What is a hacker?

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Can someone tell me what is a hacker?
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A hacker is a person or a robot controlled by a human which cracks someone’s password for an account e.g. social networking sites or email, then uses it. They can send messages from your account to other people, making them feel hurt, worried or even scared. To make sure your accounts are secure, make sure you have a back-up email for every account. Also, install or buy an anti-virus protection; hackers sometimes use viruses to hack computers, phones and even SIM card details.

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  • ToddN2000
    A hacker is a person who directly or by use of a program or application, gains unauthorized access to a computer system.
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  • Subhendu Sen
    Assuming here hacker meant, ethical hacker. Find here for more help: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Certified_Ethical_Hacker
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  • carlosdl
    I don't agree with the concept of a hacker being associated only with illegal or unauthorized activities.

    We, developers, often use the term "hack" to refer to some type of solution or change that solves a problem in a way that was not documented or expected.
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  • ToddN2000
    I can see your point carlosdl. Like people who hack a video game with a cheat code. They may find an exploit that is not documented.
    It may still be against the developers wishes but in this case we own the code.
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