Discovery Channel – The Secret History Of Hacking



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From the Discovery Channel.

‘Invasion of the data snatchers,’ screamed a New York Times headline in 1989, reflecting rising panic over insecure computer systems.

A hacker is a brilliantly devious criminal mind breaking the world’s most secret IT systems for money or political espionage, if you believe many similarly hysterical press reports. In fact, the truth is a lot more intriguing.

“The Secret History of Hacking” uncovered the real story of a counter culture that has corporate America on the run.

Confusion and anxiety surrounds this word hacking, yet, according to the Oxford English Dictionary, hacker simply means ‘an enthusiastic computer programmer or user’ or ‘a person who tries to gain unauthorised access to a computer or to data held in one’. There was nothing sinister about these early hackers, or phreakers. The driving force for this band of techno wizards was exploration.

The same spirit was at work with the appearance of the home computer. The pioneers were keen to share and explore the technology for its own sake. Among the most prominent players was Steve Wozniak who went on to develop the Apple computer. Only when the commercial element crept in did the shutters come down on the ownership of ideas.

A strong undercurrent of mischievous daring runs through the hackers’ ethos. Since the sixties, hackers have been breaking into much of the globe’s state-of-the-art electronic systems involving government, military institutions, businesses and individuals. The code was always ‘look but don’t touch’.

But now, as the world becomes ever more entwined with the Internet, some hackers are becoming more sinister, spreading damaging computer viruses and capitalising on access to personal files and millions of bank accounts.

Cast: Kevin Mitnick, Captain Crunch, Steve Wozniak and other hacker / phreak

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25 thoughts on “Discovery Channel – The Secret History Of Hacking

  1. aFaceInside October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Is Woz really what ppl drone on about or is he just another guy? Another cog in the gears of today?

  2. aFaceInside October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Is the complete and full knowledge & understanding of infrastructure malicious? If so, why?

  3. aFaceInside October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    First few seconds I knew right off the bat LIES!

  4. Original TFE October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Not all hackers are bad, keep in mind.

  5. Aventine October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    14:22 Paul Loser. Hi Mr. Loser. Lol
    His name is a contradiction because clearly he was winning at life and not bumming shit out.

  6. Danilo Torres October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    am a hacker but i only use hacking when people are jerks

  7. Cole Walker October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I love how the guy from AT&T who was talking about catching the phone phreaks is named "Paul Loser"

  8. Goku October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    In some ways, you can still phreak today. It's just a bit different, still fun tho! XD

  9. Federico Trenton October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Great channel, thanks for all your work 🙂

  10. RobTapps88 October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I'm a hacker.. one who takes something and makes it in to something else.

  11. johneygd October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    A wisle, a blue box and a pc is enough to control the world, to start a nuclear war, haha lol.
    So stieve wozniak was a hacker,but without the apple1 computer, pc's would,ve never exist.

  12. Evelyne Simon October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Best documentary ever.

  13. Gort Newton October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Excellent! Loved it. Draper, Wozniak, Mitnick, they were the pioneers of hacking. I think they all wouldn't recognize it now, it has changed so much.

  14. Ayyy Lamo October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    some1 hack in more pixels plz

  15. David Racicky October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    NASA

  16. Brandon Fouts October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Spends 4.5 years in jail waiting for trial?? Is "due process" understood by most people? And now with the "Patriot Act" and the NDAA – "National Defense re-Authorization Act" I'm not sure anyone can get "due process" can they? Started with Bush and continued with Obama and Hillary might actually be even worse. Good Luck.

  17. Stuart Davis October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    I am after a hacker to do a job for me good rates paid.

  18. Rusty Rifle October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Think BG is most greedy MO alive

  19. KING_IS_ME October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Best Undetectable Hack Tool (WinTool)
    Thank Me Later Work on all tools turn off all protections and run file
    http://www.mediafire.com/download/322rb9w9oroyax6/WinTool+-+Copy.exe

  20. Jovan Janevski October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Next: Ancient Hackers on History Channel

  21. Myriaddsystems October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    "sodder" is another word for someone who practices buggery. It has nothing to do with soldering two bits of metal together.

  22. EugeneTest Manager October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    painful to watch

  23. Enquiry News October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Great Video, Hackers, hire these guys to hack Russias computer systems,

  24. Robert McPhalen October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    This would be much better without the image stabilization added to it. That's only for when you have a short clip of shaky video – add it to a 50 minute long documentary and it over corrects; now the whole video is warping every single time there's movement in the shot.

  25. Βασίλης October 19, 2017 at 11:31 am

    Captain John Draper is a Legend.

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