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A hacker is a gifted computer programmer who has the ability to throw together specialised computer programs in a short period of time, to suit his or her specific needs.

A hacker is NOT someone who breaks into computer systems, although the knowledge they possess might be used for this purpose.
Dood, Bill Gates is totaly a hacker.
by Yann April 30, 2005
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Hackers, like myself, enjoy the challenge of overcoming limits placed upon them. Hackers are proud of what they do and want it to be associated with their real names rater than being childish and hiding behing screen names. The point of hacking is that you must have a reason for doing it rather than just mindlessly destroying things.
Hackers do not use hacking tools made by someone else without a full understanding of waht the program does anyone who does this is known as a script kiddie.
Kevin Mitnick worlds most famous hacker who got caught.
by Forcemaster August 06, 2004
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A person highly skilled in programming who puts there talents to use by soleving the unsolveable,there history offen gos all the way back to the days of the first "minicomputers" and the earliest ARPAnet experiments.

Hackers also hate boundrys,and therfore offen hide there true identitys to everyone they know on the net,and there fake identitys are hidden to evryone they know in real life.

nearly all programmers look up to the hackers master like Programming experience.

NOTE: Hackers must not be confused with the scum knowen as "crackers"
the unix is an os created by hackers,however breaking into someones ip and messing up there phone is knowen as craking and is not practiced by real hackers.
by T-F-K March 22, 2006
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A hacker is someone who enjoys to play with technology.

Contrary to what (ugh) the news media and idiot online gamers think, hackers are NOT people who break into computers for the sake of security flaw detection (white-hat crackers) or info stealing (black-hat crackers).
(Right way)
Richard M. Stallman and Eric S. Raymond are hackers.

(Wrong way)
Stupid CoD player: "ZOMG YoU sTuPiD HACKZORS!!!!11!l"
Hacker: "Shut your mouth, you don't know what you're talking about."
by YAXU August 11, 2012
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Pre-Morris Worm:

A programmer who uses low-level features of a computer language or protocol (a hack) to produce results which canonical use can not.

Post-Morris Worm:

A criminal who steals computing resources and data through unauthorized access.
I used to consider myself a LISP hacker, but since the sendmail debacle, I had to change my .finger to say "wizard" to keep our idiot congressmen from locking me up for redefining the comma operator.
by Carl Klapper May 13, 2006
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An MIT word that describes pranksters.
In MIT talk, hackers are really known as crackers
Dude, did you see the latest hack?
Hackers put a huge dick on the Great Dome
by George March 08, 2004
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Prolly one of the best computer based movies i have ever seen...Angelina Jolie is the best !!!
Hackers has the best sountrack
by Andreid June 06, 2005
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