Tales from the crypt — Hacking back then…

Do you know about Captain Midnight? It seems back in 1986 a satellite relay operator got a little bored one night and played some games with the HBO feed, in part because he was upset they had gone encrypted.

It was at 12:32 a.m. Sunday, April 27, that John R. MacDougall pushed the transmit button on his console and turned into Captain Midnight. “That’s when I hit it,” he says. “It was almost like an out-of-body experience. It was like I was there but I wasn’t really there.”

Read the full story at SignalToNoise.Net

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