tattoo85 wrote:Hacking is still hacking whatever word you will say it. Its still not ethical and what they're doing is not that good.
Well, I don't fully agree with your statement, above. In the context of malicious 'hackers / hacking' I'd agree that it's illegal and unethical. However, the term hacker did NOT originate as an evildoer, nor hacking as an evil practice. In fact, looking up "hack" on http://dictionary.reference.com
, yields the following definition:
Computers . to devise or modify (a computer program), usually skillfully.
That does NOT imply wrongdoing, nor does it imply a lack of ethics. The original hackers were those who modified even their OWN code, to do things differently, etc.
This goes back to the debate over using the term "ethical hacker" versus "penetration tester" If used in the correct context, either term is valid, but I tend to prefer to use Penetration Tester, so as to remove doubt.
Edit: But in the context of Lulz, etc, I'd agree... unethical
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