2600 magazine runs a sale for the 20th century back issues

In an effort to clear out some warehouse space, 2600 magazine has dropped the price for issues from 1984 to 2000 down to $2.50 each. If you haven’t read 2600, the Hacker Quarterly, shame on you. Pick some up and get reading. They are a resource beyond any other magazine out there for hacking and security related issues. They don’t gloss over the good bits either, they give detail because they know what they are talking about.  Just to further prove that point, we present to you, the image above. Yes that is a schematic of a bluebox on a child and yes, you can buy it in their store(the shirt).


  1. Kuy says:

    I didn’t realize it was necessary to pixelate baby faces, because they change so much before adulthood (or even later in childhood.)

    Or is it just a classic 2600-induced 8-bit retro face?

  2. Bill D. Williams says:

    They’re all a bunch of criminals. ;)

  3. MS3FGX says:

    The pixelate face is a joke, 2600 loves that kind of thing.

    I have been a 2600 reader/author for awhile now, and really do love the magazine. Admittedly some of the latest issues have had some articles of…debatable quality, but they have to take what they can get I suppose. People seem less and less inclined to actually write anymore, it is hard enough just getting them to read.

  4. niksoft says:

    Like i always said, hack sex too much and all kinds of crazy things can happen, and there’s the evidence; a camera baby with a pre-pixelated face… :)

  5. M4CGYV3R says:

    I have most of them, but this will be a great and cheap opportunity to fill in the gaps.

    I hope they have a good supply of every one, I really want to get dupes of some of the better issues.

  6. cpmike says:

    I feel like I want to order the whole set because I’ve missed out on all of their printed stuff :P Four a year, couple hundred bucks?

  7. mjrippe says:

    It would be interesting to see just how many of the 1984-2000 articles are still pertinent. Probably quite a few of them!

  8. 2600fan says:

    Most of these are available by PDF with some diligent Googling.

  9. thetwiz says:

    i remember my cisco instructor in high school kept a file full of these, and always got the new ones, but wouldn’t let us sign up for it ourselves because she through we might end up on an FBI watchlist at the age of 17 or something. when asked if she was on a watchlist, she replied no, because she subscribed using a deceased former coworker’s name.

    first issue i read, there was an article on how to get the admin password to a cisco router using only the user account to see the encrypted admin password, then plugging it into a decrypter that was readily available. we tested it on our lab equipment. it worked :)

  10. Patrick says:

    I used to read this magazine all of the time, but unfortunately, I haven’t picked up an issue in a while. Before I go out and buy the latest one this weekend, does anyone have any recommendations for some back issues to pick up? Maybe four or five of your personal favorites?

  11. supershwa says:

    Ahhhh 2600. Memories.

    Pop Quiz: Who here can actually remember what the 2600 stands for? ;)

    The ol’ days of black/red/rainbow/etc. boxes…nostalgia!

  12. Amos says:



    And no, I’ve never built, owned, or used a “blue box” or any other “phreaking” apparatus… I just like learning about electronics, hacking, etc., hence my readership of this site ;)

  13. Amos says:

    PS, what do I win? ;P

  14. sean says:

    ah, 2600. It sure is momentous to see the only magazine I read religiously mentioned on the only web site I make an effort to visit daily.

  15. doctorjones says:

    Ah, I loved blue/red/orange boxing. My favorite was blotto ;P FortressFones were the best to take control of and call europe for free ;)

  16. Neckbeard says:

    2600 sometimes has has some good stuff in there I guess. I speak to one of the column authors regularly and know more than a few contributors myself. If you however pull your finger out and do a little google-fu you will find free zines that give much better and detailed information not just the latest teenager whingefest or canned exploit.

  17. Ecchin says:

    Care to share some links? I don’t know what to google for.

    I wish I lived in the US. The shipping costs are to high.

  18. Life2Death says:

    I secound this, I read 2600 as some casual reading. I would love links to other ezines and a list of peoples favorite 2600 issues so i can pick up more reading material

  19. Johanthan Engley says:

    I just Hope that someone rips the whole collection and uploads it through torrent files like BTkunkie.org. Someone Please Do it!!!!

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