What is to Comcast as phreak was to AT&T
February 15, 2011 2:17 AM Subscribe
Is there a contemporary equivalent to phreaking? Are there (dis)organized groups that steal bandwidth?
posted by solipsophistocracy to computers & internet (15 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
This is not a 'how do I steal that innernet' question, but rather one about whether or not there exists some sort of subculture or movement that parallels phreaking with respect to scamming internet service providers.
I feel sort of ignorant asking this, but is the way a home computer interacts with an ISP such that messing with a low level hardware sort of approach is essentially rendered moot by superior chops on the glowbox?