Hacking Cracking and Sensationalism

Leveson inquiry: Guardian journalist justifies hacking if in the public interest | Media | guardian.co.uk

Apparently David Leigh was able to “hack into voice mail messages” really ? You “hacked” into voice mail messages ?
No you didn’t, stop claiming to have done some thing you didn’t, the term Hacking refers to customising or making a new item from one that one’s not originaly designed for that use.
What David Leigh did was “cracking” which involves breaking things (security etc.)
So let’s look at this fantastic story now; David Leigh rang someones voice mail service entered the default password and was able to gain access to said messages.
It doesn’t sound quite as exciting now does it, which is why it was never told like this.


Hackers prefer Coffee

Hacking Coffee Makers.

Fun things you can do (remotely) with a Jura coffee maker:
1. Change the preset coffee settings (make weak or strong coffee)
2. Change the amount of water per cup (say 300ml for a short black) and make a puddle
3. Break it by engineering settings that are not compatible (and making it require a service)