How To Become A Hacker Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in 1996 I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one. the hacker's manifesto, 1998 by Morbus & Stillborn the hacker's manifesto, 1998 by Morbus & Stillborn On Monday, June 22, 1998, the webserver that Disobey.com resided on was hacked. After two days of people coming to the site in hopes of finding the quality content that they have grown accustomed too, they were met with 404's in every direction. It sucked real bad.
How To Become A Hacker Copyright © 2001 Eric S. Raymond As editor of the Jargon File and author of a few other well-known documents of similar nature, I often get email requests from enthusiastic network newbies asking (in effect) "how can I learn to be a wizardly hacker?". Back in 1996 I noticed that there didn't seem to be any other FAQs or web documents that addressed this vital question, so I started this one. Adafruit Industries "Ask an engineer chat" 10pm ET on USTREAM: A Watch without ads Ustream © Search Log in / Sign up With Facebook (faster)
Black Hat ® Technical Security Conference // Archives This archive of computer security presentations is provided free of charge as a service to the world wide computer security community. Speaker presentations and materials are put on-line generally two weeks after the event. Audio and video are generally available 6-9 months after the conference. Hacker (programmer subculture) A team of hackers competing in the CTF competition at DEF CON 17 A hacker is an adherent of the subculture that originally emerged in academia in the 1960s, around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)'s Tech Model Railroad Club (TMRC) and MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. A hacker is someone who loves to program or who enjoys playful cleverness, or a combination of the two. The act of engaging in activities (such as programming or other media) in a spirit of playfulness and exploration is termed hacking. Richard Stallman explains about hackers who program:
Why the World Need Hackers Now: The Link Between Open Source Development & Cultural Evolution I’ve been brushing up on the work of Eric S. Raymond, an open source software advocate and author of ‘The Cathedral and the Bazaar,’ in preparation for meeting and interviewing him at next week’s Culture Conference in Philly and Boston. Raymond has written extensively about the attitudes and ethos of hackers, the mechanisms of open-source development, and the relationship between motivation and reputation in a gift economy. As I read his stuff, I see a strong parallel between how hacker culture can apply to culture hacking, and functionally accelerate personal and social evolution at scale. So let’s start with the hacker attitude: (excerpted from Raymond’s essay How to Become a Hacker) 1.
ReAssure Project Home Page ReAssure is written in Ruby and Python. Ruby is used for cgi scripts, and python for the management of the experimental switch and PCs. Scripts are organized hierarchically based on the SQL tables they affect; click on an item on the sidebar menu for details. Hacks at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology A hack in progress in Lobby 7. Although the practice is unsanctioned by the university, and students have sometimes been arraigned on trespassing charges for hacking, hacks have substantial significance to MIT's history and student culture. Student bloggers working for the MIT Admissions Office have often written about MIT hacks, including those occurring during Campus Preview Weekend (CPW), an event welcoming admitted prospective freshman students. Alumni bloggers on the MIT Alumni Association website also report and document some of the more memorable hacks. Since the mid-1970s, the student-written guide How To Get Around MIT (HowToGAMIT) has included a chapter on hacking, and discusses history, hacker groups, ethics, safety tips, and risks of the activity. Cultural aspects Residents of MIT's Simmons Hall collaborated to make a smiley face on the building's facade, December 8, 2002. Famous hacks