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Introduction


                              ==Phrack Magazine==

                   Volume Four, Issue Forty-Three, File 1 of 27

                                 Issue 43 Index
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                               P H R A C K   4 3

                                  July 1, 1993
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       ~ finger whitehouse.gov and make a secret service agent come ~


Well, here it is:  Phrack 43.  This issue should really piss every security
professional off.  Well, actually, none of them should ever see it because
only two people have registered their subscriptions.

But, then again I think we all know that the whole world is FULL of
lying, thieving people who just don't care about other people's
property.  No, smarty, not hackers...computer professionals!

CASE 1:

The Computer Emergency Response Team.  Bastions of life, liberty and the
pursuit of happiness.  CERT had been on the Phrack mailing list
previously, and was sent a copy of 42 (as was everyone) to give them
the opportunity to subscribe.  Rather than do the right thing
and let us at Phrack know that they were not interested in paying,
and to take their name off the list, Ed DiHart instead forwarded off
several copies to his cronies.

Luckily for us, Ed is not the best typist, and the mail bounced all the way
back to Phrack.  I called Ed and asked him why he would do such a thing,
which was clearly a direct violation of US Copyright Law.  Ed claimed
he didn't know of any new rules for Phrack, and that he had always forwarded
off a few copies to his pals.  I told Ed that this practice was unacceptable
and that if he wanted to continue to get Phrack he and his pals would all have
to register their subscriptions.  Ed said that he did not want to pay
and to take CERT off the list.

A month prior to this Ed had said to me at the Computers, Freedom & Privacy
conference in San Francisco, "Why are YOU here anyway?  It sure is IRONIC
that someone whose goal in life was to invade other people's privacy would
be attending a conference on protecting privacy."  I walked away from him in
disgust.

While talking to Ed about Phrack I said, "You know Ed, it sure is IRONIC
that an organization such as CERT, whose main goal is to help protect
the property of others would so flagrantly violate US Copyright law and
completely disregard someone's property rights."  Man, did that feel great!


CASE 2:

BT Tymnet.  Dale Drew, security guru, made the statement on IRC about
Phrack, "I have absolutely no desire to pay for anything having to do with
hackers."  Later, someone from Dale's machine at BT Tymnet (opus.tymnet.com)
logged into Len Rose's machine and ftp'd Phrack 42.  With prior knowledge
Phrack was not free, he willingly used company property to commit a crime.
At most companies, that is grounds for termination.  Luckily for Dale
Tymnet doesn't give a shit.  In fact, Dale several times since has gone
back on IRC stating, "People here are Tymnet are kind of upset about
Phrack 42."  This just shows that people at Tymnet are just as criminal
as they say hackers are.  Since they could care less about MY property,
then why should I care about theirs?  Maybe I should print a list of
all Tymnet internal NUIs!  Well, two wrongs won't make a right, so I better
not.

I did, however, send email to Dale stating that we were aware of Tymnet's
transgressions and that we may be forced to take legal action.  I have
decided to offer BT a sweet deal on a company-wide site license.  We
shall see if they take me up on this offer, or continue to steal Phrack.

CASE 3:

Gail Thackeray.  A woman sworn by the court to uphold the laws of the
land.  This woman had the audacity to tell me that unless I
enforced my copyright, it was worthless.  Unless I enforce it.  What the
hell does that mean?  Am I supposed to raid companies myself and
go dig for evidence that they have stolen my information?  Geez...it's
not like I'm Bellcore.  Gail's disgusting interpretation of the law,
that unless you are big enough to stand up for yourself then you have
no recourse, is a festering sore on the face of the American Legal system
and I personally am appalled that this woman is allowed to act as
a law enforcement professional.

Oh well, as you can tell I've had a little fun with all this.  And I have
effectively proven my point.  Security people, corporate professionals,
and law enforcement types are just as unscrupulous and unethical as they
have always claimed that we are.

Only TWO PEOPLE within the computer/legal/security profession have the right
to receive and keep copies of Phrack.  Winn Schwartau, and a man at Mitre.
It's amazing that they are the only ones with any scruples, isn't it?

