1 post • joined 15 Jul 2012
Cracked, not Hacked
When will we stop misusing the term "hack" to describe computer security breakers? The correct term for a security breaker is "cracker".
The term "hacker" was coined in the 1950s at MIT's Tech Model Railroad Club, before there was any computer security to be broken. A hacker is simply anybody who uses ingenuity to solve problems in a playful manner.
Using the term "hacker" to refer to crackers is the same as using the term "Asian" to refer to NASCAR drivers. It makes no sense.
Just because you've seen one or two Asians driving NASCAR does not mean all NASCAR drivers are Asian.
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