Episode 48: Robert Schifreen

robertschifRobert Schifreen and Stephen Gold hacked into the Post Office/BT's Viewdata system 'Prestel' back in the 80s, gaining access to thousands of mailboxes (including Prince Philip's). It was the first high profile hacking case in the UK, and resulted in the passing of the Computer Misuse Act. We reminisce with Robert about the good old days of computer crime, take a stroll along the Thames, and find snacks hedgehog Dave Green under a bonfire of sweet wrappers.

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Posted: October 14th, 2010 | No Comments »

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