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1 a person who illegally gains access to a computer system and sometimes tampers with its information
  • the company's security experts spent days trying to figure out how a hacker could have gotten past the firewall

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2 a person who lacks experience and competence in an art or science
  • weekend golf hackers who are there mainly for the social networking

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The first known use of hacker was in the 14th century

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“Hacker.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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