The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Hacking Myrna Loy?

Paleofuture posted another fine of example of how little times change.  While the term "hacking" may not have been used in the 1930's to describe invading someone's privacy, it was still done, and in a manner that is not too different from today.  This post explains how someone hacked Myrna Loy's home and work telephone in 1938.  As is the case today, the weakest point in the security was not the technology, but the people. 

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