Thursday, November 17, 2011

Abuse of the word Computer Hacker

In the wake of recent Facebook's security issue which compromised lot of profiles I am seeing lot of posts putting vague information about Hackers and "How to be safe on Facebook".

First and foremost the term Hacker is misused all the time, Hacker is simply a computer enthusiast who loves to tinker with systems, it need not to be a computer all the time. It is not necessary that the term Hacker is related to a crooked mind who misuses the vulnerabilities in a system for a malicious intentions. There is another term for such, it's called Crackers. Know the terminology or do a bit of research in Google