Captain Crunch sets up security firm
Source: TheRegister - Posted by Jen Olson   
Hacks/Cracks Legendary hacking figure Captain Crunch is returning from years of relative obscurity to set himself up as a security consultant. Perhaps the most well known figure in the digital underground besides Kevin Mitnick, John Draper made his name in 1971 when . . . Legendary hacking figure Captain Crunch is returning from years of relative obscurity to set himself up as a security consultant. Perhaps the most well known figure in the digital underground besides Kevin Mitnick, John Draper made his name in 1971 when he discovered that the toy whistle in the Cap'n Crunch cereal box could trick the telephone network into giving him free calls.

Draper's activities as a phreaker, who was able to illegally control the US telephone network, are documented in a seminal article in the October 1971 issue of Esquire, called "Secrets of the Little Blue Box", a reference to that generate the tones necessary for sending commands down the phone network.

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