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    community

    12 sep
    1981
    chaos computer club

    Chaos Computer Club (CCC) was founded by Wau Holland and others. Read more.

    cyberpunk

    01 jul
    1984
    neuromancer

    Neuromancer is a novel by William Gibson which gained a cult following for its dystopic cyberpunk imagery of the future. Read more.

    compromises

    05 feb
    2011
    hbgary compromise

    HBGary Federal website and email server were compromised by the group Anonymous in retaliation to its CEO, Aaron Barr, threatening the group with revealing their true identities. Read more.

    research

    11 aug
    1996
    smashing the stack for fun and profit

    An article in the Phrack 49 by Aleph One (Elias Levy) discussion buffer overflow vulnerabilities. The article is notable for being the first comprehensive public discussion of the vulnerability as well as techniques used to exploit the vulnerability. Read more.

    publications

    jun
    1971
    tap / yipl magazine

    The first issue of YIPL (Youth International Party Line) magazine was printed and distributed freely by by the YIPPIEs founder Abbie Hoffman and "Al Bell". The magazine was later renamed to TAP (Technological American Party or Technological Assisstance Program). Its mission was to disseminate information on fighting monopoly, specifically Ma Bel. Read more.

    oct
    1971
    secrets of the little blue box

    An article by Ron Rosenbaum published in the October 1971 issue of the Esquire magazine.The article has shown how Blue Boxing could be used to get control over telephone company's switching equipment. It contains interviews with Captain Crunch, Joybubbles and several other phone phreaks. The article helped popularize the phone phreaking culture. For example, after reading the Esquire article, Steve Wozniak aka "Berkeley Blue" built and sold blue boxes to help fund his other pet project - Apple I. Read more.

    17 nov
    1985
    phrack magazine

    First issue of Phrack magazine is published. Read more.

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