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I believe that this discussion is not illegal. If it is plz pardon me(and delete this thread). I went to this site( great site). There i saw explanations about hackers. But i just wanted to know what do u call a guy who dont know programming but know lots of networking stuffs. And he also knows to read programs( codes). And he know most of the network security holes but doesn't misuse them. Totally he is a network pro. Would u call him a hacker or something else?
I am actually talking about my friend and he claims that he is a hacker not a cracker. What do u think?
PS: If i am breaking the forum rules, plz forgive me. I couldn't find forum rules page. Sorry.
Actually i found it later, but i believe i am not talking about piracy(like how to hack), cracking, warez. Just a discussion about hackers.
/me is a hacker.... well.. obviously seeing as that's my site.
it really depends where you take your information from. dictionaries now list a hacker as the normal breaking into systems, being a twat kind of person, but originally hackers were defined as people who code for fun (or do other equivalently motivated activities in other areas). hacker is just a much much cooler word than cracker, and also there is an inevitable cross over between the two societies...
The distinction between the two has come some what vague. IMPO, i consider nearly all Linux users to come under the classfication of 'Hacker'. Why? In general we are all interested in the mechanics of computing, hence why most of us use Linux. To Hack a system is to see how it works. The fuzzy area is who's system it is?
I would consider a 'cracker' to be something of a script kiddie style person who uses various exploits to gain control of software and systems.
Thats just my opinion.
Distribution: K/Ubuntu 10.04/12.04, Scientific Linux 6.3, Android-x86, Maemo
Hackers can be good and bad...
White hat hackers are good hackers...
Black hat hackers are bad hackers,...
Black hat hackers can be crackers (those who illegally hack into systems), script kiddies (those who really don't know what they are doing other than to use tools someone else made to do illegal crap), and staight-up black hat hacker coders who might write viruses, trojans etc.
Some crackers are war-drivers, those who search out wireless networks for use and mischief. Some just try to crack into systems connected to the net,... or try to shut down systems or websites...