The Sysops Guide to Not Getting Busted
By The Story Teller
Micro World Incoperated.
Distributed by: The Micro Master
This file is dedicated to all you phreak/sysops out there who run those boards full of Longdistance codes, box plans, etc.
Intro: I purpose of this file is to explain to those sysops in fear of FEDs that they can safly run a board with the above mentioned info.on it.
The Fear of the Sysop
The number one fear of a sysop is having a FBI agent get access to the stuff on their board that could get them busted. Today, the only thing you can really get busted for is the posting of long distance codes. Therefor, all possible steps must be taken to avoid the access of this information. (Steps will be explained latter)
Due to this fear, Many sysops will NOT have these boards on their BBS. I find it odd that this should be true, but, from info from a friend, any users are against having a phreak board because they fear losing a BBS to call and getting them selves busted (even though a good sysop would delete all user info. as soon as he though he was busted.). I will explain the steps taken to stop being busted and perhaps it will bring understanding to those who blindly or misinformitly fear these boards.
The first, easyest, and most inportant step comes at validation. Voice validate the aplicant for access and ask these questions: #1: Are you a programer for a company and/or do you sell software. #2: Do you work for the government, have connections with it, and share info with it? #3: Do you agree not to use any info. found on the board, or heard about the BBS against it? If you receive a no to the first two questions and a yes to the next then it is O.k. to validate them Any evasive answers should be pursued until a definate yes or no is given. Any untruthful answers void the right to use info in court due to illegal access to system laws. That is step one, if by some chance a FBI agent still gets in, you should still be safe if you use the next procedures.
Give only people that have done the following access to the phreak board:
Admited they are a phreak. Given codes. Admited that they will use codes for other than educational purposes,
That together with the first security procedure and this one you should filter out 99.9% of all FBI attempting access. And if you run a BBS for 1 years you be luck if even one FBI agent tries for access.
The final protection is this, ever time someone accesses the board a message should be printed that goes something like this:
Your useing of any info on this board in anyway, forfits the use of this info. angainst the system in anyway or else be subjected to presucution in a court of law.
By having this printed each time a person accesses the phreak board no one can say they didn't know.
Now your system is protected if you use those steps.
I hope to have help yoin your pusiut of phreaking.
Any coments are well come.
——————————————————————————– Micro World Incorperated.
New York, New York
Note added by The Micro Master Micro World Inc. is located mainly in Ill. They file was just made by a meber in NY, NY
Secound I'd like to say someth'n about his language. Jeeze, It's hardly English! Well, Storyteller can't help it, he's a lawyer!
L8R THE MICRO MASTER