How the press spreads FUD (Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt)
by Mirko Zorz - Thursday, 10 October 2002.
According to him the activities of hackers include:
  • Using programs like Back Orifice
  • Using exploits
  • Defacing websites
  • etc.
Is there a way to save the term or is the debate finally over? Maybe the best thing would be to open a poll and find a new term to describe what "hacker" used to mean. All I can do is to point you to a good paper - How To Become A Hacker. Also, you might want to take a look at some definitions of the term hacker.

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