What Is A Hacker

Feb 04, 2009 @ 05:18 pm by HackingManual

Becoming a hacker is not something you learn but instead it is a state of mind. A hacker is someone who thinks differently than the rest. A hacker is a problem solver who creates a solution no one else has thought of before. Nothing is impossible to a hacker. There is always a solution, other people just haven’t thought of it yet.

Hackers don’t play by the rules. The rules exist to tell us what we can and can’t do, but nothing is impossible for a hacker. I guess no one ever told the Wright brothers it was impossible to fly. I guess no one ever told Thomas Edison it was impossible to create a light bulb. These people were all hackers in their own way, solving problems by thinking differently.

I’m going to be redefining hacking. Lets forget about Hacker vs. Cracker. Most websites you will find believe that Hackers are programmers and Crackers break through security systems.  Those who have copied that definition are obviously couldn’t think for themselves. As I said before being a hacker is a state of mind, how you use that intelligence another story. There are good and bad hackers just like there are good and bad doctors.

So where did the term hacker come from? The term hacker was originally given to furniture makers, back then they didn’t have nails. So they used an Axe to hack the wood together in a way that created furniture. Obviously they thought outside the box to solve a problem, so the name is perfect as it relates to computer hackers.

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