|(Couldn't reply to spade's topic because of a bug - so posting here)
Hacking in the traditional sense(as D-SIPL can tell you) is perfectly all right - and legal.
Cracking and phreaking are both illegal and - I think they should be charged with terrorism if caught. Terrorism - vandalism - theft(of time and property).
Phreaking is stealing from the phone company and also illegal - just as bad.
Now - there's not a commandment number 11 that says