Definition of a Hacker:
Main Entry: hack·er Pronunciation: \ˈha-kər\ Function: noun Date: 14th century
1 : one that hacks 2 : a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity <a tennis hacker> 3 : an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer 4 : a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system
More hackers exists they even they know.
This information has been taken from years of experience and most every guide you will ever read about hacking. If something is not in this guide then put it here. Remember it is up to the individual to write his own future and only the best laid plans have true success.
Being a Hacker
Most any guide you will read about hacking always seems to have some comment on the lazy hacker vs. the real hacker. The lazy hacker is just that; Lazy. The 'real' hacker is someone who wants to learn. Your first step to becoming a hacker is developing a yearn to read and write. Study and understand that literacy was once only something that people with power could do. The reality is that hackers do not want to be looked at in a negative light no more than anyone else with power. Knowledge has always been power. How you use that knowledge is a reflection of how you respect your fellow man and yourself. To go into more detail one can consider the concept of different freedoms and using them responsibly.
Freedom and Hacking
Take a look at the real example 4chan. While one could find value in the freedom that the board provides one could also say that such a board threatens the freedom of others because of the lack of responsibility that the boards posters and the creator have embed into it. Child porn is a very real threat upon our informational freedom and 4chan seems to get lots of it. It is a question of ethics in the end. Pushing the limits of free speech with something as ugly as child porn. Something evil that has followed humanity around since its infancy, rape of the innocent.
Proliferating the posting of such content is a direct attack on freedom because it is a direct attack on the technology involved allowing users to become anonymous and the concept in general of anonymous Internet posting. This content crosses the ethical boundaries of something good and brings unwanted public attention to something that the general public really never cared about in the first place.
Most any hacking guide you will read will proliferate a set of morals. Sometimes these morals are set to protect a hacker and other times they just make sense. One thing that most guides do not seem to talk about is respecting your fellow non hacker. Stealing someone else's money does not make you a hacker. It makes you a thief. Deleting/corrupting someone else's files is the same as wasting someone else's time and energy. Wasting other's time will waste yours...eventually.
One could also take the viewpoint that worms are virus's are not bad too. That is they are designed to exploit flaws that should be fixed. Most fear something automated getting in and messing up a system. Imagine if a person actually gets in. They are smarter then the automation and can have complex objectives.
The History of Hacking
- The Internet Underground
Before napster and the ever growing public use of the internet, the internet underground was a place where one could seek asylum from the general stupidity of the public. Now if one looks at the same level of internet communication (forums, irc, boards, etc) that was comfortably smart then but in the current day most will find a stream of poorly written text and non sensible garbage from here until infinity. The reality is, is that, the internet is now a public venue and idiocy has now infected it.
This is a good thing and a bad thing. It is good because the amount of good information on the internet like guides, art, news, has risen because of public participation in the internet. Its bad because the amount of spam and garbage information has risen. While google can mitigate spam sites it cannot remove them and internet searches are not as fun as they used to be (When is the last time you went through 50 pages of quality information). Also. The internet underground is now more underground and because of the raise in hacking and warez busts people trust less now then ever.