Not every hacker is a cracker.
Then again, my case was all about the misappropriation of source code because I wanted to become the best hacker in the world and I enjoyed beating the security mechanisms.
There is a difference between being a hacker and the "socially inadequate computer geek" vision of the press. It's definitely true that there is a lot of overlap. A lot of good hackers are, however, members of the human race and know what is going on in the real world.
Once the computer is infected the hacker can track every key stroke or steal all of your personal information.
What happens if a hacker in the U.K. breaks into a system in South Africa, or in the U.S.? ... Where did the crime happen? And who has jurisdiction? The police must cooperate across borders, and, frankly, the police are not very good at that.
We're done with the amateur hacker phase and into the serious electronic crime era. The problem really needs to be taken seriously, because the people on the other side are taking it seriously.
If this were Microsoft Word, you'd have every hacker in the world trying to find the bugs. They're doing quality control for Microsoft in a pejorative sense after the fact. Well, you don't want there to be 1,000 places capable of doing nuclear weapons simulations.
This is the second massive e-mail attack from this hacker in two days, the creator is obviously intent on infecting as many people as possible.
Web sites get hacked so frequently, probably 50 a day, and if a hacker breaks into a Web site, they can easily change the code on the site, so that when users go to the site they think it's a legitimate Web site, and they will get infected.
A hacker can jump onto any residential wireless connection and just go to town. Hackers have an underground network set up to trade illegal information. And with wireless, there's been an explosion of information for sale.
The key was the shorthanded goal. I thought Dan Hacker did a great job of sparking the team.
These can be developed by a 12- year-old hacker.
He's played with Tiger, OK? ... He's a good golfer. I'm a hacker. I think he just gets a good chuckle out of watching me play.
I thought Natalie Hayes played good defense on Amber Hacker. She's their leading scorer. I told (Natalie) before the game, I said, 'I just got a feeling you're going to have a big night.' I thought she played good defense.
If the hacker can construct application code that can query this information, it's better than trying to hack it out of a back-end server that's been patched.
The first time a CIO goes to a site such as Hacker Defender, it's a big wake-up call. But if you're not aware that these groups exist, it's hard to defend against them.
To a hacker, you're just an IP address. You get hit because you let yourself be an easy mark.
This stuff isn't being done by Joe Hacker. It's really a problem and they've got to figure out a way to do something about it.
Don't you think a hacker would go after the billions of dollars moving through brokerage houses rather than trying to steal votes?
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In Australia, a computer hacker used a laptop and a two-way radio to hack into a sewage control computer system, releasing more than 250 tons of raw sewage onto the grounds of a luxury resort hotel.
Here's how session hijacking works. The hacker waits for someone to finish successfully the authentication process. Then you as the attacker send a disassociate message, forging it to make it look like it came from the AP [access point]. The client [user] thinks they have been kicked off, but the AP thinks the client is still out there. As long as WEP is not involved you can start using that connection up until the next time out, usually about 60 minutes.
I'm a really good hacker, but I'm not a sensible person.
A critical factor in its success was that the X developers were willing to give the sources away for free in accordance with the hacker ethic, and able to distribute them over the Internet.
In early 1993, a hostile observer might have had grounds for thinking that the Unix story was almost played out, and with it the fortunes of the hacker tribe.