Explore where it all began, interviews with retro hackers, the pioneers and forefathers of yesteryear. The true old school hackers amongst our societies have an unquenchable thirst for knowledge. We will dive into fascinating stories that made hacker history.

New Episodes release each month.

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Our Recent Episodes

The history of Gianluca Varisco

October 2021 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Gianluca Varisco and learns about his story. He started out in 90s working on micro computers. We learn how he got into security, started an ISP. Learned about Linux and open source. Eventually lands at Red Hat, gets into encrypted VOIP in the very early days. Gianluca spends time in […]

The history of Greg Ferro

September 2021 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Greg Ferro AKA EtherealMind. We learn how Greg started his podcast and blogging empire back before most people even know what podcasting and blogging was. We learn about the early days of networking, Netware vs SCO. working with dictaphones at a law office. Show Notes Greg's Twitter Packet Pushers Greg's […]

The history of Chloé Messdaghi

September 2021 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Chloé Messdaghi. We learn about her work with Hacking is NOT a Crime. How she hacked her way into Summer Camp. What it's like breaking into the space and why a diverse set of voices is hugely important. Show Notes Chloé's Twitter Hacking is NOT a Crime

The history of InfoSecSherpa

September 2021 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Tracy Maleeff AKA InfoSecSherpa. We learn of Tracy's early years, how she developed the hacker mindset by breaking into her house after school. We also talk about her journey into technology and infosec while getting an enormous amount of advice on how to enter and excel in the infosec space. […]

The history of Larry Cashdollar

August 2021 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Larry Cashdollar. We learn about Larry's humble beginnings not being allowed to touch the home computer. He talks about some penetration testing before that was even a thing and how he ended up where he is today. Larry's story should be an inspiration to anyone who hears it. Show Notes […]
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