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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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A body of political though has emerged within technological circles, including the hacker community, which combines liberalism and technological utopianism--i.
The FOSS hacker community has identified the negative aspects of license proliferation, but its approach to address proliferation has been largely ineffective.
While a cohesive hacker community bound by ethical guidelines is no longer dominant, remnants of the old "hacker ethic" remain.
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Knowledge of this newly discovered vulnerability has not yet spread through the hacker community, but Network ICE expects that it will in the next few days.
Anuzelli explained that CoreTech's team employs the same techniques a hacker might use and stays up-to-date on the latest tricks by being plugged into the hacker community.
We are happy to share our technology and skills with other security professionals to help build a broader understanding of the hacker community.
Given that this was also a time when the battle between security vendors and the hacker community was really getting into its stride, and new vulnerabilities were being discovered on a seemingly hourly basis, it is surprising that, eight years later, the industry is still struggling with the concept of cloud-based security.
Finjan's MCRC discovered the threat after investigating novel attacks and techniques to exploit the published vulnerability, in order to establish possible next steps that the hacker community might take when launching attacks based on the JPEG vulnerability.
GFI Security Labs conduct research in the hacker community to identify new exploits and incorporate them in the GFI MailSecurity exploit engine.
The ISS report, "Internet Risk Impact Summary," analyzed attacks from late December 2001 to late March 2002 and concluded that there was no indication that online risks would diminish in the near future, as vulnerabilities continue to be discovered regularly and the hacker community forever sharpens its game.
Around the same time, the hacker community quietly developed its own writing style, often coining jargon by overgeneralizing grammatical rules.