Definitions for hackerˈhæk ər
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
one that hacks.
Category: Common Vocabulary
a person who engages in an activity without talent or skill.
Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)
Slang. a computer enthusiast who is esp. proficient in programming. a computer user who attempts to gain unauthorized access to proprietary computer systems.
someone who plays golf poorly
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
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"
hack, drudge, hacker(noun)
one who works hard at boring tasks
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
sb who writes programs to illegally enter other people's computers
Something which hacks, a tool or device for hacking.
Someone who hacks.
one who is expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
one who uses a computer to gain unauthorized access to data.
a computer security professional
one who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity, especially a sport such as golf or tennis.
one who operates a taxicab
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
The New Hacker's Dictionary
[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
a person who illegally gains access to information stored in other people's computers.
- kapper, kodebrekerAfrikaans
- مُخْتَرِق الحواسيبArabic
- hackerPortuguese (BR)
- der HackerGerman
- αυτός που “σπάει” προγράμματα υπολογιστώνGreek
- pirata informáticoSpanish
- دزد کامپیوتریFarsi
- 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
- hacker, pirata informaticoItalian
- 해커, 컴퓨터 침해자Korean
- kompiuterių piratasLithuanian
- hacker, computerkrakerDutch
- دزد کامپیوتریPersian
- كامپيوتري غلPashto
- počítačový pirátSlovak
- hacker, hackareSwedish
- 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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