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Re: Hacking modules and doing snmp scans.......

by gregor42 (Parson)
on Dec 05, 2007 at 15:28 UTC ( [id://655108]=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Hacking modules and doing snmp scans.......

<troll_food> I think people are starting to come around to my way of computer hacking.

Methinks you have confused the terms hacking(verb) and hack(noun)

Hacking in the 1960s and 1970s was used to describe an individual working with computers who was technically gifted. Many people in the industry still adhere to this definition, though it is not what is generally meant when used in the media or by those outside of the industry.

Hack describes an unskilled person or one who lacks technical acumen. It can also be used to describe a particularly ugly piece of code meant to be used as a temporary measure.

I realize that they're very similar, so it's an easy mistake to make.

Unless of course, you are using the newfangled definition of hacking which refers to computer related crime - in which case is this some kind of admission of guilt?


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