Definitions of hacker:
- noun: a programmer for whom computing is its own reward; may enjoy the challenge of breaking into other computers but does no harm
Example: "True hackers subscribe to a code of ethics and look down upon crackers"
- noun: someone who plays golf poorly
- noun: a programmer who breaks into computer systems in order to steal or change or destroy information as a form of cyber-terrorism
- noun: one who works hard at boring tasks
- name: A surname (common: 1 in 20000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #2313)
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