Phreak Phactor begins!

Starting this weekend, the worlds phirst hacking/phreaking reality radio show begins! It is a LIVE show appearing EXCLUSIVELY on DDP HackRadio and YOU can easily participate.

This will be an enormously phun project that anyone can get involved in. It was another “phirst of its kind” project that required some interest setup and coding on our part. Nottheory did a phantastic job in coding up the interface and the connections between servers. Click below for more information.

We have set up a system that allows multiple users to call in to the BellsMind PBX and participate in the show. The show itself is really not a formal show like many of the others that we have done in the past. This is a freestyle show that is really just a conference call that is streamed live over the internet. That is what makes it a “reality” show. We have no idea who is going to be doing what.

Ideally, we would like to think that it will be a lot of phun phone calls and maybe some light-hearted jokes and phone system “exploration”. We would also love to see people take it upon themselves to bring actual topics of discussion phor everyone, but that may be a little too organized phor this type of show.

The reality aspect of the show will be interesting to observe as well. While we hope and encourage people to enjoy the show, and while we will be liberal with the content, we also realize that some people will just be the complete jerks that they are and try to ruin it phor everyone. There will be people who try to TONE out the line and others who will spout abusive and offensive language. While we will allow an almost unlimited amount of phreedom, if someone does cross the line to the point where they endanger themselves or others, or commit act of an illegal nature, we do have an administrative system written to address these issues and kick people phrom the conference if they become a problem.

We are also in the process of implementing some other phun pheatures such as the ability to vote off other callers like the television reality shows (a la Survivor, the apprentice, etc…). These changes, when implemented, along with phull instructions (including the call-in number) can be phound at PhreakPhactor.net and all changes/announcements will be posted there phirst!!

My HOPE5 presentation video available

In July 2004, I attended and presented at the 5th HOPE conference in NYC. The subject of my presentation was “AS/400: Lifting the veil of obscurity” which was an introduction to the AS/400, how it works, and where common mistakes are made from an administration standpoint.

While the MP3 audio version has been available for some time, it appears that 2600 magazine (the people who run the conference) have made all of the videos available on their web site now as well.

You can get a copy of my presentation for $5.00 on SVCD at the 2600 store. The entire list of presentations is at this page. I also made a 5-10 minute appearance on sl1pm0de’s excellent “hacker radio” presentation as well, so I recommend you pick that up while you are there.

April fools!

The spoiler below as the original post that I made here. It was updated after April fools day was over…

Despite the hopes and wishes of a lot of people, I am NOT in custody at this time nor is the site down. It was just a little April Fools joke! The original post is listed below and it was corroborated by several other sites with additional fake content which made it all the more real.  We did a pretty thorough job on this one and fooled a lot of people.

I’m sorry to burst your bubble with the reality, but it was all just a joke.

********** Original Post Below **********

I was notified today that I am under investigation for “aiding and abedding criminal activity” and some other charges that were filed against me for the actions taken by one of the users on our forums. Someone did something very bad and I was forced to turn over all of the logs for the last 90 days and the entire forums database.

I am hoping that they will realize that I am not responsible for the actions of others, but until they make that decision, I may be incapacitated for a while. I AM NOT IN CUSTODY AT THE MOMENT! I am on my own recognizance but I am being called in for questioning by several different agencies at this time.

I will post here if I get any news. If I am unable to post here for whatever reason, please check out OSP and I will communicate through Natas if possible. DO NOT INVOLVE YOURSELVES!

I will update this area if I get any news.