Originally Posted by skizziks
jasmine the code on the sat cards was called jedi..the card was programmed in a way where it was hard and yet impossible for the sat company to re-program the card...the hackers charged $400 to program the card...The sat company sent out a broadcast spike that mad an exception to the serial code of real paying customers and the ship of the hacked card got burned out rendering the card useless.I used to know one of the hackers ...He was my guru...he had someone on the inside of microsoft who sent him alpha and updated versions of all of the windows versions up to windows 2000...he was a big man that looked like al roker.(a weather guy in new york)...he died of a heart attack in 2000..
I've read about it but I hadn't heard that. It's all very interesting but it's only one of the reasons not to use hacked stuff unless you have a margin of error.