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PostSubject: Hacker or Cracker   Mon Jan 07, 2008 2:17 pm

Hacker definition:
The terms hacker and hack are marked by contrasting positive and negative connotations. Computer programmers often use the words hacking and hacker
to express admiration for the work of a skilled software developer (but
may also use them in a negative sense to describe the production of
inelegant kludges). Some frown upon using hacking as a synonym for security cracking -- in distinct contrast to the larger world, in which the word hacker is typically used to describe someone who "hacks into" a system by evading or disabling security measures.

Cracker definition:
A cracker is someone who breaks into someone else's computer system,
often on a network; bypasses passwords or licenses in computer
programs; or in other ways intentionally breaches computer security. A
cracker can be doing this for profit, maliciously, for some altruistic
purpose or cause, or because the challenge is there. Some
breaking-and-entering has been done ostensibly to point out weaknesses
in a site's security system.

All notions about this topic are welcomed.
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