PHIRE Magazine #2
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Composed by: Kid Copy
Section I - Descrambling
In this phile methods of descrambling Cinemax, HBO, and other such pay
services offered to you through your local Cable Company will be discussed.
One of the best and most efficient methods of descrambling Cinemax is to
put a few FM TRAP's (Depending on the strength of the signal put the
appropriate number of traps. I use three just in case anything happens to
leak through) on the incoming line. You see, your local cable company is
sending signals to either turn on or turn off specific services. They do
this 24 hours a day and the signal is usually found on 108.2 FM (At least on
Capital Cablevision it is) By putting a needed amount of these nice little
FM TRAP's (Which can be bought at Radio Shack for an outrageous price of
$2.95) you are blocking out the signal to turn off cinemax, But be sure to
FIRST order cinemax and then once you have it put the traps on, this method
works quite well in most areas and in my opinion is the best method.
Descrambling The Disney Channel
Now the Disney Channel is a some-what childish channel (Although now and
then they have some good movies) and you probably wouldn't want to waste
your time descrambling it due to that it is not as easy as cinemax and why
take the risk on a channel you'll probably hardly ever watch. The Disney
Channel (From now on called TDC) does use FM signals to receive information
from the Cable Co but these signals are not like that of Cinemax, They are
not signals to turn TDC on and off but instead signals to keep turning it
on, and if there is no signal then there is no TDC. So you would have some
trouble using method one for cinemax and also descrambling TDC, because by
blocking out the FM signals you are in a sense blocking out TDC, So to my
knowledge there is no way to descramble BOTH cinemax and TDC (Remember: That
is to MY knowledge, Someone might know?) One method MIGHT be to try to find
a FM trap that is stronger than the others and is strong enough to block out
the Cinemax signals, but not too strong that it would also block out TDC, IF
this method could work (Which in my opinion is unlikely) than you would most
likely get a very pathetic picture and the Cinemax signal to turn off
cinemax might leak through. So I conclude with no real way to descramble TDC
but there is always hope!
As you probably already know HBO is not scrambled but instead is 'trapped'
with a small box that is installed on your pole. Some ways to defeat this
trap is to climb the pole and take off this trap, but this is not wise due
to the fact that every so often they (Cable Co Workers) come by and check to
make sure it is there. A good method would be to climb the pole and take it
and then screw up the trap making it useless, then put it back up on the
pole and they will never know. I have unfortunately heard rumors that they
are wisening up and are starting to put a special type of lock on the trap
making it impossible to take off unless a special tool is used, I don't know
how true all this is, But it is a possiblity and if it is true then you
better bring something to break it with or just steal one of those tools
used to take them off.
At the present time this is all the information that I have attained, I
will soon make more files on other pay services such as Showtime, VH-1, And
Front row. I hope you have learned something from this. Leave all comments
to me on any board I'm on.
This information is for informational purposes ONLY and the author is in no
way responsible for any acts of illegal use or misuse as a result of this
file or any other file in PHIRE.
This has been a PHIRE production.
Written By ]>itto
Section II - CIS Passwords
*NOTE* This system ONLY works with incredibly stupid people or the mentally
unstable. This isn't the best way to do it but this system is somewhat
effective and VERY easy to do (Any moron can do it)
(1) An easily modifiable BBS program.
(2) A local or LD loop number.
(3) At least half a brain.
First you must go onto CompuServe with a DEMO account. You do this by
calling your local CIS number and when it asks you for your ID # put:
77770,101 and for password put: FREE-DEMO. You will then be allowed on
CompuServe with crap access. Then I suggest you open up your buffer and take
in all this information, then call back and logon with a bullcrap account
and open your buffer and takein all the info that it spurts out when you
have a bad ID or PW. Then with your programming knowledge, make a
modification to your BBS program and make it so that your BBS looks EXACTLY
like CompuServe, then you make it so that the BBS program saves ALL
responses left for the password and ID on disk. You then go around on all
the local luser BBS's posting that there is a new CompuServe node, And give
the loop number as the phone number for the board. BE SURE to run it on a
loop so you don't get caught and as soon as you get 3 or 4 accounts stop and
then start 3 or 4 weeks later after the smoke clears. BELIEVE ME, there are
some very stupid people out there that WILL give their ID and PW. When
logging on with their account I suggest you don't change the password so
that maybe the idiot won't notice or look at his bill.
Here are some other things you can do than rather post around that the
board is a new CIS node. Post that its a new BBS, and some idiots will think
that they must have dialed a wrong number and then continue with the logon
I also suggest that you make ID #77770,101 and PW:FREE-DEMO, Cause some
people might check if it is really a CompuServe node.
Also, when having this Demo account make it look as if they actually got
the demo by loading in a seq file that looks like the CIS demo.
One more idea is to make it so that no matter what the fool enters as his
ID and PW it is a invalid account and show a seq file for bad password crap.
You could say something like: 'Compu- Serve Information Service is having
technical difficulties, please call back later or call your other local node
at:xxx-xxxx' Etc. or something like that.
I have tried this out and it DOES work. I got 3 accounts and I got about
$200 worth of service from them.
Another FABULOUS PHIRE! Production
Section III - C-Net 10 Access Levels
Some people wanted to know how the access levels on C-Net works. Access
levels are set for G-files, P-files (on-line games), U/D, and Bases. You can
set up a board that everyone has access to except the SysOp if you wish.
Please refer to PHIRE Issue #1 for more Info.
C-Net Access levels are in binary.
Here is a simple list of levels.
Status Access Access
New User 0-9 1023
SysOp 9 Only 512
There is in binary. You can set up weird accesses if you want. Forget
about the chart above and watch this.
