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Source: SecurityFocus - Posted by Pax Dickinson   
Security Hacking magazine Phrack is closing after 20 years of publishing after its editorial team decided to call it a day. The final date for submissions for the special hardback last issue of the mag was Sunday 10 July. Issue 63 will be released at the Defcon and WhatTheHack2005 hacker conventions later this month.

The first issue of the magazine (which styles itself as the house magazine of the international computer underground) was released on 11 November, 1985, and concentrated almost exclusively on phreaking or hacking into the telephone system. Since that time, the magazine has been through a lot, including a law suit from Bell South. Phrack editor Knight Lightning was indicted for reprinting the contents of a "confidential" document, called E911, but the case against him collapsed after it was revealed the E911 could be purchased over the phone for $13. The magazine spanned the evolution of hacking from the days of bulletin boards to 3G mobiles with a knowledgeable, politically aware and frequently controversial take on information security. Topics covered included hacking, phreaking, spying, carding, cybernetics, radio, electronics, forensics, reverse engineering, cryptography, anarchy, conspiracy and world news. The magazine is made available to the public, as often as possible, and free of charge with content republished on Phrack's website.

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