2600: The Hacker Quarterly is an American quarterly journal specializing in issues surrounding hacking, telephone switching systems, internet protocols, telecommunications in general, the politics around high technology, and its impact on society.
With origins in the phreaking community and late 20th century counterculture, 2600 and its associated conference transitioned to coverage of modern hacker culture, and the magazine has become a platform for speaking out against increased digital surveillance and advocacy of personal and digital freedoms.
This issue includes a piece by our very own LadyAda – Citizen Engineer!
Featured in this issue:
Using dnscat2 for Encrypted C&C over DNS
Educating Friends and Family About Online Security
Creating Strong and Easy to Remember Passwords
Don’t You Have a Smart Watch Yet?
What Happens When WHOIS Data Is Made Public
Deuthing the Neighbors, or Ring Theory
Nightmare on E Street (Modem and Me Against the World)
Quantum Computers and Bitcoin
Conventionalist Theory of Reference in Comparison to Programming Language
Down and Out in a Land of Script Kiddies
Dispelling a Breach Rumor
The Russian Hacking Diatribe, and Why It Is Complete Agitprop Nonsense
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