Someone who makes furniture with an axe
My dad's a real hacker!
by Submoose April 29, 2008
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
Back in the 70's, hacker was a term given to those fortunate enough to know how to code. During the 80's and 90's it was a term meant for those who worked their way through systems, without approval. Now, its meaning has been completely replaced by cracker, and hacker means nothing more than any idiot that can decipher a small page of HTML. Those who are computer illiterate still widely use the word in its 80s/90s sense. Not to be confused with hax0r, meaning a person who dreams to one day know how to hack, or another name for l337sp33k.
Of the 80s/90s version, there were three primary denominations:
The casual Hacker-hacks to learn information for his own curiosity.
The White Hat Hacker-hunts down and destroys malicious code.
The Black Hat Hacker-designs and releases malicious code;gathers dangerous information;brings down sensative systems.
"The hackers are working very hard."
"The hackers have managed to find their way into the system."
"The hackers are getting on my nerves."
by The Almighty Sapling November 07, 2005
A really crappy movie with Angelina Jolie where a bunch of wannabe hackers go around on rollerblades and connect their laptops to phoneboxes.
Probably the worst movie ever along with tomb raider.
WarGames is a really good computer based movie!
Guy1: That film hackers sucked so much dick.
Guy2: Yeah what a load of crap.
by You Know, that guy. July 17, 2005
1. A person who has generally high computer programming knowledge and knows their way around various computer programming languages.

2. Also used to address malicious computer criminals.

3. Further misused by retards who don't know anything about technology.
"Bob is a good software hacker. He really knows all the ins and outs of Windows based software."

"Malicious software hackers from all around the world cause a serious threat to various systems on the internet (i.e. Copyright and Account/Computer security)

"HAI GUYZ I POOPED, HA HA, HACKED! We're such good hackers *High five*"
by pozhinat November 27, 2011
Someone who specializes in finding exploits in computer systems. There main goal is to gain unauthorized access to networks and systems, usually in order to gain further information about the network. They are technical experts and usually highly advanced programmers.

There are 2 types of hackers: black hats and white hats. Black hats are the 'bad guys' while white hats are the 'good guys'. Black hats hack for there own needs, such as stealing money from someones credit card over the internet. White hats get paid to find exploits in programs and websites and then tell the company about them so they can fix them.
A hacker broke into a federal bank and stole $50,000.
by KuRupt Virus October 31, 2010
A person skilled with the use of computers that uses his talents to gain knowledge. There are three classifications of hackers:

White-hat (Hacking to find weaknesses in s7stems so that they can be fixed quickly)

Black-hat (hacking for the enjoyment of exploration, and usually the people who make viruses and destroy people for no good reason see Anonymous)

and Grey-hat (someone who hacks so that they can blackmail others into paying money to get there stuff back)
Hey, i am a black hat hacker derp....

Go to hell B!tch
by Electron! May 22, 2012

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