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November 26, 2008

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Who is (1) and why did he choose (2)?

Cracked by: Dibyo , quaziluffy , Debasish , shenoyvarun86 , gammafunction , Goyal , Martin , BASAB , gudanggurum , vivek , Ajay Parasuram , p vs np , Bipin Banavalikar , vs , malcaluffin , Rohan , udupendra and Siddharth Jain.

Answer:

Quoting gammafunction’s answer

1. is John Draper who used to ‘Phreak’ i.e like hacking into phone line and for it he used a toy whistle that was, at the time, packaged in boxes of Cap’n Crunch cereal could emit a tone at precisely 2600 hertz—the same frequency that was used by AT&T long lines to indicate that a trunk line was ready and available to route a new call.

2. is Cap’n Crunch


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  1. Dibyo
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    John Draper chose Cap’n Crunch because some of the whistles he used were given free with cereal boxes…


  2. quaziluffy

    John Draper, Cap’n Crunch.
    Draper was called the Crunchman cos he discovered that the toy whistle that was packaged in boxes of the cereal could be easily modified to emit a tone at precisely 2600 hertz, the same frequency that was used by AT&T long lines,thus hacking them.


  3. John Draper – Captain Crunch Whistle – 2600Hz – Phone phreaking


  4. John Draper. Cap n Crunch.. Big story i better paste the link
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C.....ng_culture


  5. gammafunction
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    1. is John Draper who used to ‘Phreak’ i.e like hacking into phone line and for it he used a toy whistle that was, at the time, packaged in boxes of Cap’n Crunch cereal could emit a tone at precisely 2600 hertz—the same frequency that was used by AT&T long lines to indicate that a trunk line was ready and available to route a new call.

    2. is Cap’n Crunch


  6. Goyal
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    From Wiki:

    In early 1971, a Vietnam War veteran named John Draper [1] (later nicknamed Captain Crunch, Crunch or Crunchman) discovered with his friend Joe Engressia that a toy whistle that was, at the time, packaged in boxes of the cereal [Captain Crunch, 2] could be easily modified to emit a tone at precisely 2600 hertz, the same frequency that was used by AT&T long lines to indicate that a trunk line was ready and available to route a new call. This would effectively disconnect one end of the trunk, allowing the still-connected side to enter an operator mode. This resulted in, among other things, the ability to place free phone calls to anywhere in the world and operator-like control over the phone system. Experimenting with this whistle inspired Draper to build blue boxes, electronic devices capable of reproducing this 2600 Hz tone. He was sentenced in October 1971 to five years’ probation for toll fraud.


  7. sidsen
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    didn’t you guys ask this earlier?


  8. sidsen
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    Aah… Sorry, guess what i was remembering was “The fourth E above middle C”.


  9. Martin

    A phreaker who went by the nick of Cap’n Crunch…..Capn crunch cereals used to give out a freebie whistle that could be used to mess up the billing of the phone company, this guy infamously used it…. dont kno his original name….


  10. He is John Draper, the Phone Phreak. He chose Cap\’n Crunch as his mascot and Handle, because he used the toy whistle found inside the cereal box to manipulate AT&T long distance phone systems.


  11. 1. John T. Draper
    2. Captain Crunch
    2600 hertz whistle


  12. vivek

    John T Draper (1) who figured out that the whistle that came with Cap’n Crunch(2) cereal could be modified to emit a 2600Hz signal that would disconnect a phone call at one end, while allowing the other end to go into operator mode on AT&T networks, allowing you to make free phone calls.


  13. Ajay Parasuram
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    John Draper aka Captain Crunch (cereal brand)


  14. p vs np
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    1= John Draper a.k.a Captain Crunch
    He used the Cap’n Crunch(Pic 2) toy whistles to produce the same frequency as that of AT&T’s long distance calls, thereby resluting in the creation of the Blue Boxes.


  15. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Person in the pic is Mr. John Draper
    and the cartoon is the mascot of a breakfast cereal Cap\’n crunch

    John Draper used toy whistle(packaged in boxes of Cap\’n Crunch) for making free phone calls.
    John Draper is also called Captain Crunch

    To knw how he did it:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Draper


  16. vs

    John Draper modded a whistle that came along with cap n crunch to generate tones at a particular frequency, to come up with a blue box. Interesting!


  17. malcaluffin

    John Draper and Captain Crunch.

    He used the Captain Crunch whilstle for Phreaking.


  18. Rohan
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    John Draper. Captain Crunch.
    Captain crunch came with a Whistle that could produce a frequency of 2600Hz, which was the same frequency as AT&T long distance lines. So Draper used it to phreak those lines.


  19. udupendra
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    John Draper. Cap’n’Crunch cereal used to give free whistles which coincidentally emitted whistles at the exact same frequency as AT&T’s something something signal which allowed him to phreak ’em phones.

    I had asked same question with different visuals in a quiz last year :D


  20. Siddharth Jain
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    John T. Draper (1) who used the nickname Captain Crunch (2)


  21. @sidsen: if you want a point, please type in the correct answer as a comment.. Otherwise our backend will have problems :)


  22. sidsen
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    John Draper Captain Crunch


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