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Why do you think some people hack?
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Posted 1/24/07
Hackers hack; and we don’t know why they do such. These people knew it is against the law and it's forbidden, but they still do. Some people even motivated to be like these people. Why do you think these people hack?
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I'm not sure, but being a hacker sounds cool, haha
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First off , 80% or so of hackers are what are known as "script kiddies" , meaning that they have no actual skill , and use premade programs they find on the internet that do most of the work for them.

A true hacker writes his own programs , like port scanners and such , to do the work for them , and a good deal are actually network security specialists , using the term "Ethical Hacker" and are hired by companies to find exploits and holes in thier network security, there is a lot of money in this.

A good deal of hackers that don't fall under the term " Ethical" are either employed by the government or other companies , and are employed for espionage , whether it be for the military , the government , or industrial espionage .

the rest are actually trying to steal information like bank account numbers ,credit card numbers , and other such information to use as an income .
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Posted 1/24/07
Like asking why people do the terrorism

The reason is very simply that those jerks are abnormal.
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1 because they can
2 because it has risk
3 because they are sad no-lifes

Btw, if anyone sends me a hack so that I can see my opponent's cards at poker, please ignore the above.
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Well, a wide variety of reasons likely. Pratical ones, making some money, having a goal, they like to do it and are good at it, etc.

You might have wanted typical personality traits though, the so called 'hacker mindset'
. might as well check this out.
http://www.ccil.org/jargon/jargon_66.html#SEC73
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My friends that i know hack because its fun they say.
I've never done it. I was lucky because i really had no idea it was against the law until someone told me.
The only time i've actually seen hacking though was in Maple Story when someone pulled all the items that were won on a level to them and when someone pulled all the enemies together to kill them all at once.
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Hacking is when you tried to crack a code, sneak into a company's files, steal info and destroy company's server. Yes, some people used it for living; can also be for revenge or for personal pleasure – for fame! Whatever their reasons, good or bad, it is unethical.
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Because were bored.

But in all seriousness its probably for benefits. Example: Wrecking competition, extra help in a game etc.
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Posted 1/24/07

simpleyesa wrote:

Hacking is when you tried to crack a code, sneak into a company's files, steal info and destroy company's server. Yes, some people used it for living; can also be for revenge or for personal pleasure – for fame! Whatever their reasons, good or bad, it is unethical.


Your using the concept of hacking in a very limited way, and thus related concepts such as hacker.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hacker#History
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34 / F / By the water
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It reminds me of those people who could crack a rubix cube in some ridiculously short amount of time, but don't take the time to tie their shoes properly. It is all about interest on whatever scale they happen to be operating on. Sure there are going to be those with malicious intent, but others I am sure are bored with anything else. How else do you feed such ferocious inquisitiveness? With that much natural processing power and a natural inclination towards the technical side of life the mere fact that it is illegal is no deterrent.
Posted 1/24/07
If you could sneak out of reality, outside the rules, how firmly would your ethics hold? Power is very alluring. New York is sort of famous for people who don't believe in closing their curtains. Hackers like skimming around to look for opportunities, open windows, and because the nets span great distances, it may well seem like a game to them. Some people don't mind kicking strangers and running.
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Posted 1/24/07
real easy, because theyre bored
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the pure enjoyment and the question that ponders everyones mind how far can i go
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23 / F / California
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they have no life &; they are just plain boredd
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