The first cyberattack took place nearly 200 years ago in France


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2018/05/28/paleohackers.html


#2

Now I want to hear about the first person to substitute their own punch card in a Jacquard loom to make it weave a dick pic.


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The first cyberattack took place nearly 200 years ago in France

The French have 257 types of cheese, don’t mess with them.


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…And the count of Monte Christo was the first fictional hacker :


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Thirty years ago, people used Telnet. That’s still as insecure as those French telegraph poles.


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I’m eating some of it …


#7

History is so odd and cool.


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Donald was the first to rush in…


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It was probably the 200 kg guy in Nice.


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Now it’s just used by IoT and SCADA devices. :wink:


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More recent than that. I think it was already the 21st century when the systems I used as a postdoc stopped allowing telnet and had us move to ssh instead.


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clacker-hacker?


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GNU Terry Pratchett


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Oh, I thought this was going to be about “scientific hooliganism” :smiley:


#15

The famous De Gaulle quote :slight_smile:


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