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, or challenge. 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.
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  • Hackers Charged Stealing from Microsoft, Valve, and More

    …The U.S. Department of Justice has charged four hackers with breaking into computer networks and stealing intellectual property and proprietary data- over 100 million dollars worth. Sweet Jesus, this one’s a doozy. So apparently four schmucks (and a possible fifth who has not been charged but is being investigated) have been on a bit…

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  • Lizard Squad Update: Hacker Group Holds Reddit AMA

    … to keep a low profile. On the contrary, the hacker group actually held a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) late last night. Seriously. Lizard Squad Conducts Reddit AMA Lizard Squad’s AMA contains around 900 comments. As expected, there are a wide variety of responses from the online population ranging from admiration of the group’s tenacity, to hostile…

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  • Maybe The N64 Rainbow Road Isn't As Great As We All Remember

    A simple mod that removes the section lap counts from N64 Rainbow Road, making it a full length, 3 lap track, like how it was back on Mario Kart 64. This was a fairly popular suggestion from comments on my other videos, so here you go. It's pretty obvious why Nintendo opted to shorten this to 1 lap, 3 laps takes...

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  • TV And Film Still Don't Know How To Depict Texting (Or The Internet)

    Is there a better way of showing a text message in a film? How about the internet? Even though we’re well into the digital age, film is still ineffective at depicting the world we live in. Maybe the solution lies not in content, but in form. For educational purposes only. You can follow me at twitter.com/tonyszhou Here are three short films that take p ...

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  • Mario Kart 8 Hack Launches Luigi Into Space

    Luigi embarks on a quest to become an astronaut! Done with the days of keeping his wheels firmly on the ground, Luigi decides to go where no man has gone before: Into space in a flying kart. We don't think it's sensible, neither does he, but it works, astonishingly enough. So, some of you might be wondering what the heck just happened here.

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    Subscribe to MOTHERBOARD: http://www.youtube.com/user/MotherboardTV?sub_confirmation=1 Over the course of our "Phreaked Out" series, we've seen how devices such as urban control systems, moving vehicles, and smartphones are not impervious to hacks when connected to a network—cellular or wi-fi. In our third and final episode,we check out a slate of real-tim ...

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