March 7th, 2002, 06:53 AM
Some ques. about the current state of a few hacking practices
Hey Hey everyone,
I've been involved in computer hardware/troubleshooting for a while now, but I've just recently gotten into the whole security side of this industry (hacking and a little phreaking on the side Anyways, I've been doing the customary newbie practice of full bore text/tutorial consumption and I've come across one dominating trait: much of the info I've read is relatively dated, often times by 5 or 6 years. So my question is, what is popular now? Is Telnet still I viable utility? Do things like wardialers still work? And, for the phreakers out there, how much of that stuff is still functional (ie. boxes, tone dialer mods, etc) I guess that this is just a pretty crazy time to get involved in hacking, what with everyone moving to digital, high speed connections, and cell phones taking over as the dominant communication trend, etc. So, if anyone would like to shed some light for a directionless hacking newb, It would be much appreciated...