Houston 2600

Computer security, hacking, coding and mayhem

“Crossover: Where Metal and Hacking Met and Mixed” by Brett Stevens in 2600 Summer 2014 issue

An article by one of our local nerds users, “Crossover: Where Metal and Hacking Met and Mixed,” has been published in the summer 2014 issue of 2600. This article concerns the early years of PC hacking when hackers used the BBS underground and other facilities, some borrowed, to communicate about the nascent underground metal scene. 2600 Summer 2014 issue You can purchase the issue at the link above or find it in local.. Read More

Apple fails to learn from last big hack in iCloud exploit

In 2010, two hackers discovered a hole in AT&T’s website that allowed them to obtain email addresses and SIM card identifiers for iPads using that network. After much legal wrangling, their case was vacated, but you would think the debacle would weigh heavily on minds at Apple. Fast forward to a few days ago. A crowd of unruly 4channers and redditors extracted photographic images of celebrities in the nude and in the midst.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, September 5, 2014

Houston 2600/HAQR Meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, September 5 6-9 PM Where: Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV Directions Take Post Oak South past Westheimer. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn right on McCue. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. Inside the parking garage, you will take a right.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, August 1, 2014

Houston 2600/HAQR Meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, August 1 6-9 PM Where: Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV Directions Take Post Oak South past Westheimer. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn right on McCue. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. Inside the parking garage, you will take a right.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, July 4, 2014

Houston 2600/HAQR Meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, July 4 6-9 PM Where: Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV Directions Take Post Oak South past Westheimer. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn right on McCue. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. Inside the parking garage, you will take a right.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, June 6, 2014

Houston 2600/HAQR Meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, June 6 6-9 PM Where: Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV Directions Take Post Oak South past Westheimer. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn right on McCue. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. Inside the parking garage, you will take a right.. Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, May 2, 2014

Houston 2600/HAQR Meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, May 2 6-9 PM Where: Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV Directions Take Post Oak South past Westheimer. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn right on McCue. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. Inside the parking garage, you will take a right.. Read More

Hacking and heavy metal

I wrote an article about the cross-influence between hacking and heavy metal. It covers the use of alternative media, like BBS and AE lines, to convey a hidden truth that is shared between metalheads and hackers. The article is entitled “Hacker Metal” and it is published in Perfect Sound Forever webzine. For those who remember the early web, Perfect Sound Forever is an e-zine that started in 1993 and has run continuously since… Read More

Houston 2600 Meeting: Friday, April 4, 2014

Houston 2600/HAQR Meeting Join computer enthusiasts to talk about programming, operating systems, computer security topics, hacking and geek culture. When: Friday, April 4 6-9 PM Where: Ninfa’s Express seating area, Galleria IV Directions Take Post Oak South past Westheimer. Turn right on Hidalgo. Turn right on McCue. On your left is a parking garage. Turn left into the first entrance to the parking garage. Inside the parking garage, you will take a right.. Read More

The death of “hacking”

The net is still buzzing with the statement by the Full Disclosure list manager, but most people have forgotten this essential part: There is no honour amongst hackers any more. There is no real community. There is precious little skill. The entire security game is becoming more and more regulated. This is all a sign of things to come, and a reflection on the sad state of an industry that should never have.. Read More