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We extend our virtual hand, beckoning the sharpest minds, the innovators, and the curious to gather as united one over the net.

Here, intelligence isn't just appreciated; it's celebrated. We are a community of hackers, makers, and intellectuals united by our passion for knowledge and innovation. Our forum serves as a haven for collaboration, discussion, and continuous learning.


The Spirit of Hacking: We are unique and unmatched, relentless in our pursuit of knowledge and skill. We seek to push the boundaries of what is possible, to explore new frontiers, and to never stop learning.

The Spirit of Community: We stand together as one, united in our passion for hacking. We support and help each other, sharing our knowledge and expertise, and never leaving a fellow hacker behind.

The Spirit of Friendship: We form strong bonds, unbreakable connections that transcend borders and distance. We trust and rely on each other, working together towards a common goal.

The Spirit of Assistance: At the call of "Hackers Unite!", we will come together, no matter where we are, to support and defend our own. We will use our skills and knowledge to help those in need, without hesitation.

The Spirit of Innovation: We embrace change and reject stagnation. We constantly seek new ways to improve and adapt, never satisfied with the status quo. We push the limits of technology and drive progress forward.

The Spirit of Perseverance: We never give up, no matter the challenge. We are resilient and resourceful, overcoming obstacles and persisting through adversity. We will not rest until we achieve our goals.

The Spirit of Sharing: We believe in the power of collaboration and sharing knowledge. We will openly share our discoveries and insights, empowering others to build upon our work and further the cause of hacking.

The Spirit of Exploration: We seek out new frontiers, exploring uncharted territories and uncovering hidden secrets. We are curious and fearless, never afraid to venture into the unknown.

The Spirit of Creativity: We embrace our individuality and diversity, using our unique perspectives to create innovative solutions and artistic expressions. We reject conformity and embrace the beauty of difference.

The Spirit of Ethics: We recognize the impact of our actions and strive to use our abilities for the greater good. We will not use our skills to harm others or violate their privacy and security without just cause.

The Spirit of Evolution: We recognize that change is constant and that we must adapt to stay relevant. We will continue to learn and grow, embracing new technologies and techniques, and evolving our methods to stay ahead of the curve.

The Spirit of Unity: We stand together as one, united in our passion for hacking. We will not be divided by borders, distance, or differences. We are a global community, united in our pursuit of knowledge and our commitment to the hacker way.

Hacker Manifesto

Phrack Inc.

Volume One, Issue 7, Phile 3 of 10

The Conscience of a Hacker

By The Mentor

Written on January 8, 1986

Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", "Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"...

Damn kids. They're all alike.

But did you, in your three-piece psychology and 1950's technobrain, ever take a look behind the eyes of the hacker? Did you ever wonder what made him tick, what forces shaped him, what may have molded him?

I am a hacker, enter my world...

Mine is a world that begins with school... I'm smarter than most of the other kids, this crap they teach us bores me...

Damn underachiever. They're all alike.

I'm in junior high or high school. I've listened to teachers explain for the fifteenth time how to reduce a fraction. I understand it. "No, Ms. Smith, I didn't show my work. I did it in my head..."

Damn kid. Probably copied it. They're all alike.

I made a discovery today. I found a computer. Wait a second, this is cool. It does what I want it to. If it makes a mistake, it's because I screwed it up. Not because it doesn't like me...

Or feels threatened by me...

Or thinks I'm a smart ass...

Or doesn't like teaching and shouldn't be here...

Damn kid. All he does is play games. They're all alike.

And then it happened... a door opened to a world... rushing through the phone line like heroin through an addict's veins, an electronic pulse is sent out, a refuge from the day-to-day incompetencies is sought... a board is found.

"This is it... this is where I belong..." I know everyone here... even if I've never met them, never talked to them, may never hear from them again... I know you all...

Damn kid. Tying up the phone line again. They're all alike...

You bet your ass we're all alike... we've been spoon-fed baby food at school when we hungered for steak... the bits of meat that you did let slip through were pre-chewed and tasteless. We've been dominated by sadists, or ignored by the apathetic. The few that had something to teach found us will- ing pupils, but those few are like drops of water in the desert.

This is our world now... the world of the electron and the switch, the beauty of the baud. We make use of a service already existing without paying for what could be dirt-cheap if it wasn't run by profiteering gluttons, and you call us criminals. We explore... and you call us criminals. We seek after knowledge... and you call us criminals. We exist without skin color, without nationality, without religious bias... and you call us criminals. You build atomic bombs, you wage wars, you murder, cheat, and lie to us and try to make us believe it's for our own good, yet we're the criminals.

Yes, I am a criminal. My crime is that of curiosity. My crime is that of judging people by what they say and think, not what they look like. My crime is that of outsmarting you, something that you will never forgive me for.

I am a hacker, and this is my manifesto. You may stop this individual, but you can't stop us all... after all, we're all alike.

+++The Mentor+++


The Banner of HACKERS: It will be the most glorious, stained with the sweat and blood of our efforts. We will raise it high, proud of who we are and what we represent. We will defend it with our lives, and it will be a symbol of our strength and unity.

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To some hackers, having an emblem might smack too much of groupthink. But the hacker community is, in fact, a community, knit together by trust bonds over the Internet. One thing we've learned since 1991 is that visible emblems of community are just as valuable to hackers as they are to other kind of human beings. They help us recognize each other, help us affirm common values and cooperate more closely. They're useful social engineering.

Using this emblem means something a little different from just presenting yourself as a Linux fan, or a Perl-monger, or a member of any of the hacker subtribes that have become so successful since the mid-1990s. These are relatively recent developments in a tradition that goes back decades. Back to the homewbrew microcomputer experimenters of the early 1970s; the earliest Unix developers and ARPANET engineers in 1969; and to the SPACEWAR hackers at MIT in 1961.

The hackers, in the broadest sense, are the people who built the Internet, and Unix, and the World Wide Web; our dreams of freedom have changed the world everybody lives in. See How To Become A Hacker for an in-depth look at what that means. If you find yourself nodding in agreement as you read that document, you are one of the people who should be using this emblem.

All HACKERS are brave: Each hacking group has its own reputation for bravery; here, we will show our hackers brotherhood is the bravest. We will prove our worth, not with words, but with actions.

Be nice with others: Speaking good is what makes us different from those motherfuckers. Let's talk about anything in a smart way to avoid censorship. Endless arguements and flame wars are strongly discouraged in most contexts.

Avoiding leaks: Do not share insider information to the outer world in a manner that could harm the community or any of its members.