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hacker

1. n. a taxi driver. You wonder how some of these hackers keep their licenses.
2. n. a sloppy or inefficient computer programmer. This program was written by a real hacker. It’s a mess, but it works.
3. n. a generally unsuccessful person. Poor Pete is just a hacker. He’ll never go any place.
4. n. someone who breaks into a computer electronically. Some hacker broke into our computer!
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Nevertheless, increased cooperation between banks and law enforcement helped police in November arrest a gang of 28 Internet hackers in four states that had stolen more than $10 million since 2002 by breaking into computers, Rodrigues says.
It's not the broadband connection that increases your risk, it's because you've extended the time you're online, and a hacker has more opportunity to get into your system, where he or she can access personal information stored on your computer and even steal your identity.
Verton does a good job of giving readers insight into what it is that makes teenage hackers do their thing.
Thomas uses this perspective to demonstrate how hacker culture exposes problematic aspects of consumer attitudes toward technology, and why hackers are critical of computer industry trends that promote increased technology consumption while actively impeding users' information knowledge of the technology.
It is rare for a hacker to succeed in tampering with the contents of the Web site of a telecom carrier with expertise in Web technology.
Craig realizes that hackers are widely loathed by the general public, but he believes such rancor is shortsighted.
House Subcommittee on Government Efficiency, Financial Management and Intergovernmental Relations suggest that computer hackers have been getting the upper hand on the government, requiring federal agencies to tighten their current level of security.
Generally, the dead end often results when hackers jump through or from foreign countries.
In response to the severity of the threat from hackers, CA is offering a free trial download of eTrust Intrusion Detection at http://www.
And already fans of the 35-year-old hacker are panning both.
Granted, high-profile hackers have knowingly, even gleefully, fanned the flames of hysteria by adopting monikers such as the Legion of Doom, the Masters of Deception, the NuPrometheus League, Acid Phreak, and - perhaps most telling of all - Emmanuel Goldstein (editor of hacker quarterly 2600, who has cultivated a willfully ironic, yet strangely earnest persecution complex); but as stupid is as stupid does, their snotty, adolescent bravado has been mistaken for designs on world domination.
Soon after Anonymous declared war against ISIS, hackers from India have joined them for mission # OpParis.
The hackers also wrote that Pakistan's dream to win the World Cup will never come true and India will take the cup