Hackers and Crackers?
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What is the difference between a hacker and a cracker?
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30 / M / Philippines
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i will make it simple

cracker is malicious or criminal hacker

cracker or black hat is a person who compromises the security of a computer system without permission from an authorized party, typically with malicious intent.
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26 / M / England, Berkshire.
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^ Person above could of said it any better.

A hacker can open up systems.. or illegally access them (usually remotely).

A cracker breaks the system open (usually by their own programs. Cracks.. Key-gens.. - Most people consider these people more of a criminal than the hackers themselfs) - You don't need to make programs to hack.. its the use of the programs that can make you a hacker.

If your looking at in perspective. A hacker could steal files.. but then again they might not be able to see or translate them until they know the codes etc.. which is where Crackers come in.
A cracker is somebody who makes programs for a malicious / illegal extent.
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Ohh... so a hacker steal files through data-bugs, and through that install virus.
While a cracker, simply use ex. HEX-editors (?) to get to the system and then can sabbtage or steal information?

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How can you protect yourself against crackers?
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29 / M / Iowa, United States
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know what you downloading onto your computer and just being safe on the computer
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huruhi suzana or that one girl of meloncolly said somthing like that when her page got messed up lol
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Ummm none??. they the same? Rofl
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Hackers builds and crackers take them down.

Hackers good. Crackers Bad.
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29 / M / Planet Novus: Any...
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true^ hackers are the ones making programs but crackers are the ones destroying it..
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Posted 9/7/07

darkscion wrote:

i will make it simple

cracker is malicious or criminal hacker

cracker or black hat is a person who compromises the security of a computer system without permission from an authorized party, typically with malicious intent.

I believe that may be inaccurate. A cracker is anyone who breaks into a system, whether they be a Grey Hat, White Hat or Black Hat.

A hacker is anyone who modifies their system or the code of a program.
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uhh i dunno about hacker sbut i eat crackers sometimes. i wonder how hackers will taste.
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xilith wrote:

uhh i dunno about hacker sbut i eat crackers sometimes. i wonder how hackers will taste.

How about hackers on wine chesses.
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It seems the question has... kind of been answered? I'm not entirely sure myself haha so I can't say, but it stands to reason that "cracker" would be a combination of the words "criminal" and "hacker" and a regular hacker would just be someone who knows how to do those things for fun/educational purposes?
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