Hackers may refer to:
Computing and technology
- Hacker (computing) has a spectrum of meanings:
- Hacker (computer security), someone who breaks computer and network security
- Hacker (free and open source software), a programmer in the free software and open source movement
- Hacker (hobbyist), an enthusiastic home computer hobbyist. In Computing, hacker has several meanings A community of enthusiast Computer programmers and Systems designers originated in the 1960s In common usage hacker is generic term for a computer criminal often with a specific specialty in computer intrusion See also Hacker In home computing a hacker is a person who heavily modifies the software or hardware of their computer system
Similar meanings in other fields are:
- Media hacker, someone who uses the media in new ways
- Reality hacker, similar to a computer hacker, but hacks the "real world"
- Wetware hacker, one who experiments with biological materials
- Somebody who generally works 'outside the box'. Media hacking refers to the usage of various Electronic media in an innovative or otherwise abnormal fashion for the purpose of conveying a message to as large a number of people A wetware hacker is one who experiments with biological materials to advance knowledge and does so in a spirit of creative improvisation
- Hackers (film)
- Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution a 1984 book by Steven Levy. Hackers is a 1995 Film that follows the misfortunes of the young hackers Dade Murphy ('Crash Override'/'Zero Cool' played by Jonny Lee Hackers Heroes of the Computer Revolution (ISBN 0-385-19195-2 is a Book by Steven Levy about the hacker culture. Steven Levy (born 1951 is an American Journalist who has written several books on computers technology Cryptography, the Internet cybersecurity
People named Hacker
- Sally Hacker(1936–1988), feminist sociologist
- Alan Ray Hacker (b. Sally Lynn Hacker (born 1936, died 1988) was a feminist Sociologist. Alan Ray Hacker OBE FRAM (born 30 September, 1938) is an English Clarinettist and professor of the Royal Academy of Music 1938), English clarinettist
- Peter Hacker, (b. Peter Michael Stephan Hacker (born 15 July[[ 939]] in London is a British philosopher 1939), British philosopher
- George Hacker (20th century), U. George A Hacker is an American lawyer who has headed the Alcohol Policies Project of the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI for three decades S. lawyer, head of the Alcohol Policies Project
- Marilyn Hacker (b. Marilyn Hacker (born 1942 is an American Poet, critic and reviewer 1942), American poet, critic, and reviewer
- The Hacker (Michel Amato, b. The Hacker (real name Michel Amato) is a French Electroclash and techno producer who has worked extensively with Miss Kittin. 1972), French electroclash and techno producer
Hacker may also refer to:
New York street sign, c. Doctor James 'Jim' George Hacker Baron Hacker of Islington KG PC, BSc (Lond Yes Minister is a multi-award winning satirical British sitcom written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn that was first transmitted J Random, followed by a term for a category of people Capitalized, to make an appearance of a Personal name, is a Placeholder name for an undistinguished 1963
- Hacker (folklore), a mythological race in Scandinavian folklore
- A mediocre golfer 
- Someone who practises casual equestrianism, in particular trail riding
- A person skilled in the creation of a hack (masonry)
- A musician who plays out of turn or shows off constantly
- A player of NetHack, and other rogue-like games
- Hacker and hack are also terms for a taxicab driver (from the shortened form of hackney carriage). The Hackers ( Swedish Hackare) were a race of short people who used to live in Scandinavia, according to Swedish folklore. For the Roman class see Equestrian (Roman Equestrianism refers to the skill of riding or driving Horses This broad description Trail riding is riding outdoors on natural Trails and roads as opposed to riding in an enclosed area such as a riding arena A hack is a row of stacked green ( unfired) Bricks protected from the Rain by a covering of Straw, Slates or special wooden hack covers A musician is a person who plays or writes Music. Musicians can be classified by their roles in creating or performing music An instrumentalist plays a NetHack is a single-player Roguelike computer game originally released in 1987. A taxicab, also taxi or cab, is a type of Public transport for a single passenger or small group of passengers typically for a non-shared ride See also Taxicab ||-||-||}A hackney or hackney carriage (also called a cab or hack) is a Carriage or Automobile
- A brewery which merged with Pschorr in 1972, now the Hacker-Pschorr Brewery, and the beer it produces. Hacker-Pschorr Brewery traces its ancestry back to 1417 when the Hacker brewery was founded in Munich, Germany, 99 years before the enactment of the
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- one who cuts with rough or heavy blows.
- one who kicks wildly or roughly.
- one who is consistent and focuses on accomplishing a task or several tasks.
- (computing) one who is expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
- one who uses a computer to gain unauthorized access to data.
- (informal) one who manages or copes (one hacks it)
- (informal) one who annoys (another party).
- (US) one who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity (e.g. tennis)
- (US) one who loafs (around)
- (US) one who rides or drives at an ordinary pace or over the roads (especially distinguished from from racing or hunting)
- (US) one who operates a taxicab
- (US, computing) a computer security professional
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