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    freedom downtime

    A revealing documentary about two high profile hacker cases: Mark Abene and Kevin Mitnick. The documentary includes interviews with a number of guest speakers including Bruce Sterling, Lewis Depayne, John Markoff, Jeff Moss, Mike Roadancer, Bernie S., and many others. This film is directed by Emmanuel Goldstein of 2600. Read more.

    digital desperado

    CNN Time interview with Justin Petersen aka Agent Steal. Justin was an FBI informant. He helped the FBI to build criminal cases against Kevin Poulsen and later Kevin Mitnick. He caused a controversy when the FBI turned a blind eye on Agent Steal's continued hacking and credit card fraud activities even when working as an informant. Eventually he became a fugitive when his former associate, Ron Austin, sent implicating information to the FBI. Read more.

    hackers: computer outlaws

    A TLC documentary about computer hackers. It covers some of the most famous hackers such as Steve Wozniak, John Draper, and Kevin Mitnick. This documentary offers a historical perspective on hackers advancing from the age of telephones with Captain Crunch to the age of computers with Woz and at last to the age of information with Kevin Mitnick. Read more.

    the 414s: the original teenage hackers

    A short documentary by Michael T. Vollmann explores the birth, the exploits, and the eventual demise of The 414s - a hacker group active in the early 1980s until the summer of 1983. The documentary offers an interesting look into the early innocent days of hacking, especially just how influential the movie Wargames was to bring mainstream recognition. At the same time, the ease with which The 414s could penetrate even the more sensitive computers and the lack of laws to prosecute the adult members of the group resulted in the series of laws including the infamous Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) of 1986. Read more.

    hackers 95

    Hackers 95 is an independent documentary by Phone-E and RF Burns shot during the summer of 1995. The documentary covers hacker happenings during that summer including Summercon and Defcon III. There are plenty of interviews and random clips from these two conferences. The documentary also includes a separate segment on Area 51 as well as a Secret Service press release on Operation Cybersnare. Read more.

    exploit exercises - protostar - stack levels

    Exploit Exercises' Protostar wargame includes a number of carefully prepared exercises to help hone your basic exploitation skills. In this walkthrough I will go over the stack exploitation portion of the wargame. Read more.

    exploit exercises - protostar - format string levels

    Exploit Exercises' Protostar wargame includes a number of carefully prepared exercises to help hone your basic exploitation skills. In this walkthrough I will go over the format string exploitation portion of the wargame. Read more.

    exploit exercises - protostar - final levels

    Exploit Exercises' Protostar wargame includes a number of carefully prepared exercises to help hone your basic exploitation skills. The final portion of the wargame combines Stack, Format String, Heap, and Network exploitation techniques into three excellent challenges to help solidify knowledge gained from previous exercises. Read more.

    unauthorized access

    Unauthorized Access is a documentary produced by Annaliza Savage in 1994. Shot in 15 cities and 4 countries, this documentary offers an impressive array of topics dealing with hacking culture. Read more.

    computer chronicles - computer security

    A 1984 episode of Computer Chronicles covers computer security concerns of the time. This episode covers a simple database dialup, WarGames, and a few security tips. Read more.



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