This could also expand our understanding of hacker subculture and hacking

This could also expand our understanding of hacker

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ers. This could also expand our understanding of hacker subculture and hacking generally. Appendix: Argot of Hacker Subculture 1337 speak : the replacement of characters and numbers in lieu of letters in certain words and phrases used in computer-mediated communications. Black hat hacker : a skilled hacker who breaks into systems without authorization or permission to engage in malicious behaviors. Con : real-world hacker conference or convention. Crack : (a) a malicious or damaging hack and (b) breaking the security protections on software enabling users to copy the materials at any time for free. Cracker : (a) a hacker who engages in malicious or damaging hacks and (b) someone who breaks the security protections on software allowing the materials to be copied freely at any time. Elite : a very skilled, proficient hacker (also ‘leet, leet, and 1337). 478 Social Science Computer Review 28(4) 478 at SOUTH DAKOTA ST UNIV LIBRARY on August 21, 2015 ssc.sagepub.com Downloaded from
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End user : an individual with very little knowledge of computer systems who uses technology for simple means only. Exploit : a script or code that takes advantage of vulnerabilities in computer software and hard- ware to attack or manipulate the system in unintended ways. Fed : a law enforcement officer or federal agent. Flame : a text-based insult or jab. Gray hat hacker : a skilled hacker who engages in malicious or ethical hacking depending on his or her mood or a given situation. Hack : a legitimate, useful alteration or adjustment of computer hardware or software, which enables technology to be used in an unusual or innovate way. Hacker : a skilled computer user with a profound interest in technology who alters technological devices to work in innovative or new ways. Lamer : hackers who engage in either criminal or negative hacks as well as weak or simple hacks. Newbie : someone who is either new to hacking or web forums (also noob, n00b, newb, neophite). Phreaker : individual who hacks telephone networks and related technologies. Pirate : an individual who creates and trades illegal copies of copyrighted material. Scene whore : individual who is not involved in hacking or hacker subculture but attends hacker conventions and fraternizes with hackers. Script : a prewritten series of codes that operate or execute automatically. Script kiddie : hacker with limited skill who relies on scripts or programs created by others to perform actual attacks. Social engineering : the verbal or physical misrepresentation of self to gain information. Wardriving : driving around a city or area using technological devices to look for wireless inter- net access points. Warez : cracked or pirated software often traded between hackers. White hat hacker : a skilled hacker who uses his or her knowledge and skill to protect and secure systems.
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