With its brash motto and minimal website, Manchester 2600 seems the very model of a secretive underground society:
It is aimed at everybody with an interest in computer security, telephony, hacking, phone phreaking, cryptography, internet security/privacy issues, urban exploration and related subjects.
People from all walks of life are welcome, from both the ‘white hat’ and ‘black hat’ sides of the computer security world (you might be surprised at some of the people who have turned up in the past).
Though the Green Room on Whitworth Street used to be its venue of choice, the Bulls Head, opposite Piccadilly Station now hosts Manchester 2600′s monthly gatherings.
The Friday meetings begin at 7.30pm and continue ‘for as long as at least two participants are able to maintain an intelligent conversation’. So maybe not the uber-serious society I had them down as…
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