How have hackers contributed to society?
Topic: Technology society essays
July 16, 2019 / By Hosannah Question:
I think of hackers (not crakers) as being constant innovators of pushing new breakthroughs in many areas of technology I want to write an essay about this and want to know specific people or associations (related to hackers) and how they have contributed/improved/innovated. I am really interested in this topic, but I have found it very hard to gather information on it. Thank you for your time.
Best Answers: How have hackers contributed to society?
Ednah | 10 days ago
Well, the most useful hacking was done by the guy who invented HTTP & the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee.
Before that, of course, was the vital work done in WW2 at Bletchley Park in the UK on the German Lorentz code.
But I use hacker in it's original sense, as in code-hacker, which includes people like Gates, Wozniak, Linus Thorvalds et al. What sense do you mean?
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Originally Answered: Crackers, hackers, please help.?
hey!wat u wanna become a hacker or a cracker?
do u the difference between hacker and cracker?
cracker r thoese ppl who uses the scripts, programs etc which has been created by a hacker.they jst use it.
cracker r the ppl who write program by their own.
its not so easy to become a hacker or cracker.
first try to understand watz hacking or cracking. then come to know1 how to do it.pay more attention on computer programming languages then go for networking.learn hw ur pc is connected to internet hw ur accessing web servers, hw other networks are connected on network and study about advance network security and think in whick ways u can beark it.network security contains set of rules for securtiy.jst think that rules are made to break.
anyhow "all the best"
note! why u wanna become a hacker?
if ur doing for fun then its game else its crime. donot miss use of ur talent.