then around the world from Singapore to Japan,
And back home again... All without leaving the country.

I may have call-forwarded four times to get
cops right off my ass with my cellular modem.
I definitely don't like it when the heat's too close,
just monitoring all my calls for carrier.
But I dig this game of cat-and-mouse all the same.
To me it's just another game of one-upmanship.

For I am a hacker on the Internet, joining IRC,
stopping to leave a flame in Alt.2600,
FTP'ing into MILNET for some utility,
searching for that Gopher site for info,
Web browsing on some Web site on data encryption.
Man! Call it what you want, it ain't any addiction.

Don't treat me like a common criminal!
I'm relatively harmless to anyone,
just watch out how you treat me.
I'm just too damned smart to remain satisfied
without understanding technical manuals.
So please don't start with this 'dangerous' shit!
I'm just an ordinary person who wants to know...

I'm probably some ordinary guy on the bus,
going to some hacker meet in the city.
You don't know who I am, but try to understand:
I don't try to crash your bank computer,
I don't steal corporate secrets for my own gain.
All I like is information out of curiosity.

Originally written 950228.2017 PST
This text is copyrighted 1994,1995 by Stephen H Kawamoto.
Other copyrighted works credited where applicable.
Text may be freely quoted with credit given to author.
Opinions expressed are solely those of the author.


Address E-mail to: or telnet to as GUEST and
send mail to Stephen H. Kawamoto using the e-mail password "sage" (no
"I got my girlfriend through social engineering."
Opinions expressed are my own. Anything I write is not an endorsement of any
product, commercial or otherwise. Use at your own risk. 100% MSG-free!

From: (David K. Bryant)
Subject: Re: help with "UFO" beeps
Organization: NETCOM On-line Communication Services (408 261-4700 guest)
References: <418qui$f86$>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 02:17:49 GMT
Lines: 11

Richard Thieme <73317.3035@CompuServe.COM> writes:

>I have an audio tape of four beeps recorded during a telephone
>conversation with a woman reporting a "UFO" - the beeps occur,
>she reported, when the thing is in the area -

>If someone experienced with signals is willing to listen to the
>beeps and give me an opinion, I'll be glad to make the call.

The people at 206-722-3000 are waiting for your call.

From: (Eric Redland)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Re: Need help using Crackerjack
Date: 22 Aug 1995 21:55:08 -0600
Organization: University of Denver, Math/CS Dept.
Lines: 14
Message-ID: <41e8qs$>
References: <40vbcm$>
X-Newsreader: NN version 6.5.0 #3 (NOV) (Jesper Juul Jensen) writes:

>Hi everybody

>Some friends and I have fun hacking eachothers systems, and I think I
>just took a great step forward when I got my hands on CrackerJack 1.4.
>Well, I was WRONG.
> I can't seem to work the program, not on BBS's nor the Internet.
>Will somebody give me a hand?

>Thanks in advance

> Jesper
(303)988-7787. 8N1 19200

Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Free Funds -- For the Brave
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 1995 12:38:25 -0700
Organization: Oregon Public Networking
Lines: 33
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: TEXT/PLAIN; charset=US-ASCII


I am a NetRunner working out of Orange County in Los Angeles, and
during a data acquisition run here a few weeks back I discovered this
international phone number that the corps have been apparently passing
around and not sharing with anyone else.
Anyway, if you call the number, you will get an account with this
organization and start making money right away, which you can later
transfer or have issued to your home address in check form, in multiples
of $1000.
Call 011-24-831-3131, enter a 1 after the first and second tones,
and when asked for the six digit code enter 285300. Then listen and take
notes! I have been using this thing for several weeks now, and my money
has been coming in steadily, amounting to about three grand. I also
understand that it is completely legal according to international
financial regulations, but those change all the time so there is no
telling how long this will last.
So anyway, the call and the info are free, so call if you want a
few thousand extra bucks, or not if you don't have what it takes.
This has been a public service announcement.


