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robsonde
07-01-2005, 11:58 PM
saturday 9:30pm on sky 53 history channel.

Caption Crunch to Steve Wozniak and Kevin Mitnick

Hackers started out as champions of technological advancement, but are now public enemy number one: what happened?

robsonde
08-01-2005, 12:22 AM
and a link to some light reading about caption crunch.....

http://www.webcrunchers.com/crunch/esq-art.html

bsssst
08-01-2005, 06:04 AM
saturday 9:30pm on sky 53 history channel.

Caption Crunch to Steve Wozniak and Kevin Mitnick

Hackers started out as champions of technological advancement, but are now public enemy number one: what happened?

Basically this

http://www.mit.edu/hacker/hacker.html

And the fact that sheep language users cant tell the difference between: Cacker, Hacker, and Malware Exploiter is still to hard to use.

ninja
08-01-2005, 09:14 AM
what happened?
The media made continual, hyped use of the word "hacker" to evoke fear amongst users everywhere.

Metla
08-01-2005, 09:17 AM
Define hacker.

ninja
08-01-2005, 09:19 AM
Define hacker.
http://www.google.co.nz/search?q=define%3A+hacker&start=0&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official

A selection:


A slang term for a computer enthusiast. Among professional programmers, the term hacker implies an amateur or a programmer who lacks formal training. Depending on how it used, the term can be either complimentary or derogatory, although it is developing an increasingly derogatory connotation. The pejorative sense of hacker is becoming more prominent largely because the popular press has co-opted the term to refer to individuals who gain unauthorised access to computer systems for the purpose of stealing and corrupting data. Hackers, themselves, maintain that the proper term for such individuals is cracker.
www.wmo.ch/web/www/WDM/Guides/Internet-glossary.html

A person who enjoys exploring the details of computers and how to stretch their capabilities. A malicious or inquisitive meddler who tries to discover information by poking around. A person who enjoys learning the details of programming systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users who prefer to learn on the minimum necessary.
www.tsl.state.tx.us/ld/pubs/compsecurity/glossary.html

1) According to The New Hacker's Dictionary a hacker is a clever computer programmer, who does not necessarily engage in illegal activities. 2) In the media, a Hacker refers to a person who illegally break in or attempts to break into a computer system. See Cracker.
practice.findlaw.com/glossary.html

A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers, software, and computer networks in particular.
www.easydesksoftware.com/glossary.htm

Metla
08-01-2005, 09:28 AM
Meh....I was asking for your personal definition, As it stands i am a champion googler and quite capable of looking up results....


hmmm......I may even be a champion of champions of googling...


A demi-god,legend,ultimate warrior type of google user.:D

Lmao.


Thats just silly.


Moving on.

ninja
08-01-2005, 09:35 AM
The Google-Fu is strong :D

I pretty much concur with the Google definition - hackers were never malicious until mass media started perverting use of the word.

"OMG the hackerz will steal your jiggahurtz when you're on the intarhypermegawebnet.org" etc

bsssst
09-01-2005, 03:14 AM
Define hacker.

Metla,

A person who modifies a piece of code in a program, to make the program do other than originally intended.

For whatever reason.

Hence most Crackers and Exploiters need a certain degree of "Hacking Skill". Probably where the confusion comes from.

As opposed to the simple Script Kiddes writing Viri to make M/S miss behave, which is SOOOOO easy and requires no real Hacking skill.