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Definition Edit

Hacking (also computer hacking) is the unauthorized use of, or attempts to circumvent or bypass the security measures used by, a computer system or computer network. Hacking is one of oldest computer-related crimes.

Examples Edit

Examples of hacking attacks include:

Historical usage Edit

"In the early years of IT development, the term 'hacking' was used to describe the attempt to get more out of a system (software or hardware) than it was designed for. Within this context, the term 'hacking' was often used to describe a constructive activity."[1]

References Edit

  1. Marco Gercke, "An Introduction to Cybercrime" 12 n.89 (full-text).

See also Edit

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