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Community Code

Computer Fraud

Computer fraud involves using accounts other than one’s own — including willfully and fraudulently gaining access, modifying, destroying, copying, viewing, or in any other way “hacking” on the system, other accounts, and their files. Removing output (printouts, plots, etc.) not belonging to the student violator is also considered academic dishonesty, as is tampering with equipment. (It should be noted that people who have used up their files and who remain “logged on” are subject to having material deleted, so that others may use the system). This does not constitute violation of the academic honesty guidelines.