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 lessons for us all.
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.
Hacker History sits down with Mike Goetzman to learn about his history. Mike is the person behind the CypherCon, the Wisconsin Hacker Conference. We learn about how Mike caused some trouble in school, got to help out as the "punishment", goes to school, meets his wife on ICQ. Mike traveled to Cuba to help spread information which may not have had the intended impact. We finish up with Mike using Bitcoin proceeds to start CypherCon.
Hacker History sits down with Mark Loveless AKA Simple Nomad. We start our story by buying a bluebox from Woz and Steve Jobs. Mark picks up his handle from the supernatural. We learn of the time scanned the IP space of China to test a security scanner and gain some unwanted attention.