Hacker


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Hacker

A person who infiltrates a computer system, usually in order to gather information. A hacker finds a way past the system's protocols. Some hackers do this simply for the thrill, though many others hack for nefarious purposes. For example, a hacker may be hired by a company or government to conduct espionage on a competitor or enemy. Other hackers freelance in order to find things like credit card numbers to facilitate identity theft and other crimes. However, the word is not always used in a negative context.
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The fight often becomes intense when in cyberspace and there have been numerous instances when Pakistani hackers have attacked Indian websites and Indian hackers have retaliated.
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Hobson said that the video serves as a stark reminder of what can happen if hackers gain access to systems they should not have control over.
Brazil has become a haven for hackers because Brazil's cybercrime laws are so lax and because of Brazil's large organized crime base, one increasingly turning to cybercrime," says DK Matai, executive chairman at mi2g.
But my information technology adviser tells me that leaving my Internet access open full-time makes me vulnerable to hackers.
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Thankfully, author Dan Verton is not an alarmist who hysterically views hackers as the bane of modem civilization.
The central point of the book is that a monolithic view of hackers as hermetic, evil, digital anarchists is neither an accurate nor responsible characterization, and is ultimately misleading by obfuscating more about hacker culture than it explains.
An unidentified hacker broke into the Web site of NTT DoCoMo Inc.
Hackers "know computers inside and out, how to make them dance the dance and sing the song," a computer hacker-endorsing Web site claims.