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Old 06-24-2004, 12:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, as you can see, I am new to this site. A little about me: I am IC3 certified. This is a certification that tells people you know the basics of general computer knowlege. I am still in school and working towards getting my MOS certification.

I take courses in Visual Basic and C++. I am into making old style games like Space Invaders. I've been programming for almost 2 years. I started out using Liberty Basic. Dont laugh. Okay, I know LB is lame. But I moved onto VB.

As my name depicts, I am sort of a wannabe hacker. I am very new to this stuff. I don't do any illegal hacks and I dont crack either. If you look at my signature, then you'll understand why I named myself what I did. I don't want people to think I am some criminal who enjoys spreading viruses. I explore my computer's capabilities, etc.

I know all kinds of stuff about software and OS, but I'm pretty much a n00b with hardware and networking.

That's all I have to say. Thanks
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Old 06-24-2004, 03:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Welcome to the boards.. and since I know this for a fact, let me point you in the correct direction of what those terms mean..

Cracker - One who makes unauthorized use of a computer, especially to tamper with data or programs.

Hacker - One who uses programming skills to gain illegal access to a computer network or file.

Anotherwords, the crackers are typically the good guys, the hackers are the bad guys.
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Old 06-24-2004, 05:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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alright, i respect your input. but you are the first i've heard of with that analogy.

but thanks for the input i will look into what you said.
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Old 06-30-2004, 11:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 07-03-2004, 02:49 PM   #5 (permalink)
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LoL! Your name does depict your sig (computer setup)! Welcome to TF. I'm sure there are other (wannabe hackers) in here that can tell you a few things.
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Old 07-03-2004, 11:26 PM   #6 (permalink)
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First off let me give a shout-out to wannabe_hacker! Welcome to the forums, I hope that we can be of some help! Secondly let me help you out with the lingo. These are the jargon file definitions of the words:
http://jargon.watson-net.com/jargon.asp?w=hacker
http://jargon.watson-net.com/jargon.asp?w=cracker
It is a common misconception that hackers are the malicious ones, writing ViRii and breaking into secure systems, when in fact the hacker community itself refers to these people as crackers.
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