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One of the more well-known pastimes at MIT is hacking. Hackers explore roofs and tunnels, pull creative pranks called hacks, and generally look at the campus from an unusual perspective. Being a good hacker requires curiosity, skill, and a decent dose of creativity. Unfortunately, the skills required to be a hacker can be used for less innocuous purposes, and carelessness at the wrong time can be dangerous.

The hacking community at MIT takes very seriously their responsibility to train new hackers in safe and appropriate behaviour patterns. Malicious or irresponsible behavior will result in problems for all hackers. Therefore, some of the first things new arrivals learn are Hacking Ethics.

The rules, in brief:

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