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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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Eubra said there was no 100-percent security, and that police chased away hackers cat-and-mouse style.
within 24 hours, more than 250 Pakistani websites were hacked by the Indian hackers.
In fact, as a hacker shares information about a firm with another hacker, the firm itself is the main entity suffering through incurring information leakage costs which are possible and often likely in all information transfers.
We would make all efforts to deter hackers from further attacks.
While some of the sites appeared damaged, a majority of them were still functional, hosting the page inserted by the hackers.
The Department of Homeland Security video shows a mock-up of an industrial turbine taken over by hackers and destroyed by turning it into a heap of smoking metal," he said.
Brian Hernacki, an architect in the R&D lab for security software vendor Symantec, confirms that security is an issue for school districts, but notes that most wireless hacking incidents are not as serious as those described by the former hacker and Scigliano.
Worm storms are particularly effective when hackers use a zero-day attack to spread the attack as there is no patch or signature to impede their propagation.
Software "patches" to update source code or alter it to subvert hackers or other invaders represent an ever-growing cost item, especially for major organizations with locations around the country or around the world.
The gang--made up of six hackers, four bank officials who are needed to authorize illicit bank withdrawals, and five federal policemen who act as lookouts for electronic law enforcement on their trail--illicitly wires funds from Brazilian bank accounts to phantom accounts, where money is withdrawn to buy anything from cars to computer equipment.
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.
Stephen Charles Hacker died on July 14, aged 50, in his adoptive home town of Forres in Moray, north east Scotland.
The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers.
Sometimes the attack can be related to a denial of service, where the hacker floods the Web site with network traffic so customers are blocked from gaining access to the site.
A common thread running throughout this discourse is the image of the hacker as a meddlesome, larcenous and destructive figure who serves as the warrant for the security concerns raised by law enforcement, the courts, and corporate America.