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Synonyms for hacker

someone who plays golf poorly

a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism

a programmer for whom computing is its own reward

one who works hard at boring tasks

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And since Brazil's prisons are so overcrowded, many hackers see no jail time at all as more serious offenders quickly fill up available prison space.
Understand, however, there are no foolproof security measures; hackers have cracked some of the most secure Web sites--the U.
Thankfully, author Dan Verton is not an alarmist who hysterically views hackers as the bane of modem civilization.
Those savvy hackers who find flaws in the systems often share their knowledge by posting programs on the Internet, which can give even novices the key to break into a system at will.
The central point of the book is that a monolithic view of hackers as hermetic, evil, digital anarchists is neither an accurate nor responsible characterization, and is ultimately misleading by obfuscating more about hacker culture than it explains.
An unidentified hacker broke into the Web site of NTT DoCoMo Inc.
To prevent this, the government should avail itself of the expertise provided by the legions of gifted hackers who regularly infiltrate government and corporate systems.
A Bush administration anti-terrorism proposal, which has elements that were included in the Uniting and Strengthening America by Promoting Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism (USA PATRIOT) Act of 2001, would affect computer hackers -- commonly referred to as "cyberterrorists" -- by prescribing punishment to anyone who "knowingly causes the transmission of a program, information, code, or command and, as a result of such conduct, intentionally causes damage without authorization" to an Internet-connected computer.
When hackers break into a government computer system, the Department of Defense (DOD) typically learns of it through intrusion detection systems, from other law enforcement agencies, or by obvious Web page defacement.
More people should write about the white-hat hackers and fewer about the black-hat hackers.
In recent months, the National Institute of Standards and Technology warned of a possible increase in the number of "denial of service" events - attacks by hackers to prevent Internet traffic from reaching specific companies or Internet services.
Markoff was confused by the tactics of the hackers who penetrated the newspaper's Web site.
In February 1996, hot on the heels of ill-conceived Hollywood artifacts The Net and Hackers, Deputy Attorney General Jamie Gorelick delivers a rambling, paranoid speech on the specter of computer hackers and "info warfare" to a closed session of the National Security in the Information Age conference at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs.
T underground Indian hackers have joined hands with online hacktivist group Anonymous in a cyber war against ISIS following the Paris attacks.