Hacker

(redirected from techie)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Tell your techies to put the story title in the following HTML tags: <TITLE>The Story Title</TITLE>.
The Techie Awards are reserved for the companies that are led by the truly pioneering techies out there and who are paving the path with innovative technology products.
NOT many politicians from Karnataka are on Twitter or Facebook, but Prime Minister Narendra Modi managed to occupy the mindshare of the youth and techies in Bengaluru during the parliamentary polls through his effective online campaign.
I encourage IHEs to send their AV/IT techies and managers to the conference and show because I truly believe that presentation toots can enhance and extend the classroom to create a dynamic impact on education.
Prima facie, it appears that the techies were not aware of Section 9 of the Wildlife ( Protection) Act, 1972, which states that possession of wild animals, including venomous snakes, at homes is an offence.
This year's Top Twenty Techie Awards featured winners from Long Island's leading technology companies including FatWire, CA, Netsmart Technologies, and Motorola.
To find people, they're recruiting overseas, developing more sophisticated in-house training programs and even pulling some old techies out of retirement.
And as a universal keyboard, it is an important milestone in our product development: We can continue to serve the traditional PDA market where we made our name, while also supporting the emerging smart phone market, where the products are evolving rapidly from techie gadgets into indispensable tools for people from all walks of life.
Krystal Gayle Agbulig, SM City Public Affairs Officer, said the gadget literacy tutorial is organized by SM City Cauayan under its Oldies but Techies Program in partnership with the malls cyber zone tenants and the Office of the Senior Citizens Affair here.
VOLKSWAGEN has added to its growing list of 2015 automotive industry accolades by winning the Green category in the annual BusinessCar Fleet Technology Awards - the Techies.
AS a consequence of broad-scale outsourcing of IT jobs since the 1980s, many IT staff (previously employed as mere techies on the company payroll) found it lucrative to manage their tax affairs through an umbrella company or by establishing a public services company.
I think you'd be hard-pressed to find any techies that play dress-up with a suit.