The Last HOPE (2008): "Phreaks, Confs, and Jail" (Download)
Saturday, July 19, 2008: 8:00 pm (Hopper): In the mid to late 90s, phreaks spent a lot of time on teleconferences (known as "confs,") created a lot of mischief, and more than a few went to jail. Fast forward a decade and phreaks still spend a lot of time on confs, create even more mischief, and still occasionally go to jail. Join TProphet for a walk down memory lane and into the present day, where practically any security can still be defeated by a smooth-talking social engineer. More importantly, learn how new technologies such as VoIP can impact the trustworthiness of the telephone system (even including critical infrastructure such as 911).