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Descrambling Cable Box


Tymac94
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Im just curious what he used to hook up to the cable? If he brought a cable modem with him, then I would think he would need to get a DHCP lease for the mac address from the sys admin, unless the hotels just let any cable mode get a lease on the network, then that is piss poor security. If it were that easy, anyone with cable could just go out and buy a cable modem and hook it up at home and be online. In reality, you have to call your ISP to get them to allow the device on their network. What a hotel does though, I have no idea, but I would be interested to find out as well. I live close to a hotel, so a cheap used cable modem, splitter and router could easily be stuffed into one of the rooms tv systems and used for other purposes, im sure, but I don't know how you get a lease from the network.

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OK ive seen this, what he has is a regular laptop tv tuner. Her unscrews the plat from the coax box to access the cable unrestricted, there is a tuner in the room that limits what he can and cannot do. He plugs unscrews the cable from the bux and plugs it into his lappy with the tuner plugged in. From there he is able to go to channels >100 and look at all of the shit going on in the hotel, including free hbo. The reason he was able to access billing was because they hotel had an option for people to check there bills from their television by going to a certain channel. Yeah so all you need is a laptop, tv tuner and a hotel dumb enough to set there stuff up in this manner.

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OK ive seen this, what he has is a regular laptop tv tuner. Her unscrews the plat from the coax box to access the cable unrestricted, there is a tuner in the room that limits what he can and cannot do. He plugs unscrews the cable from the bux and plugs it into his lappy with the tuner plugged in. From there he is able to go to channels >100 and look at all of the shit going on in the hotel, including free hbo. The reason he was able to access billing was because they hotel had an option for people to check there bills from their television by going to a certain channel. Yeah so all you need is a laptop, tv tuner and a hotel dumb enough to set there stuff up in this manner.

Yup I remember seeing that too. The biggest challenge he had was unscrewing the cable using a tight dollar bill as a grip...

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