[Tutor] i want to learn to hack
Thu, 15 Feb 2001 13:43:34 +0000
On 15/2/01, Ryan Smith wrote about '[Tutor] i want to learn to hack':
>how do i hack?
Hacking or cracking?
In the latter case, this isn't the right list. If you want to learn
to program, and be creative and constructive in your programming,
then of course, Python's a good starting point.
--courtesy of everything2.com--
 The art of programming that uses both accepted design principles,
kluges, and software/hardware fixes (whichever is inappropriate) to
get the job done. It is frequently confused with cracking.
 The act of breaking into a computer system; what a cracker does.
Contrary to widespread myth, this does not usually involve some
mysterious leap of hackerly brilliance, but rather persistence and
the dogged repetition of a handful of fairly well-known tricks that
exploit common weaknesses in the security of target systems.
Accordingly, most crackers are only mediocre hackers.