| Realtime MUSH : 'Wisdom is not a destination, |
| telnet 6125 : but a journey, and knowledge; |
| SprawlMUSH - XanthMUSH : the signposts pointing the way.'|
| Online Theatre - Robin's Place Cafe : |
| New MUSHes Opening Soon! : - A Wise Man |

From: ()
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Redboxing
Date: 23 Aug 1995 23:55:59 GMT
Organization: The Annex! 140 Lines 818.779.5600
Lines: 9
Message-ID: <41gf6f$>
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]

I have the Radio Shack Pocket tone dialer, and the 6.5536 crystal,
but when i took the dialer apart, i had noticed there where 2 things
conneted to the back peice. Both circles, 1 bigger one is covering the
part you put over the mouth peice, and the other "smaller" one is below
and to the left. Is the smaller one the crystal, and the bigger one a
speaker? or the bigger one the crystal? Please E-Mail me at

Newsgroups: alt.2600
X-Anonymously-To: alt.2600
Organization: Anonymous forwarding service
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 1995 02:17:50 UTC
Subject: HACK.EXE restore network
Lines: 15

Hi all !

A few days ago I tried HACK.EXE on my own novell-network. Now every user
has supervisor rights. How can I restore the networks-settings now ???


Newsgroups: alt.2600
From: (Captain Crunch)
Message-ID: <>
Subject: Credit card algorithm...
Lines: 10

Hello. I'm looking for information concerning Credit card algorithms as
I'm considering writting a program for the Amiga to generate random
valid credit card numbers for various types. I believe I've seen this
type of program for Windows, and as always the Amiga is pretty devoid of
any decient Hacker-Helpers. If any one could direct me I would be

From: (Syborex)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Bay area Hacks****************???????
Date: 24 Aug 1995 01:14:03 -0400
Organization: America Online, Inc. (1-800-827-6364)
Lines: 11
Message-ID: <41h1qr$>
Reply-To: (Syborex)

To all Bay area Hackers,

I am seeking any local Bay area hackers( preferably Santa Clara San Jose
area) to meet with, correspond, study learn from , or exchange ideas and
general information. If there are any known groups or individuals, please
e- mail me so we can discuss further meetings. I am mainly looking for
people who have been doing this for awhile who I can learn from. Cyber
space is great for general tips but I need locals who I can learn from
hands on experience. Knowledge is the key to progress.

Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: A (maybe) Stupid Question
Date: 24 Aug 95 03:51:43 EDT
Organization: Bentley College, Waltham MA
Lines: 7
Message-ID: <>

After reading the alt.2600 FAQ, I thought to myself, if you don't have
an account on the system you are trying to hack, then how can you possibly get
the passwd file? Is this a stupid question?


From: (Andrew W Heckman)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Killing flies- how?
Date: 24 Aug 95 07:47:15 GMT
Organization: Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa
Lines: 12

Would some here like to share any effective method he/she has of
killing plenty of flies? I am posting here bcos it's precisely the
creative guys on this newsgroup that I think would have some great ideas
and methods. ( I need to kill the flies in my home; Walmart and Kmart
said they weren't carrying the bug zapper this year, and I'd like
something that wouldn't require me to wait around to kill them 1 by 1 one
with a swatter.

Andrew W Heckman

From: (Geoffrey Tang)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Which preaking project best for novice
Date: 24 Aug 1995 11:36:11 GMT
Organization: Internet OnLine HK Ltd.
Lines: 7
Message-ID: <41ho7b$>
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]

I want to know which preaking project will be the best to start
off with for a novice, also I live overseas so will these projects work
and if not which ones do.
Keep Kicking Ass,

"if your computer nots responding dont stare at it MAYBE IT'S YOU"

From: (Pedro Braz)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: RE:How in the world someone has used my Email address
Message-ID: <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 17:10:56 GMT
Lines: 12

Hello Hieu!

