posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 09:48 AM
The definition of computer "hacker" has a few meanings. This is what wikipedia has to say,
"While the self-designation of hobbyists as hackers is acknowledged by all three kinds of hackers, and the computer security hackers accept all uses
of the word, people from the programmer subculture consider the computer intrusion related usage incorrect, and emphasize the difference between the
two by calling security breakers "crackers""
The "hacker" is the hobbyist programmer and the "cracker" is the one breaking into systems.
"This includes what hacker slang calls "script kiddies," people breaking into computers using programs written by others, with very little
knowledge about the way they work"