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[FYI] DirecTV attacks hacked smart cards


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DirecTV attacks hacked smart cards  

By: Kevin Poulsen  

Posted: 25/01/2001 at 19:26 GMT  

Satellite television behemoth DirecTV struck a decisive blow against 
signal pirates Sunday night, when it transmitted a carefully-crafted 
electronic signal from its orbiting satellites and destroyed 
thousands of hacked smart cards, which for the last four years 
allowed pirates to gain free access to hundreds of channels of 


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