I think its time to mourn the loss of the word "Hacker" to the general
understanding of a "Hacker" is I.E. someone who breaks into computers
From: ilug-bounces at linux.ie [mailto:ilug-bounces at linux.ie]On Behalf Of
Sent: 23 April 2004 14:57
To: Colm Buckley
Cc: ilug at linux.ie
Subject: Re: [ILUG] Coloured hats.
On Fri, 23 Apr 2004, Colm Buckley wrote:
> Black hat = malicious hacker. Someone who breaks into a system to cause
> damage or for personal gain.
hackers dont break into systems. crackers do.
> White hat = benevolent hacker. Someone who breaks into a system to
> demonstrate its vulnerabilities, and help fixing them.
hackers hack on lots of stuff, not just security related things.
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