A. What is hacking?
Hacking is the act of penetrating computer systems to gain
knowledge about the system and how it works.
Hacking is illegal because we demand free access to ALL data, and
we get it. This ***ses people off and we are outcasted from society, and
in order to stay out of prison, we must keep our status of being a
hacker/phreaker a secret. We can't discuss our findings with anyone but
other members of the hacking/phreaking community for fear of being
punished. We are punished for wanting to learn. Why is the government
spending huge amounts of time and money to arrest hackers when there are
other much more dangerous people out there. It is the murderers,
ra***ts, terrorists, kidnappers, and burglers who should be punished for what they have done, not hackers. We do NOT pose a threat to anyone. We are NOT out to hurt people or there computers. I admit that there are some people out there who call themselves hackers and who deliberately damage computers. But these people are criminals, NOT hackers. I don't care what the government says, we are NOT criminals. We are NOT trying to alter or damage any system. This is widely misunderstood. Maybe one day people will believe us when we say that all we want is to learn.
There are only two ways to get rid of hackers and phreakers.
One is to get rid of computers and telephones, in which case we would
find other means of getting what we want.(Like that is really going to
happen.) The other way is to give us what we want, which is free access
to ALL information. Until one of those two things happen, we are not
B. Why hack?
As said above, we hack to gain knowledge about systems and the
way they work. We do NOT want to damage systems in any way. If you do
damage a system, you WILL get caught. But, if you don't damage
anything, it is very unlikely that you will be noticed, let alone be
tracked down and arrested, which costs a considerable amount of time
Beginners should read all the files that they can get their
hands on about anything even remotely related to hacking and phreaking,
BEFORE they start hacking. I know it sounds stupid and boring but it
will definetly pay off in the future. The more you read about hacking
and phreaking, the more unlikely it is that you will get caught. Some
of the most useless pieces of information that you read could turn out
to be the most helpful. That is why you need to read everything
C. Hacking rules
1. Never damage any system. This will only get you into trouble.
2. Never alter any of the systems files, except for those needed to
insure that you are not detected, and those to insure that you have
access into that computer in the future.
3. Do not share any information about your hacking projects with
anyone but those you'd trust with your life.
4. When posting on BBS's (Bulletin Board Systems) be as vague as
possible when describing your current hacking projects. BBS's CAN
be monitered by law enforcement.
5. Never use anyone's real name or real phone number when posting
on a BBS.
6. Never leave your handle on any systems that you hack in to.
7. DO NOT hack government computers.
8. Never speak about hacking projects over your home telephone line.
9. Be paranoid. Keep all of your hacking materials in a safe place.
10. To become a real hacker, you have to hack. You can't just sit
around reading text files and hanging out on BBS's. This is not what
hacking is all about.
D. Getting started
The very first thing you need to do is get a copy of PKZIP
or some other file unzipping utility. Nearly everything that you
download from the Internet or from a BBS will be zipped. A zipped file is a file that has been compressed. Zipped files end with the extension ".zip".
Then you need to get yourself a good prefix scanner.(also known
as a War Dialer) This is a program that automatically dials phone
numbers beginning with the three numbers (prefix) that you specify. It
checks to see if the number dialed has a carrier.(series of beeps that
tells you that you have dialed a computer) Try and find a large
business area prefix to scan. It is these businesses that have
interesting computers. There are many good scanners out there, but I
would recommend Autoscan or A-Dial. These are very easy to use and get
the job done quickly and efficiently
E. Where and how to start hacking
After you get yourself a good scanner, scan some prefixes and
find some cool dialups, then do the following: From your terminal,
dial the number you found. Then you should hear a series of beeps
(carrier) which tells you that you are connecting to a remote computer.
It should then say something like "CONNECT 9600" and then identify the
system that you are on. If nothing happens after it says "CONNECT 9600"
try hitting enter a few times. If you get a bunch of garbage adjust your
parity, data bits, stop bits, baud rate, etc., until it becomes clear.
That is one way of connecting to a remote computer. Another way is
through Telenet or some other large network.
Telenet is a very large network that has many other networks and
remote computers connected to it.
Ok, here is how you would connect to a remote computer through
First, you get your local dialup(phone number) from the list that
I have provided in Section G. Then you dial the number from your
terminal and connect.(If you get a bunch of garbage try changing your
parity to odd and your data bits to 7, this should clear it up.) If
it just sits there hit enter and wait a few seconds, then hit enter
again. Then it will say "TERMINAL=" and you type in your terminal
emulation. If you don't know what it is just hit enter. Then it will
give you a prompt that looks like "@". From there you type "c" and then
the NUA (Network User Address) that you want to connect to. After you
connect to the NUA, the first thing you need to do is find out what type
of system you are on.(i.e. UNIX, VAX/VMS, PRIME, etc.)
There are other things that you can do on Telenet besides
connecting to an NUA. Some of these commands and functions are listed in
the next section.
You can only connect to computers which accept reverse charging.
The only way you can connect to computers that don't accept reverse charging is if you have a Telenet account. You can try hacking these. To do this, at the "@" prompt type "access". It will then ask you for your Telenet ID and password.
Telenet is probably the safest place to start hacking because of
the large numbers of calls that they get. Make sure you call during
business hours (late morning or early afternoon) so there are many
other people on-line.