Off The Hook a podcast from 2600: The Hacker Quarterly. It discusses the hacker's view of the emerging technology, and the threats posed by an increasingly Orwellian society. Hear updates on security flaws from the hacker perspective, as well as the latest news from within the hacker community. Follow us on Twitter @HackerRadioShow and Mastodon @OffTheHook@hackers.town
Off The Hook - Sep 20, 2023
The problem with Gmail's spam filters, Google ruined YouTube, the problem with Twitter, the problem with Mastodon, high profile Twitter accounts hacked, International Criminal Court hacked after vowing to prosecute cyber crime, remembering KRT_.
Off The Hook - Sep 06, 2023
WBAI's origins, why radio is better than podcasts, examples of some of the programming on WBAI, notable events in WBAI's history, WBAI has survived multiple takeover attempts, reaction to an April Fools prank, how Off The Hook archives can inspire others, how everyone on the panel found their way to WBAI, WBAI has survived multiple disasters.
Off The Hook - Aug 30, 2023
Alex is in Croatia, news in Canada blocked by tech giants in response to new law, OMNY exposes data that can be used to track NYC subway riders' movements, FAA begins implementing new Remote ID rule for tracking drones.
Off The Hook - Aug 23, 2023
Alex is in Slovenia, Dildog, Medus4 and The Gibson join the panel to discuss their Veilid project, how the framework reduces costs and secures data for apps built on top of it, The Gibson's motivation for creating hackers.town, reaction to the project since it was announced, user experience, design considerations that went into Veilid, explaining Cult of the Dead Cow, how Veilid can protect against some of the more sinister use cases of personal data, addressing safety of the framework, where the name came from.
Off The Hook - Aug 09, 2023
Alex is in Las Vegas for Defcon, remembering Cheshire Catalyst, the WBAI website is down, Twitter fined for delay in complying with search warrant for Trump's account records, security breach exposes UK voters' data.
Off The Hook - Aug 02, 2023
MTA to experiment with artificial intelligence, Twitter sues Center for Countering Digital Hate over lost advertising, Mastodon server compromised when admin's home was raided by FBI on unrelated charges, NYPD testing new radio encryption system.
A CYBER TRADITION ....
Been listening to EG & Co. on "Off the Hook" on WBAI-FM every Wwdnesday in New York City and here it is in convienent autodownload podcast form: HUZZAH!! My stable cyberanchor in an insane world .... ♥️♥️♥️
A shell of what once was
Used to tune into OTH every week on shortwave radio back in the day. To listen to these jokers today (especially Emmanuel) it is so laughable how fall they have fallen. If you are looking for angry ranting about vaccines and republicans, you came to the right place. If you are looking for actual topical information seek it elsewhere. EG must be a very angry little man.
Not with a bang, but a whimper.
2600 and Off the Hook are cultural icons, but tuning in today you would never know it. Long gone are the days of discussing the latest telecom hijinks and underground knowledge. Instead you will hear about hacker topics such as abortion, vaccines, and NPR. Like most old media, this has become almost unlistenable since Covid, unless hours of AWFUL steaming audio, podcast technical incompetency, and clueless guests are your thing. Good lord guys, zoomers on twitch are streaming in 4k with 24bit audio, and somehow not one of you can record audio that doesn’t sound like 1998 RealPlayer.