I Spoke At
H2K, or HOPE 2000, was the third Hacker's On Planet Earth conference put on by2600 Magazine, "The Hacker's Quarterly" which was held at the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City July 14-16. I spoke on:
YAHOO's Phone Phreak Hyper-Links. Well, you'dexpect me to have links like this, wouldn't you? But, why should I wastemy 3 megabytes of disk space, when these guys getpaid to keep this stuff up to date? Sorry, re-inventing wheels isnot in my job description.
- Hacking NASA Is A Stupid IdeaRealPlayer | MP3
- The "Old Timer" Panel
- Low Bandwidth Access To The Internet
- How I Got My Own Area Code
| In the John Travolta movie "Swordfish", his character talked about alot of movies, but he never explained the title of the film itself.The reason that "Swordfish" is the ultimate password is based on the Marx Brothers movie "Horse Feathers" (1932) in which Chico says,
Hey, what's a matter? You no understand English? You can't come in here unless you say "swordfish". Now, I give you one more guess.
A resolution passed by the Cartoonists Association of America states that any time a password is given in a comic in the newspaper, it shall be the word "Swordfish".Now you know why.
| The Swordfish Routine - Text.|
The Swordfish Wave File
The Youtube of the video
Cheshire's Post HOPE Web Pages
Pages with links based on the Hackers On Planet Earth conferences
"He's not only cute, but
he's fun in bed, too!",
- Ms. L.F. of Astoria, NY
Infrequent Sex, Exercise May Raise Risk Of Heart Attack
so have sex frequently!
- The Cheshire CatalystsSecrets of Windows for Newbies.
- My own little FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) Page for the Manual Impaired. These aren't really secrets, but since they're in the manual that no one reads, they might as well be. My motto, you know, is "Share The Knowledge".
- The Cheshire Catalyst'sInternet Secrets.
- Sure, some internet users are clueless. So here's a few clues.
- The Cheshire Catalyst'sTutorial for Writing Web Pages.
- Something I'mstill throwing together for friends who want to have their own web pages. It's still in-work, so let me know if there's something you still need explained. (There is also a web site full ofVarious Windows stuff tutorials)
You can't break the rules, but
once you know what they are,
you can abuse the hell out of them!
Wired Magazine has thisincredible article on undersea telecommunications cables!
I expect that only Phone Phreaks and Telecomm Geeks will really get into it, though. A particularly geeky site visited by The Techno Tourist was the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum in Cornwall, England. This is where overseas cables come ashore for Great Britain.
If you're going to read the article,don't do it while on-line (it'smuch too long). Download it first, and save it to your disk. Then read it at your leisure. (please remember, this was put on this page in 1997, during the Dial-Up Era)
- Click on the magazine cover to bring up the article.
- Click on "File" in the menu bar (or hit ALT-F)
- Within theFile menu, click on "SaveAs". (or hit the A key - the underlined letters are Clues)
- Use the features in the "Save As" window to change directories (folders) and to rename the file what you'd like.
Things That Amuse Me
- 2600 Magazine. This is a fitting "follow-on" to the TAP Newsletter that I published once upon a time.
- Secrets of the Little Blue Box, the Esquire Magazine article from 1971 thatStarted It All for many of us. (Here's a Follow Up.
- The Telecommunications Act of 1996 at the FCC Web Site.
- Universal Service was a concept that Theodore Vail brought to AT&T in the early 1900's. This page takes it into the next century.
- The Center For Democracy and Technology is a non-profit public interest organization based in Washington, DC. CDT works for public policies that advance civil liberties and democratic values in new computer and communications technologies.
- The Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986 is something else you should know where to find. It's at theElectronic Frontiers Foundation, which has a Florida branch, the Electronic Frontiers Florida. Oh yes, and don't forget theElectronic Privacy Information Center. The privacy you protect may be your own!
- Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act
- The ICAAN Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
- The ICAAN Rules for Uniform Domain Name Dispute Resolution Policy
- NARUC's Home Page, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Look here to find the Public Service Commission for your state. Have you ever considered playing with thepolitics of telecommunications? You can createlots more trouble this way thananything you think you could possibly do to The Network.
- Network World magazine sent me a form for a free subscription, but I never have time to read it. Their web site is interesting, though.
- Telephony Magazine has a web site. And of course, I weep for the loss ofTeleconnect Magazine has a web site. (There's a Rumour that Harry Newton may try to ressurrect the magazine.e-mail me if you have other suggestions.
- H323.Org is an open standards group for people interested in IP (Internet Protocol) Telephony.
- Asterisk, the Open Source PBX Software.
- Old Telco recordings
- How To Call Abroad, How to call anywhere, from anywhere (even Romania)!.
- Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Home page. Boy, arethese guys troublemakers! (of course, they';remy kind of troublemakers) See them for backgrounds on major technology related issues.
- The EFF Endangered Gizmo List, The Electronic Frontier Foundation is listing as "endangered, saved, or extinct", those gizmos and devices that have had the innovation knocked out of them by repressive laws and lawsuits.
Thinigs it's good to know about
Some Security Stuff
- OpenWith.Org, with information on what software goes with what File Extentions.
