Definition of hacker
1 : one that hacks
2 : a person who is inexperienced or unskilled at a particular activity a tennis hacker
3 : an expert at programming and solving problems with a computer
4 : a person who illegally gains access to and sometimes tampers with information in a computer system
Examples of hacker in a Sentence
My friends and I have been playing golf for years, but we're still just a bunch of hackers.
the company's security experts spent days trying to figure out how a hacker could have gotten past the firewall
Recent Examples of hacker from the Web
But some experts, as well as Facebook, warned that weakening end-to-end encryption services so that police could eavesdrop would leave communications vulnerable to hackers.
Now, with a few clicks and a few comments, hackers can attack our subconscious opinions.
Hackers cut power to 230,000 Ukrainians in December 2015—but only for hours.
Because of blanket media coverage, Neino feared that Hutchins would be exposed and hackers would retaliate against him.
Sometimes the opportunist hacker will access Smart TVs and wireless home electronics to silently spy on homeowners when the default password for the device isn’t changed.
Computer experts say there are nearly 4,000 hacking sites on the web allowing any petty criminal to learn how to become an accomplished hacker from the comfort of a coffee shop.
If the hackers gathered explosive content, then it will be dumped shortly before the vote, said Rieger, of the Chaos Computer Club.
This is the second time in two months hackers have used an NSA program to take over computers and demand money.
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Definition of hacker for English Language Learners
computers : a person who secretly gets access to a computer system in order to get information, cause damage, etc. : a person who hacks into a computer system
: a person who plays a sport badly
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