Hacking Rants (from an almost old guy) presented at BSidesDC 2014

by Joe Klein,

Summary : “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” - Arthur C. Clarke. Like many gray backs in this field, we have been interested in both, but as the technology become better, many of us realized that the real magic was doing unexpected things with technology – hacking. So this is a review of some of the more interesting things and events my ‘friend’ has done in the past.
This will include slurping finals on the mainframe, adventures in modem land, AT&T 3B fun, early networking, early Internet, building my first website, early incident handling and investigations, testing security and finding compromises, and more.