Well, let's get on with the issue.  This one is pure, unadulterated evil.
Only the strong will survive this time.  We've got Cellular, we've got
Novell, we've got 5e, we've got PHRACK TRIVIA!  Get comfortable, grab
your favorite intoxicant, and enjoy.

*NOTES*  Some of you will recognize the 5ESS file from the Summer issue of
2600 magazine.  This file was sent to both myself and E. Goldstein.  I
was told by the author that 2600 was not printing it.  Wrong.  Well, we
got permission from 2600 to print it here too since its such a good file,
and since I spent like 8 hours dealing with the author correcting
and editing it.  In the future gang, if you send something to Phrack AND
to 2600, TELL US BEFOREHAND!  The last thing I want to hear is, "Phrack
is plagiarizing 2600...gawd they are so lame."  The acronym file, you will
note, is DIFFERENT.  Heh.

In addition to the above, you may notice that we were a bit late in
distributing this issue.  As many of you saw through the "resubscribe"
blurb sent over the mailing list, Phrack is not going through Stormking.COM
any longer.  The struggle to relocate put us into further delays
but I've managed to take care of securing a new distribution site.
We want to thank everyone at Stormking for shipping Phrack out for
so long, and wish them the best in their future endeavors.

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      Editor-In-Chief : Erik Bloodaxe (aka Chris Goggans)
                3L33t : OMAR
                 News : Datastream Cowboy
          Photography : dFx
          Pornography : Stagliano
    Prison Consultant : Co / Dec
          The Baddest : Dolomite
             Rad Book : Snow Crash
     Reasons Why I Am
         The Way I Am : Hoffman, Hammett, The Power Computer
               Typist : Minor Threat
    Future Movie Star : Weevil
   SCon Acid Casualty : Weevil
            Thanks To : Robert Clark, Co/Dec, Spy Ace, Lex Luthor
                        Phreak Accident, Madjus, Frosty, Synapse, Hawkwind
                        Firm G.R.A.S.P., Aleph One, Len Rose, Seven-Up
                        Computer Crime Laboratories

"If you can take the bag off of your own head, then you haven't had
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  -= Phrack 43 =-
 Table Of Contents
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 1. Introduction by The Editor                               24K
 2. Phrack Loopback Part I                                   38K
 3. Phrack Loopback Part II / Editorial                      44K
 4. Line Noise Part I                                        39K
 5. Line Noise Part II                                       43K
 6. Phrack Pro-Phile on Doctor Who                           15K
 7. Conference News Part I by Various Sources                53K
 8. Conference News Part II by Various Sources               58K
 9. How To Hack Blackjack (Part I) by Lex Luthor             52K
10. How To Hack Blackjack (Part II) by Lex Luthor            50K
11. Help for Verifying Novell Security by Phrack Staff       48K
12. My Bust (Part I) by Robert Clark                         56K
13. My Bust (Part II) by Robert Clark                        55K
14. Playing Hide and Seek, Unix Style by Phrack Accident     31K
15. Physical Access and Theft of PBX Systems by Co/Dec       28K
16. Guide to the 5ESS by Firm G.R.A.S.P.                     63K
17. Cellular Info by Madjus (N.O.D.)                         47K
18. LODCOM BBS Archive Information                           24K
19. LODCOM Sample Messages                                   52K
20. Step By Step Guide To Stealing a Camaro by Spy Ace       21K
21. Acronyms Part I by Firm G.R.A.S.P.                       50K
22. Acronyms Part II by Firm G.R.A.S.P.                      51K
23. Acronyms Part III by Firm G.R.A.S.P.                     45K
24. Acronyms Part IV by Firm G.R.A.S.P.                      52K
25. Acronyms Part V by Firm G.R.A.S.P.                       46K
26. International Scene by Various Sources                   51K
27. Phrack World News by Datastream Cowboy                   24K

                                                    Total: 1152K

     Another reason why the future is wireless.

     "The CTIA recommended that the FCC require the microprocessor chip be
     difficult to detach from the circuit board in order to prevent its
     removal and replacement or reprogramming."
     (Cellular Marketing, p. 18, May 1993)

     "Damn, and I was hoping to replace this 8051 with a P5! HAHAHAHAHA!"
     (Anonymous hacker-type, Tumbled Cellphone Call, 1993)

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