Phreaking In The 21St Century presented at HITBSecConf Malaysia 2004

by Emmanuel Gadaix,

Tags: Security

Summary : Icons like Captain Crunch remind us that there was a time when phreakers were all the rage and abusing CCITT#5 phone switches was open to anybody with a blue box. As most Telco.s upgraded their equipment to support the new, out-of-band, digital SS7 signaling protocol, blue boxing was slowly but surely phased out. Phreakers went legit or quiet. The Internet and its lot of script kiddies became the center of interest.