There was 1992's Sneakers, which took some of its inspiration from real-world phone phreaks
John "Cap'n Crunch" Draper and Josef "Joybubbles" Engressia.
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or society's fringe dwellers.
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At that time, phreaks
were trying all sorts of ways to duplicate the frequency needed to jack the system, and Engressia discovered that a free whistle being given out in boxes of cereal could be used to that end.
There were also some repetitive entries--for example, Crackers Lamers and Phreaks
, Hackers Crackers and Hacking, and Phreaking, which could have been combined somehow.
The episode of BBS that focuses on the darker side of the scene--hackers, crackers, phone phreaks
, and software pirates--opens with a monologue from a portly aging biker called Bootleg with a great frizzy white beard and long hair, who sits astride a great black Harley taking drags from a cigarette.
It's not inconceivable that the digital underground will use spoofed IP calls to access confidential personal or business information, but it's even more likely that we'll see a resurgence of the 1970s-relic "phone phreaks
," who figured out how to trick Ma Bell into letting them make unlimited free phone calls.