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The greatest Hackers?

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Post Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:33 pm

The greatest Hackers?

Who are the greatest phreakers, hackers, crackers, script kiddes, white hats, black hats?
What are the greatest feats of hacking, cracking, or phreaking since the age of computers started?
Give me ur opinions!
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Post Mon Jan 07, 2008 9:47 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

:P  "Great" and "Script Kiddie" just don't feel right going together heh.  It's a hard thing to really say who was the greatest of any of the other catagories though.  I always loved John Draper's handle, though last I heard that phreaker was living out of a van somewhere... how sad is that?  Some of the more entertaining hacks I've seen, are like the hack of the screens at a M$ conv showing up with penguines.  That was pretty cool.  I suppose you could point to Linux itself as being kind of a pivital 'hack' of Linus's Kernel and the GNU OS framework.  Infact, the inherent moldability and openeness of the project and it's constant 'evolution' due to 'hacks' by hundreds of thousands of developers and hobbiests is pretty cool. 

I think that's all I'm going to submit to this one though for now.
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Post Tue Jan 08, 2008 8:33 am

Re: The greatest Hackers?

3 obvious ones

Mitnick - Social Engineering - p0wning the Las Vegas telco switch
Poulsen - War Dialing - Rigging a radio station contest to win a car
Morris - Malware/Vuln - kicking off the worm era with a bang
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Post Tue Jan 08, 2008 3:38 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

1. My top spot goes to the starter of this Usenet post, who got fed up with an OS that cost money and didn't work the way he wanted it - so he wrote his own OS.
2. Fyodor.
3. Antirez.
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Post Tue Jan 08, 2008 4:06 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

Dont forget that it has been a tradition in hacking that the greatest hackers are not known.
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Re: The greatest Hackers?

oleDB wrote:3 obvious ones

Mitnick - Social Engineering - p0wning the Las Vegas telco switch
Poulsen - War Dialing - Rigging a radio station contest to win a car
Morris - Malware/Vuln - kicking off the worm era with a bang


nice, and all have been to jail...

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Post Wed May 28, 2008 3:01 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

The greatest hackers are the credit card frauds!  >:(
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:24 am

Re: The greatest Hackers?

I think Gary McKinnon is the greatest hacker of all the times.
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 9:40 am

Re: The greatest Hackers?

Its got to be David Lightman surely?
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:39 am

Re: The greatest Hackers?

boney wrote:I think Gary McKinnon is the greatest hacker of all the times.


humor?  i hope.
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Post Thu Aug 28, 2008 2:27 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

David Lightman, the character, or David Scott Lewis, the inspiration for the character and technical advisor to the movie?

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Post Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:00 am

Re: The greatest Hackers?

ChrisG wrote:
boney wrote:I think Gary McKinnon is the greatest hacker of all the times.


humor?  i hope.


No .. i meant it !
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Post Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:59 am

Re: The greatest Hackers?

boney wrote:
ChrisG wrote:
boney wrote:I think Gary McKinnon is the greatest hacker of all the times.


humor?  i hope.


No .. i meant it !


why?

Chan wrote:The claim by the media that McKinnon is "worlds greatest hacker" is laughable. From what I've read he's one step up from a script kiddie, maybe not even a whole step, a skiddie with lifts in his shoes.


Unless I'm missing something the guy walked through poor security, including default, null or simple passwords. and still managed to get caught by the sysadmins that managed the poorly secured systems.

I'm sure this has been said before, 'the greatest hackers are the ones you don't hear about' (terminology and exeptions that prove the rule aside...)
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Post Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:40 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

Negrita wrote:1. My top spot goes to the starter of this Usenet post, who got fed up with an OS that cost money and didn't work the way he wanted it - so he wrote his own OS.


Wow, that's a fantastic find, what a time capsule.  It's definitely going into my bookmarks.
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Post Sat Aug 30, 2008 1:02 pm

Re: The greatest Hackers?

Ketchup wrote:Wow, that's a fantastic find, what a time capsule.   It's definitely going into my bookmarks.


Yes, a true gem!!  8)
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