Tuesday

Phrack #64 : Reborn

Phrack is back, alive and kicking:

In the last decade, Phrack took a very annoying industry-oriented editorial policy and the original spirit was in our opinion not respected. The good old school spirit as we like had somehow disappeared from the process of creating the magazine. That is why the underground got split with a major dispute, as some part of the scene was unhappy with this new way of publishing. We clearly needed to bring together again all the relevant parties around the spirit of hacking and the values that make the Underground. The Underground is neither about making the industry richer by publishing exploits or 0day information, nor distributing hacklogs of whitehats on the Internet, but to go further the limits of technology ever and ever, in a big wave of learning and sharing with the people ready to embrace it. This is not our war to fight peoples doing this for money but we have to clearly show our difference.

It is also getting more urgent that hackers use the technology to make the world a fair place to live in, and we will not let politics decide without us what is good to do. Hackers needs to express their concerns and regulate the information despite the rules imposed by self-claimed authorities, and this is the real subject of our actions.

Current issue : #64
I wasn't always involved in IT security and I was not a regular reader of Phrack but I did read an issue or two. The underground will always have their sources of information. The best thing we can do, is to share the information between security professionals so we can better defend ourselves against it.

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