Access Add This Access Add This
------ -------- ------ --------
0 1 1 2
3 4 4 8
5 16 6 32
7 128 8 256
Add up the numbers of the access levels that you want to access the
board. Example: Levels 1-8 only, 1+2+4+8+16+32+64+128+256= 511
Written by: ]<id (opy
Section IV - LDS Dial-ups
If you can't have already guessed, LDS stands for Long Distance Service.
There are many, many LDS dial-ups and code lengths. I will try to keep you
updated on the various ones available from time to time. The following chart
will contain MOST, not all of the LDS dial-ups. Please inform me of the ones
I do not contain, regardless the area code. (GOOD LDS, don't get the list
Service Name Dial-Up Digits/Procedure
------------ ------- -----------------
Call America 436-6300 5/Code+NPA+Number
ITT 950-0488 7/NPA+Number+Code
MCI 455-7011 5/Code+NPA+Number
MCI (Unsure) 434-5735 5/Code+1+NPA+#
Metro 436-6200 6/Code+NPA+Number
These I consider the BEST of 518. Please inform PHIRE! of more if
Section V - The Expirement
Ditto and I have set up a BBS to catch Rodents and tell them false
information. We are telling the IDIOTS bad codes, ways of making free calls
(that don't work!), etc. If you want, give it a call. I suggest that you use
a fake name. There is a section on the board for normal people that only
non-rodents have access to. It is set up on VOX Loop 445-9900/5 same as VOX
loop 472-9900/6. Call eithe All the information collected will be editted
and put in a future PHIRE!.
- Ditto & Kid Copy
Section VI - Crap Box
The real name for this box is the Scarlet Box. I prefer Crap Box because
that is what it does. The purpose of this box is to create a very bad
connection, it can be used to crash a BBS or just make life miserable for
those you seek to avenge.
Materials: 2 alligator clips, 3 inch wire, or a resistor
(Plan wire will create greatest amount of static)
(Resistor will decrease the amount of static in porportion to the resistor
you are using)
Step (1): Find the phone box at your victim's house, and pop the cover
Step (2): Find the two prongs that the phone line you wish to box are
Step (3): Hook your alligator clips to your (wire/resistor).
Step (4): Find the lower middle prong and take off all wires connected to
it, I think this disables the ground and call waiting and stuff like that.
Step (5): Now take one of the alligator clips and attach it to the upper
most prong, and take the other and attach it to the lower middle prong.
Step (6): Now put the cover back on the box and take off!
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Section VII - Jack (BLUE) Box
The following box Produces the MF tones of a blue box. A blue box will
produce the 2600 hz., ST, and KP needed to Blue Box. Ma Bell is not the only
one with standards! Just about every manufacturer of IC's that generates
touch tones has also gone by the 16 key (8 tone) standard for touch tone
pads, and it is even easier to convert a tone pad that uses an integrated
circuit to generate the tones than converting a Ma Bell pad!
It will help immensely if you have the schematic for the pad in question, or
at least the pin-out diagram of the chip being used. Pin-outs can usually
be obtained from the manufacturer or from an ECG, SK, GE or similiar
semiconductor handbook (provided that manufacturer makes an equivalent for
the chip in your pad). I'll use the Radio Shack CEX-4000 tone pad module
for an example, even though it is probably almost the lousiest one you can
buy, it is fairly typical and easily available.
Take a look at the diagram or the pin-out of the chip. You should see two
groups of pins, the rows tone pins and the column tone pins. These will be
marked as R1,R2,R3,R4 and C1,C2,C3 (Radio Shack) or or X1,X2,X3 and Y1,Y2,Y3
Etc. on others. At any rate, you should be able to distinguish which three
pins control the columns and which four control the rows. If you're lucky,
each group of rows and columns will be contiguous. Now look at the column
pins, and you'll probably see an empty pin right next to them. This is the
column pin of the 1633 hz tones. These chips usually achieve their
switching by connecting a row pin with a column pin (that way they can use a
very simple keyboard pad, unlike Ma Bell's complicated one). So all you
have to do is take a SPDT switch and a few pieces of wire, cut the trace
going to the column 3 pin of the chip, attach a wire from the chip side of
that cut to one end of the SPDT switch, a wire from the other side of the
cut to the center of the SPDT switch, and finally, from the remaining
contact on the SPDT switch, hook a wire to the previously identified pin C4
(Column 4). Now you have a "Bank Switching" arrangement.
If you can't get the schematics or the pin outs for your chip, don't
despair. There is still hope for you! You just have to track the
connections going from the pad's keys to the chip. Chances are you'll find
that each row has a common trace, and so does each column (for those
non-technical folks, a trace is a connection etched out on a circuit board).
Just follow these to the chip, and make your own schematic up. Now take a
look for that extra pin. There should be one floating around right next to
the column pins. It will not be hooked up to anything else, that is,
"Hanging free". Drill a hole in the side of the tonepad's case, and mount
your switch. Radio Shack sells a nice microminiature switch that works
excellently! (Almost the only good thing I can say about Radio Shack in this
Section VIII - Closing
Well, I hope I satisfied more of you than usual in this 2nd Issue of
PHIRE!. As Bellcon requested, there was not that much Commodore stuff in
this issue. I really need submittions to PHIRE!, as you see, it might die
out sooner or later. I liked the Fascist Plate's 518 Review. Should I put it
in here? (With TFP's consent, of course.) Anyways, try to write G-files.
There will be updates on K00L K0DEZ BBS! in future issues of PHIRE! and then
the whole story, soon to come.
C'mon baby light my PHIRE,
C'mon baby light my PHIRE,
Try to set the night on PHIRE!
Authors: Kid Copy & Ditto
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