15 Aug 95 14:50, Hieu Nguyen wrote to All:

HN> Will anyone be intertested finding out how someone can use my email
HN> address to answer an obscene sex ad, that's why I've got offensive
HN> email lately.

Telnet port 25 ....


From: (Pedro Braz)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Email catcher
Message-ID: <>
Date: Thu, 24 Aug 95 17:20:36 GMT
Lines: 12

Hello All!

15 Aug 95 20:25, Hieu Nguyen wrote to All:

HN> Anyone who knows about the email catching program (to catch emails in
HN> cyberspace), please let me know. Thanx

Me too.....


Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: The symptoms of a mail bomb?
Date: 24 Aug 1995 20:38:35 GMT
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
Lines: 39
Message-ID: <41io0b$>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Mailer: Mozilla 1.1b3 (Windows; I; 16bit)

For the past three days i coundnt get my mail...... the first two

days i coudnt even check it..... eudors just keeps posting that damn

annoying screen, ERROR reading from network...... blah blah blah...

Well, now, it checks my mail, but i dont have it, it just checks then

closes down, I get about 10-20 messages every day, and im am

expecting few, because i sent some texts to a mailing list i ran....

If anyone knows what has happend Or if there is a way to recover i'd

appreciate it.

BTW: dont bother e-mailing me, i wont get it..... just post a
followup if you have some advice, thanks.


( . . )
| | | | | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | | | | | "Knowledge, NOT intelect, is power"
| | | | | | | | | | | | "Wisdom, NOT itelect, is Enlightenment"
| | | | | | | | | | | |


From: Trillion
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Mailbombed?
Date: 25 Aug 1995 16:22:35 GMT
Organization: Earthlink Network, Inc.
Lines: 23
Message-ID: <41ktcb$>
Mime-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=iso-8859-1
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
X-Mailer: Mozilla 1.1b3 (Windows; I; 16bit)

I may have been strck by a mailbomb, i get 10-20 letters everyday now
eudora is just taking up space..... Is there any way to know for sure
that this was a mailbomb, and if so, how would i recover.


( . . )
| | | | | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | | | | |
| | | | | | | | | | | | "Knowledge, NOT intelect, is power"
| | | | | | | | | | | | "Wisdom, NOT itelect, is Enlightenment"
| | | | | | | | | | | |


From: (John Lundgren)
Newsgroups: alt.2600
Subject: Re: **I Submit A New Box**
Date: 25 Aug 1995 19:20:27 GMT
Organization: Delta Internet Services, Anaheim, CA
Lines: 136
Message-ID: <41l7pr$>
References: <413h1v$>
X-Newsreader: TIN [version 1.2 PL2]

What a total waste! If you can't talk back, what the hellz it good for?
NOTHING! If I want to listen to someone talking on the phone, I'll use

-==Atrocity==- ( penned:
: Here is the first box I have ever created. I have found it to be very useful.

: ********************************
: T H E W A L K M A N B O X
: ********************************
: Created by:
: -==Atrocity==-

: Well, for all I know, this is the newest box in existence: The Walkman Box!
: What is a walkman box you say? Well, it's named for it's optional component,
: the Sony Walkman. What does it do you say? Well this little box let's you
: listen in on a line with a pair of headphones, and if you are a teenager and
: add the optional walkman, you too can look like the average teen listing to
: "that influential heavy metal", when in fact you are committing the felony of
: wire tapping! Fascinating isn't it? Well on to parts list...

: Headphones, may be mono or stereo, see below.
: One SPST switch (You choose the type)
: One 10k ohm 1/2 watt resister: 271-034
: Two alligator clips: 270-375
: One mono or stereo 1/8" headphone jack: 274-284(Stereo), 274-286(Mono)
: Some wire (Find it in a bridging head....)

