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Hacking, Cracking, and Phreaking

  • By: Heidi Marie Brush
  • In: Encyclopedia of New Media
  • Edited by: Steve Jones
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies

Hacking, cracking, and phreaking are all ways of gaining access to protected or classified channels of information by an unconventional use of communications and information technologies. Phreaking manipulates telephone signaling in order to make free phone calls, while hacking ...

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