[:] A Guide To: [:]
[:] A.D.S. Systems. [:]
[:] =============== [:]
[:] [Part /:basics] [:]
[:] By: [:]
[:] .../\^ lord digital ^/\... [:]
[:] and [:]
[:] ---The [:]
[:] Phantom--- [:]
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For the most part A.D.S. (Audio Distribution Systems) are owned and
maintained by IBM. The systems themselves are usually "Fringe Benefits" to
company employees who (as is usually the case) have never bothered to use the
Ads capabilities, as using it requires some basic intelligence and the skill to
lacking in...] As a result password hacking is a joke.
[-] -A.D.S. Syntax:- [-]
When Asked to "key-press" entries on Ads, you push the keys on your phone
that correspond to the letters you want. ie: To listen to a message Ads will
the "5" key which corresponds to the letters "J,K,L".
[-] Standard Default [-]
If the company using the Ads is one other than IBM The standard defaults may
t shouldn't take more then a minute or two of hitting key's to discover what
the defaults have been changed to.
[#] - Help key, depressing it will give you detailed (sometimes not so
[NOTE:] For those of you on Mci, don't panic, you need to push it only for a
fraction of a second for it to register. This is not enough time delay to have
Mci recognize The pound sign "#" as a valid "disconnect command."
[*] - Abort key, depressing the asterisk will abort the function currently
taking place, with an audible "OK" when recognized. It also returns you to the
main menu level.
[4-9] - At the main menu the keys 4-9 when not used in conjunction with
another command (such as the "* G", "* L", "* R" commands) will usually respond
 - At the main menu "3" is the disconnect key. When pushed Ads will
 - Customize key. At the main menu pushing the "2" key allows you to
customize your accnt. for new defaults such as: Slow/Med/Fast msg. playback,
Your "status" (home, at office, on vacation, etc) your secretary's (assuming
you have one) status, your family's status, and your, your family's,
nnovative). For obvious reasons it is strongly recommended that you change
your PW once you "acquire" your accnt. [More on this in a later section...]
 - Is usually set for "Old msg. playback" ie: msg.'s that you have
allready received but want to retain as "Old messages" (The default time period
for holding a old msg. is 1 week, this period can be extended to as much as 2
months on some systems. (You customize it to whatever you want) Keep in mind
that different systems allocate different amounts of storage to each user.
* L - Listen to your messages
* R - Record a message
* G - Get another message
* S - Send a message
After some commands you will be prompted with a sub-menu ie:
*R Push 1-record new message 2-insert at: 3-add to message
*S push 1-send to single user 2-send to multiple users.
[-] Password Hacking [-]
When you first call the Ads you will be greeted with the systems "hello".
Usually something like: "Welcome to [whatever branch] IBM ADS. Please key-
names. I have yet to find a ADS without at least several "Smith's" being in
the "userlog". Assuming the system recognized the last name as a valid one it
"Smith's" on the system it will then ask: "select 1- John Smith, select 2-
Mark Smith, select 3- George Smith" If there is only one person on the system
name, after you have selected who you want it will give you the same: "Please
key-press your password" prompt as in the previous example.
 Not using the accnt.
 Dense (a very large proportion fit into this category)
then the pw will be set (in the case of 1) to the systems defaults, usually a
Or in the case of 2, it will very likely be the persons first/or last name
(Great idea eh...?, that way they'll never forget it (if they're lucky) there
s also the added advantage that if this persons PW suddenly vanishes they are
not very likely to report it missing, very often they will just assume that it
maximum length of pw's allowed was 6 chars. the pw could be:
A large number of computer "semi-literate" people, will do it in this way.
[ Guidelines. ]
 When you enter an accnt. change NOTHING at the beginning, if you
leave. Secretary's have no privilege, and their superior's tend to become
 When you have found an accnt that suits you, go immediately to -
customize and change the PW. Also be sure to leave your "Status" as well as
your "Familiy's, and Secretary's" at the system default of: "Not Defined"
 When people leave you messages, be sure they contain no information that
could be in any way "damaging" to you. Because if your accnt. is discovered
and subsequently closed down the operators of the system will have any msg.'s
that were meant for you.
 When sending a message to someone else who has also captured an accnt.
on the system, be sure to send it to the right accnt. #, so some fool in
marketing doesn't recieve "Here's the latest codes to that system you wanted"
 Be aware that be people who have not hacked their own accounts on the Ads
you are currently on can still leave you messages on a "Guest PW". When they
they connect to the Ads then when prompted for: "Please key-press your PW"
they just use the "Guest PW" which is at default usually IBM, but you of course
can change it to whatever you want. ie: your Guest PW could be re-defined to
be: "Phreak" not a particularly advisable one, but valid.
 Try to find your own Ads system through scanning of phone #'s several
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