Phone Phreaking: A Call From Joybubbles


Source: Joybubbles aka Josef Engressia, Jr

This video depicts a phone phreaking call made by the hacker Joybubbles aka Josef Engressia, Jr. This original sound byte comes from a BBC interview with Joybubbles, an early phone phreak. From the video description, "Born blind, [Josef "Joybubbles" Engressia] had absolute perfect pitch, and was able to whistle a perfect 2600 hertz into a telephone (later incorporated as a standard "trunk seizing" tone used in electronic blue box phone phreaking devices)."

Keywords: Hacking , History , Technology