Definitions for Hackerˈhæk ər

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

hack•erˈhæk ər(n.)

  1. one that hacks.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  2. a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  3. Slang. a computer enthusiast who is esp. proficient in programming. a computer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.

    Category: Computers

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hacker(noun)

    someone who plays golf poorly

  2. hacker, cyber-terrorist, cyberpunk(noun)

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

  3. hacker(noun)

    a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm

    "true hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"

  4. hack, drudge, hacker(noun)

    one who works hard at boring tasks

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. hacker(noun)ˈhæk ər

    sb who writes programs to illegally enter other people's computers

Wiktionary

  1. hacker(Noun)

    Something which hacks, a tool or device for hacking.

  2. hacker(Noun)

    Someone who hacks.

  3. hacker(Noun)

    one who is expert at programming and solving problems with a computer

  4. hacker(Noun)

    one who uses a computer to gain unauthorized access to data.

  5. hacker(Noun)

    a computer security professional

  6. hacker(Noun)

    one who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity, especially a sport such as golf or tennis.

  7. hacker(Noun)

    one who operates a taxicab

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hacker(noun)

    one who, or that which, hacks. Specifically: A cutting instrument for making notches; esp., one used for notching pine trees in collecting turpentine; a hack

Freebase

  1. Hacker

    Hacker is a term that has been used to mean a variety of different things in computing. Depending on the context although, the term could refer to a person in any one of several distinct communities and subcultures: ⁕People committed to circumvention of computer security. This primarily concerns unauthorized remote computer break-ins via a communication networks such as the Internet, but also includes those who debug or fix security problems, and the morally ambiguous Grey hats. See Hacker. ⁕A community of enthusiast computer programmers and systems designers, originated in the 1960s around the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Tech Model Railroad Club and MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. This community is notable for launching the free software movement. The World Wide Web and the Internet itself are also hacker artifacts. The Request for Comments RFC 1392 amplifies this meaning as "[a] person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular." See Hacker. ⁕The hobbyist home computing community, focusing on hardware in the late 1970s and on software in the 1980s/1990s. The community included Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates and Paul Allen and created the personal computing industry. See Hacker.

The New Hacker's Dictionary

  1. hacker

    [originally, someone who makes furniture with an axe] 1. A person who enjoys exploring the details of programmable systems and how to stretch their capabilities, as opposed to most users, who prefer to learn only the minimum necessary. RFC1392, the Internet Users' Glossary, usefully amplifies this as: A person who delights in having an intimate understanding of the internal workings of a system, computers and computer networks in particular. 2. One who programs enthusiastically (even obsessively) or who enjoys programming rather than just theorizing about programming. 3. A person capable of appreciating hack value. 4. A person who is good at programming quickly. 5. An expert at a particular program, or one who frequently does work using it or on it; as in ‘a Unix hacker’. (Definitions 1 through 5 are correlated, and people who fit them congregate.) 6. An expert or enthusiast of any kind. One might be an astronomy hacker, for example. 7. One who enjoys the intellectual challenge of creatively overcoming or circumventing limitations. 8. [deprecated] A malicious meddler who tries to discover sensitive information by poking around. Hence password hacker, network hacker. The correct term for this sense is cracker.The term ‘hacker’ also tends to connote membership in the global community defined by the net (see the network. For discussion of some of the basics of this culture, see the How To Become A Hacker FAQ. It also implies that the person described is seen to subscribe to some version of the hacker ethic (see hacker ethic).It is better to be described as a hacker by others than to describe oneself that way. Hackers consider themselves something of an elite (a meritocracy based on ability), though one to which new members are gladly welcome. There is thus a certain ego satisfaction to be had in identifying yourself as a hacker (but if you claim to be one and are not, you'll quickly be labeled bogus). See also geek, wannabee.This term seems to have been first adopted as a badge in the 1960s by the hacker culture surrounding TMRC and the MIT AI Lab. We have a report that it was used in a sense close to this entry's by teenage radio hams and electronics tinkerers in the mid-1950s.


Translations for Hacker

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

hacker(noun)

a person who illegally gains access to information stored in other people's computers.

  • kapper, kodebrekerAfrikaans
  • مُخْتَرِق الحواسيبArabic
  • хакерBulgarian
  • hackerPortuguese (BR)
  • hackerCzech
  • der HackerGerman
  • hackerDanish
  • αυτός που “σπάει” προγράμματα υπολογιστώνGreek
  • pirata informáticoSpanish
  • kräkkerEstonian
  • دزد کامپیوتریFarsi
  • hakkeriFinnish
  • pirate informatiqueFrench
  • פּוֹרֵץ מַחשֵׁבִיםHebrew
  • गैरकानूनी रूप से अन्य लोगों के कंप्यूटरों में संग्रहीत जानकारी तक पहुंच हासिल करने वालाHindi
  • haker, osoba koja nastoji prodrijeti u zatvoreni kompjuterski sustavCroatian
  • számítógépkalózHungarian
  • penyusupIndonesian
  • hacker, pirata informaticoItalian
  • 他人のコンピューターシステムに不法に侵入する人Japanese
  • 해커, 컴퓨터 침해자Korean
  • kompiuterių piratasLithuanian
  • hakerisLatvian
  • penggodamMalay
  • hacker, computerkrakerDutch
  • datasnok(er)Norwegian
  • hakerPolish
  • دزد کامپیوتریPersian
  • كامپيوتري غلPashto
  • хэкерRussian
  • počítačový pirátSlovak
  • hekerSlovenian
  • hakerSerbian
  • hacker, hackareSwedish
  • ผู้เจาะระบบเครือข่ายคอมพิวเตอร์Thai
  • bilgisayar korsanıTurkish
  • 電腦駭客Chinese (Trad.)
  • хакер, комп'ютерний зломникUkrainian
  • کمپیوٹر می محفوظ معلومات تک ناواجب طور سے رسائی حاصل کرنے والاUrdu
  • kẻ xâm nhập máy tính bất hợp phápVietnamese
  • 电脑黑客Chinese (Simp.)

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