What does hacker mean?

Definitions for hacker
ˈhæk ərhack·er

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word hacker.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hackernoun

    someone who plays golf poorly

  2. hacker, cyber-terrorist, cyberpunknoun

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

  3. hackernoun

    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, hackernoun

    one who works hard at boring tasks

Wiktionary

  1. hackernoun

    Something which hacks, a tool or device for hacking.

  2. hackernoun

    Someone who hacks.

  3. hackernoun

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

  4. hackernoun

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

  5. hackernoun

    a computer security professional

  6. hackernoun

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

  7. hackernoun

    one who operates a taxicab

Wikipedia

  1. Hacker

    A hacker is a person skilled in information technology who uses their technical knowledge to achieve a goal or overcome an obstacle, within a computerized system by non-standard means. Though the term hacker has become associated in popular culture with a security hacker – someone who utilizes their technical know-how of bugs or exploits to break into computer systems and access data which would otherwise be inaccessible to them – hacking can also be utilized by legitimate figures in legal situations. For example, law enforcement agencies sometimes use hacking techniques in order to collect evidence on criminals and other malicious actors. This could include using anonymity tools (such as a VPN, or the dark web) to mask their identities online, posing as criminals themselves. Likewise, covert world agencies can employ hacking techniques in the legal conduct of their work. On the other hand, hacking and cyber-attacks are used extra- and illegally by law enforcement and security agencies (conducting warrantless activities), and employed by state actors as a weapon of both legal and illegal warfare.

ChatGPT

  1. hacker

    A hacker is a person who uses computers to gain unauthorized access to data or systems. This individual leverages their skillset in coding and networking to exploit system vulnerabilities, create malicious software, breach networks or manipulate data. While the term is often associated with illegal activities, not all hackers have malicious intent. Ethical hackers, also known as white-hat hackers, use their skills to help companies and individuals strengthen their security measures. On the other hand, those who engage in hacking for malicious purposes or personal gain are usually referred to as black-hat hackers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hackernoun

    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

Wikidata

  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.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. HACKER

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hacker is ranked #2642 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hacker surname appeared 13,625 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Hacker.

    93.8% or 12,790 total occurrences were White.
    1.8% or 249 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.5% or 213 total occurrences were Black.
    1.5% or 213 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 95 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.4% or 64 total occurrences were Asian.

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Numerology

  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. 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.

  2. Roger Stone:

    The intelligence agencies pushing this false Russian narrative through a series of illegal hacks have hurt my ability to make a living and are soiling my reputation, the government is in possession of no evidence whatsoever that I colluded with the Russian State. Any inference that my innocuous fully disclosed Twitter exchange and tweets with a hacker known as Gruccifer 2.0 (sic), who may not may not be a Russian asset, constitutes 'collusion' is disproved by the content, the facts and the timeline of events.

  3. Roger Stone:

    The inference that my now completely public exchange with a hacker Guccifer 2.0 who may or may not be a Russian agent somehow constitutes collusion is not true based on either the facts, on the actual texts which I released, or on the timing.

  4. President Obama:

    No foreign nation, no hacker, should be able to shut down our networks, steal our trade secrets, or invade the privacy of American families, especially our kids.

  5. Ken Westin:

    We have a generation now that was born with Internet access, who were using computers before they could walk. Hacking tools and techniques are readily accessible on the Internet and they are becoming increasingly easy to use. When you pair these two elements with the appeal of hacker culture fueled by a bit of teenage rebellion, you have a potentially volatile cocktail.

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