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 Hash

September 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Hash to hear his history. Hash tells us how he got into the world of smart meter hacking. This led to the website RECESSIM, and a YouTube channel. We hear about his journey through the world of mini computers and microprocessors. Becoming a hardware tech, fixing video games, and even […]

The history of Investigator Chic

June 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Investigator Chic to hear all about how she got into hacking. Like many of us, she didn't start out on a path focused on security, but unlike many of us, she had a hard link to the university mainframe in her house. Investigator Chic has some great advice for all […]

The history of wirefall

June 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with wirefall and hears his story. Wirefall started his journey trying to avoid tech. He considers his early life a series of finding out what he doesn't want to do rather than discovering what to do. He found himself in the Air Force where he figured out the future is the […]

The history of Shannon Fritz

May 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Shannon Fritz to hear his story. Shannon started out as a kid playing with video games and computers, but had a very interesting path that got him deep into technology and eventually security. We hear about old school ISP days, recording TV shows, and sharing content on IRC. The stories […]

The history of Robert Reif

May 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Robert Reif or winxp5421 to hear his story. Robert got a start on some old gear, left tech for a while, and now runs password cracking villages and participates in password cracking contests. The conversation is a fascinating view into the world of competitive password cracking with some advice and […]
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