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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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Indian hackers are also monitoring the terror outfit's online recruitment in the country.
Chang said people must take actions to fight against hackers to stop further attacks.
Unlike the ICA attack which was cited as 'revenge for 26/11', the page inserted by Pakistani hackers did not suggest ideological motivations, but simply revenge.
Hobson said that the video serves as a stark reminder of what can happen if hackers gain access to systems they should not have control over.
By faithfully relying on security devices that (a) protect the network perimeter and (b) rely on signature-based technology, the hackers have now devised attacks to take advantage of this paradigm.
Currently hackers who invade computer networks to steal money or perpetrate credit-card fraud can be charged with crimes punishable by maximum prison sentences of two years.
Understand, however, there are no foolproof security measures; hackers have cracked some of the most secure Web sites--the U.
All that is known of Mr Hacker is that he was born in Gwent on December 23, 1952.
Verton does a good job of giving readers insight into what it is that makes teenage hackers do their thing.
The enemy they face includes an unknown legion of sophisticated hackers who may try to break into a company's system to steal data or disrupt service or to cause damage just because they can.
NTT DoCoMo said the hacker intruded into the Web page once offering services to allow corporate customers to modify contractual terms online with NTT DoCoMo or place orders for NTT DoCoMo commodities.
Hackers "know computers inside and out, how to make them dance the dance and sing the song," a computer hacker-endorsing Web site claims.
A recent article in the computer-hacker quarterly 2600 Magazine (Summer 2001) explains "how a hacker can become an official `saint' as declared by the pope.
The process of catching the hacker may be simple, but obtaining and analyzing the evidence can be very complex.