Phreaking
Phreaking is a slang term coined to describe the activity of a culture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems, such as equipment and systems connected to public tel...
Prank call
A prank call (also known as a crank call) is a telephone practical joke. Prank phone calls began to gain an American following over a period of many years, as they became a staple of the obscure and a...
2600: The Hacker Quarterly
2600: The Hacker Quarterly is an American publication that specializes in publishing technical information on a variety of subjects including telephone switching systems, Internet protocols and servic...
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Phantom Access
Phantom Access was the name given to a series of hacking programs written by Patrick Kroupa (a.k.a., Lord Digital) of LOD. The programs were worked on during the early to mid 80s (1982–1986), and des...
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Tube Bar prank calls
The Tube Bar prank calls are a legendary series of prank calls. In the mid-1970s, John Elmo and Jim Davidson made a number of phone calls to the Tube Bar in Jersey City, asking the proprietor if they ...
The Jerky Boys
The Jerky Boys is an American comedy act from Queens, New York, whose routine consists of prank telephone calls and other related skits. Formed in 1989, The Jerky Boys were made up of childhood friend...
Dr. Tangalanga
Julio Victorio De Rissio (10 November 1916 – 26 December 2013), better known by the stage name of Dr. Tangalanga, was a popular Argentine comedian known for his humorous prank phone calls to unsuspect...
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Phone Losers of America
The Phone Losers of America (PLA) is an American phreaking group founded in the 1990s, active on the hacking scene. The PLA e-zine was first written in 1990, and the official web site went up in 1994....
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Rickey Smiley
Rickey Smiley is an American standup comedian, television host, actor, and radio personality best known for his prank phone calls. The calls feature Smiley disguising his voice and carrying on a conve...
Joybubbles
Joybubbles ((1949-05-25)May 25, 1949 – August 8, 2007(2007-08-08)), born Josef Carl Engressia, Jr. in Richmond, Virginia, USA, was an early phone phreak. Born blind, he became interested in tel...
2600 hertz
Phreaking is a slang term coined to describe the activity of a culture of people who study, experiment with, or explore telecommunication systems, such as equipment and systems connected to public tel...
Matt Tilley
Matt Tilley (born 4 March 1969 in Melbourne) is an Australian radio presenter and comedian.
Tilley was raised in the Melbourne suburbs of Aspendale and Mount Eliza. He completed his secondary scho...
Phone hacking
Phone hacking is the practice of intercepting telephone calls or voicemail messages, often by accessing the voicemail messages of a mobile phone without the consent of the phone's owner. The term came...
Bart Simpson
Bartholomew JoJo "Bart" Simpson is a fictional character in the animated television series The Simpsons and part of the Simpson family. He is voiced by Nancy Cartwright and first appeared on televisio...
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Multi-frequency
In telephony, multi-frequency signaling (MF) is a signaling system that was introduced by the Bell System after World War II. It uses a combination of tones for address (phone number) and supervision...
I Saw What You Did
I Saw What You Did is a 1965 American horror film released by Universal Pictures and starring Joan Crawford and John Ireland. The plot follows two teenage girls who find themselves in serious danger ...
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Roy D. Mercer
Roy D. Mercer is a fictional character created by disc jockeys Brent Douglas and Phil Stone on radio station KMOD-FM in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Brent Douglas, who performs Mercer's voice, uses the character ...
BBS: The Documentary
BBS: The Documentary (commonly referred to as BBS Documentary) is a 3-disc, 8-episode documentary about the subculture born from the creation of the bulletin board system (BBS) filmed by computer his...
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Phreaking boxes
Phreaking boxes are devices used by phone phreaks to perform various functions normally reserved for operators and other telephone company employees. Most phreaking boxes are named after colors, due ...
StankDawg
David Blake (born 1971), also known as StankDawg, is the founder of the hacking group Digital DawgPound (DDP) and a long-time member of the hacking community. He is known for being a regular presenter...
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National Do Not Call Registry
The National Do Not Call Registry is intended to give U.S. consumers an opportunity to limit the telemarketing calls they receive. To register by telephone (US), consumers may call 1-888-382-1222; or...
WarVOX
WarVOX is a free, open-source VOIP-based war dialing tool for exploring, classifying, and auditing phone systems. WarVOX processes audio from each call by using signal processing techniques and withou...
John G. Brennan
John Gerald "Johnny" Brennan (born December 1, 1961 in New York City, New York, U.S.) is an American actor, film writer, and voice actor. He is a member of the Jerky Boys; a prank call duo with Kamal ...
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Guido Hatzis
Guido Hatzis is a Greek-Australian comic character created by Australian comedians Tony Moclair and Julian Schiller and voiced by Moclair. Guido appeared originally on Schiller and Moclair's radio pro...
War dialing
War dialing or wardialing is a technique of using a modem to automatically scan a list of telephone numbers, usually dialing every number in a local area code to search for computers, Bulletin board s...
Fonejacker
Fonejacker is a British comedy programme broadcast on E4 featuring a series of prank calls involving a number of different characters performed by British Iranian television actor Kayvan Novak. It fir...
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Nuisance call
Nuisance calls encompass any type of unwanted, unsolicited, telephone call. Common types of nuisance calls include prank calls, telemarketing calls, and silent calls. Obscene phone calls and other thr...