war dialer


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war dialer

A program that dials up telephone numbers to determine which lines are connected to modems and fax machines. It is used to illegally bust into systems. See toneloc.
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The most popular of these tools fall into several categories: password crackers, port scanners, war dialers, general network vulnerability scanners, and intrusion detection systems.
War dialers. Another vulnerability networks face is remote access via independent modems.
Topics covered include state-of-the-art computer and network penetration, as viewed by both the attacker and the defender; remote system identification; vulnerability identification; war dialers; firewall circumvention; and denial-of-service attacks.
The two-volume book covers more than 700 pages of materials dealing with PBX fraud, credit card fraud, cellular fraud, customer-owned coin phone fraud, "blue box" type fraud, computer hackers, "war dialers," retailing of stolen long distance, and other topics.