hacker hacker  /ˈhæ kər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) someone who plays golf poorly
  2. (n) a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
  3. (n) a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
  4. (n) one who works hard at boring tasks

Usage(s):

  1. Jonathan Littman has a reputation as a friend of the hackers, one of the few journalists covering the computer underground whom its denizens can trust.
  2. Millions of Twitter users fell victim to one of the oldest tricks in the hacker handbook: the distributed denial-of-service attack.
  3. Boyer, the original hacker journalist, prefers to put it differently, likening the paradigm shift to the old adage that if you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

News

  1. Man linked to hacker group agrees to plead guilty

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An Ohio man linked to the hacker collective Anonymous plans to plead guilty to charges that he breached police-agency websites, under an agreement with the federal government that calls for prison time and nearly $230,000 in restitution.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  2. Jessica Hacker’s Online Couponing Classes Introduced - Set to Take Couponing a Step Further

    Jessica Hacker, a highly respected professional couponer, has announced the launch of her internet oriented couponing classes. The latest introduction adds to the already vast portfolio of services offered by living on a coupon at http://www.livingonacoupon.com . (PRWeb June 11, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/6/prweb10816786.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Hacker Releases 1.7TB Treasure Trove of Gaming Info

    mvar writes "According to Kotaku, a hacker named SuperDaeE who breached multiple gaming companies (Valve, Sony, MS to name a few) has released a 1.7TB treasure trove file for download. The file which contains source code for older titles plus development kits for the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, is encrypted and SuperDaeE claims that it is his insurance in case he gets arrested." Read more of this ...
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Slashdot

Quotes

  1. "The fact that this hacker could get these e-mail addresses would suggest that other people could do it as well and may have already done it and aren't telling anybody," Enderle said.
    on Jul 8, 2010 By: Rob Enderle Source: NewsFactor Network

  2. George Monbiot, a UK activist and journalist who previously called for dramatic action to deal with global warming, wrote: "It's no use pretending that this isn't a major blow. The emails extracted by a hacker from the climatic research unit at the...
    on Nov 24, 2009 By: George Monbiot Source: CBS News

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