Cracker

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Cracker

A slang term in Hong Kong for $10,000. See also: Hong Kong dollar, Big cracker.
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The primary threat came from full-time employees, followed by part-time and contract employees, with computer crackers a close third.
As technical communicators, we may imagine ourselves as facing little risk of being victimized by computer crackers; however, we do face unique risks just by the nature of the information we write and resources we use, as well as our work environments and habits, At a minimum, we are exposed to the same risks of cracking as other people, in other professions, in any number of unprotected at-home or at-office environments simply because we're using Internet-connected computers.
This summer, computer crackers overwhelmed the FBI's Internet site in an electronic attack that forced the FBI to shut the site down.

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