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That mischevous modem
shady computer users soon discovered that they could force their computer to pipe OTHER tones through the modem, such as those AT&T used to open up secured phone lines, allow free long-distance calls, make quarters pop out of public phones, and other tones. These days, digital technology has made this capability a thing of the past, but at the time, the 1660 was a favorite with "Phreakers" and "Hackers".
phreak  hack  hacking  phone  c64  modem  commodore  bbs  history 
january 2014 by driscoll

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