Badges are unlocked as certain tasks are achieved. Some are very easy and obvious, like the number of servers hacked. Others take some very specific actions, like 2600HZ.

You can see a list of badges in this article, or you can go the more challenging route and discover them on your own. (One way to discover them in Telehack is to use the finger command on other users.)

Gaining badges is the way to level up, i.e. increase your system level.

List of known badges

Badge name Description
42 Hoopy Frood
2600HZ Captain Crunch
ACCT Registered User
ACKNAK Flowing Bytes
BABYLON First Dynasty
BRUTE May the FORCE be with you
CBBS Ward & Randy
CLONER Send in the Cloner
DEPSECDEF Head of the Heads
DTMF Wardial Access
EICAR You are infected!
FOUNDER 1000 days
FOOL Folly or Wisdom
HACK5 Hacked 5 network hosts
HACK10 Hacked 10 network hosts
HACK50 Hacked 50 network hosts
HACK100 Hacked 100 network hosts
HACKER Hack the Planet
HANGOVER No. 708/348
HELO Message Delivered
IOCOM Illuminati Online
KGB Markus Hess
KILROY Kilroy was Here
KLEENE Regexpert
KONAMI Konami Code
LATENITE Go to sleep
LIGHTMAN Shall we play a game?
LUNAR Lunar Lander
MATCHES Floppy ears
MENCO Pirate Island
MITNICK Free Kevin
MOON Tranquility
NETIZEN Emily Postnews
PCP Get Connected
PERMUSER Permanent User
PDEBUG Segmentation Fault
POSTMASTER I read your e-mail
REGUSER Regular User
RETR Passive or Active
RETUSER Returned User
ROOT Got root?
SEEDER Share it
SPORTSTER Magic String
SSADB Secret Agent
SYSADM User Table Hacked
SYSMON System Monitor
SYSWATCH /dev/panopticon
TELNET %already connected
TELEKOMBAT Defeat to Egroj!
TURING AI Complete
UNHALT Restarted the CPU
UUBOT Administrate
VADER Tarkin
WORM Blossom and Blood
WUMPUS Hunt the Wumpus
XYZZY Get lamp
ZOT Runestaff

Special badges

The following badges are only to be given through Forbin himself only. These badges are not available for regular players and users.

Badge name Description
OPER System Operator