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No Starch Press has just published a new book titled "Hacking the Cable modem", written by hackers, with 300+ pages of hard-core cable modem hacking information, diagrams, and step-by-step tutorials.

The book starts with history of cable modem hacking, goes on explaining how cable modems work, the DOCSIS / EuroDOCSIS standards, firmwares... And gets pretty involved in console cables, pinouts, reverse engineering, buffer overflows, disassembling, cross-compiling, touches on cryptography, etc.

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No Starch Press has just published a new book titled "Hacking the Cable modem", written by hackers, with 300+ pages of hard-core cable modem hacking information, diagrams, and step-by-step tutorials.

The book starts with history of cable modem hacking, goes on explaining how cable modems work, the DOCSIS / EuroDOCSIS standards, firmwares... And gets pretty involved in console cables, pinouts, reverse engineering, buffer overflows, disassembling, cross-compiling, touches on cryptography, etc.

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Hacking your cable modem is a fine way to get yourself banned from not only your ISP but all the others that your ISP shares it's "bad guy list" to not to mention is considered theft of cable services by most regions. When you get caught (and you will in very short order) your cable company will come to your house, cut your cable at the pole (yup that means no tv either) and with them will be two very nice gentlemen from your local police department with a warrant for your arrest. So the bottom line here is....don't do it. It's immoral, illegal and unfairly impacts your neighbors. :knuppel2:

Geez...why do we have to keep rehashing this particular issue...

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edit: to remove links from quote --FallowEarth

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What ISPgeek states is absolutely true.  If your ISP catches you tampering with your modem, they will likely not only cancel your Internet, they will likely also be sure to tell other ISPs about your activity -- so-called "black-listing" you.

Altering the way your cable modem operates can affect the operation of your ISPs network equipment, such as at the CMTS (Cable Modem Termination System) or other hardware, because they are designed to communicate with your modem in a specified, controlled way.  This can directly affect other subscribers on your network segment, perhaps even knocking them offline.

This topic and the linked subjects are bordering on controversial, and I will be locking it pending further discussion with the mods, and removing the links from the original post.

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this sums it all up from the article.

Note: The practice of modifying a cable modem violates service agreements, and hackers risk being banned by service providers for life. This book is not intended to be used for stealing Internet service or any other illegal activity.

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