Originally Posted by Mark Hall
Hackers roll Attribute + Skill. Like spellcasters, their maximum hits is based on the rating of their program.
! I must try this out in the next Shadowrun game I'm involved with.
As for hacking while other players have nothing to do, I've usually set up datasteals where the target node cannot be accessed wireless from the outside, and entering from outside landlines is harder than breaking into the building and hacking from within (firewalls). This way it nudges hackers to get close to the action for hacking and the other players get to watch his meat body in case a guard walks by.