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]

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=hacker

 

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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