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- 12 / 03 / 03 -

The news runs late again, Dell cancels their Indian tech support, Bernie describes how Wackenhut security guards are now in front of Independence Hall, more problems reported with cellular portability, the possibility of getting telemarketing calls and spam on cellular phones, how prepaid accounts are affected by portability, a new Vodafone service in Australia claims to be able to answer any question, a listener complaint about a new CD, trying to make an overseas call to tonight's guest, Frank from the Chaos Computer Club discusses the newly released cryptophone, the vulnerability of current day GSM phones, Bernie describes the GSM monitoring device he saw at a hamfest, how law enforcement intercepts calls, the free cryptophone software and source code for Windows is due to be released later in the evening, the kinds of people who order cryptophones, how standard phones may be able to be used for secure calls, the potential for use by terrorists, government reaction, the likelihood of organizations like the NSA being able to crack the encryption scheme, encouraging customers to find security flaws.

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December 3
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- 12 / 10 / 03 -

Emmanuel finds an incredibly annoying ring on his phone, a challenge to turn Emmanuel's ringer off, a thank you card from Sprint PCS, another card from DirecTV and the Hallmark Channel, Kevin Mitnick explains his former nickname, good hacker films, Kevin describes his new Nokia phone, Emmanuel's plans to get a new phone, Kevin's plans for a new book, a call for stories from hackers, what cybercrime.gov does, Bernie and Kevin converse legally, how Kevin unknowingly met up with Phiber Optik while on supervised release, Kevin will be giving one of the keynote addresses at the upcoming HOPE conference in July, why Kevin can't tell his own story for a few more years, what Kevin Poulsen had to go through, the effectiveness of social engineering, how the military protects itself, where Kevin has traveled to since his release, fear of flying, defining terms, how technical the show should be, Bernie talks about a new film that focuses on a reporter who lied about hackers, the threat of computerized voting, problems with the left, voting schemes.

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December 10
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- 12 / 17 / 03 -

Some interesting phone recordings from Sprint PCS, Emmanuel learns when his date of liberation from Sprint PCS is, a misadventure on a bus is caused by the way the Metrocard system works, Jim talks of the intricacies of the MTA, ideas for new Metrocard systems, the Airtrain to JFK Airport begins operations, how the new system is a rip-off, comparisons to systems in Europe, Bernie talks about an expanded NCIC database at the behest of Homeland Security, risks to foreign students, an update on the cryptophone, Emmanuel and Redhackt will be attending the Chaos Communication Congress in Berlin later in the month, the president of Pakistan is saved by a radio jamming device, remembering the cell phone jammer at H2K2, how such a device could be used, the issue of phones in theaters, the difference in volume between cell phone users in the United States and Europe, the intelligence difference between domestic CNN and CNN International, discussion on how much punishment for defacing a website is appropriate, Mike talks about last week's World Summit on the Information Society conference and the problems it posed to various reporters, the prospect of the United Nations taking control of the Internet, a caller has difficulty obtaining a money order without showing identification, Emmanuel's experience with an 18 wheel truck on the Northern State Parkway, communications breakdowns involved with the resulting accident, a prepaid call from Stormbringer in prison, some particulars of the case and what listeners can do.

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- 12 / 24 / 03 -

Emmanuel is on from Amsterdam, a preview of this year's Chaos Communication Congress, the nation moves to orange alert, some Air France flights to the United States are canceled without obvious reasons, how people seem to be taking the color coding system more seriously, the adventure after last week's show involving the Airtrain, the system malfunctions on the first day, trying to figure out why the theme didn't make it out over the phone lines, Rop from Amsterdam is conferenced in, an update on the cryptophone project, what Christmas is like at Rop's house, Emmanuel won't be at a 2600 meeting in January, a demonstration of the sound of GSM, Jon Johansen wins his case for DeCSS in an appeals court, the differences between the cases in Norway and the United States, the differences in media coverage, Jim reports on a new product called MoveMask, more analysis of the DeCSS case, the amount of programs released on DVD in Europe that aren't available in the United States and can't be played because of region code differences, how "Family Guy" may have been saved due to DVD sales, Verizon wins an appeal in its battle with the RIAA, the RIAA reaction, the record labels are victorious in a case brought against them, questions on the control Hollywood has over the content of movies, the need for more choices, Emmanuel describes the major differences in movie selection on Virgin Atlantic, another call from Stormbringer in prison, the need to stay sane in times of stress, how boycotts can backfire, some confusion on the whereabouts of the next show, a new Windows XP security alert, what next week's show will be like.

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- 12 / 31 / 03 -

Sounds of mayhem in the streets of Amsterdam right after the New Year's celebrations, how things have changed in the United States in recent days and years, the unprecedented security in Times Square this year, a review of the Chaos Communication Congress, a story of heightened security in the airport on the way to Europe, authorities keep an eye on people who carry almanacs, the subway token in New York City officially comes to an end, how mass transit in Amsterdam was shut down on New Year's Eve, Emmanuel's views of 2004 so far, 2600 meetings this Friday, a call for electronics recycling this weekend, BellSouth gets into the business of selling old payphones, conditions on the balcony in Amsterdam, the air marshal controversy, Verizon Wireless and Vodafone reach an agreement on sending text messages overseas, the head of Blockbuster Video calls for an end to DVD region codes, a story of "cyber ransom," Redhackt and Mish give their impressions of New Year's in Amsterdam, low audio from the radio station, a close call with a bottle rocket, what the Blinking Lights building in Berlin was like this year, some words of optimism for the future.

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