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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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This research defines ethical hacking pedagogy, suggests ethical hacking as a computer security instruction methodology, and illustrates the ethical and legal consequences of teaching students to hack. Best practices in ethical hacking pedagogy were reviewed as well as suggestions and recommendations of the components for ethical hacking instruction, which may be needed to effectively instruct and prepare future information security professionals.
The report quoted cyber security expert Mohit Sahu as saying that Afzal messaged him on Facebook to tell him he had hacked the NIT website.
" Mr Langdale said: "You knew perfectly well you hacked Prince Harry and Prince William didn't you?"Goodman replied: "Nobody asked me."
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Brooks, 45, edited the News of the World from 2000 to 2003 -- Dowler's phone was hacked in 2002 -- and went on to edit The Sun, and become chief executive of Murdoch's British newspaper division.
AoThe website was not hacked through the server but through the passwords for controlling the news and articles; the hacking caused a change on some titles and some news content in certain articles, especially those related to the controversial statement issued by NCRMM and to the response to it, known as the Obeidat statement,Ao explained FazzaaAAE.
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While MIT's Sloan School of Management (MA) and Harvard Business School (MA) have decided to refuse admission to those who hacked into the system, Dartmouth College has decided to judge students on a case-by-case basis.
The secret of Bill Clinton's success was that he was the biggest wonk ever to hold the presidency, with political gifts that no hack could equal.
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Near North, which earlier this year sued three former employees it claimed violated noncompete agreements, said it filed a civil action under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act against three former technology employees who allegedly used insider knowledge of the company's computers to hack into the system, read company e-mail and conceal their actions.