PC_MAGAS wrote:SO LET ME TEL MY LAWS
1st hack only sites related to crime
2nd never hack sites related for good purpose such as ex greenpeace site
1. Access to computers - and anything that might teach you something about the way the world works - should be unlimited and total. Always yield to the hands-on imperative!
2. All information should be free
3. Mistrust Authority - promote decentralisation.
4. Hackers should be be judged by their hacking, not bogus criteria such as degrees, age, race or position.
A 12 year old was allowed into the MIT computer labs where he was accepted by the hackers there in the 50s or 60s, however at the same time a cocky arrogant 18 year old wasn't.
However that is a rarity.
The MIT hackers are not what most people would call hackers nowadays. They mostly programmed but they also lock hacked (they had access to every single room in the MIT computer labs, even the high security safes, but they didn't abuse this - the staff knew they had this access, often from entering their office in the morning to find a hacker sleeping on the couch, but they didn't destroy things and they had rules that the hackers followed). They also hacked the phone system (phreaking) and were able to make free calls. However, they didn't use this for profitable gain.
1. Hack for fun.
2. If you find destroying things fun, you're not a hacker - don't hack.
3. Do not cause any damage to systems you gain access (the only exception to this I would say is hacktivism).
4. Once you are finished exploring, consider either patching their system or emailing the admin anonymously.
5. Don't hack for profit.
We are seeing too many crackers which annoys me - at MIT they had a large computer (PDP-6) on which were stored many different peoples files. There were no passwords, this was no time-sharing computer (well, ok, it was later converted to one), but files were never deleted or vandalised. A lot of this is due to maturity - these guys were often quite young but they were still incredibly mature.
If you don't like what you see above me, you ain't no hacker. You're just one of these people who wants to be "i'm awesome, i can hack your ass off".
I admit that I break no. 5 above, however I only do this as it's one of the only ways I can realistically make money at the moment and as soon as something more legit comes up, I'll take that.
Keep hacking, lockpicking and phreaking.