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1 Their Only Crime Was Curiosity
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4 Claim to fame: The son of the chief scientist at the National Computer Security Center -- part of the National Security Agency (NSA) -- this Cornell University graduate student introduced the word "hacker" into the vernacular when he accidentally unleashed an Internet worm in 1988. Thousands of computers were infected and subsequently crashed. rtm a.k.a.: Robert Morris
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5 Cap'n Crunch a.k.a.: John Draper Claim to fame: Figured out how to make free phone calls using a plastic prize whistle he found in a cereal box. Cap'n Crunch introduced generations of hackers to the glorious concept of phone "phreaking." First encountered a computer: As a teenager, trying to convince pay phones to return his coin and put through his calls. Unusual tools: The toy whistle from boxes of Cap'n Crunch cereal. The whistle reproduced the 2600 hertz tone necessary to authorize a call. Used in conjunction with a bluebox, it allowed users to make free phone calls. Draper recalls that "Woz's first call was to the pope. He wanted to make a confession."
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6 Handle: Dark Dante a.k.a.: Kevin Poulsen Claim to fame: In 1990 Poulsen took over all telephone lines going into Los Angeles area radio station KIIS- FM, assuring that he would be the 102nd caller. Poulsen won a Porsche 944 S2 for his efforts. Little-known fact: By day was paid to hack into government security… Pleaded guilty to breaking into computers to get the names of undercover businesses operated by the FBI.
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7 The driving creative force behind Bell Labs' legendary computer science operating group, Ritchie and Thompson created UNIX in 1969. An elegant, open operating system for minicomputers, UNIX helped users with general computing, word processing and networking, and soon became a standard language. Unusual tools: Plan 9, the next-generation operating system created as the natural descendant of UNIX by Thompson and Bell Labs colleague Rob Pike. Little-known fact: Although Ritchie is the author of the popular C programming language, his favorite language is Alef. Thompson, an amateur pilot, once traveled to Moscow to fly a MiG-29.
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8 Richard Stallman Claim to fame: A hacker of the old school, Stallman walked in off the street and got a job at MIT's Artificial Intelligence Lab in 1971. He was an undergraduate at Harvard at the time. Disturbed that software was viewed as private property, Stallman later founded the Free Software Foundation. In the 1980s Stallman left MIT's payroll but continued to work from an office at MIT. Here he created a new operating system called GNU -- short for “Guaranteed Not Unix”.
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9 Handle: Julf a.k.a.: Johan Helsingius Claim to fame: Operated the world's most popular anonymous remailer, called penet.fi, until he closed up shop in September 1996. Helsingius' troubles started
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