: OK, here's the STEREO schematic:

: Ring <====-----------------------------|-|---|------------|
: | |-##| Headphone |]
: |---##| |]
: | Jack |]
: Tip <====---------o---o----////------- ==|------------|

: Legend:
: ------

: ------ Wire

: <==== Alligator Clip

: o---o SPST switch

: //// 10k Ohm resister

: ## The two TIPS of the headphone jack (make sure these are both connected to
: the ring wire to get sound on both speakers)

: == The BASE of the headphone jack

: Got it? Good. Now for the MONO schematic, it's basically the same...

: Ring <====-----------------------------|---- |------------|
: | | Headphone |]
: |---##| |]
: | Jack |]
: Tip <====---------o---o----////------- ==|------------|

: Legend:
: ------

: ------ Wire

: <==== Alligator Clip

: o---o SPST switch

: //// 10k Ohm resister

: ## The TIP of the headphone jack
: == The BASE of the headphone jack

: Testing and calibration
: -----------------------

: Now, here's how I tested it, I grabbed my portable phone and went outside to
: my residential box. Opened her up, and connected. But you can test however you
: want. Now, put on the headphones, and you SHOULD NOT hear a dial tone. If you
: do, you either: (a) Have a bad resister (b) Have a loose connection to the
: resister, or (c) Have to low of a resister. If (c), head back to RS and grab
: a higher value. OK, turn on your portable, (or whatever) and you should hear
: a dialtone in the headphones. If not, flip the switch. If you hear a dialtone,
: you 're in business. If not, you have either a loose connection or bad
: headphones. You decide. Now your box is ready for use.

: Usage and the optional part
: ---------------------------

: Well, it's not too hard to figure out how to use, but here is a synopsis. Flip
: the switch to the "off" position, clip on, making sure your connections are
: straight (Ring and tip), and listen! Not too hard... anyway, I suggest you
: tape your headphone connector to your walkman, plug in your headphones, and
: you're ready to plug in. I suggest residential boxes because you can close
: them partway and you automatically know who you're listening to. Also, if you
: are going to do some serious phreaking with this, I suggest you extend the
: wire, and put the resister and the switch in a box to protect them from
: damage.

: Some stuff I've heard and respected...

: "Have phun and don't get caught!"
: "Don't let phreaking die!"

: -==Atrocity==-

: **~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~**
: ** _________________ "I'm sifting through the ashes **
: ** | | oh what I have become **
: ** |A T R O C I T Y| I gave myself away now i'm nothing"**
: ** |_______________| --------------------------- **
: ** ---------| Lead programmer of |----------/ **
: **  | BlueSteel Software Inc. | / **
: ** / |-------------------------|  **
: ** /---------/ (like you care) --------- **
: ** Comments to Flames to /dev/null **
: **~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~-~**
: --END FILE--

| John Lundgren - Elec Tech - Info Tech Svcs | jlundgre@delta1 |
| Rancho Santiago Community College District | or |
| 17th St. at Bristol  Santa Ana, CA 92706 | lundgren_john@cc |
| Standard Disclaimers Apply (Blah-Blah...) | |
| "You can flame your brains out -- it won't take long." |

Newsgroups: alt.2600
X-Anonymously-To: alt.2600
Organization: Anonymous forwarding service
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 1995 10:39:11 UTC
Subject: Interesting System...(holy shit!)
Lines: 29

Holy shit! I think I just scheduled a satelite launch (or something)! I was
screwing around with this system I found, trying different commands, and I
got into some function called "Launch Authorization" It prompted me for some
info, and an authorization code (which I found through some more exploration)
and then I got a message "Launch Authorization Confirmed"!!! Holy shit! I
wonder what I did?!?! Now the status display shows my information with a
status of "LAUNCH_PENDING"...yikes. I don't know how to cancel it. If
anyone can figure out a way, please do!

(610) 269-6659 8N1
login: mts
password: systest

Commands I've found so far:

a(uth) - Launch Authrization
l(ist) - status listing
p(rint) - print a specific entry from the status listing (accepts p/e=#)
o(utput) - prints info to a printer (who knows where -probably a bad idea)
m(essage) - send a message

I'm sure there are others.

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