What does Hacker mean?

Definitions for Hacker
ˈhæk ərHack·er

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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


  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


  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.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hacker in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Hacker in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Hacker in a Sentence

  1. Domenico Savarese:

    Although accident rates will theoretically fall, new risks will come with autonomous vehicles, what should be done in the case of a faulty software algorithm? Should manufacturers be required to monitor vehicles post-sale in the case of a malfunction or a hacker attack?

  2. Austin Berglas:

    They clearly had to recruit co-conspirators and have that type of hacker-for-hire, this is the first case where it's that clear of a connection.

  3. Adam Meyers:

    He wasn't a serious threat. He was most likely a nuisance hacker, it was his involvement in recruitment, communications and other ancillary support that would have made him a target.

  4. Mike Hulett:

    Daniel Kaye was operating as a highly skilled and capable hacker-for-hire, daniel Kaye activities inflicted substantial damage on numerous businesses in countries around the world, demonstrating the borderless nature of cyber crime.

  5. Serhiy Demedyuk:

    There are constant attacks - they go from simple (software) to applications that one or another employee uses, payment occurs in cryptocurrency in most cases ... and from the same wallets that were used to finance the previous attacks. This indicates that the same hacker organizations that are under the control of Russian special agencies are engaged in this.

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