Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
At any given time, the voltage running through your phone is about 20 Volts. When someone calls you, this voltage goes up to 48 Volts and rings the bell. When you answer, the voltage goes down to about 10 Volts. The phone company pays attention to this. When the voltage drops to 10, they start billing the person who called you.
The Black Box keeps the voltage going through your phone at 36 Volts, so that it never reaches 10 Volts. The phone company is thus fooled into thinking you never answered the phone and does not bill the caller. However, after about a half hour the phone company will get suspicious and disconnect your line for about 10 seconds.
1 1.8K 1/2 Watt Resistor Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, June 28th, 2017
/-/ Phreak Dictionary /-/
From The InFECTion Cook Book
Here you will find some of the basic but necessary terms that should be known by any phreak who wants to be respected at all.
Phreak : 1. The action of using mischevious and mostly illegal ways in order to not pay for some sort of tele- communications bill, order, transfer, or other service. It often involves usage of highly illegal boxes and machines in order to defeat the security that is set up to avoid this sort of happening. [fr’eaking]. v.
2. A person who uses the above methods of destruction and chaos in order to make a better life for all. A true phreaker will not not go against his fellows or narc on people who have ragged on him or do anything termed to be dishonorable to phreaks. [fr’eek]. n.
3. A certain code or dialup useful in the action of being a phreak. (Example: “I hacked a new metro phreak last night.”)
Switching System: 1. There are 3 main switching systems currently employed in the US, and a few other systems will be mentioned as background. Read the rest of this entry »