Who is a computer security hacker?

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Computer security hacker means ‘someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment, or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker_%28computer_security%29


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According the urban dictionary there are 3 types of hackers:


White-hat [hacking for the enjoyment of exploration]:

Black-hat [hacking to find exploits and system weaknesses, see cracker]: and

Grey-hat [someone who is a little of both]



In addition to computer security hackers, there are also phone hackers.

Phone hacking means ‘the practice of intercepting telephone calls or voicemail messages, often by accessing the voicemail messages of a mobile phone without the consent of the phone’s owner.’ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phone_hacking


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