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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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Now to fraudulently buy an e-ticket from us, the thief needs more than just a stolen credit card, but a series of identity theft information which hackers almost never have," says lngresso.
As a practical matter, you want to guard against the less-than-expert hacker (the one after your credit card numbers), and inexpensive and easy-to-use protection with a low-cost firewall works well.
Although this hook is a good read, it probably doesn't reveal enough about the minds of hackers for security practitioners to apply practical solutions.
From a theoretical and critical perspective, Thomas's discussion of hackers Kevin Mitnick's and Kevin Poulsen's legal battles demonstrates the importance of genealogical inquiry for engaging with contemporary public issues.
NTT DoCoMo said the hacker intruded into the Web page once offering services to allow corporate customers to modify contractual terms online with NTT DoCoMo or place orders for NTT DoCoMo commodities.
I, for one, agree; the government should make every effort to enlist these hackers in the war against our enemies.
It should be noted that, due to the nature of the hacker culture, hackers commonly share their exploits with other hackers.
In the wake of the hacker attacks that shut down several major Web sites last week, Computer Associates International Inc.
The only thing that surprised me is that it took them so long,'' said Emmanuel Goldstein, editor of 2600: The Hacker Quarterly and predicted Mitnick supporters will infiltrate more Web sites as the Jan.
The first wave of hacker crackdowns began in 1990 - an eternity on the cyber-event horizon - when the Secret Service began the above-ground phase of Operation Sun Devil, a two-year investigation into malicious hackers, who according to the SS's misunderstood "evidence" had diddled with AT&T, Bell South, and the New York City 911 system.
Some hackers will install Spyware on the entertainer's computer so that everything the entertainer does on his computer will be emailed to the hacker.