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How Did Phreaking Work?

Reading about people abusing machines to achieve anything was unbelievably cool when I was a kid. Back then, they were called hackers, but nowadays, this name is taken over by Russian kids encrypting data on hospital networks.

One of those magical things was phreaking - a way to gain control over telephone networks. There were brute force ways and intelligent methods.

A few days ago, Connections Museum published a vlog explaining how the Blue Box worked. It’s well worth the time!

2600? How Phreaking Really Worked on Youtube