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Hacking History: The Mentor and The Hacker Manifesto

The Mentor and The Hacker Manifesto

Hacking History: The Mentor and The Hacker Manifesto Loyd “The Mentor” Blankenship was a second-generation Legion of Doom hacker, riding the BBS wave and hacking the telephone networks along with every other 1980’s hacker. Much like other Generation X hackers, Blankenship was very young (in high school) and didn’t respond… Read more »

Hacking History: LOD vs. MOD Part 2 [The Hacker Gang War]

Legion of Doom Masters of Deception

Hacking History: LOD vs. MOD Part 2 [The Hacker Gang War] Last week, I started the story of two of the most infamous hacker gangs of the 1980’s: the Legion of Doom and the Masters of Deception. The second part of this story gets a bit more ambiguous, considering the… Read more »

Hacking History: LOD vs. MOD Part 1. [The Gangs Form]

Legion of Doom Masters of Deception

Hacking History: LOD vs. MOD Part 1. [The Gangs Form] In the early 1980’s, around the same time the 414s and Chaos Computer Club formed, many hacker groups started popping up all around the world. One of the earliest of these groups was the Knights of Shadow. Hacker groups recruited… Read more »