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MIT Students Get Top Marks for Hacking Boston Subway

In a story straight out of Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother, three MIT undergraduates concocted a scheme to hack Boston’s transit payment system, the Charlie Card (no relation). The students managed to reprogram the cards to increase their credit balance, thus allowance them to ride the subway for free.

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