Hack may refer to:


Computers and technology

  • Hack (computer security) to break into computers and computer networks
  • Hack (computer science), an inelegant but effective solution to a computing problem
  • Hack (programmer subculture), participation in a computer programmer subculture
  • Hack (hobby), heavy modification of the software or hardware of one's own computer system
  • Life hack, productivity techniques used by programmers to solve everyday problems
  • What the Hack, a hacker conference held in Liempde, The Netherlands
  • ROM hacking, the process of modifying a video game's program image
  • MIT hack, a clever, benign, and ethical prank or practical joke at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology


  • Hack (falconry), training method for young falcons
  • Hack (horse), an animal used for pleasure riding, as well as the verb form (hacking, to hack) for the activity
  • Hack, a piece of equipment used for traction in the sport of curling
  • Hack, a goal in a game of Hacky Sack, or the footbag circle kicking game
  • Hack squat, a variant of the squat exercise, named after Georg Hackenschmidt


  • Hack Circle, an amphitheatre in Christchurch, New Zealand



  • Dave Hack (born 1972), Canadian Football League offensive lineman
  • Dorothy Weisel Hack (1910–1963), American amateurtennis player
  • Edward Hack (1913–1987), English cricketer
  • Franz Hack (1917–1978)
  • Hack Eibel (1893–1945), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Hack Miller (1894–1971), professional outfielder baseball player
  • Hack Schumann (1884–1946), American Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Hack Simmons (1885–1942), Major League Baseball player
  • Hack Simpson (1909–1978), Canadian Olympic ice hockey player
  • Hack Spencer (1885–1969), Major League Baseball pitcher
  • Hack Wilson (1900–1948), Baseball Hall of Famer
  • Hermann Josef Hack (born 1956), German artist
  • Jefferson Hack (born 1971), journalist and magazine editor
  • John Barton Hack (1805–1884), settler in South Australia
  • Margherita Hack (born 1922), Italian astrophysicist
  • Maria Hack (1777–1844), English writer
  • Olivia Hack (born 1983), American voice actress
  • Petra Hack (born 1970), German model
  • Richard Hack (born 1951), American writer
  • Sabine Hack (born 1969), German tennis player
  • Shelley Hack (born 1947), American supermodel and actress
  • Stan Hack (1909–1979), American third baseman and manager

Mass media

Other uses

  • Hack writer, a writer who is paid to write low-quality, quickly put-together articles or books
  • Hack (comedy), a joke, or premise for a joke, that is considered obvious, frequently used, and/or stolen.
  • Hack (masonry), a row of stacked unfired bricks protected from the rain
  • Roof and tunnel hacking, unauthorized exploration of roof and utility tunnel spaces
  • Political hack, a person who devotes him/herself to party-political machinations

See also

  • Hacks (disambiguation)
  • Hacker (disambiguation)
  • Hacking (disambiguation)

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  • hack n — hack v …   English expressions

  • .hack — logo .hack (pronounced dot hack ) is a Japanese multimedia franchise that encompasses two projects; Project .hack and .hack Conglomerate. Both projects were primarily created/developed by CyberConnect2, and published by Bandai. The series is… …   Wikipedia

  • .hack — es una franquicia multimedia japonesa que engloba dos proyectos: Project .hack y .hack Conglomerate. Ambos proyectos fueron creados principalmente por CyberConnect2 y distribuidos por Bandai. La serie continua desarrollandose a través de diversos …   Wikipedia Español

  • .Hack — Logo de .hack .hack (prononcé dot hack ) est le nom générique d un projet tentaculaire dont l histoire s est déclinée sous différents formats : mangas, dessin animé et jeux vidéo. L histoire est découpée dans chacun de ces formats, il faut… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • .hack — Logo des Franchises …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • .hack//G.U. — hack//G.U. is the title of a series of three video games for PlayStation 2. The first title in the series, Vol.1 Rebirth , was released on Japan on May 18, 2006 and on October 24, 2006 in North America. Vol.2 Reminisce was released on September… …   Wikipedia

  • .hack//G.U. — hack//G.U. .hack//G.U. (ou .hack Conglomerate, pour le différencier de son prédécesseur, Project .hack), est une franchise multimédia créé comme suite de la franchise .hack. La série comprend trois jeux pour la console PlayStation 2, une série… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • .hack//G.U. — hack//G.U. es el título de una serie de tres videojuegos producidos para la consola PlayStation 2. El primer videojuego de la serie, Rebirth Vol.1, fue editado en Japón el 18 de mayo de 2006 y el 24 de octubre del mismo año en Norteamérica. Las… …   Wikipedia Español

  • .hack//G.U.+ — hack//G.U.+ ドットハックジーユープラス (Dotto hakku jī yū purasu) Type Shōnen Genre Aventure, Fantastique Manga : .hack//G.U.+ Auteurs Tatsuya Hamazaki (scénario) Yuzuka Mor …   Wikipédia en Français

  • .hack//GU+ — hack//G.U.+ .hack//G.U.+ ドットハックジーユープラス (Dotto hakku jī yū purasu) Type Shōnen Genre Aventure, Fantastique Manga : .hack//G.U.+ Auteurs Tatsuya Hamazaki (scénario) Yuzuka Mor …   Wikipédia en Français