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Q1. According to Swedish folklore, they were a race of short people (probably escaped slaves) who used to live in Scandinavia. They cultivated land which others felt could not be used easily and lived in homesteads called hackehemman. Name this race that eventually died out.
Q2. This hacker enjoyed a particular Russian author's seemingly absurd yet insightful Notes from Underground
and used the author's first name as his handle. He is one of the authors of a work of fiction titled Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent
and his character (called Sendai) specializes in using Nmap, Hping2, Ndos, and similar tools to exploit network configuration and software vulnerabilities commonly found in the wild. Name the hacker.
A. Fyodor, of Nmap fame.
Q3. This hacker claims that at one time he was held in solitary confinement for 8 months because a guard convinced the authorities he could cause a nuclear attack by whistling into a phone. He is the author of two books on computer security: The Art of Intrusion
and The Art of Deception
and is the central figure in the books Takedown
and The Fugitive Game
A. Kevin Mitnick
Q4. The name for this Hacker quarterly was derived from the fact that phreakers in the 1960s found that the transmission of a particular frequency tone over a long-distance trunk connection gained access to "operator mode" and allowed the user to explore aspects of the telephone system that were not otherwise accessible. Name the magazine.
Q5. This hacker found that the toy whistle that came with boxes of Cap'n Crunch cereal could be easily modified to emit a tone at the frequency mentioned in the previous question. Experimenting with this whistle resulted in this hacker building a blue box. He is known to have taught phone phreaking to Steve Wozniak and Steve Jobs. How do we better know this hacker?
A. John T Draper a.k.a Captain Crunch
Q6. A Los Angeles radio station KIIS-FM 102 promised that the 102nd caller would win a Porsche 944 S2. This gentleman hacked phone lines to radio station, ensuring that he would be the "lucky" 102nd caller. When he was featured on Unsolved Mysteries, a reality crime-solving show, the program's 1-800 number mysteriously went dead just as his picture came on the screen. He later joined SecurityFocus and sources close to SecurityFocus claim that on a clear day, a passer-by could see a jaunty red Porsche parked outside the SecurityFocus compound. Who?
A. Kevin Poulsen, a.k.a Dark Dante
Q7. In 1990, this co-founder of Phrack was prosecuted for stealing the E911 (Enhanced 911) document from BellSouth and publicly distributing it online. BellSouth claimed that the document was worth $80,000. They later dropped the charges when it was revealed that the document (initially described as source code, it was in fact a memorandum) could be ordered from Bell for $13. Name the person.
A. Craig Neidorf a.k.a Knight Lightning