Marconi was hacked in 1903 ;P

From: Chad Smith 
The first hack - offensive, abusive language, complaining about patents and
freedom, particularly about how the hacker could do it better and cheaper -
and how "the man" is messing with his wireless....

100+ years, and the tradition still going strong.

*- Chad W. Smith*
*"I like a man who's middle name is W."*
President George W. Bush - February 10, 2003

On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 8:34 AM, Rod-Lists  wrote:

> "In June 1903, Gugliemo Marconi and his partner Ambrose Flemming were
> about to give the first demonstration of long-range wireless communication
> at the Royal Institution in London, which, Marconi said, could be sent in
> complete confidentiality with no fear of the messages being hijacked.
> Suddenly, the silence was broken by a huge mysterious wireless pulse strong
> enough to take over the carbon-arc projector and make it sputter messages
> in Morse Code. First, it repeated the word 'Rats' over and over again
> (abusive at that time). Then it tapped out, 'There was a young fellow of
> Italy, who diddled the public quite prettily.' Further rude epithets
> followed. It was Nevil Maskelyne, a stage musician and inventor who was
> annoyed because Marconi's patents prevented him from using wireless. It was
> the first hacking, to demonstrate an insecure system."

=============================================================== From: Tim Youngblood ------------------------------------------------------ What a great story. I really enjoy reading about the technology history of the turn of that century. Tesla, Edison, Parsons, Montgomery. It was definitely as interesting, arguably more so, than the last 20 years. Thanks for the great post.