- TinyChat.Com, a small Chat Place for peole who only have a web browser, and no IRC Chat software.
- Computer Security Resource Center
- Let'sEncrypt.Org, get your own free SSL (Secure Socklet Layer) Certificate from a trusted, CA (Certificate Authority).
- InfoWar.Com, Tell Winn that Cheshire says "Hi".
- Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a service of the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Certified Ethical Hacker Certificate - Yeah, I didn't believe it at first either. Trend Micro Housecall, a free virus and spyware scan via the Internet.
- Tiger Text, Encryption for SMS text messages. In case you have (for example) HIPAA issues.
- FTC Infosecurity, Information for cyber consumers from the Federal Trade Commission for consumers. It used to be the home of our old freind "Dewey, the Cyber Aware Turtle". At least it leads you to:
- The SANS Institute
- CERT/CC, CERT® Coordination Center
- CyberCrime.Gov Computer Crime & Intellectual Property Section, Dept of Justice.
Telephone EquipmentMobile Phone Stuff
Technical Surveilance & Counter Measures, a site with information on bug frequencies, and other surveilance information.
The Emergence of a Global Infrastructure for Mass Registration and Surveillance
Why E-Mail Is Like A Penis, a humorous bit of e-mail I received. Shortly after that, I received a "chain letter" from TaRtHeAd onWhy Chocolate is Better Than Sex. (Hey TaRtHeAd! Where'd ya go?)
The Church of the Subgenius is ready for you, ifyou are ready for Bob! Please take your sense of humor with you when you click on this.
The Cartoon Bank is an archive of cartoons from The New Yorker magazine. (Thanx, Tephyr)
I got interviewed by Iron Feather Magazine at Defcon 9. You can Listen to the interview if youdownload RealPlayer (or have it on yourcomputer already).
DefCon Media Files, Inserted here when I started planning to attend DefCon 25 in 2017.
An old song I wrote has shown up on the Web. I sang it on Swiss Television once, which probebly explains why it's in English, as well as translated into German!
Find your name on the Internet, pikpuk.com/
- 2 Letter State Codes, including postal abbreviations for common addressing terms.
- 3 Letter International Country Codes (Wikipedia).
- 2 Letter International Country Codes (ISO).
- International Paper SizesBluetooth Stuff
- BluejackQ, Instructions (and Code Of Ethics) on Bluejacking - the art of sending messages between Bluetoth devices.
- Nokia Bluetooth Page
- List of Bluetooth Enabled Phones, not considered complete, but somplace to start.Time Stuff
- Network Time Protocol
- A Summary of the International Standard Date and Time Notation, by Markus Kuhn
- Time Zones in XML, a draft paper.Other Codes
- American Standard Code for Information Interchange, ASCII
- US Gazeteer
- Geographic Name Information ServiceStuff Not Otherwise Specified
- The DCMA, the hated Digital Millenium Copyright Act of 1998
- The Kim Komando Radio Program
- NewEgg.Com, cheap computer stuff
- HotBits, Random Numbers
- Find Towers
- Technorealism - realizing that technological solutions arenot always the best solutions.
- PGP, Pretty Good Privacy. A good method for maintaining privacy, and authentication of messages. There's also a good site with lots ofpointers to crypto stuff (if you don't mind getting info from the Defense Information Systems Agency).
- Scanner radio reference page.
- The Chaos Computer Club of Germany. These are old buddies of mine (Hey Wau, you're missed, pal).
- You can be an International Arms Trafficker. It's easy, and fun!
- The Jargon File, the file which is the basis ofThe Hacker's Dictionary. There is History here. Should you have occasion to e-mail the Keeper Of The File, tell Eric that Cheshire said "HI". Thanx!
Internet Pushes Polyamory to Its 'Tipping Point'
When theBeyond HOPE hackers conference was still on this home page, Named Links would take you directly to the part of the page without wasting your time to find them. If you've followed a named link from somewhere, and gotten here, please click on the Key Word below to get you where you now need to go to. Please e-mail me atCheshire@2600.Com if you think this was a good or a bad idea. I really need the feedback. Thanx!
If the named link that got you here isn't listed below, it has "timed-out". My apologies, but what took you so long?:-)>
The "Blue Balls" (above - asterisks on non-graphic browsers) have the named links connected to them. That's what got you here. Feel free to copy the technique.
The Beyond Hope Press Clippings, news reports generated on The Web about the conference.
Wired Magazine called me a Patron Saint! Here's the link to their report.
A Collegiate Study of Hackers, which I seem to have dropped out of, for some reason.
My Political Agenda
Soccer Has Reached America!
But let's play the world's game by the world's rules.
In my identity as a mild-mannered gas cylindertester for a small obscure Space Shuttle subcontractor (I don't work there any more - I'm retired now), I was a Volunteer at theOrlando venue of World Cup 94, the world's most prestegious soccer match.I'm a computer geek, not a sports jock, but I support socccer as a gametherest of the world loves, that America is just getting into. It is also agame that we Americans are not trying to shove down the world's throat! Ilike that. ;-)>
What? You haven't figured out why I consider International Sports to bepolitical in nature? e-mail me at Cheshire@2600.Com, and I'll be happy to discuss it.