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Re: Fake Mail FAQ

Article: 7514 of alt.hackers
From: (James W. Abendschan)
Newsgroups: alt.hackers
Subject: Re: Fake Mail FAQ
Date: 12 Mar 1995 14:44:00 -0700
Organization: Northern Arizona University
Lines: 26
Approved: woo woo woo
Message-ID: 3jvpv0$
Status: RO

In article <>,
Rourke McNamara <> wrote:
>I just through the following together. Anyone have any

Yeah.. learn to spell, for one.

And secondly, why are you posting this up?  I'd hope that anyone
who calls themself a "hacker" would (a) already know how to do
this, or (b) be able to figure it out on his or her own.

But what do I know.

ObScannerHack: I recently borrowed a friend's USR dualie, and somewhat
by accident discovered it could decode touch-tones.  I quickly made
up a cheesy RJ11-to-earphone-jack cable, and wrote a program under linux to
log the tones (sans the "0" the modem puts between them as spacers)
and output the date & time received.  I can now plug my scanner in
and leave it alone, and come back with a file full of dialed numbers.
I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, though..


tell you something, it just ain't right                       James Abendschan
my head is on loose but my shoes are tight  -- Offspring 


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