Phrack

related topics
{work, book, publish}
{system, computer, user}
{film, series, show}
{album, band, music}
{group, member, jewish}
{math, number, function}
{service, military, aircraft}
{mi², represent, 1st}

Phrack is an ezine written by and for hackers first published November 17, 1985.[1] Described by Fyodor as "the best, and by far the longest running hacker zine,"[2] the magazine is open for contributions by anyone who desires to publish remarkable works or express original ideas on the topics of interest. It has a wide circulation which includes both hackers and computer security professionals.[3]

Originally covering subjects related to phreaking and telephone system hacking, anarchy and cracking,[1] the articles also cover a wide range of topics including computer and physical security, hacking, cryptography and international news.

Phrack "has had its finger on the pulse of hacker culture",[4] and is considered both a handbook and a manifesto for hackers.[5]

Contents

History

Phrack, first released on November 17, 1985, takes its name from the words "phreak" and "hack".[6]. The founding editors of the magazine, known by the pseudonyms "Taran King" and "Knight Lightning", edited most of the first 30 editions.[7] Editions were originally released onto the Metal Shop bulletin board system, where Taran King was a sysop,[1] and widely mirrored by other boards.[6]

Full article ▸

related documents
Fred Brooks
Open Archives Initiative
The Register
Rewrite man
SIGGRAPH
Robert Tarjan
Annals of Mathematics
National Book Award
Bliss bibliographic classification
Raphael Holinshed
Nancy Huston
Wikipedia:Wikipedia NEWS/June 13 16 2001
Yann Martel
Tim Berra
Wikipedia:Mailing lists
Wikipedia:WikiProject Military history
Baedeker
Open content
William Sealy Gosset
Scotiabank Giller Prize
John Backus
Stephen Wolfram
Journalist
The Chicago Manual of Style
Sergey Brin
Wikipedia:Most popular pages October 2001
Mike Royko
Thomas Keneally
City News Bureau of Chicago
Hugo Award