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 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 […]

The history of Bryan Mcaninch

May 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Bryan Mcaninch about how he ended up founding Hacking is NOT a Crime. We learn of Bryan's past learning tech from his grandfather. He explains how the skateboarding is not a crime movement inspired the Hacking is NOT a Crime movement. It's a great story! Show Notes Bryan's Twitter Hacking […]

The history of Jonathan Leitschuh

April 2022 / Josh Bressers /
Hacker History sits down with Jonathan Leitschuh. We cover how he started out in robotics and found his way into security. Jonathan has reported vulnerabilities in things such as Gradle, Snyk, Zoom, and more! He's doing modern security at scale now in ways that few researchers are. Show Notes Jonathan's Twitter Jonathan's Zoom writeup explained […]

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