Article published – Spring 2005 2600

2600 - Spring 2005

I arrived home from my local 2600 meeting last night to find the Spring 2005 issue of 2600 waiting for me in my mailbox. This confirmed the phone call that I got from Natas earlier in the evening telling me that my article on “disposable email vulnerabilities” was in this issue.

This is the same topic that I presented at the recent Interzone conference and is discussed earlier in this blog.

*** 08/07/2005 UPDATE! *** This file is now up on Docdroppers.org with my other articles! I have also added the presentation itself to this post.

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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!!

WH4F – Disposable Email Site

I recently presented at the interz0ne 4 conference in Atlanta on a topic entitled “Disposable Email Vulnerabilities”. During this presentation, I announced the latest DDP project to go live.

The name of the site is “Will Hack For Food” (or WH4F for short) and it is a new Disposable Email Service that is much safer to use than any of the others.

You can download the actual presentation here which explains it better, but the short version is that this system cannot be backdoored as easily as the others. You can feel safe using this to avoid SPAM and protect your privacy and you don’t have to go through the hassle of creating another hotmail or gmail account and filling out all of that personal information.

As for the unusual URL, it was actually a site that we registered as a joke a while back. We thought it a funny name and we registered it as a “.biz” simply because .biz domains were only 4.95 per year at that time. We were using this site simply as a sandbox to test things and decided it would be good to use for this project.

Thanks to Nick84 for all of his patience and work on this project and be sure to check out his site at rootsecure.net. Also thanks go to my friends over at memestreams who helped beta test.