Ethical Hacking... What is it... ???

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    Hackers have nothing to do with breaking into people's computers....those are crackers. Hackers are people who code to improve software. The media can be blamed for the misconception of the word hacker. People who 'hack' on the linux kernel to make it better are hackers.
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    Yes That is What.. I Mean..

    Originally posted by damonbrinkley
    Hackers have nothing to do with breaking into people's computers....those are crackers. Hackers are people who code to improve software. The media can be blamed for the misconception of the word hacker. People who 'hack' on the linux kernel to make it better are hackers.
    That's All What Do I Want.. Either Should That Media Change the Useage of Word Hacker .. Or.. else.. Hackers Must..Select another.. Word..For Them...
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    Re: Agreeed..

    Originally posted by jawwadalam
    Hacking is not illegal... Because.. what people think... about Hackers They must think that all about the
    Cracker ...Because Cracker... Cracks into the Network.. for malacious purposes not a Hacker as you can check on the site of Happy Hacker http://happyhacker.org/define.shtml
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    Why if it isn't the link I posted myself! See the quotation marks around ethical hacking (they look like this: "") in my post? Gee, I wonder what THAT may signify

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    Re: Re: Agreeed..

    Originally posted by -KEN-
    Why if it isn't the link I posted myself! See the quotation marks around ethical hacking (they look like this: "") in my post? Gee, I wonder what THAT may signify
    Yes I followed Your... Link.. But At this Time I was Insisting.Either The Thinking.. of Media Should Be Changed Or.. Hackers...should change the Way the behave...!
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    Hackers should change the way they behave?? Why should they quit coding and making software better? Just because the media has them confused with people who may use their hacker abilities to break laws?
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    > If Word Hacker's meanings are changed then why the Hacker's Community Insist.. that they are... doing the ethical.. work... Should't they choose any other... word for the Purpose of the Hacking they are Claming...??

    They could, but to the general public, the word "hacker" has been connected to people writing viruses and illegaly gaining access to systems for quite awhile. It's part of the general public vocabulary now, and that's not going to change. It's just something we have to learn to accept.

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    I found this defenition Interesting

    However, calling criminals "hackers" makes real hackers angry. Eric Raymond, author of “The New Hacker's Dictionary,” argues, “Real hackers call these people ‘crackers’ and want nothing to do with them... being able to break security doesn’t make you a hacker any more than being able to hot wire cars makes you an automotive engineer. Unfortunately, many journalists and writers have been fooled into using the word ‘hacker’ to describe crackers; this irritates real hackers no end...

    “The basic difference is, hackers build things; crackers break them.”


    from happyhacker.org

    btw. I believe is like, hacking without permission is like breaking into your house in the middle of the night, then waking you up and say

    "pssst- i found a problem with your house security, its here and there, fix it"

    what would you do? Get up and serve dinner to that guy just because he prevented you from a real robbery? or call the cops and turn him/her in for braking into your house?

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