In the computer security context, a hacker is someone who seeks and exploits weaknesses in a computer system or computer network. Hackers may be motivated by a multitude of reasons, such as profit, protest, challenge, enjoyment, or to evaluate those weaknesses to assist in removing them. The subculture that has evolved around hackers is often referred to as the computer underground and is now a known community.
While other uses of the word hacker exist that are not related to computer security, such as referring to someone with an advanced understanding of computers and computer networks, they are rarely used in mainstream context. They are subject to the longstanding hacker definition controversy about the term's true meaning. In this controversy, the term hacker is reclaimed by computer programmers who argue that someone who breaks into computers, whether computer criminal (black hats) or computer security expert (white hats), is more appropriately called a cracker instead. Some white hat hackers claim that they also deserve the title hacker, and that only black hats should be called "crackers".
Hacker, in computing, is a term that refers to a highly skilled computer expert. Depending on the field of computing it has slightly different meanings, and in some contexts has controversial moral and ethical connotations. On it's original sense refers to a person in any one of the communities and hacker subcultures:
Hacker (computer security). People involved with circumvention of computer security. This primarily concerns unauthorized remote computer break-ins via communication networks such as the Internet (Black hats), but also includes those who debug or fix security problems (White hats), and the morally ambiguous Grey hats.
In peacetime the rank of Full General is reserved for the Commander of Finnish Defence Forces. Sometimes a General's branch of service is indicated in the rank. So far Finland has had seventeen of jalkaväenkenraali (General of Infantry), a few of jääkärikenraali (Jägergeneral), two of ratsuväenkenraali (General of Cavalry) and one tykistönkenraali (General of Artillery). Marshal Mannerheim himself was the other one of the two Generals of Cavalry before his promotion to Field Marshal.
The General was inaugurated in 1937, and carried coaches and Pullmans. It received some new lightweight equipment in 1938 as part of the fleet of modernism, but it was mostly heavyweight until 1940. It was the only "Fleet of Modernism" train to be streamlined without an observation car. It lost its coaches when the Advance General was inaugurated in 1940. It was re-equipped with lightweight sleeping cars from both the pre-war Broadway, and new cars from post-war orders. At this time, it also carried the Broadway's pre-war observation cars. In 1951 the General lost its all-Pullman status when it was combined with the all-coach Trail Blazer for non-peak travel periods only. In 1952 this consolidation became permanent, and by 1960, the Trail Blazer name was dropped. In 1967 the General was renamed the Broadway Limited when that train lost its numbers and all-Pullman status.
Normally the word "general" is not used in the Swiss military, with three-star commandants de corps the highest-ranking officers in the army. Under the Constitution, the Federal Council, which acts as the country's head of state, can command only 4,000 soldiers, with a time limit of three weeks of mobilisation. For it to field more service personnel, the Federal Assembly must elect a General who is given four stars. Thus, the General is elected by the Federal Assembly to give him the same democratic legitimacy as the Federal Council.
The general is elected by a joint session of the Federal Assembly, known as the United Federal Assembly, wherein both the 200-seat National Council and 46-seat Council of States join together on a 'one member, one vote' basis. The Federal Assembly retains the sole power to dismiss the General, but the General remains subordinate to the Federal Council by the Council's ability to demobilise and hence making the position of General redundant.
An person pretending to be a hacker. The boss of MI5, director general Ken McCallum (pictured), previously told of how agents were investigating teenagers as young as 13 as he discussed work being carried out to tackle extreme right-wing terrorism ... The boss of MI5, director general ...
The government said this campaign was part of the FSB’s sustained efforts to interfere in UK politics and democracy, as concerns grow that Russian hacking and disinformation are a threat to next year’s general election ... that hackers had also made impersonation attempts.
This is where hackers test usernames and passwords from previous hacks to see if people are using the same details ... ‘Names, addresses, telephone numbers, general personal information – hackers tend to sell this on to scammers, who can then write spam emails that are more targeted.
Seoul, Dec 4 (EFE).- North Korean hacker group Andariel has stolen information on key technologies from South Korean defense companies and pocketed more than $350,000 through ransomware attacks on other firms, Seoul police said Monday ... agency, the Reconnaissance GeneralBureau.
Yet, despite expressing an openness to resolution, the hacker lamented encountering primarily “received (mostly) threats, deadlines, and general unfriendliness.” They warned that if such hostility persists, the Kyberswap team might face delays in resolving the issue. Kyberswap Hacker Demands Cordiality in $47 Million Heist Talks.
In a surprising turn of events, the hacker responsible for the $46 million cryptocurrency theft from KyberSwap has issued a warning, urging KyberSwap executives and tokenholders to ease hostilities during negotiations. The hacker has threatened to delay negotiations unless a more civil atmosphere is established ... The hacker stated,.
According to a breach notification filed with the Office of the Maine Attorney General, the data leak from the auto parts retailer impacted 184,995 people. The hackers acquired personal information, including full names and social security numbers, the notification said.
Al Mannai said the basic component of the drill is the “scenario”, so the strength and modernity of the scenario is reflected in raising the level of awareness of the dangers of cyber threats, as well as keeping the scenario abreast of the latest hacks and methods that hackers follow in general.
In a new data breach notice filed with Maine's attorney general, McLaren said hackers were in its systems for three weeks during July 28 through August 23 before the healthcare company noticed a week later on August 31. McLaren said the hackers accessed patient names, their date ...